Defining Your Bathing Space
Light, whether natural or artificial, can have a profound effect on the atmosphere of the room and its decoration. Most traditional bathrooms came with a fixture over the sink or a combo light fixture/ventilation fan located approximately in the middle of the 5ft x 8ft ceiling.
The narrowly focused light from this fixture did a great job of lighting the sink but unfortunately cast weird shadows under your eyes, cheek bones and chin. Fortunately coming up with a better lighting plan isn’t difficult. In today’s bigger, more beautiful bathrooms, lighting plays a new major role.
Long gone are the days of unimaginative lighting fixtures where a single light over the sink was enough to get the job done. Today’s bathroom gurus recommend a more layered approach to lighting.
Layering Your Illumination
You start with some daylight that comes from windows or purposefully place skylights that open to provide ventilation as well as cheerful stimulating sunshine into the room. Add a bit of agreeable artificial luminance that complements the sunshine and basks the whole room in a soft radiance at night.
Also be sure to include stylish fixtures that can be used for task lighting to create efficiency and safety in bathing and grooming areas. The whole lighting effect can be enhanced through large mirrors which optically open up the space and magnify the light to fill the room.