Tips for Updating Your Bathroom Lighting

Whether you’re planning a complete bathroom remodel or looking for ways to refresh your space, don’t overlook your choice of lighting. The type of lighting and fixtures you install can have a big impact on the overall style and comfort level of your bathrooms. Not sure where to start? Justice Design’s wide selection of bath bars, linear fixtures, and ceiling lights are a great solution for any remodel project. Keep reading to learn some simple tips on how to update the lighting in your bathroom to make it a well-lit and relaxing space. 

Consider LED Lighting

LED lighting is the ideal choice for bathrooms given its energy efficiency and wider range of design styles. 

Many of the linear LED fixtures that you see in our CHOICES line can be installed either horizontally or vertically. This means you can use the fixtures above your mirror as ambient lighting or turn them vertically and place one on either side of your bathroom mirror for a more glamorous vanity lighting setup. 

Avoid Harsh Fluorescent Lighting

When it comes to your home bathroom, skip the fluorescent lighting that’s commonly used in public bathrooms. While it is commonly used in school and office environments for its brightness and energy efficiency compared to incandescent lighting, it can be a bit harsh in a bathroom environment. Fluorescent lighting can wash out your skin tone and make small spaces less inviting, making LED lighting the better choice as they can better mimic natural daylight. You can also choose warmer-toned LED lighting to give your space a more relaxing feel.

Alloy 24" Up & Downlight Linear LED Wall/Bath

Create Layered Vanity Lighting

It’s important for our bathroom mirrors to have the right lighting, since we need a well-lit space for daily grooming such as applying makeup or shaving. 

By creating layers of vanity lighting, you can control exactly how much light you use for any given task. An example of simple layered vanity lighting could include a modern bath bar and a couple of well-placed sconces from our EVOLV collection.

Ensure You Have Adequate Ambient Light

For most bathrooms, an adequate level of ambient light can be achieved with a simple overhead lighting fixture. Our CHOICES line offers a wide variety of solutions for ceiling fixtures and flush-mounts, such as the Atlas 19″ LED Round Flush-Mount, shown here in an opal glass and brushed nickel finish.

Justice Design Group also offers a large selection of semi-customizable bath bars that can be used above the mirror as ambient lighting. Whether you’re looking for a wrought iron finish or sleek stainless steel, there are a myriad of different finishes and frame styles to choose from.

Image credit: Studio Sage and Top Kat Photography

Consider Your Nighttime Habits

When you wake up in the middle of the night and shuffle to the bathroom, the last thing you want is to be blinded by bright lighting. Add some low-level lighting to make it easy to navigate your bathroom at night.

A few sconces along the wall are an easy way to make your bathroom feel a bit more upscale while also softly illuminating your bathroom at night.

Low-level lighting can also be used to create the perfect relaxed atmosphere for unwinding after a long day. The new Ceramic Arcade Wall Sconce shown below in a Pewter Green finish is the perfect addition to a bathroom wall to add a spot of ambient light.

When in Doubt, Consult the Professionals

If you are having trouble deciding which fixtures are best for your bathroom, it’s always a good idea to consult with a professional. Whether you have a general idea of what you want or you have no clue where to even begin, Justice Design Group can help with every step of the process. Contact us at [email protected] for any questions or browse our gallery and blog for design inspiration. 

Feel free to browse our online catalogs to help visualize specific fixtures in your bathroom. Explore our full range of wall sconces, ceiling fixtures, portables, and linear LED wall/bath fixtures to create your perfect look.