Design is in the Details: A Well-Lit Bathroom

Outside of the kitchen, the lighting of a bathroom may be the most important, and the trickiest.  And, it’s also different for different types of bathrooms.  But, if you get this detail right it makes all the difference in how you use and enjoy the room.

The Room of the Week has a series of sconces flanking all the mirrors as well as a pair of pendants overhead and plenty of natural light – which means that this room is amply lit for any task.

In a master bathroom where you are applying make-up you need lighting at eye level to light your face, as well as overhead lighting to illuminate the entire room.  Whereas in a powder room, where you are most likely not doing any grooming, you can light the room more simply.

I put together a few simple formulas that can help when deciding how to light your own bathroom.  Of course this list isn’t exhaustive, and hopefully you have some natural light to work with as well.

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