Research has shown that a room’s lighting can affect our moods and emotions, with both the intensity and colour of light having an impact on our psychological state. Perhaps unsurprisingly, bright lights keep us alert while more subdued lighting can help us to relax, which is why it’s important to have a variety of lighting solutions in our homes.
However, while many of us have table lamps, wall lights, and ceiling lights in most rooms, the bathroom is generally overlooked when it comes to mood lighting. Below are a few tips to help you achieve the perfect mood lighting in your bathroom.
Dual purpose lighting
The bathroom bookends most of our days so it’s important that the lighting reflects this dual purpose. Bright light is essential for the morning, to help us wake up and for delicate jobs such as shaving and applying make up. Strong lighting over or around a mirror is a good way of bringing light into the bathroom without dominating the room entirely.
At the end of the day the bathroom needs to help you relax and unwind before bed. Indirect lighting with a warmer, yellower hue will help you set the tone. LEDs set into the floor or along the base of the bath create a relaxing ambience as well as a striking focal point. Also think about illuminating any alcoves, corners or nooks to create a snug, cosy feeling. Ensure your bathroom fitter installs different lights on different circuits so you can pick and choose what to have on, and when.
If you want to achieve the perfect relaxation environment then consider placing a variety of luxury candles in purpose built holders around your bathroom.
Layout and design
It’s easy to neglect something as obvious as layout, but a well-designed bathroom can help create the atmosphere you desire. If possible, position your bath next to a window so you can be close to nature while bathing. An attractive piece of art can help the bathroom feel opulent and luxurious, as well as more cohesive with the rest of the house.
Simple but effective
If a complete bathroom revamp is not within your means, there are a few great value but extremely effective options you can try. Scented candles while bathing create a relaxing light and delicious scent to help you wind down after a long day. Some well-chosen bath oils, bubble bath or incense can help transport you to an exotic land far away from the day’s worries.
With these tips, you can transform your bathroom into a functional, beautiful space, whatever your budget.
Our recommend candle for the bathroom
This Spa scented candle will bring your senses to a state of relaxations with fragrances of marine and fresh citrus. If you have ever been in a Spa then you will recognise the scent. Our suggestion is to run a hot bath, play some soft romantic music, light out Spa scented candle and relax…
This post was written by Colin Harrison who works for CPM Exeter LTD. They are a dedicated and experienced team of bathroom fitters and installers, plumbers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators . A business also specializing in wet room installations, kitchens, loft conversions, building extensions, refurbishment and renovations. Check them out here – http://www.cpmonline.co.uk/