Sconces are the go-to choice for vanity lighting, producing a soft, warm radiance that evenly distributes the light on either side of your face, right where you need it most. As a general guideline, install at eye level or approximately 66″ from the floor and typically 28″-40″ apart, so the light beams overlap and produce an even glow.
An endless range of styles means you can allow your creativity to flow but pay special attention to the shades, which can influence both form and function. Look for light-filtering materials such as opal, etched linen, rain or piastra glass that provide a stylish solution to gently minimize any glare while still allowing the light to gently was over the face and hair. When there are multiple sinks, be sure to provide each area with its own light source.
“I prefer light and brigh bathrooms as a matter of function.”
LISA MCDENNON DESIGN
LAGUNA BEACH, CA
One of the top tips for maximizing your bathroom lighting is to install dimmers. Don’t think of this as a luxury but a necessity! Often considered a designer’s best friend, dimmers afford absolute control over the mood of the space, providing you the opportunity to morph the bathroom into a cocoon of relaxation or a brightly lit beacon for the morning rush.