The process of choosing lighting for a bathroom design can be overwhelming. The vanity, tub area and shower all require different lighting choices, but the bathroom's overall design still needs to feel stylish and cohesive. To determine the best approach, we invited the pros at Hudson Valley Lighting to share their top pointers for outfitting a bathroom with light fixtures.
Keeping clutter at bay is key in a small bathroom. These cabinets don’t intrude into the room and allow you to stash everything you’ll need at the sink within easy reach. This particular bathroom has three cabinets so that the three people who share the bathroom each have their own.
If you wish to enhance the mood of your bathroom, line the base of your vanity or medicine cabinet with LED strip lighting, which can also double as a nightlight when you need to use your bathroom late at night or early in the morning, but don’t want to turn on your bright overhead lights in case they jolt you wide awake from your sleepy state.
For those who wish they could watch the news while getting ready in the bathroom every morning, or an episode of a favorite TV show while soaking in the tub at night, you might be keen to get a medicine cabinet that features a mirrored door with an integrated LCD TV screen. Alternatively, you might like to kit out your cabinetry with built-in speakers so you can listen to the radio or mood-enhancing music while preparing for the day or night ahead. If your style is more practical, consider incorporating a mirrored medicine cabinet with built-in dimmable lights or an electric defogger.