If you’re revamping the bathroom (or just toying with the idea), chances are you’ve encountered the lighting conundrum. Bathroom lighting can be tough. You’ll find a lot of jargon and some ugly fixtures. Before you lose the will to live, we’ve got some contemporary bathroom lighting ideas to get you inspired.
The bathroom is important, but I’m guessing you knew that. As with most important rooms, lighting can be a big help. Done right, bathroom lighting will improve not only appearance but also function.
If you’ve got a slick contemporary scheme running through the home, you don’t want the bathroom fixtures sticking out like a sore thumb. There are contemporary fixtures out there, you just have to look.
Understanding the space can be a big help when it comes to finding the right fixtures. Before you start shopping, familiarise yourself with bathroom zones. If you can concentrate lighting in the unzoned areas, you open up a world of possibilities. If in doubt, check with your electrician.
‘I check my look in the mirror […] wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face’ Bruce Springsteen
Around the mirror or vanity is a great place for some contemporary bathroom lighting. Either side of the mirror works best, try to keep them at eye level. This avoids nasty shadows and distortions. A couple of Spotlights [pictured below] can offer some focused task lighting. Or, for full manoeuvrability, a Scorsese is a great option.
‘I like to give my inhibitions a bath now and then’ Oliver Reed
For the centre of the room, the only limit is space. You’ll want something with a lot of output as this fixture will be doing most of the heavy lifting. If you can keep it out of the dreaded zones, plump for a contemporary chandelier.
‘I could work in the shower if I had plastic paper.’ Umberto Eco
If we’re heading into the zones, you’ll want to keep an eye on the IP rating. Unless you plan on submerging a light in the bath, aim for IP65 and you should be all good. A bulkhead is a classic addition and plenty contemporary for most schemes.
So there we have it, some great contemporary bathroom lighting ideas to inspire you.Shop Bathroom Lighting