Bathroom Lighting: How to Light Your Bathroom in Under 5 Minutes

You spend most of your day working, running errands, and making to-do-lists – what better way to end it than coming home to a newly remodeled master bath? The answer is none – relaxing in your luxurious master bath is the best way, it’s like the spa came to you. So you know you want to remodel, and you have all these ideas floating around in your head about what kind of tile you want and what style tub will be best for late night bubble baths, but how do you make these ideas a reality? You need a contractor/service professional who understands your wants and needs. Good thing The Bath Haus has a directory of contractors/service professionals who will help you dream your dream with you.

One of the most important features in the esthetics of your remodel is bathroom lighting. There are three different layers of lighting fixtures: task, accent, and ambient – each having a different purpose. Let’s start by giving you a crash course on each layer.

Task Lighting

Task Lighting

The first layer of lighting is task. Task lighting makes it so you can see yourself or what you are doing – as simple as that. This style of bathroom lighting provides shadow-free and balanced lighting, which helps when you’re trying to complete tasks such as putting on your make-up, shaving, or flossing your teeth.

Accent Lighting

Bathroom Accent Lighting

The second layer of lighting is accent. Accent lighting is lighting that draws attention to a certain feature in the room, like a piece of art or a particular bathroom fixture like a fancy sink. With accent lighting you’re able to

alter the mood of the bathroom more easily. This style of lighting has an inviting feeling, so people have a positive connotation with accent lighting – it leaves them feeling good.

Ambient Lighting

Ambient Lighting

The last layer of lighting is called ambient or general lighting. The overall purpose of ambient lighting is to provide the bathroom with an even amount of comfortable light. Typically, this style is done through a pendant or ceiling light. Unlike the other two layers of light, ambient lighting does not concentrate on certain areas of the bathroom but rather the entire space.