How about these ideas for decorating mid century modern bathroom vanity and lighting? What other options can you think of? When remodeling your bathroom, task lighting is a basic necessity that you will want to consider. Especially in the area of vanity. Layered lighting is the most efficient way to illuminate specific areas – such as showers and clothes cupboards – using individual lamps and effects in each area to accomplish the corresponding tasks. Since you most commonly use the toilet area for grooming, consider your daily regime when exploring bathroom vanity lighting design ideas.
Individual ceiling lighting is probably the least effective type of vanity lighting, because the overhead light tends to cast shadows on the face, making preparing a task more difficult. If you are remodeling a smaller bathroom – such as a half bath or guest bathroom with little space above or around the vanity mirror – and have no other choice than that of a ceiling lamp, install the unit more away from the toilet area instead of directly above it to reduce somewhat the shadow effect.
The most effective lighting design idea for a bathroom vanity – which will illuminate the grooming area and without casting shadows – consists of vertical lights installed on each side of the mirror. Since the light shines towards the face instead of over it, its reflection will be clearly illuminated in the mirror. Most home improvement retailers carry a large stock of vertical vanity lighting kits. And you can choose from a variety of decorative sconces, back plates and light bulb covers to suit your personal taste. You can also consider the fluorescent lighting of vertical tubes on both sides of your vanity.
If the size of your vanity mirror or medicine cabinet is too wide to accommodate vertical side lighting or sconces. The second best option is to install the wall-mount lighting directly on the mirror. It is important to make sure that the light is evenly distribute horizontally along the top of the mirror. And placed at a suitable height to emit light evenly on the hair and face. The ideal way to achieve this effect is to install your fixtures about 75 inches off the floor. And make sure they are at least 24 inches wide. Tube lighting or multiple bulb accessories are some of the most effective designs for over lighting vanity. Don’t forget to check our gallery to inspire you!