Bathroom lighting buying guide

Whether you’re aiming for relaxing sanctuary, a stylish space or a child-friendly splash zone, we’re awash with great ideas for your bathroom lighting. 

How to choose your bathroom lighting

To keep your suite looking its sweetest, it’s important to choose a lighting style that complements the type of bathroom you have. 

Family bathrooms

For bathing children it’s good to create a bright space so you don’t miss any muddy marks. You also might want to consider a dimmer switch in case you fancy a soak when the kids have gone to bed.

En suites

As they’re usually smaller than the main bathroom it’s a good idea to keep them well lit, especially if they don’t have an external window. An illuminated mirror is a helpful addition for applying make-up and cleaning teeth, and recessed lighting will maximise your room space.

Classic bathrooms

For more classic and antique styles of bathroom suite, especially if they’re in an older property, it’s a good idea to pick lighting that reflects the character of the room. This doesn’t mean the room has to feel dark, you can always use a bright, modern bulb in an elegant fitting.

Modern bathrooms

For contemporary-style suites you can either make a feature of the lighting with a design-led light, or you can recess them into the ceiling for a flawless finish. Bright is better to show off the clean lines of the suite, but you can always add a dimmer switch to create a more relaxing mood. 

Types of bathroom lighting

Once you’ve determined the style of lighting you’d like, you need to think about the type of lighting you need. Remembering that it’s especially important to choose lighting that’s designed for wet and humid areas.

Pendant Lights

A great way to create a fabulous focal point in your bathroom. We have lots of contemporary and classic styles to choose from and they’re relatively easy to fit. They’re especially good on higher ceilings.

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Spot lights

Perfect for focussing light in particular areas of your bathroom. They can also be angled to give you extra light where you need it most, such as near your mirror or to showcase key features. 

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Over mirror/shaver lights

Ideal if you need extra light for shaving or applying make-up and can often be used separately from your main lighting.

  • Warning: Water and electricity don’t mix, so make sure you have the advice from a qualified electrician when installing your lighting.

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