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Bathroom Lights to Brighten Your Life

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Looking for more information on bathroom lights? In the same way that the lighting in an actor's dressing room replicates what they will face on stage, your bathroom lighting can help you prepare for your appearance in the world. Decisions you make about the lighting in your bathroom can make the difference between looking okay and being a star on your personal stage.

Bathrooms, the room that was once ignored, have grown both in size and importance in the design of modern homes. Bathroom lighting plays a vital role in creating comfortable bathroom environments. It should be bright enough to help you perform daily tasks effectively and soft enough to create a relaxing environment. The easiest way to achieve this balance is to use a mix of fixtures to enhance different aspects of the room. Whether you use one or many bathroom light fixtures, they perform three basic functions. Lighting facilitates the performance of various tasks, creates an environment, and performs various design functions.

Task lighting enables you to shave, apply makeup, bathe, etc. You can maximize its effectiveness through the placement of your fixtures and your choice of bulbs. Ideally, position lights on both sides of the mirror to reduce shadows and make shaving and makeup application much easier. While many think that brighter is better around the mirror, the goal is to provide sufficient light to make illuminate without causing glare. If you are going to splurge anywhere, buy the more expensive bulbs that replicate natural lighting for use in the vanity area.

The ambience of your bathroom goes a long way toward setting the context of your life because it is where each day begins and ends. Use lighting to create a relaxed environment around the tub as a contrast to the bright lights you need in the morning. When you have only one fixture, put a dimmer switch on it and keep it soft except when performing those daily tasks. You will find that having a relaxing bathroom can help reduce stress as well.

Lighting can be used to accent ornate tile work, an unusual mirror or a special family photo. By placing design elements in the direct glow of lights you can direct the attention of guests and enhance your own pleasure.

Bring all these elements together to enhance your decor through your choice of fixtures. There is an assortment of options that correspond to every design dream from the Roman bath to the space ship. Whatever your style, whether you use a designer or are doing a simple do-it-yourself project, create a design plan before you choose the bathroom lighting fixtures in order to optimize the various functions of the room. Then, go with what you like. Bathrooms are the most intimate room in every home and you will be most comfortable in one that reflects your personal style.

It is not an exaggeration to say that the bathroom lights you choose can make a big difference in your life. Lighting enables you to start your day putting your best foot forward and end it with a relaxing wind down. When you are confident and relaxed you can use your other resources to be a star in your world.

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