What Type of Lighting is Best for a Half-Bath?

Bathroom Lighting

The bathroom is one of the most difficult rooms to light. Bathrooms tend to be smaller than most other rooms in the home, sometimes awkward in shape, and often times cluttered with mirrors, cabinets and storage. We are here to discuss how to properly and efficiently light your small half-bathroom by providing three simple options, which can be mixed and matched to create the perfect end result for your small half-bath.

1. Vanity Lighting – Vanity lighting is something that can work well in just about every bathroom. Because vanity lighting is designed specifically for bathrooms, it uses very little space and provides ample lighting. Just be sure you keep your mirror and vanity lighting proportional with one another.

2. Sconces – Sconces are a great option for small bathrooms that have a single sink, as they can be installed on either side of the mirror to produce a well-balanced lighting look. Sconces come in all shapes, sizes and styles which allow you to get exactly what you want. If you want your bathroom to be bright, choose a sconce that has a thin and/or light shade. Want your bathroom to be a tad dimmer? Simply choose a sconce with a darker shade.

3. Overhead Lighting – Overhead lighting is always a great option for small spaces because it takes up absolutely no surface or wall space. Overhead lighting or chandeliers are installed into the ceiling and produces ample lighting without taking up any of your valuable space. Other lighting options may be visually daunting in small spaces, but overhead lighting brings your eye up, making the space seem bigger than it actually is.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match the different options with one another. For instance, recessed lighting with sconces will add even more drama, light and design to your half-bath, if space permits. Vanity lighting, sconces and overhead lighting are your three best options when it comes to lighting a small half-bath.