When you think of sprucing up a drab bathroom your last thought it likely lighting. As something that is a main stay in every room of your house, it’s easy to forget its importance. However, in the bathroom, lighting may be one of the most important factors to consider.
Proper bathroom lighting will facilitate a number of aspects of the room as a whole. Interiordec.about.com suggests, “Proper bathroom lighting is important for safety reasons but it can also dramatically improve the look of the room, adding sparkle and shine to fixtures, fittings, and countertops.” Consider your three options: candles, lighting fixtures and natural light.
Candles are a cheap way to add a little extra light to your bathroom. For as little as five bucks a pop, you can introduce new colors, a new style and change the feeling of the room all together. Candles are also a great way to improve the ambiance, give a fresh scent and bring warmth to the room. There are a number of places you can place your candles – but keep proper safety measures in mind.
- Next to the tub: For a relaxing bath, candles may be all the light you need. Place a few near the tub, or store them away for bath time.
- On vanity: The vanity is a smart place to put candles. Out of reach of children and easily controlled, this allows you to keep candles in the bathroom with minimal danger.
- In shelving unit: Candles add an element of depth to the shelves making it more than just a place to put toiletries.