Choosing the perfect lighting scheme for your bathroom can help you to create a space that is both functional and serene. While it can be challenging to get just right, there are many different ways to achieve the perfect lighting style to get a bathroom that is uniquely personal to you.

By experimenting and adjusting the positioning and styling of your bathroom lighting scheme, you can create the perfect combination to make sure your bathroom is the pleasant, relaxing space it should be.

These 5 tips will help you make the most of your lighting to transform your bathroom into the ideal space for you.


1 - Experiment with Different Light Levels

Adjusting the levels and positioning of the lights in your bathroom can dramatically change the design and atmosphere of the room, and can help to bring the space to life.

In most rooms, the lights typically tend to be on the ceiling, but this doesn’t always work for everyone.

You can add more lights around the room at different heights on the walls, or on furniture and accent features in your bathroom. Lights at various heights will help to change the atmosphere of the room by casting differing glows and adding to the overall mood. For example, having lights at a lower position on the walls will create a more calming atmosphere, while lights that are positioned higher will keep the space feeling radiant and bright.

You can also experiment with different positions and levels to find what suits you.


2 - Lights for Every Activity

The amount of light you need in your bathroom can differ according to what you may be doing, for example the amount of light you’ll need to take a relaxing bath in the evening is nowhere near the amount of light you would need to use the bathroom sink.

Adding lights in varying sizes and styles around different accent features of the bathroom where tasks are carried out can help to set the tone for whatever activity you need to do, whilst also transforming the design and atmosphere of the room.

Lights for Every Activity

For example, you may need more light around the mirror area, so adding a large vanity light will definitely help and also creates a stunning focal point for your bathroom.

Positioning smaller lights around statement furniture pieces such as your bathtub, a towel rack or storage cabinets will also help to enhance these features.


3 - Maximise Natural Light

Many bathrooms have smaller windows, especially if the room itself is small. This limits the amount of natural light in the room, making the space feel even more tighter and darker than it already is.

Making the most of your small windows and what little natural light there is can go a long way, and can help to make the room feel more airy and spacious. Aim to keep the space in front of the window, and the area around it, open and free so nothing obstructs the light coming in.

Maximise Natural Light

Skylights are also a great way to allow for more daylight, flooding your bathroom with natural light. They also tend to let in more natural light than windows in many cases, depending on the size.

Make the most of the mirrors in your bathroom too as they can help to amplify natural light. Invest in a larger mirror, or add multiple mirrors to add more natural light in the room.


4 - Combine Different Lighting Styles

Using a combination of different lighting styles can massively enhance the design of your bathroom.

Arranging different styles of lighting and combining a mix of task lights, ambient lights and accent lights to create a beautiful lighting scheme for your bathroom. Multiple layers of lights help to create more balanced light within the space, and also adds a dramatic and creative to the room.

For example, adding spotlights around the bathtub in addition to overhead lighting brightens up the space, whilst creating a more powerful atmosphere to help you take on the day.


5 - Lights for Different Moods

Lighting can have a huge impact on your overall mood, and different days and times require different lighting styles.

For example, having your bathroom bathed in bright light will help to keep your mood uplifted during the day. Likewise, night lighting is important to take into consideration as the ideal option would be to use dimmer lights to create a relaxing atmosphere, helping you to wind down after a long day.

Subtle floor lighting is one of the most popular options when picking out night lights, as are discreet wall lights that provide a soft glow of light that isn’t too bright or harsh.


In Summary

Bathroom lighting can be adjusted and enhanced to transform your bathroom into a space that suits you and your needs. Experiment with different styles, positionings and quantities to find the right mix that works for you.

At Twenty 5 Design, our designers have years of experience in managing bespoke design projects for your kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. If you’d like to find out more about how we can help to transform the design of your bathroom, don’t hesitate to get in touch.