Bathroom design has changed a lot over the years. They are now being designed more as living spaces. More attention to detail and comfort is important as many people spend a lot of time in the bathroom to relax, refresh and recharge.
Proper lighting is extremely important for a functional and relaxing atmosphere in a bathroom. The lighting should be a blend of style and function as a lot of tasks depend on proper lighting. Many people choose flexible lighting solutions or a variety of options so that they can choose the amount of illumination needed for their mood or time of day.
Task lighting should be centered around areas where “tasks” are performed. Typically this would be around the vanity area and mirrors in a bathroom. This will help you be able to see everything while daily grooming and tasks are done.
Depending on the size of the room, ambient lighting should also be used to illuminate the rest of the space. Many people also choose to have a separate light source for the shower or tub. These light sources need to be wet/shower-location rated to be sure that the moisture doesn’t effect the light source.
As always, lighting should be layered. Using a combination of task, accent, ambient and decorative lighting can help you achieve a good balance.