How to Get Spa Lighting in Your Bathroom

10 Dec 2020 Licensed Electrician

There is a growing trend with home designers to make bathrooms look and feel more like spas. Having a spa-like ambience in your bathroom can help give you a place to relax and enjoy life. A bathroom can be much more than a strictly utilitarian space with the right lighting and other design features. If you are looking into how to get spa lighting in your bathroom, it is worth talking to a seasoned electrician who has experience in home lighting design, like the ones at Expert Electric.

Spa Lighting Design Tips for Home Bathrooms

Transforming your bathroom is a fun way to get more out of your existing space. While lighting is a key factor in this process, there are other design elements to consider, including paint, accent textures, flooring, layout, and plumbing.

Some tips for getting spa lighting in your bathroom include:

Multiple Light Settings

If possible, make sure that your bathroom has multiple light fixtures and settings. Having brighter lights for times when you are simply using the room for self-care and moodier, more subdued lighting for times when you want to use the bathroom as a spa can help ensure you get the most out of the space. If you are limited on what kind of lighting your bathroom can have, dimmer switches or light fixtures with variable colour options can be a great alternative.

Think About Accent Lights

There are many options for accent lights, and some of them can help to give your bathroom the warm glow that is common in spas. Undercabinet lights, toe kick lights, and other low-level lighting can be a great way to give minimal ambient light that is still useful. Other accent lights like certain pendant lights, LED mirrors, and wall sconces can all be used depending on the bathroom’s design.

Highlight Natural Features

If your bathroom has any natural design elements, such as slate, wood, plant life, or rock, make sure it is illuminated. This draws the focus in the direction of the parts of the bathroom that make it feel like a spa.

Choose Your Spa Design

Not all spas are designed in the same way. While most spas include natural elements, some lean into that motif more heavily than others. Your bathroom should have a clear design direction, and the lighting that you choose should reflect that. If the rest of the bathroom has a modern appeal, the light fixture designs should follow suit.

If you would like to learn more about how to get spa lighting in your bathroom, or to find out more about any of the services that we offer at Expert Electric, please contact our team and we will help you to get the information you need.