Tips to Get the Decor Right When it Comes to Bathroom Lighting

If there is a place in the house that deserves – and needs – excellent lighting, that place is the bathroom. Beard, make-up, and all personal hygiene are performed there, so nothing is more obvious and necessary than light to ensure that these tasks are performed perfectly.

Bathroom lighting – from the simplest and smallest to the most luxurious – can be designed and realized in different ways, depending on the use and the style you want to give to the environment. Yes, that’s right, the lighting also interferes with the final look of the bathroom by participating in the decoration project.

That is, in addition to being functional, bathroom lighting also plays a very important decorative role. One more reason, therefore, for you to value this element.

Check out some tips for you to reinforce and enhance the lighting of your bathroom:

Natural Light Versus Artificial Light

The lighting of the bathroom should always have a good source of natural lighting, whether through a window or through an opening in the ceiling, for example. The fact is that natural light is important to keep the bathroom airy, free from mold, mildew, and insects. If you want to have a plant in the bathroom, natural lighting is even more important.

But even with a good source of natural light, artificial lighting should not be ruled out, much less poorly designed. Keep thinking about it fondly, as each of these light sources makes a different contribution and plays an important role inside the bathroom.

White or Yellow Light?

White light is essential to ensure a clean bathroom that can be used at any time of the day or night. The white light should preferably be used to illuminate the entire bathroom area and, most of the time, it is used on the ceiling.

The yellow light, in turn, is more used to create that warm and welcoming atmosphere in the space. It should be used at specific and targeted points, such as in the area next to the bathtub, behind the mirror or inside niches, for example.

Inside the Box

The lighting inside the bathroom stall also deserves attention. The bath area needs to be clear enough to carry out personal hygiene, but it can also have spots of indirect light to make the place more welcoming.

Mirror, Mirror of Mine

One of the most used objects inside the bathroom is the mirror. And it can also be a hand on the wheel when the idea is to reinforce the bathroom lighting. You can use it to reflect light or even to increase the feeling of space in the bathroom, this tip is even used in small bathrooms.

Light Tones

To reinforce the lighting of your bathroom, especially if it is small, the tip is to use light tones in everything: walls, ceiling, and floor. The light tones bounce the received light and thus contribute to the brightness of the environment.

Did you capture the tips for lighting your bathroom? How about now seeing some suggestions for bathroom lighting types? You will get all your doubts on the subject, check it out:

Bathroom Lighting: Wall Sconces

Sconces are a great way to give that extra touch to bathroom lighting and still rock the decor. This special type of lighting usually throws the light up – depending on the model – making the light indirect, soft, and very pleasant. Check out some bathroom designs that bet on the use of sconces:



Bathroom Lighting: LED / Neon Ribbon

You can’t talk about bathroom lighting without mentioning the LED strips. They are the great success of current lighting projects, due to their versatility and economy. LED strips are easily found in the most varied colors and are very easy to install since most of them are self-adhesive. Check out some uses of LED/neon lighting in bathrooms:



Bathroom Lighting: Pendants

It is not only in the kitchen or living room that the pendants have a turn. They are increasingly present in the decoration and lighting of bathrooms. The great advantage of using pendants is the possibility of decorating at the same time that it illuminates since these objects are usually marked by differentiated design and a strong personal identity. See in practice how pendants can enhance bathroom lighting projects, from the simplest to the boldest:



Recessed in the Ceiling

Ceiling lighting is the most common and traditional for bathrooms. And even with it, it is possible to combine functionality and aesthetics. The most used models of ceiling lighting are ceiling lights, spots, chandeliers, and rails. Check in the images below show each of these models was used in lighting:



Plaster Bathroom Lighting

For those who want to have or already have a plaster lining in the bathroom, you cannot miss the opportunity to light it. The lighting embedded in the plaster makes a big difference in the environment and maybe the key that was missing to make your bathroom elegant, cozy, and even more functional. Check out the photos of bathrooms that bet on lighting embedded in the plaster:




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Author: Renata Kralevska


A passionate female writer, I specialize in articles about architecture and home interiors. I love sharing insights and inspiration to help readers create beautiful and functional living spaces.


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