Bathroom lighting ideas for every style

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When planning the lighting for your bathroom, remember that you want it to work equally well at all times of the day and throughout the year, whether it’s dark December or sunny July. You’ll also want to use the bathroom for different purposes at different times. A muted colour scheme will stop a bathroom with bright lights from looking too clinical. If your bathroom is on the small side, consider a few spotlights on the ceiling over the bath and basin. Install a dimmer switch for the best effect.

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