Lighting choices are so important when renovating your ensuite or bathroom space. As we tend to use different areas of our bathroom in different ways, brightness and tone needs vary too.
Here are some of the top bathroom lighting trends to add to your renovation wish list.
Your vanity lighting requirements will be dictated by the style of mirror you go for. See more about mirror styles here. Mirror cabinets and picture framed mirrors will require cabinet mounted or extended vanity lights in order for the light to get past the framing of the mirror. These don’t have to be bulkier however, there are loads of streamline options available to stay in current style trends.
When going with a simple bevelled or polished edge mirror, a light that sits closer to the wall will suit much better.
The most popular style of vanity lighting for either of these options is a slimline wide vanity light, as they come in different widths in order to suit your vanity size. View the Pandella from Lighting Direct here.
It is a common misconception that your vanity light needs to be the same length as your vanity itself. A light about half the length will work just fine. They emit plenty of light so you can see what you’re doing.
This style of mirror won’t need any lighting installed above it, as the border of the entire mirror itself lights up. These are the most popular mirror installed into our bathroom renovations currently. Come and view our Waterware Verre oval mirror in our display bathroom in our Showroom in Tauriko.
We are seeing LED strip lighting go into our bathroom renovations more and more. These are best placed underneath a mirror cabinet, a vanity, or within a Niche for an effective look. They are not the main lighting for your bathroom, but they are certainly a feature add on to create a unique look.
An additional option, simple but so effective, is to get a dimmer installed with your bathroom lighting. You can use the dimmer to bring the mood down or lighting it up, changing the way your bathroom is utilised from one moment to the next.
If you are wanting your bathroom space to stand out and show your individual style, consider pendant lighting. Use this style of lighting around a feature area such as a vanity, or even around a bath. There are loads of pendant lighting options, so consider your bathroom style and the type of tapware and fittings you are using in your renovation. Square, round, slim, chunky? Try and parallel the styles together to make sure your end result is an intentional look.
You may have a new or existing skylight in your bathroom or ensuite space. These are a fantastic way of bringing loads of natural daylight into your room. But remember that at night time you will only see stars. This an awesome option when unwinding in a nice hot bath late at night, however you will still need some kind of ceiling light to run the bath under!