If you have a place in the house that deserves - and needs - excellent lighting, this place is the bathroom. Beard, make-up and all personal hygiene are performed there, so nothing more obvious and necessary than light to ensure that these tasks are performed to perfection.
Bathroom lighting - from the simplest and smallest to the most luxurious - can be thought of and done in different ways depending on the use and style you want to give the environment. Yes, that's right, the lighting also interferes in the final look of the participating bathroom by activating the decorating project.
That is, in addition to functional, the bathroom lighting also exerts a very important decorative paper. One more reason, therefore, for you to value this element.
Here are some tips to strengthen and enhance your bathroom lighting:
Natural light vs artificial light
The lighting of the bathroom should, where possible, rely on a good source of natural light, either 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 of mold, mildew and insects. If you want to have a floor plan in the bathroom, natural lighting is even more important.
But even with a good source of natural light, artificial lighting should not be discarded, much less poorly elaborated. Keep thinking about it with love, as each of these light sources brings a different contribution and plays an important role in 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. White light should preferably be used to illuminate the entire bathroom area and, most of the time, is used on the ceiling.
The yellow light, in turn, is more used to create that warm and cozy atmosphere in space. It should be used in specific and targeted points, such as in the area near the bathtub, behind the mirror or in niches, for example.
Inside the box
The lighting inside the bathroom stall also deserves attention. The bath area needs to be clear enough to perform personal hygiene, but you can also rely on indirect light spots 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 in the wheel when the idea is to enhance the bathroom lighting. You can use it to reflect light or even to extend the feeling of bathroom space, this tip is even used in small bathrooms.
To reinforce your bathroom lighting, especially if it is small, the tip is to use light shades at all: walls, ceiling and floor. The light tones reflect the light received and thus contribute to the brightness of the environment.
Got the tips to light your bathroom? How about now to see some suggestions of types of bathroom lighting? You will get all your doubts about it, check it out:
Bathroom lighting: washers
Washers are a great way to give that extra touch in the bathroom lighting and still sweep the decor. This special type of lighting usually throws light up - depending on the model - making the light indirect, soft and very pleasant. Check out some designs of bathrooms that bet on the use of washers:
Picture 1 - The bathroom of neutral tones won the reinforcement of two washers - one for each mirror - to complete the illumination.
Picture 2 - A washer to bring style and charm to the bathroom; the focus of the washer light allows better use of the mirror.
Picture 3 - Of differentiated design, this washer is there to prove how it is possible to unite functionality and esthetics in a single piece.
Picture 4 - Ball washers for the bathroom that mixes the modern with the retro.
Picture 5 - Here, the washers reinforce the lighting of the bathroom sink.
Lighting the mirror is one of the best alternatives for those who want to value the aesthetic effect more than the functional one. The light in the mirror enhances the bathroom, creates a cozy atmosphere and magnifies the feeling of depth in the environment. Here are some pictures of bathrooms with recessed lighting in the mirror:
Image 6 - The light that goes through the mirror values the wood flooring and the decorative niche below it.
Picture 7 - It looks like a frame, but it is only the decorative effect of the lighting embedded in the mirror.
Picture 8 - For modern bathrooms projects, like this one of the image, the lighting behind the mirror is indispensable.
Picture 9 - The light is behind the mirror, but it is the bench that it illuminates.
Picture 10 - The white of the stand is even more evident with the lighting embedded in the mirror.
Bathroom Lighting: LED Strip / Neon
You can not talk about bathroom lighting without mentioning the LED Strips . They are the great success of current lighting projects, such as their versatility and economy. The 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 below some uses of LED / neon ribbon in bathrooms:
Picture 11 - A little red to make that look bold and modern for the bathroom
Picture 12 - LED strip highlights the niche of this bathroom; to complete the project a sign illuminated on the wall.
Picture 13 - The LED tapes are great to be installed next to the bathroom mirror.
Picture 14 - The lighting with LED tapes gives that special touch to the bath area.
Picture 15 - Modern, industrial and illuminated bathroom with LED tapes.
Bathroom lighting: pendant
It is not only in the kitchen or in the room that the pendants have instead. They are more and more present in the decoration and lighting of bathrooms. The great advantage of using pendants is the possibility of decorating at the same time as it illuminates, since these objects are usually marked by differentiated design and a strong personal identity. Check in practice how the pendants can value bathroom lighting projects, from the simplest to the most daring:
Picture 16 - Choose a pendant that fits perfectly with the decoration of your bathroom, whether in color, material or design.
Picture 17 - A trio of pendants to reinforce the lighting next to the mirror.
Picture 18 - The red pendants create a point of contrast at the same time that they harmonize with the tile in the back.
Image 19 - Bunch of lamps.
Picture 20 - Modern pendants in combination with bathroom metals.
Ceiling lighting is the most common and traditional for bathrooms. And even with it you can combine functionality and aesthetics. The most used models of ceiling lighting are ceilings, spots, chandeliers and rails. Check out the images below as each of these models was used in lighting:
Picture 21 - Several spots strategically spread by the bathroom ceiling.
Image 22 - Ceiling lamps are the lighting feature for those looking for something simple, functional and clean appearance for the bathroom.
Picture 23 - The lighting rail consists of several spots and allows a large extension of the bathroom to be illuminated at a single time.
Picture 24 - The decorative lamp in the central axis of the bathroom brings the necessary light to the environment, in addition to a super visual effect.
Picture 25 - The most exquisite will be enchanted by the idea of having a crystal chandelier in the bathroom.
Bathroom lighting in plaster
For those who intend to have or already have a plaster lining in the bathroom can not miss the opportunity to illuminate it. The recessed lighting in the plaster makes a big difference in the environment and may be the key that was missing to make your bathroom elegant, cozy and even more functional. Check out the photos of bathrooms that bet on the lighting embedded in the plaster:
Picture 26 - The dark ceiling gained a light embedded in the ceiling as well as in the lateral moldings of plaster.
Image 27 - In this plaster lining the option was for a central illumination and indirect points of light embedded in the plaster mold.
Image 28 - The yellow light coming out of the crown molding leaves the bathroom cozy and comfortable.
Picture 29 - Projects like this make the bathroom modern and functional.
Picture 30 - Here, the lighting embedded in the plaster is complemented by the light of the niche.