Sep 08

Bathroom lighting tips to look & feel great

4 smashing ideas for your bathroom

Bathroom lighting tips to look & feel great

With so many choices in fixtures, tiles and finishes, it’s no wonder bathrooms are making a new style statement in modern homes. Whether you want to pamper yourself in a bubble bath or glam up in front of a Hollywood style mirror, here are some simple ways to enjoy and enliven your bathroom –starting with the right lighting.


What makes a designer bathroom?

It’s a whole new look. Get over ‘white on white’ –well and truly OUT of fashion (according to this Country Living article on Bathroom Trends). Sure, everyone likes a clean, chic look, but best get the balance right with cool colours, textures and styles. Then add the perfect partnership: different levels of bathroom lighting.

Hot Trend: Black & White? For bold graphic accents you can’t go past Black & White contrasts for your fixtures, walls and floors. Achieve a sleek modern look or a cheeky retro-style using subway tiles or mosaics. Set off either design to match any interior with a cool cone shaped light like our Flux Pendant.

Add a touch of glass! With so many varieties of lamps or light bulbs that look so good you can’t bear to hide them, choose a light fitting like a pendant or wall-mount that puts globes on show. Fancy Round Lamps or Halogen Candle Lamps are some of your choices from the range of Crompton Lamps.

Try these four helpful ideas to lighten and brighten your bathroom to add the right comfort levels with lighting based on what you’re doing there any time of day.

  1. Ceiling lights – Downlights or track lighting are essential lighting in the bathroom with many modern design options available. Our Downlights range includes LED versions with dimmable options. For track lights check out our multi-directional halogen Barrel Head Track Light.

  2. Pendants – Bathrooms feel much more finished with an accent light. An excellent source of ambient light, pendants are a perfect choice to add style and a comfortable light level. Choose how high or low you hang them for a different effect. See more about how versatile pendant lighting can be on our blog  

  3. Surface or sub-lighting – For middle-of-the-night visits to the bathroom, an efficient stroke for safety and convenience is to add a surface or strip light under cabinets or in a wall recess. See our DIY Strip Light complete with mounting kit to ‘plug ‘n play’ anywhere near an outlet.

  4. Heating – As an alternative to a heating unit in the bathroom (not the safest option), look at overhead heat from a ceiling fixture with Infra-Red Heat Lamp. These industrial grade globes are resistant to water and condensation, making them ideal for bathrooms.


Hot Tip! To turn your bathroom into a stunning, stylised oasis to reflect your personal taste, be smart as well as stylish. Use an energy efficient LED lighting option for long-lasting, low voltage solutions. Our Billie Pendant, available in Black or White, uses an E27 LED globe for a gorgeous, symmetric light beam you can adjust based on how high you hang it. Brilliant!


Need inspiration?

Lighting styles and effects: See our Bathroom Lighting Inspiration.
Our full lighting range: Bathroom lighting starts here at Crompton.

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