The bathroom is a place where you should be able to relax or prepare for the day without all the stress of the outside world. But harsh lighting can make the room feel a lot less relaxing, and a lack of lights can mess up your daily routine. If you’re considering a bathroom remodel, know that this seemingly minor detail makes a major difference.
Choose Flattering and Accurate Mirror Lighting
Here’s one of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to the vanity: adding lights above the mirror. This casts shadows onto your face, especially below your eyes, and can make you look much older. You want to feel your best when you look at yourself in the mirror, which is why you should consider sconces at eye level next to the mirror instead.
Be Smart about Ambient Lighting
One of the problems with many bathrooms is a lack of natural light, which is why we use ambient lighting to fill up a room and reflect off the walls. The right ambient lighting can make you look younger, and it may even be dimmable so you can tone it down for a long relaxing bath. You might consider a decorative light fixture like a chandelier over a bathtub, but as some bathrooms are somewhat small, make sure there is room enough to accommodate this fixture without getting in the way of the rest of the décor.
Use Different Switches
It’s usually ideal to separate the task lighting by the mirror from the ambient lighting overhead, so that you can turn on only one or the other as needed. You should also keep the light for the fan separate from the light switch because you don’t always need the fan running.
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