10 Bathroom Lighting Ideas that Won’t Break Your Budget

February 28, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options

bathroom lightingLighting options for any room can turn into a major headache. There are tons of options to chose from, and range in price to thousands of dollars to just a few. That said, what are options you can chose that are chic and don’t break your budget? Below are 10 lighting options to get you started on your search.

1. Pendant
Pendant lighting is a great option for any room with a high ceiling. If your bathroom’s ceiling call for this type of lighting, this is a great option to turn your bathroom into an elegant lit room.

2. Task Light
Task lighting is a great option because these lighting options work best to light up your face when getting ready for your day. Mostly used with vanity and double bathroom vanities, they are great options that don’t break your bank.

3. Halogen
If you are really strapped for cash, this idea is both vogue and easy on your bank account. Take taut cables and suspend three (or however many you may need) halogen lights above the sink. The lights are movable and can be aimed to throw light exactly where it’s needed.

4. Ceiling Mounted Fixtures
To add soft directional lighting to your bathroom—try ceiling fixtures. Once mounted close to the mirror, your face will be highlighted in the new lighting.

5. Light Tubes
Instead of mounting these traditional lights horizontal above the mirror, mount them vertically. This adds uniqueness to the room, and gives the illusion of a larger bathroom. A win, win.

6. Sconces
Sconces come in all shapes and sizes. There are plenty of options for all types of styles, and fortunately come with the same diversity for their price tag.

7. Strip
According to the American Lighting Association, “for large mirrors, a strip of horizontal vanity lights will ensure that each person has sufficient light. Mount the strip 78″ off the floor. The best lighting solution is achieved with fixtures that include a shade for each bulb.”

8. Globes
Adding globes to your bathroom can add a Hollywood-style feel. Another perk to these lights bring is that if you evenly space each globe on each side of the mirror, you will have a shadow-free area.

9. Chandeliers
Chandeliers give rich feel to any room, but you can find many options that are cost-friendly. Ikea and Target are two great options when looking for cost effective chandeliers.

10. Ambient Lighting
When all else fails, use what you’ve got! If the space allows, use your windows to add extra lighting to the room. You’ll be surprised what you can come up with when you think outside the box.

Have a great lighting idea I missed? Let us know in the comments below.

Miguel Salcido is an avid blogger, father of 2 and a recent proud home owner. He loves studying home design and decor and has his eyes on purchasing some walk in bathtubs for his home.

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