The Importance of Lovely Lighting in Your Bathroom

Lovely lighting in your bathroom (or any room in the house for that matter) doesn’t happen by chance. You’ll need to think about what sort of lighting you want and plan where you want it to go. When considering lighting for each room, we break it down into three groups:


This is the overall light source for a room and this family of lighting includes downlights, pendants, chandeliers, wall sconces and floor lamps. The importance of ambient lighting could actually make or break how your room ends up feeling. Install too few downlights and you’ll be forever cursing as you search for your favourite lipstick in the vanity drawer. Install too many downlights and your bathroom might end up feeling like a supermarket, especially if you choose cool white globes!


This is lighting for specific tasks, such as applying makeup in a bathroom, reading in a bedroom or working in a home office. Be very clear on what you want achieve in each space, then light it accordingly. This may mean installing wall sconces above your vanity, placing soft lighting at face level around a bathroom mirror and placing small lights in cupboards or wardrobes.


You like the drama, Mama? That’s what you’ll get from accent lighting. Accent lighting can be used to highlight things around your home that you want to draw attention to. An example of this might be spotlights above a piece of art or lighting in cabinetry to illuminate the decorative objects on display.

Once we’ve decided what types of lighting we want to use, how many lights we’ll need and where we want them to go, we draw them up on our Electrical Plan.