Bathroom Lighting Solutions

Lighting in general can be tricky, but it's even more so in a small, task-oriented space like a bathroom. Endless options for light fixtures add even more confusion, which is why we've decided to help. 

TASK LIGHTING

If you want to have great lighting while you get ready for the day, task lighting will be your best friend. Light directly above or to the sides of your mirror is so important! If you have enough space, placing sconces on either side of your mirror is the best way to achieve more even, flattering light. Depending on the spacing of your vanity or size of your bathroom, you may find that a sconce above your mirror is the best fit. Either way, don't forget to add task lighting near your mirror.

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From our U-Street Project 

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overhead lighting

Balancing out task lighting with some overhead lighting is key, especially in a larger bathroom. This can be done with recessed lights or a flush-mount fixture for a more decorative look. Just be sure the overhead lighting you add is adequate for the space you have

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Design by Jayme Armour

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Design by Jenny Komenda

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Design by Madeline Stuart

Natural lighting

There's nothing we love more than a space with great natural lighting. Bathrooms aren't typically known for this, but if you have a window in there then take advantage of it! Instead of choosing frosted glass, opt for window treatments like privacy-lined roman shades. These will allow you the privacy you need, while still giving you the option of letting natural light into the space by pulling them up. It's a win-win!

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Design by Jennifer Worts

SHOWER LIGHTING 

It's easy to forget about lighting your shower, but it's never a bad idea to do just that. Wet-rated recessed lights will help keep your shower from feeling dark and enclosed.

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From our Windsong Project 

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From our Promontory Project 

Statement lighting

If you're looking to up the design in your bathroom, consider a creative alternative to the typical bathroom lighting solutions. Hang a chandelier or install a flush mount above your bathtub (you'll just need to check with your electrician on what the code is in your area!) Try centering a cool pendant in your space if your ceilings are high enough. Mount sconces directly on top of the mirror, instead of to the side or above. The options are endless, so don't be afraid to get creative.

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Design by Feasby & Bleeks

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Design by Julie Hawkins