If you are tired of the look of your bathroom but have not got the time, money or energy to completely renovate and modernise it, you may want to consider altering the lighting. In fact, out of all the rooms in the house it is the bathroom that needs to have the most adaptable lighting scheme.
Not only does bathroom lighting need to be ultra-safe, but it needs to be bright enough to be able to wash, shave and put make-up on without squinting in little more than candle light, whilst at the same time not so bright that it will dazzle us and cause migraines when we are relaxing in the bath. Take a look at the following ways that lighting subtlety adds life to your bathroom.
Maximise natural daylight
It may sound obvious, but the natural wonders that daylight brings to our homes can transform even the dingiest of rooms into a beacon of light. While taking out the old windows and fitting new bigger ones may be out of the question, removing fittings such as curtains, blinds or any unnecessary objects on the window sill that can bring surprisingly more light to a room . “Everyone will be able to see into the bathroom without the blind”, you may cry in despair! The simple solution to this quandary is to spray on a frosted window effect spray that can be bought from most DIY shops.
Light up the mirror
A bathroom mirror can play a central role in a bathroom and are probably the most used mirror in the house. Lighting up a bathroom mirror is therefore important for two reasons. It means we will be able to perform whatever we are doing in the mirror with greater ease and efficiency, and light will be reflected around the bathroom – adding life and warmth to the room. Simply install a row of light bulbs around the mirror to create an even light around one of the central features of a bathroom and bounce light into even the darkest of corners.
Install spotlights or downlighters in bathroom cabinets
If you want to create an instant ambience in your bathroom, try trading one big and bright central light on the ceiling for spotlights. Fitting spotlights into the bathroom furniture will not only add life and character to bathroom furniture, but it will also diffuse the light and give your bathroom’s ambience a boost. For example, fitting spotlights or downlighters into the bathroom cabinets will cast atmospheric and cosy pools of light across the cabinets and up the walls.
If you want to light up your bathroom to the maximum in order to rejuvenate it without ripping the old bathroom out, why not take advantage of underwater lighting? Lights which are specifically designed for being underwater, such as fibre optics, can be a great addition to baths and showers. Not only will you have more light in your bathroom, but you will have a modern, stylish and thoroughly transformed place to relax and pamper yourself.