The clever use of lighting and mirrors can help transform an ordinary bathroom into an attractive and functional space that you’ll love spending time in.
The right mirror can elevate the design of your bathroom and can help too. The lighting you choose can also make a big difference, particularly with the right bulbs from the right colour spectrum, as nobody looks good in bright, cool white light.
A mirror is not only a functional item for the bathroom but also can be a focal point for the decor. A mirror with a built-in shelf or rear storage space can be ideal for smaller bathrooms. Larger and taller mirrors will help bounce more light around the room and create the illusion of height and opulence.
Why not make a striking statement with a sleek wall-to-wall mirror or an embellished Victorian-era piece. A brass framed mirror can help bring a touch of class and luxury to the bathroom, especially when paired with brass fittings and taps.
You should aim to keep the lighting in the bathroom at the warmer end of the spectrum, emulating the warm light of golden hour. Choose lightbulbs that range from 3,000 to 2,700K, and avoid cool white light.
Pendant lights add a decorative touch, and task lighting for vanities adds to the opulent feel. Wall-mounted lighting on either side of the mirror with a soft glow will provide flattering front-facing and functional lighting.
Place downlights in areas where you need good visibility, but avoid over mirrors, as they can be unflattering.
For an extra touch of luxury, consider installing a dimmer switch, so you can reduce the intensity of the lighting when you want to relax in the bath.
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