1. ADD DECORATIVE SCONES TO STYLE UP THE VANITY
Consider a fixture that maximizes the elements around it, and functions as both, task and decorative lighting. A wall sconce is a good bet. In a modern bathroom, you could choose metallic fixtures in brass or silver, to add a sparkle to the space.
Do keep in mind to not install any lighting just above the mirror as that would throw a strong light onto your forehead and cast deep shadows below your eyes, nose, and chin.
2. OR A PENDANT BESIDE THE MIRROR
An interesting way to challenge the idea of symmetry in your master bathroom is by placing pendant lights on one side of the mirror. This also gives the space a decorated touch. Do remember, you should want to do this with accent lighting versus ambient, especially if you plan to use the mirror for functional activities.
3. SUSPEND A CHANDELIER ABOVE THE BATHTUB
For a luxurious bathroom, by no means seek out expensive, fancy fixtures. Nothing says timeless style like a chandelier. Placing it right above your bathtub is a great idea, especially if you want to make it the focal point of the room. Remember to suspend it at least 8 feet above the tub or 3 feet out from it.
4. CONSIDER INDIRECT LIGHTING FOR A SPA-LIKE ATMOSPHERE
Indirect lighting or hidden fixtures that throw a soft, diffused illumination that bounces off of the walls or ceiling help create a spa bathroom-like effect. This system can be installed in different shapes and styles, and for any type of layout, depending on the distribution of your furniture, and the location of your entrances and windows.
5. INTRODUCE A BACKLIT MIRROR FOR A LUXE FEEL
Backlit bathroom mirrors are a big staple in modern and contemporary bathrooms. These installed with recessed strips ensure there are no unflattering shadows in the room. Plus, one does not need to worry about adding a sconce or a pendant for adequate lighting. The illumination is pleasant and uniform, and it gives the room a dainty touch.
6. LIGHT UP THE BASE OF THE ROOM
If you're thinking of remodeling your bathroom, consider adding lights to the base of the room. This is especially useful if you want to draw attention to the flooring of the space. At night, these work perfectly as nightlights, preventing any accidents or injuries. If your bathroom has an interesting layout or architectural feature, these help spotlight them too.
7. AN OVERSIZED LAMP COULD ADD A DRAMATIC TOUCH
When it comes to the current lighting trends, bigger is better. And while you may think this could work in the more public areas of the home, say as a living room lighting idea or in the bedroom, we daresay these have a place in your small bathroom as well! Yes, oversized lamps can make the most dramatic yet functional statement in this room.
8. INJECT A WHIMSICAL VIBE WITH A RATTAN LANTERN
Who can deny the charm of woven materials, that have a classic look and a retro vibe? Materials such as rattan are lightweight, do not attract mold, or easily gather dust, and are relatively easy to clean. This is a particularly useful material to use in tropical climates that have high humidity.
9. BRING IN DOWNLIGHTS
Downlights are useful for providing a uniform level of ambient illumination in the room. While much is dependent on the placement of these fixtures, sometimes downlights can shine on specific areas and zones in the room.
10. LIGHT WASH A WALL
Light washing or wall washing is a great shower wall idea. This is a way to throw diffused light along the surface of the wall, to highlight its texture, smoothness, or color. It is done by mounting LED lights on the ceiling so that they beam down, and cascade along the wall at a wide angle.