4 Undeniably Chic Bathroom Lighting Updates
Of all the upgrades and remodels that you perform in your home, the bathroom is typically the most forgotten. Sure, you might spruce up the decor and replace the towels, but most people don’t have the time and budget to replace outdated tubs, tiles, and toilets. However, there is one upgrade you can make that will immediately make your bathroom seem more chic: the lighting. Here are four easy ways to upgrade your lighting to give the bathroom a whole new feel.
Look for Bare Bulbs and Rustic Covers
Bare bulbs are all the rage right now, especially when they’re rustic and old-fashioned. This also means changing your bathroom look from light fixtures on the wall to bulbs hanging down from the ceiling. If you’re not ready for this dramatic look in your bathroom, consider softening its appearance by adding rustic cage covers around the bulb or see-through lampshades. This will give the feel of a bare bulb room without the harshness that comes from direct light.
Take Down the Overhead Vanity
Back in the 80s and 90s, everyone wanted five to six round bulbs around the top of their bathroom mirrors to brightly light their bathrooms. This gave the impression of a vanity, not unlike the ones used by makeup artists on movie sets. Fortunately, you don’t need movie set level lighting in your home, which means you can opt for softer colors and fewer bulbs. Consider installing just one light in your bathroom or multiple lights that create a yellow hue. This will flatter your decor and make the space seem less industrial.
Upgrade Your Shower Light
Along with the bathroom vanities, shower lights are also fairly straightforward. They tend to be a single bulb placed into the ceiling to shine brightly down when you wash yourself. It’s time to update this. Consider calling an electrician to review the wires and move the light placement to the back of the shower. This will allow you to choose different lighting styles while reducing the risk of electrocution. For the light style itself, try to match the bulb to the rest of your decor, be it rustic, farmhouse chic, or ultra-modern.
Install Automatic Sensor Lights
If you’re the type of homeowner who forgets to turn off lights when you leave a room, then this update is for you. Set up motion sensors that trigger lights when you walk into a room and then turn off when you leave. Not only will this chic upgrade impress your guests, it will also save you money by automatically switching off the lights when the room isn’t in use. Just make sure your sensors aren’t too quick to turn off, or you could end up taking a shower in the dark.
Once you have the lighting adjusted, then you can focus on more cosmetic updates like painting your bathroom and finding the right decor or accessories. Soon it will look and feel like you completely remodeled the whole thing when you really just made a few small adjustments.