The bathroom is a multifunctional room. This is not only a place, sparingly referred to as a "bathroom", where you can take a shower or a bath. Here you can relax after a hard day's work, and put yourself in order before an important meeting, and, having escaped from everyday troubles, be alone with your thoughts. Therefore, the atmosphere of the bathroom should be appropriate.
It's a good idea to use additional lighting near the mirror
At maximum illumination, the bathroom seems bigger
Muted light on the wall can create an atmosphere of comfort, which is so important for the bathroom
Not a bad idea when lighting a bathroom – a symmetrical arrangement of fixtures
In pursuit of comfort, everything possible is done: expensive tiles and plumbing are purchased, the room is decorated with decorative rugs, shower curtains, shelves. But often not taken into account is an insignificant, at first glance, detail – the lighting in the bathroom. But without the right light support, any of the above mentioned facilities lose their appeal and look rather dull and uninteresting.
Lighting in the bathroom: how to choose?
Choosing the right lighting is not difficult, just take a few simple rules:
First, the bathroom should be illuminated more strongly than all other rooms. The second condition is security. The lighting device must be outside the area of the bathtub or shower enclosure, and at an altitude higher than the height of the arm extended upwards.
Do not allow water to enter the light source. Therefore, the ideal option is ceiling lighting. If there is a need to further highlight the mirror zone, it is better to arrange the lighting devices on each side of it. In this case, wall sconces with a closed body will be most suitable, but the lamps should not be too bright.
When installing lighting in the bathroom, always remember the constant companion of water procedures – humidity – the "best friend" for non-specialized lighting devices. Therefore, experts strongly recommend that you pay attention to the water resistance indicators indicated on the package of the device from any self-respecting manufacturer. This figure for the bathroom – from four or more.
The number of light sources depends on the area of the room and the height of its ceiling. Proceeding from the rule number one, which says about the maximum illumination of the bathroom, it is easy to guess that the larger the room, the more lighting equipment should be used.
For fans of a romantic atmosphere, there are design solutions in the form of floor lighting, which, however, does not exclude the presence of other light sources in the bathroom. Also, fans of non-standard solutions in the interior may be interested in adjustable lighting in the bathroom, which allows varying the power of the glow of the lamp depending on the purpose of stay in the bathroom.
Perhaps there will be those who consider the issue of lighting in the bathroom insignificant, not worth the time. But this is not entirely true, because correctly selected light can have a beneficial effect on a person's mood. Even if this influence is limited by the time spent on washing hands or brushing your teeth.