Want to take your Scottsdale home’s bathroom lighting up a notch or two? Try installing a few well-positioned LEDs inside your bathroom to give it a beautiful and relaxing glow, making it your very own comfortable escape in your home.
Below are a few cool ideas to improve your bathroom lighting with LEDs.
Place Lights Behind the Mirror
A dim space can be very frustrating when all you want to do is apply makeup properly or shave without hurting yourself. At the same time, however, shining a powerful light in this area can cast unflattering shadows and make your eyes hurt from the glare.
Instead, place your LEDs behind the mirror to diffuse the light they generate. You can easily place a wooden frame behind your mirror, which you can also use to mount your lights. Just be sure to place lights above, below, and on either side of the mirror to cast an even glow on your face.
Light Up the Shower Area
Adding lights to your shower area not only makes it safer, it also makes it a natural focal point in your bathroom.
However, adding lights to this space can be tricky. For starters, you should use waterproof LEDs to prevent short-circuiting your home’s entire electrical system. Fortunately, this isn’t a problem with LEDs, as many consumer-grade bulbs are rated for water resistance.
Complement and Contrast
For a clean and uniform look, match your light fixtures with the overall style of your bathroom. For example, if your bathroom has a lot of circular or round components (round mirrors, round sinks, curved bathroom fixtures), you can use lamps and light covers that also feature these shapes.
OR, you could also go the opposite route, contrasting your fixtures with your bathroom design to create a juxtaposed theme.
Add Hanging Light Fixtures
Hanging light fixtures can help give a glamorous touch to your bathroom. A chandelier, for example, can be a great way to draw attention to an important part of your bathroom, like the tub. However, be sure to hang any chandelier or decorative light fixture at the correct height—consult a lighting designer when in doubt.
Add Mood Lighting
LEDs with a warm color temperature are the way to go with mood lighting. Aside from your general lighting, you can position small task lights powered by warm LEDs around your bathroom. You can even use battery-powered tea light candles for those moments when you want to laze around in the tub after a long day of work.
Glitz It Up
Don’t be afraid to add metals, colored glass, stones, or any other material that can catch the light and reflect it as accents in your bathroom. A little shine can add a touch of glam to your bathroom when used cleverly.
LEDs are perfect for bathrooms since they come in a wide variety of shapes and colors. More importantly, LEDs are remarkably energy-efficient and are far more durable than any other lighting solution in the market. Not only do they help your bathroom look good, they also help you do your share in protecting the environment by reducing your overall electricity consumption.