You spend every morning and evening in your bathroom, getting ready for the day or unwinding with a nice, long soak before you go to bed. Bathrooms are no longer small, utilitarian spaces where you get in and get out – people now spend lots of time in there, primping, pampering, and relaxing.
The one aspect that goes a long way in achieving that perfect spa-like atmosphere is your bathroom lighting. The right fixtures can provide the light you need when putting on makeup or shaving, as well as the ambiance you want when you’re relaxing in the tub. At Accent Lighting in Wichita, we’d love to help you choose new fixtures for your home, and in this post, we’ll look at the three fixtures every bathroom must have.
Vanity lights have long been a part of bathroom design, and their shape and style have come a long way throughout the years. Modern vanities often have multiple sinks and a variety of mirrors, so it’s important to have the right fixtures for those spaces. You don’t want to have light only shining from above the mirror, as that can cast unwanted shadows and lines on the face, but it’s important to have adequate illumination above the sink. The perfect vanity light can provide that illumination, as well make an aesthetic statement within the space.
This one may seem a bit odd for a bathroom, but sconces provide what vanity lights cannot – illumination at eye level. If you have multiple mirrors on the wall, consider adding wall sconces between and on either side of them. This eye-level light will help you see when you’re in front of the mirror, and they can enhance the space by providing dramatic light.
Gone are the flush and semi-flush mounts of the past 30 years, and mini chandeliers have made their appearance. These small, ornate fixtures can be a great choice for your general ceiling light, and they’ll also add a touch of class and design to your bathroom. You can choose a style or design that fits with the established theme of the room, or you can use the fixture as the starting point for your new motif. With so many options to choose from, you’ll be able to find one that fits your budget and your tastes.
If you’re renovating your bathroom, or you simply want to update your lighting, these three fixtures are the best place to start. Even just updating one of these three will breathe new life into the space and put you one step closer to creating the relaxing room you’ve always wanted.
Stop by our Wichita showroom today to find new lighting options, or contact us online by using the form below. We’re open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:30pm, and on Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Our experienced staff will gladly help you find the fixtures you’re looking for, and answer any questions you may have.
We look forward to seeing you soon!