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Bathroom Lighting Ideas

12:00PM 06 February 2024

The right lighting has the power to transform any bathroom from a functional space to a serene sanctuary. Here at The Shutter Store, we love helping you add a little more light into your world. We even wrote a quick blog on the topic – this blog! So, let's dive into some of our top bathroom lighting ideas.

1. Layer Your Lighting

Start by layering your lighting. Use a mix of overhead lights for general illumination and task lighting around the mirror for self-care and maintenance like shaving or applying makeup. Consider adding accent lights too, like LED strips under cabinets. This will create a soft glow that adds to the ambiance without sacrificing on style.

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2. Go for LED

LED lights are the only way to go for energy efficiency. They use less power and last longer than traditional bulbs, saving you money and reducing your carbon footprint in one fell swoop. Plus, they come in a range of colours and brightness levels, so you can customise the mood of your bathroom with no fuss.

3. Natural Light

It’s important to utilise natural light where possible. If you have a sizable window in your bathroom, make the most of it. Natural light is not only energy-efficient but also helps to accurately reflect colours, making it ideal for personal care.

4. Dimmers for Mood Lighting

Installing dimmers gives you control over the intensity of light. They’re ideal for creating a relaxing atmosphere for a bath or extra visibility for getting ready in the morning. Or, if you’re anything like us, you might simply need a bit of extra light to help dust off the post-sleep cobwebs. A dimmer switch is a small addition that makes a big difference.

5. DIY Shutters from The Shutter Store

And finally, let's talk about how our favourite bathroom lighting idea: DIY window shutters. Our UK-made faux wood shutters aren’t just 100% waterproof and built to last. They're also a clever lighting solution.

You can easily adjust their movable slats to control natural light, maintain privacy, and even improve energy efficiency. These shutters are guaranteed to bring a stylish, practical, and eco-friendly touch to your bathroom. Find your dream shutter style today.

Remember, it's all about finding the right balance between aesthetics, functionality, and efficiency. With these tips, your bathroom lighting will be on point, and our shutters will add that final, elegant touch.