Bathroom lighting in general is not usually on anyone’s priority list. It often gets overlooked or it’s given little important when, in fact, it has a very big impact on the room’s overall décor and ambiance. The vanity in particularly is illuminated in all sorts of wrong ways. Bathroom vanity lights need to be selected carefully and placed strategically and the following tips can show you how to do this.
Accent lighting needs to be subtle
Accent lighting is called like that for a reason. It needs to be subtle and has to be positioned correctly in order for you to make the most of it. For example, in the case of the vanity, you can light up the space underneath if it’s wall-mounted or raised off the floor.
Eliminate the unflattering shadows
You know those ugly shadows you get under your chin, cheeks and eyes when you look in the bathroom mirror? They’re not at all flattering and they appear because you’ve chosen to illuminate your bathroom vanity the wrong way.
The lighting fixtures should always be mounted on either side of the vanity or on the mirror surface and never above the mirror.
Light up the area evenly
When placing sconces or pendant lights on either side of the vanity mirror for example, make sure they’re evenly spaced so they don’t cast unwanted shadows. This is something to take into consideration even when employing more unusual methods, such as framing the mirror with LED strips.
Choose the right bulbs
Decide on the look you’re trying to create before choosing the bulbs for your vanity light fixtures. Halogen bulbs are often appreciated for their crisp white light that renders skin tones most accurately and the smaller, compact varieties give a glamorous sparkling effect.