Smaller space means that extra attention will be paid to each decorative choice. While bathroom lighting is often dictated by the demands of grooming tasks, thoughtful planning can transform the space into a unique showcase of your decorating style.
While flush mounts are still considered standard for ambient bathroom lighting, the opportunity for creative expression is there. Pendants and tightly-scaled chandeliers can add a touch of unexpected style. Sconces can help create the soothing ambiance of a private day spa. Shadow-free illumination at the vanity is essential to grooming tasks.
Though bathroom lighting finish choices are varied, fixtures in chrome and brass are sure to match other bath accessories. Softer bronze tones offer a more traditional, classic look and pairs well with finishes like oil rubbed bronze.
For the vanity: Well diffused light is necessary to avoid shadow or glare while performing grooming tasks likes shaving or applying makeup. Fixtures with opaque glass or clear glass shades pressed with a prismatic surface spread light evenly while preserving intensity.