Have you ever been back stage at a show with the overhead lighting that hovers over the vanity changing and ready stations? If you’ve ever wondered about this lighting, it is actually very strategic, allowing the light to shine right above the performer’s station so that they can see to change makeup and costume between scenes. The lighting allows their specific work station to glow without causing it to be so bright that it results in a distraction to the audience who can see the light illuminating from off stage.
Well, your bathroom vanity lighting can also be strategically placed so that you get just the right amount of lighting next to the sink and mirrors. Have you ever tried to look at something in the mirror and every time you raised your arm, it shaded the spot you were trying to see? Well, with strategic vanity lighting, you should never have this problem again. We’ve provided some neat examples of bathroom vanity lighting with the images that follow.
This bathroom features overhead lighting that illuminates the sink and mirror station for an optimal getting ready space and the assurance of never having to squint your eyes and move your limbs just right to see that spot on your face ever again.
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This vanity features a unique design that is suited to this particular bathroom because of the full half-wall of mirrors. The mirrors help reflect the entire bathroom space, and thus the drop-down lighting helps to illuminate the entire bathroom space, bouncing light off of the mirrors and making the bathroom seem much brighter because of the reflection.
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Side Vanity Lighting
While this option may not be quite as bright or as effective as the previous two, this is certainly a décor choice that will give your bathroom a stylistic edge. If your bathroom has decent lighting and you feel that the sink and dressing stations are adequately lit, choose some side vanity lighting for a little more lighting with a lot of style.
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Vanity Mirror Backlight
Finally, another option is the vanity mirror back-light, which provides a subtle glow around and behind the bathroom mirror. A great way to build some unimposing lighting around the mirror, this option always looks cool and classy and can often serve for a great night light when needed, too.
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These are just a few bathroom vanity lighting ideas that we found, but we certainly encourage you to be creative and find your own ways of making your vanity’s lighting meet the needs of your bathroom space while adding to the décor and stylistic setting of your bathroom at the same time. We’d love to get your opinions and hear about your bathroom’s lighting style in the comments below.