The bathroom can be a really relaxing place to spend time. For some people, taking a bath, lighting some candles and listening to music or reading a book is the perfect way to relax at the end of a stressful day. One aspect of building out your bathroom to be a room people can enjoy is making sure the lighting is done correctly. With that in mind the experts at Bespoke Interiors, who design and install some of the most beautiful bathrooms Newcastle has to offer, have created a list of reasons why making sure the lighting is right in your bathroom is crucial to it being a beautiful room.
Bathrooms can be naturally dark rooms
The most important reason why the lighting needs to be installed correctly is that bathrooms can be naturally dark rooms. Because bathrooms usually have frosted privacy glass and any windows are typically small, the amount of natural light coming into bathrooms can be quite low. As a result, artificial lighting becomes incredibly important to give bathrooms a bright and inviting atmosphere. One way to increase the natural light in a bathroom, depending on the layout of the room, is to install a roof light if the roof allows. Some companies offer bespoke rooflights which can be adapted to your room and needs.
Make the most of light colours
A great way to improve the lighting in your bathroom is to make the most of a bright colour scheme. While darker tones in bathrooms are very on-trend this year, with materials such as concrete being used more and more to create industrial styles, this only works in bathrooms with good levels of natural light. For most people, their bathrooms, as stated above, will have lower levels of natural light. To maximise what light is available in addition to any artificial light, having light colours in your bathroom works well. Whites and creams are classic colours for bathrooms, and with good reason. They work well to reflect light and also act as a neutral colour for any accent colours to go alongside. By making sure the colour scheme of your bathroom works well with the lighting, the room can become an enjoyable place to spend time.
Smart lighting solutions can save space
Bathrooms can sometimes be small rooms. When this is the case, making sure the lighting fixtures you install do not impact the available space significantly is essential. There are some lighting fixture options which can help in this regard. A row of lights which can be adjusted to point in multiple directions around the room always work well in small spaces, as they run along the ceiling and don’t come too far down into the room. Another option which is becoming increasingly popular are LED lighting strips which can be cut to size and stuck under surfaces such as shelves. These strips have an adhesive backing and produce a significant amount of light from a source with a low surface area. By having lighting solutions which are cleverly placed and won’t impact the overall space of the room significantly, even a small bathroom can appear lager simply by making the most of the available space.
Having lighting which is adjustable
The final key factor to consider when getting the lighting right in your bathroom is exploring the options available with adjustable lighting. Dimmer switches may seem like a thing of the past, but they can work well in specific rooms in the house. The bathroom is one of these rooms. As many of you will know, taking a bath with gentle candle lighting is a popular way to relax. However, some may prefer the lower light level but without using candles. This is where brightness-adjustable lighting can work really well. Exploring the options available, be it with dimmer switches or through new smart lighting solutions which use apps to control the brightness and colour of lightbulbs, can help make bathrooms a more relaxing environment with the flexibility to accommodate multiple people’s needs and preferences.
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