Best tips for Lighting Small Bathrooms


Lighting Small Bathrooms can be challenging and daunting. The limited square footage and small footprint can leave you feeling like you have. But, this doesn’t mean that your tiny home must be visually drab. In fact, with just a few simple tricks, you can make use of every inch of space and create a stylish interior that’s as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. Read on for our top tips for making your small bathroom look chic, stylish and practical!

Don’t Take “Small Bathrooms” for Granted.

As mentioned above, the smaller the space, the more critical it is to use every inch of the room. Take the time to think about your small bathroom and its advantages over a larger area. These advantages may be its smaller size and reduced water and utility costs. Or, it could be that it can be more intimate and private than a larger bathroom. Whatever the reason, don’t take a smaller bathroom for granted.

Invest in the Right Lighting

Bathrooms can be notoriously under-lit because most people don’t want to be seen in the bathroom in the first place. And who wants to be seen in there? Most homeowners don’t consider lighting an essential factor when it comes to lighting. But, with a small bathroom, lighting can significantly impact the room’s appearance. For example, recessed lights are a great way to illuminate a small bathroom without much space. As for overhead fixtures, low-level lighting is best for small spaces. It is also a good idea to get a dimmer switch so that you can adjust the lighting levels to suit your needs.

Add a Striking Mirror

Striking mirrors are a great way to add visual interest to a small bathroom. Not only can they make the small space look more prominent, but they are also used to create visual interest in your other rooms by reflecting them. This way, you can use the mirror to make sense of symmetry and balance in your home. Use the same colour palette to ensure your mirror matches your bathroom’s decor. A mirror with a distinct colour that doesn’t match the rest of the room can be distracting and jarring. You can consider installing lighting above the mirror to ensure that your mirror appealingly reflects light. You can hang a crystal or a pendant light above your mirror if you have no overhead fixtures.

Use Bold Colors Wisely

Bold colours are a great way to inject a splash of life into a small bathroom. Although they can be a bit jarring in a small space, bold colours are great for making a tiny bathroom feel more spacious and welcoming. To make bold colours work in a small bathroom, you’ll need to keep them simple. You can use one or two colours and a neutral (like white) to balance out the rest of the room. For example, you can use a bold colour like yellow to accentuate the yellow towel in your bathroom while keeping the walls and the rest of the colours in the room neutral.

Match Towel Color to Fabric Color

During the planning stages, ensure that you choose a bathroom colour that matches the colour of the towels in your bathroom. If the towels are a neutral colour, the colour of your bathroom is easily changed. But, if the towels are colour, you’ll have a better chance of keeping the bathroom’s overall colour scheme. To keep your bathroom’s overall colour scheme consistent and cohesive, you can pair the towels with a colour in your bathroom. You can keep the rest of the colours in your bathroom neutral or choose a different colour to tie the whole room together.

Incorporate a Hand towel Holder

Countertop towel holders are a handy kitchen accessory used in the bathroom. Rather than using a paper or a thin cloth to dry your hands, you can place your hands on the Holder to quickly dry them off. If you have a small bathroom and want to add visual interest, you can use the Holder to accentuate the towel. For example, you can hang a hand towel holder in your bathroom and use it to turn a hand towel that you use to dry your hands. Hand towel holders hang bathroom accessories like soap dispensers, hair dryers, steam mops and other small items.

Get a Shower Rod Soap Holder

Shower rods are usually installed in the wall above the bathtub. You may not have enough space in a small bathroom to establish a regular bathtub. In this case, you can use a shower rod to hold the soap dispenser. If you have a small bathroom, you can use a shower rod to keep a small holder for your bath products. This Holder can be mounted onto the shower rod so that it is not directly above the bathtub. It can help to save space.

Wrapping Up

As you can see, a small bathroom doesn’t have to be visually dull or uninteresting. With the right tools, you can make the most of the small space and create a chic, stylish and functional interior that’s as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside.

Dan Mack
Dan Mack
I come from a family of home builders and designers and I inherited the love for it! I write to share my home décor ideas and projects with everyone who needs some inspiration.