How to light small bathrooms with LED lights
Too often, the lighting of a bathroom is low on the priority list compared to other rooms in the house. But with bathrooms getting bigger and more elaborate, proper lighting is essential to make the most of the space.
Your bathroom should be bright and clean.
Wide top lighting and task lighting are key. But now the bathrooms are a room in the house where people spend a lot more time, so you'll also want to create a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere. Having flexibility to adjust lighting is really important, so you should add sliders here as you do throughout the house.
Start with the ceiling and vanity light, then work down
First, ceiling or recessed ceiling lighting for general lighting. You'll also want to light up the vanity area with excellent on-site lighting, which can be an accessory on top of the mirror or appliques on either side. And you need to light up the shower and bathtub area. You can also consider the lighting of the strip under the wall-mounted cabinets, which makes them look like they float in space, as well as lighting for wall art.
Don't overdo it, but don't miss it
People often tend to place a dozen can lights on the ceiling to make sure the bathroom is bright enough, but then you end up with a roof that looks like a Swiss cheese. All in moderation. However, don't make the mistake of lighting up your bathroom because lighting is important. Another reason dimmers are the key.
Avoid direct downlighting and asymmetric illumination.
You should prevent the light from pointing directly down on your head, as it will be hard and unflattering. Instead, place the ceiling light over the walkway area so that it is illuminated from behind instead of being directly in front of the vanity. Asymmetric lighting is another mistake. Placing an accessory on one side of your mirror will create uneven lighting and make it difficult to groom. Finally, transparent bulbs with filaments are popular these days, but they overshadow everything. Go for something opaque or icy instead.
Lighting of your bathtub and shower.
People often think an accessory is fine here, but you usually need two. The equal lighting at both ends of a tub is the best. With a 3 x 3 foot or 3 x 4 foot shower, you can get out with a single accessory, but if it's bigger you'll need more. And, unlike the vanity area, for safety, you should place the lighting directly on the place where you are in the shower.
Say YES to LED lights
LEDs not only save energy and are convenient because you don't have to replace the bulbs for years, but they have a minimal appearance so you can get a cleaner, more modern look in the bathroom. In addition, today's LEDs have more wattage and the light quality is much warmer than before, which means it looks more cohesive when combined with incandescent bulbs.
In addition to LEDs, we love an MR-16 bulb. It works with low voltage built-in accessories and emits a clear and clear light (up to 75 watts), but it is adjustable, making it really versatile.