Hi, I'm re-doing the small bathroom in my flat, 2300mm x 1600mm, I need some inspiration for the lighting.
It's a simple bathroom design, bath and toilet along one long wall, door is halfway along the opposite long wall, sink is to the right as you walk in, on the same short wall that the short edge of the bath butts up to. Modern 60x60cm light-coloured (very subtle) stone effect tiles on walls and same on floor. The bath has a shower over it.
My initial thought is to have a mirror above the sink with built-in side lights. is that enough for the sink area or should I have a downlight too?
On the ceiling along the long wall that the bath is on I thought I could have some mini-LED downlights, probably set back close to the wall so that they shine down the tiles.. But I have no idea how many I should use, 3 or 4? More?. I have found some zone 0/1 mini-leds, there's a choice of 1w or 3w, I don't know which of these would be better in a small bathroom like this. Also would you put any anywhere else, or just along that wall?
I want them to be 'mood' lighting, so not really, really bright, but they do also need to provide enough light to be useful for showering/going to the loo without the sink light being on as this will be operated separately. I currently have no other lights in my design (though I could change that). Is 1 watt enough to do that if I had 5 of them along the edge of the ceiling above the bath and toilet? Or should I go for higher wattage?
I don't have a feel of how many will be enough and how many would be too many.
Pendant lights with LED bulbs over mirror will be a good idea as ample overhead lightings are key in any bathroom. Add dimmers in your bathroom to adjust the lighting just as you do throughout the house.
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