Your Guide To Bathroom Lighting

The modern bathroom has become a multifunctional space where we enjoy spending time. From getting ready in the morning to pampering ourselves at night, a bathroom is quickly becoming a little haven within our Perth homes. No matter what you plan on doing in your bathroom, a selection of lights will make sure everything looks perfect from every angle. 

Are you looking to elevate your bathroom in Balcatta? Then you are in luck. We here at Navigate Bathroom Renovations have curated a guide to help you with your bathroom lighting.

Which bathroom light is right for you?

When selecting the right amount of illumination, placement and bulb is more important than the fixture count. There’s a variety for each style that you can choose from with its distinct effect for your bathroom.


These lights direct light downward, as suggested by the name. This can cast shadows on your face so it’s not the best alternative to using mirrors, but they are compelling and emit a great deal of illumination. Perfect for putting close or far away from yourself, depending how much space you have available.

Heat lamps

Getting up in colder weather is not the most exciting thing to do. However, with bathroom that has warming lights, you can feel warm as soon as you begin your morning routine. One downside of heat lamps, however, could be how much electricity they use- because there are so many elements involved at once (with a heating element included). We recommend using your heat lamps only for those chilly mornings. 

Pendant lights

The great thing about pendant lights is that they can be used in so many different areas. A bathroom makes an ideal place for these fixtures because you have enough space to hang one without taking up too much wall real-estate, while also being able use it as a focal point when showing off your bathroom renovation. 

Lighting sconces

The ambiance of a bathroom can be greatly enhanced by installing light sconces that are just the right size and shape for your needs. Whether you want something simple or ornate, there’s an option out there to suit any taste. 

Under-cabinet lighting

Installing under-cabinet lights in your bathroom can help you overcome some of the shadows and darkness that would otherwise be present in the bathroom. It will make the space look more modern with an alternative light source, which is perfect for those who want their space to be fashionable, practical and stylish. 

Diffuse ceiling lights

The diffusing ceiling light fixture is an excellent choice for bathroom lighting. It distributes evenly and provides soft, indirect illumination without the harsh shadows that can be seen when installing traditional lighting.

Light bulb colours: Warm or cool?

It is all about personal choices and tastes when it comes to choosing between warm or cool light bulbs. For example, if your bathroom’s colour scheme is predominantly white, then using a clinically toned LED light may give off an uninviting vibe. In this scenario, warm coloured lights are recommended instead so they can create an ambience more conducive to relaxation rather than simply illumination.

With vanity lights, function comes first


The most important thing to consider when installing bathroom lighting around your vanity is functionality. You need this for shaving, applying makeup or washing yourself. In addition, there are other factors such as style of the vanity, and the influence of natural light that enters through windows.

Speak to our expert team of bathroom builders today. We are known as the go-to Balcatta team, who specialise in bathroom renovations in Perth. You can explore our unique process here, to get a feel for our points of difference.  

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Couldn't recommend highly enough Josh and Adam were a dream to work with, they made the whole process so pleasant and pain free. We had both bathrooms renovated so very happy with the end results.
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Arden Joss

I would not look any further than Navigate Bathroom Renovations! We have recently had a BIG makeover and we absolutely love our new en-suite, kids bathroom, toilet and laundry. Josh and Adam were professional, full of ideas & helpful Josh’s work ethic is phenomenal, he takes such pride in his work and always left the site clean and tidy! We can not recommend this team enough. The before and after photos speak for themselves. Thanks again Josh, Adam and Team
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Vanessa Molloy

The decision to choose Navigate Bathrooms was an easy one. Both Adam and Josh have an eye for detail and offered honest and practical advice and ideas to achieve our perfect bathroom. The end result has exceeded our expectations and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Navigate or using them again in the future.
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Kate & Daniel

We were really happy with the service provided by Adam and Josh and the quality of the work that was performed. Josh kept us informed of the progress of the reno, and made sure we were happy with every part of the job. We definitely recommend Navigate and would use them again.
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Angie Whitehead

Big thanks to Adam, Josh & the boys. Great job on our barhroom reno. Professional and well organised. Highly recommended. Thanks guys.
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Julie Cooper

Love our ensuite, great communication, excellent workmanship and nothing ever too much trouble. highly recommend.
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Lee Barnes

Picking Navigate was one of the best decisions we have ever made. Easy to deal with and the whole team was helpful beyond belief. Our bathroom is beyond our expectations, they will be back when we do the guest bathroom. Thanks guys it’s fab.
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