Your Guide to Bathroom Lighting: 5 Essential Tips

Your Guide to Bathroom Lighting: 5 Essential Tips

A well-designed bathroom is more than just a functional space—it's a sanctuary. Soak up our five essential tips on how to illuminate your bathroom with style and sustainability in mind.

1. Budget Wisely

Budgeting is key in bathroom design. To prevent overspending, establish a clear budget and gather multiple quotes for essential items. Prioritise quality and durability by choosing reputable suppliers known for their lasting products.

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2. Have a Clear Vision

Start with a vision board to bring your ideas to life. Early planning of lighting and electrics is crucial to complement your chosen materials, textures, and colour schemes.

We recommend using Pinterest to collate inspiration. We have a dedicated Pinterest board for bathrooms style inspiration. 

3. Layer Your Lighting

Effective lighting in a bathroom comes from blending different types throughout your space:

  • Ambient lighting sets the overall mood
  • Task lighting helps to focuses on specific activities like makeup or shaving
  • Accent lighting is used to highlight architectural or decorative features

Case Study: In this case study, Josh integrated Dim to Warm GU10 LED spotlights for adjustable ambient lighting, strategically placed close to the vanity and shower. The solid brass Kilter Pendant serves as a stunning accent in the vaulted corner, enhancing the visual height of the room.

Pro Tip: Control each lighting layer with separate dimmers for ultimate ambiance customization.


4. Select the Perfect Colour Temperature

Choose a light warmth that complements your bathroom's ambiance:

  • Warm lighting creates a cosy, inviting atmosphere, ideal for your evening wind-down
  • Cool lighting is best used for clarity in task-oriented areas

Case Study: Josh installed three solid brass Kilter Wall Lights, casting a warm 2200 Kelvin glow around the double vanity. This choice enhances natural skin tones and softly distributes light, creating an inviting and functional mirror zone.

5. Safety and Durability

Ensure your lighting choices are suitable for wet bathroom environments:

IP Ratings: Make sure you opt for fixtures with appropriate water protection. The Kilter family, with an IP44 rating, is perfect for Zone 2 areas in bathrooms.


Material Selection: Focus on moisture-resistant and easy-to-clean materials, such as solid brass or anodised aluminium. 



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