When you consider the time you spend in your bathroom every day and how you often start and end your days there, you realize how vital bathroom design is. Every detail counts, including the bathroom lighting. A well-lit bathroom can make everything easier and provide you with unique comfort that makes your routines more manageable and enjoyable. If you want to upgrade your bathroom lighting to something more stylish, more versatile, or just something new, you may consider adding one of the following lighting styles. These three types of bathroom lighting can provide a range of styles and functions.
Task lighting is bathroom lighting designed to light up an area devoted to a particular task. That means installing task lights to illuminate sinks and mirrors in the bathroom and sometimes bathtubs or showers. Typically this will be overhead lighting, but some wall sconces on either side of the mirror can help eliminate pesky shadows. When you upgrade your bathroom lighting to include task lights around the sink and mirror, you ensure that daily tasks like dental care, shaving, makeup application, and hair care are easier than ever to manage.
Ambient lighting refers to general lighting that is installed to make up for natural light. One of the jobs of ambient lighting is to keep the bathroom from being lit too dimly or too harshly. Task lighting, by necessity, is often harsh and strong. If you are using task lighting, adding ambient bathroom lighting can be an effective way to soften the atmosphere of your bathroom. Ambient lighting often comes from overhead fixtures. You should carefully consider the size of your bathroom before selecting your light installation to make sure that the light will not be too large for the room.
Accent lighting can help you emphasize specific elements within your bathroom. You can use this type of bathroom lighting to draw attention to a piece of art, a mirror, or other decor. Accent light fixtures can include sconces, track lights, spotlights, and pendant lights. Which fixture works best for your bathroom depends on the style you are going for and how you intend to use the light.
Bathroom lighting is always a careful mixture of style and function. When you upgrade your bathroom lighting to combine task, ambient, and accent lighting, you can create a functional setup that highlights your bathroom’s design while providing you with the perfect amount of visibility.
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