09 Feb 2024

Although they are a vital space, laundry room design often seems like an afterthought. These rooms are often considered basic and a part of the home that doesn’t require much attention. A little extra consideration can take a laundry space from merely being ordinary to becoming more functional and looking fantastic. The best way to begin is to upstyle outdated lighting fixtures and choose light fixtures that work best with your laundry space. 

As we know Lighting design is an important consideration throughout the home, Light fixtures for laundry spaces are especially essential for functionality and overall design.   

Laundry rooms offer relatively few opportunities for design beyond the cabinets and fixtures. The playful use of lighting is one of the major ways to brighten a laundry space that is easy on the budget.

From trendy glamorous or chic designs  to functional, these lighting ideas make doing laundry upgrades a breeze.

How Many Lights Should Be in a Laundry Room?

Laundry room spaces can vary in size, some are small, some are in downstairs or upstairs areas, some are in bathrooms, or in a vertical cupboard, and some aren’t even rooms at all. But they all need quality lighting. If available, natural lighting is the ideal baseline for laundry room lighting. If natural lighting is unavailable, there are many stunning ways to brighten the space. The number of lights needed will depend on the size of the room.

What Kind of Light Goes in a Laundry Room?

There are no rules that say a laundry room cannot be elegant and chic.

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Layering lighting means that you should think about accent lighting, general light, and task lighting. Simple, industrial-style pendants are perfect for laundry spaces since they fit the idea of this room as a functional area that requires non-nonsense lighting. But that doesn’t mean no style is needed. 

Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting is ideal for smaller laundry spaces. It adds a layer of ambient light needed for spotting stains. Using a bulb that provides a crisp white light that isn’t too cool or too warm will keep the eyes comfortable. In larger laundry rooms or ones without windows, recessed lighting can help balance the overall lighting design in the space.

Pendant Lighting

Laundry areas are generally on the smaller side. This makes it easy to focus on practicality and forget decorative lighting. In a large, spacious laundry room, pendant lighting can be a stylish up styling addition. A pendant can make the room seem less stark and offer softer ambient light when needed. When choosing a pendant, keep the base of the light seven feet from the floor to ensure sufficient headroom.

Semi-Flush Mount

In laundry rooms with ceilings too low for pendants, a semi-flush mount is a great solution. An upgrade on the traditional flush mount lighting, a semi-flush mount offers the style and flair of a pendant without interfering with the headroom.

The laundry room is one of the few rooms in a home that have few design rules. So, it’s a great place to experiment with different lighting styles ideas.

Always work with a professional!

To ensure that your lighting is properly installed, always hire a licensed electrician. Our popular lighting  installation services include supply and install or install only as well as servicing, repairs and advice.

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