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Bathroom Lighting

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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We can all agree that our bathroom, being a place of relaxation, should correspond to the mood we want it to transmit to us. Bathroom lighting is, of course, one of the largest contributing factors to how we feel whilst in there and we should go the extra mile to see that it does give you a desirable feel.

Today we've collected a selection of bathroom ideas, from our professionals, that demonstrate a variety of different techniques and styles, to be used in the bathroom, to give you some ideas about where to get started. Check out our bathroom lighting ideas below!

Natural bathroom lighting ideas

Luxury Bathroom :  Bathroom by Studio Hooton
Studio Hooton

Luxury Bathroom

Studio Hooton

Don't overlook it! The natural light intake in your bathroom will dictate how it will look for the majority of the day as you see it. It doesn't matter if you have a limited light intake or an overwhelming one, you should use it as the basis for you bathroom design as a whole. Take this bathroom design, for example, the natural light intake is limited (despite the blinds) and the room will only see a few hours of sun per, day at best. Subsequently Emma Hooton has utilised the above design to give the bathroom a subdued look but also used glossy surfaces on the walls to maximise visibility and light play.

More natural lighting

Again here, we see a limited natural light intake put to good effect. A heavy employment of varying greens dictate the greenish hue all around the bathroom and even the bathtub itself has picked up on this. Imagine what the fire light of an evening would do to the place.

Vanity mirror

 Bathroom by Pientka - Faszination Naturstein
Pientka—Faszination Naturstein

Pientka—Faszination Naturstein

Pientka - Faszination Naturstein

All focus on you! Vanity mirrors aren't something that necessarily have to stay in a theatre; why not have one in your home? They can be used to make a feature of the whole basin or pedestal area or (as we can see above) provide you with a different looking flower arrangement through shadow play. 

Accented bathroom lighting ideas

Overhead and underfoot lighting could dictate your bathroom lighting plan. If your not concerned about you natural light intake and spend more time in the bathroom of an evening then it could be a wise decision to set up a lighting situation there. Take this Torsten Müller bathroom design as a start: the colour might not be to your taste, but even then you can't deny that what's been achieved here is effective. 

LED shower heads

 Bathroom by Design by Torsten Müller
Design by Torsten Müller

Bäder und Spa- Einrichtungen werden zu einer Oase der Ruhe und Entspannung

Design by Torsten Müller

For the night time animal inside, you could always opt for an LED shower head to get you in the mood. A dark surrounding with neon style highlights would certainly put a different spin on things.

Natural themed bathroom

 Bathroom by Bernhard Preis - Exklusive Lebenswelten
Bernhard Preis—Exklusive Lebenswelten

organiCovers Paneele—Badezimmer

Bernhard Preis - Exklusive Lebenswelten

Green filtered light, a glowing shower area behind frosted glass, plants and natural wood roof support beams make way for a very tranquil and organic look. Another source of inspiration here, for those of you with very limited natural light intake, is to install some window fittings, like these ones; changing the emitted light will set the tone for your bathroom.

Small bathroom lighting ideas

 Bathroom by Design by Torsten Müller
Design by Torsten Müller

Gäste WC by Torsten Müller

Design by Torsten Müller

If you have a small bathroom, like this, then it's often the case where the lighting can be too much and overbearing. One way to combat this is to simply use less light sources (Only one or two light bulbs) or use filtered ones -a softening filter could be your new best friend in an environment with harsh light.

Looking for some more bathroom ideas? Have a look at some more ideabooks, 'Bathroom storage ideas' 'Modern bathroom design' and 'Vintage bathroom accessories'

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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