The success of any interior design scheme has an awful lot to do with your lighting system and ensuring that this is tailored to suit the space you’re working with.
This can be particularly tricky to get right in bathrooms that don’t have much natural light flooding the space, because you’ll need to ensure that you can see while in the room but also that you don’t create a harsh or glaring environment.
Factoring in your lighting system at the beginning of the project will help ensure that you get it right and that it suits your particular needs and requirements. First of all, think about how you use the space… you’re going to want task lighting, of course, so you can see what you’re doing, but you may also want to consider how you intend to relax in the space, as well.
Once you’ve decided upon what’s going where and how you’re going to lay the bathroom furniture out, you can start thinking about the kind of lighting you want to invest in to help bring the room to life. Making these decisions early on will also help your electrician plan where the wiring’s going to go before you decorate.
Layering your light is one of the keys to success when it comes to refurbishing the bathroom. This will really help soften the space and give you greater control over how you want to light the room, moment by moment. If it’s a spa bathroom look and feel you’re after, layering is an absolute essential!
Naturally, you will need an overhead light and task lighting in certain parts of the room to help you navigate your way around the room, but these can be installed in such a way as to really ramp up the design features you want to include.
For example, in the shower, you could opt for ceiling lights but what about lighting up the shower itself? This would add an instant touch of luxury, but also ensure the practicalities of the space at the same time.
If your bathroom is entirely without windows and no natural light comes in, it can be even trickier to get the lighting design right. There are some clever little tricks of the trade you can employ, however, that can help maximise the amount of light you do have to play around with.
Adopt similar tactics as ambient and task lighting, but consider hanging mirrors here and there to reflect the light back around the space. Your choice of fixtures and fittings can also make a big difference here, with metallics like gold and copper bouncing light here, there and everywhere.
Before you know it, you’ll have a stunning bathroom that’s lit to perfection, even if you don’t have any natural light at all.
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