Bathroom Lighting

Wall Lights

Bathroom task lighting fixtures are essential for putting on make up and shaving. Bath vanity light fixtures and wall sconces can create task lighting for grooming, without casting nasty shadows. They can also bring a focal point and ambient lighting to the room.

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Ceiling Lights

Instead of using decorative fixtures that don't cast much light in your bathroom, recessed lighting can be used as a supplement. They can either be wired into the ceiling or the mirror. If you are using the mirror option, make sure to place the light fixtures as close to the plane of the mirror as possible and use at least two fixtures and space them so that the light from one works with the light from the other. Use a flush mount light for general light or upgrade the feel to a semi-flush, which is suspended slightly from the ceiling and can a face-lift to your bathroom. For an even more elegant feel consider hanging a chandelier or mini-chandelier which can cast a soft sensual light that is very calming. For an elevated feel, hang these fixtures over a bathtub. An alternative to sconces or over the sink lighting is pendants, which can be hung in front or to the sides of a mirror. They should be hung at a height that provides the best lighting while avoiding being so low that someone could bump their head.

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