Dressing Room Lighting Tips
Although a lighting design plan may not be high up on your list of priorities during a renovation, there are so many reasons why it should be. An architectural lighting designer is an essential member of any design team. Whether they are designing the perfect layered lighting for your kitchen space, providing ideas for tastefully lighting a staircase or installing the correct lighting in a bathroom for safety, they should be your go to when you are designing or renovating a home.
However, a lighting designer can do so much more than just artistically lighting your space. They also know how to solve lighting problems and prevent mistakes such as ceiling and wall acne, as well as dead space. Here at LA Lounge, our expert and professional team are here to help you create the ideal lighting design plan from start to finish, while adhering to your time and budget. Although a dressing room may sound like an extravagant space to have within the home, they are becoming more and more popular. Whether you have a client asking how to light this space or you are installing one within your home, we have plenty of lighting tips to help you.
A dressing room is a glamorous asset to any home, however, having a space dedicated to your clothes, accessories and shoes comes with its own set of challenges. The key to perfectly lighting this space is to introduce several layers of light. Our team can help you light this space to create a masterpiece within the home with our ideas to suit every taste.
However, in the meantime, here are some tips to get you inspired for your next renovation.
If your client is after a high fashion, glamorous dressing room, then a feature light is an essential element to the lighting design. As you can see in the image below, nothing screams glamour like a luxe chandelier in the middle of your dressing room. The chandelier works perfectly as the central focus of the room, drawing your eyes into the middle of the space and highlighting all of the beautiful garments on show. A chandelier also creates unique, textured lighting within the space which works perfectly to draw your gaze. However, this beautiful source of light also works well stylistically with downlights as a balance between the two sources. Having the chandelier set as warm lighting assists with the balance while also creating the perfect, welcoming feeling within the room. Dressing room chandelier.
If you’re looking for a modern staircase lighting design, LED strip lights are an excellent option. Placing these strip lights under each stair, or riser, creates a modern glam feel and turns your staircase into the centrepiece of your home. Using warm lighting in this area creates a chic, yet elegant, art gallery-style and is the perfect addition to a modern home with an open riser staircase. Using LED lights also has a range of benefits. Not only do they have a long life, lasting longer than other conventional types of lighting, they are also incredibly energy efficient. When you use LED lights, you know you’re paying to run the lights, not to generate heat as well. When you also consider the less amount of time and money spent in maintenance, it ends up being a real saver too. LED lights are eco-friendly as they are free of toxic chemicals and are 100% recyclable. This means you can reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third! Not only will your space look glamorous, you know you’re also doing your bit to help the environment.
LED Strip Lights. Source: Pinterest.
The use of downlights in a dressing room depends on the vibe you are trying to create. If your client wants the space to have an intimate feeling, a lighting design tip is to install downlights facing the cupboards. This design creates a warm, medium beam that reflects off the cupboard to create a softer lighting within the room. Not only does this work well to create a warm ambience, it will also light the clothes when the cupboards are open. However, if your client has open shelving within their dressing room, installing LED lights within the shelves creates a beautifully lit focal point. When you see how glamorous this design looks, it is crazy to think how easy it is to set up. Simply place LED strip lights at the front or back of the joinery to create the perfect, luxe focal point for your dressing room. If your client is after a softly lit space, the use of downlights is an essential stylistic element to incorporate into your design. LED lighting inside open cupboards
If your dressing room also has a mirror, you will have to consider how to install the perfect task lighting to complete the look while also adding a layer of functionality. Task lighting is essential to an area such as a makeup table to ensure that your client has the correct lighting for the task space. Task lights focus light into a specific area, while avoiding glare and minimising shadows. Having accurate lighting around a mirror is essential, and achieving the perfect balance of functionality and ambience requires a well thought out lighting design plan. Knowing where to place the task lighting in this area is important. Having lights directly above the mirror can create too many shadows, while not having enough light can make it difficult to see.
The two most popular options for task lighting in a vanity area are lighting above the mirror or along the side. If your client is opting for the glamorous look within their dressing room, having lighting along the side of the mirror can achieve this.
One lighting design tip is to install pendant lights on either side of the mirror. This creates balanced lighting for the mirror while also looking effortlessly chic and fitting the aesthetic of the space.
These pendant lights also work as a feature within the room, drawing your eyes to the beautifully lit mirror and welcoming you to take a seat. Our expert architectural lighting design team can talk you through all of our lighting options, including what pendant lights we have available and what lighting type would work best within your space. Pendant task lighting.
Although a dressing room can often be seen as an extravagant edition to a home, they are becoming increasingly popular and sought after. Whether you are currently renovating your home and installing a dressing room, or you are designing the space for a client, a lighting designer is an essential element to your team to create the perfectly lit space.
Here at LA Lounge, our architectural lighting design team are here to help you create the perfect lighting design plan for your home. From initial concepts all the way to a well-rounded, polished plan, our team can help you design the perfect space while working to your time and budget.
Whether you are unsure about installing dimmable lights or need assistance picking the best feature light to suit your space, we are here to help.
To book a free lighting design consultation with our talented team at our Neutral Bay showroom, call us today +44 (0) 20 7371 9000.