The once utilitarian bathroom has today evolved into a private confinement for relaxation, escape and self-indulgence. It has become more spacious and serves multipurpose. It can be made even more gracious by proper lighting.
Task lighting is provided to make the room bright while indirect accent lighting can be used to soften the room’s ambience and to provide a glow. To provide elegance and sophistication decorative and ornate light fixtures can be used. Enclosed stalls can be brightened up using shower light.
Decorative wall fixtures can be placed on either side of a small mirror so as to provide an even, shadow free facial illumination for daily grooming tasks. In bathrooms where large mirrors are used one can install a strip of horizontal vanity lights that will ensure that each person has enough light. Using a shade for each bulb gives the best lighting solution. Vanity light can also be attached with a dimmer. It adds much more comfort to the use of the bathroom. Recessed down-lights designed for use in wet areas can be used.
Under cabinets can be lighted by installing a low voltage linear lighting or LED system. A decorative light fixture in the center of the ceiling provides an elegant touch while also providing adequate lighting for safety and cleaning. It can blend easily with the rest of the décor.
Ceiling mount fixtures and decorative vent fans with integrated lighting are the most common options in modern bathrooms. Local lighting is required for separate toilet compartments. Every posh flat in Kerala
today owns a bathroom that is stylish and properly illuminated.