Choosing Bathroom lighting fixtures

In the majority of Irish homes, the bathroom is the smallest room in the home. With space at a premium, how can you make your bathroom look and feel bigger? At Ripples Bathrooms, we believe that using clever bathroom lighting and choosing the right fixtures is key to achieving a bright and airy space. Selecting the wrong lighting can lead to a bathroom that feels even smaller than it is.

With so many different lighting options on the market, it can be quite daunting trying to choose what’s best for your bathroom. As one of Ireland’s top bathroom suppliers, we have years of experience when it comes to designing and installing bathrooms. Take a look at this guide which features our top tips for choosing lighting fixtures for smaller bathrooms. 

The most important lighting fixture in your bathroom is the one at the centre of the room. This is the focal point of the room so it should be bright enough to light up the entire space, without being too big in size. 

Keep in mind that you will start and end your day in this room, so the lighting you choose should be inviting and warm, something which makes your bathroom a haven for you and your family.

 

Bathroom Vanity Mirror with Lights

When dealing with a small bathroom, a vanity mirror with lights is a great way of bringing even more brightness into the space. Your bathroom mirror will also allow light to bounce around the space, making it feel even bigger. 

Vanity mirrors with lights are also very handy for everyday personal care such as shaving, brushing your teeth or applying makeup. Keep in mind that applying a light above the mirror will cast a shadow on the face and make these tasks difficult. For this reason, placing lights on either side of the vanity unit is best.

 

Bathroom Ceiling Lights

Your bathroom ceiling light’s purpose is to illuminate the whole room and act as a natural light substitute. Don’t be afraid to get creative when it comes to choosing this light fixture – why not try a pendant or chandelier? 

However, if you are really trying to save on space then recessed lighting or spotlights are great options. Installing a dimmer switch will allow you to control the lighting in the bathroom and create a soft glow in the evenings.

 

Shower Lights

Lighting your shower space is a great way to bring additional light into your bathroom. Shower lights will not only illuminate the shower space, they will also allow you to have greater visibility when you are in there. 

Recessed lights on the ceiling or floor will create an inviting atmosphere, whereas installing lights in the shower niche will create a focal point in the space and lend towards layering up the lighting in the bathroom.

 

Bathroom Chandeliers

For bathrooms with good ceiling height, a chandelier is the perfect way to make the room look and feel luxurious. What could be better than relaxing in a warm bubble bath underneath a beautiful chandelier? 

If you are working with a small bathroom, then opt for a smaller fixture which won’t take over the whole room. Another benefit of choosing this type of lighting fixture is the huge amount of choice on the market, meaning you will definitely find a bathroom chandelier to suit your style and budget.  

Thinking of redesigning your bathroom? Book an appointment with a member of our team, call us on 01 969 6705 or pay a visit to our luxury Dublin showroom.