Lighting Concepts is your Interior Lighting in Alabama one-stop show. We stock top-quality interior and exterior lights so you have the best options at your fingertips to make your home look good. That’s why our trained staff is prepared to offer lighting solutions for every room in your house.

The bathroom is frequently utilized, both by residents and guests. So whether you’re getting ready for work or soaking in the tub after a long, stressful day, you want to make sure the lighting is just right for each of these situations.

In this blog post, we’re offering four essential pieces of advice if you want your bathroom lighting in tip-top shape.

4 BATHROOM LIGHTING ESSENTIALS

1. FIRST THINGS FIRST: CEILING LIGHTING

Our lighting team highly suggests paying attention to your ceiling lights before you move on to any additional fixtures. Ceiling light gives general illumination to the entire room and it sets the stage. While ceiling light won’t give you the best lighting on its own, you’ll base your entire lighting strategy around it.

Having the ceiling lighting done first actually does a great job in taking away some of the stress of decision making when it comes to your other lights. After you have those in place, you can add any sort of other lighting that strikes your fancy. Though we suggest you probably focus on tip #2 next.

2. HIGHLIGHT YOUR SHOWER AND TUB AREA WITH AT LEAST 2 LIGHTING SELECTIONS

Our lighting team suggests picking out more than one light for your shower and bathtub area in your bathroom. In many ways, it’s the centerpiece of your bathroom. Common sense wisdom may seem to suggest one light is sufficient for the area — after all, why pay for two when only one will work — but when you’re going for style as well as substance, you’ll see a significant difference when you have at least two lights to brighten up the area.

As long as your new set up doesn’t fall prey to any of these lighting mistakes, you should be good to go.  

3. PROPER LIGHTING ON YOUR BATHROOM MIRROR

Having your mirror or vanity area properly lit enables you to get ready with a lot less hassle. While basic ceiling lights can certainly provide an adequate amount of brightness, they also create shadows on your face which make putting on makeup or shaving much more of a challenge than it needs to be. Mirror lighting can also pull everything together for a more cohesive look.

Whether you choose three or four light fixtures, placing light in key locations around your bathroom mirror will make your day-to-day tasks a lot easier.

4. NATURAL LIGHTING ISN’T ENOUGH.

Natural lighting and window placement is very important to any room in the house, including your bathroom. But what happens when the sun goes down? Your choice of bathroom lighting is critical for the times when natural lighting lets you down.

Wait until the sun goes down and see and which bathroom spaces need the most amount of attention. From there, it’s about finding the right combination of bathroom lights to brighten up those dark spaces.

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We hope these tips have been helpful as you try to navigate the waters of bathroom lighting. We think it’s a lot of fun!

If you need some more help — or just want the personal touch of expert’s advice — please don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation or drop by our lighting showroom.

Lighting Concepts has served the Trussville and Greater Birmingham area for the last 29 years. Our trained experts are fully-equipped to handle all your bathroom lighting and any of your other questions about light fixtures, exterior lighting, and beyond.