Bathrooms are considered to be largely functional spaces. However, they are increasingly being looked upon as rooms where you can unwind and relax. Most luxury homes across Australia sport ostentatious bathrooms with expensive materials and exclusive, fancy bathroom fixtures and fittings. It goes without saying that when you plan the lighting for your bathroom, you should consider these carefully.
Bathroom lighting tips
Bathroom lighting has a dual role and it’s meant to illuminate the space, but it also adds to the aesthetics of the room and can be used to create the kind of ambience and styling you want. Here are some concepts you can keep in view while designing the lighting for your bathrooms.
#1 Light-coloured Vs Dark-coloured bathrooms
If you have light-coloured walls & ceilings, they will reflect light; contrastingly a darker colour theme will absorb light. In light-coloured rooms, the light tends to bounce off surfaces, and it’s a good idea to use diffused ceiling light fixtures – they will reflect the light from one area of the room to another.
If you have mirrors installed on the walls, they will intensify this aspect. If the colours in your bathroom are paler, you can consider getting subdued lighting- recessed light fittings and lights hidden behind mirrors work well in such spaces.
As mentioned earlier, darker-coloured ceilings and walls absorb light and the light stays only where it has been directed. If you have a dark bath, you should add lighting fixtures to your vanity mirrors that stand out from these features. If you affix lights behind floating mirrors, they won’t reflect in darker bathrooms.
#2 Mirror lighting
Many homeowners get lights fitted above their bathroom mirrors; however, this might not always be the best option. If the illumination is from above, that may cast unflattering shadows, especially at a shaving or vanity mirror. It’s a much better idea to place sconces (70-100 watts) at eye level as these provide the most effective lighting. It’s ideal to have lights all around your mirror; alternatively, you can get linear or vertical light fixtures for the bathroom – these will provide the right level of illumination without casting any shadows.
#3 Decorative and ambient lighting
Ambient lighting is the perfect method of adding mood and drama to your luxury bathroom and it adds a decorative and unique touch to the space. Floor lighting creates a stunning effect and highlights the beauty of custom-designed floor tiles and other features.
You can also have warmly-lit alcoves or pendant lights in corners of the room; these chase away the shadows and add the interest quotient to your master bath. You can place small up-lights near your beautiful tub and motion-sensor lights and dimmer switches can be very useful too.
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These pointers can help you create drama in a space where you would be able to relax in comfort. Lighting has a very important role to play in the overall designing of a luxury home. Paying attention to this aspect can add to the uniqueness and value of your home. You can discuss your requirement with your custom luxury home builder and get their suggestions and ideas too.
They will ensure that all the fittings, fixtures, and themes complement each other to create bathroom spaces that would be a testament to your good style and tastes. For any more information about building a custom-designed luxury home, call us today. We ensure that the highest quality standards are maintained in the work and that you get a custom built luxury home you would love to live in.
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