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well-lighted dressing room with chandelier

The functionality of a dressing room is very much dependent on good lighting, after all it’s not much use getting ready for the day in the dark! Putting on your outfit and doing your makeup require proper visibility.

 

Lighting is important, not only from an aesthetic perspective, but also to enhance your mood and maintain eyesight health. The lights you select will impact the entire ambience of the room so it’s best to think about what you require before you take the plunge.

 

Today, we’ve got 11 amazing dressing room lighting ideas to suit all tastes and light up your life.

Dressing Room Light Options

Before we dip into the ideas, let’s run through the types of lighting as well as bulbs that you might require in your dressing room:

Types of Lighting

Ambient Light

Provides the best visibility and will cover the entire room and usually comes from an indirect source.

Accent Light

Shines focus on specific objects to create drama.

Task Light

Illuminates an area to improve a space where tasking is carried out.

Mood Lighting

Mainly for aesthetic purposes, mood lighting helps to enhance and prettify a space within a room.

Mood Lighting

Mainly for aesthetic purposes, mood lighting helps to enhance and prettify a space within a room.

Types of Bulbs

Incandescent

Widely used but not energy efficient. Dimmable which makes them a popular choice for candelabras and chandeliers.

Halogen

Produce brighter light than incandescent bulbs but tend to get quite hot.

Fluorescent

Great for task lighting, used in spaces where you read or undertake projects.

LED

Particularly beneficial for dimmable light fittings, commonly used in under-cabinet lighting.

Dressing Room Lighting Ideas

1. Retail Dressing Room lighting Set Up

dressing room lighting

Whilst many get it wrong, there are some retailers that get it spot on when it comes to dressing room lighting, and the décor is often something we’d love to replicate in our own spaces.

 

For the best lighting for a retail dressing room, take inspo from Personal Shopper rooms, instead, as these are always better lit.

 

Make use of LED strip lighting within open shelving and rails as well as downlights and ceiling lights to complete the look.

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2. Walk-in Wardrobe lighting

walk-in wardrobe lighting

Whilst many get it wrong, there are some retailers that get it spot on when it comes to dressing room lighting, and the décor is often something we’d love to replicate in our own spaces.

 

For the best lighting for a retail dressing room, take inspo from Personal Shopper rooms, instead, as these are always better lit.

 

Make use of LED strip lighting within open shelving and rails as well as downlights and ceiling lights to complete the look.

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3. Theatrical-Style Dressing Room lighting

theatrical style dressing room lighting

Bring all the drama with a theatrical dressing room as seen in this room. Moody lights lend themselves well to this aesthetic but are less practical for dressing, especially if you lack the large windows this room has. 

Use warm-lit table lamps and wall lights for further illumination. You could even add in a neon sign that truly encapsulates the style of theatre dressing room lighting.

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4. Small Dressing Room lighting

small dressing room lighting

Often, home dressing rooms are small, as such, they tend to lack light. This room demonstrates small dressing room lighting perfectly.

 

By making use of open shelving trends and installing strip lighting under the shelves, allows maximum storage space that otherwise could be taken up by lighting.

 

Install a backlit mirror, just like this room, to further glow up the space.

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5. Minimalist Dressing Room lighting

The light and airy feel of minimalist dressing rooms helps support the role of lighting to brighten the space.

 

Ceiling spotlights provide a great opportunity to brighten the room further but if you still require more lighting, then place a modern table lamp on top of floating drawers or tables.

 

The backlit open shelving in this room further brightens the space and ensures you can see what outfit you’re choosing!

6. Luxury Dressing Room lighting

luxury dressing room lighting

Evoke real glamour and luxury with a statement ceiling light, such as this one. If you want added opulence, consider a chandelier. Perfect for higher ceilings, they hang lower bringing the light source closer to you, making them a perfect dressing room lighting fixture choice.

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7. Hollywood Glamour Dressing Room lighting

hollywood glamour dressing room lighting

Create an Oscar-worthy space with this vintage Hollywood-inspired dressing room. Brightly lit, with overhead and under-cabinet lighting, if you want to further replicate vintage vibes, switch out the modern light fitting for a chandelier. 

 

When it comes to lighting for dressing room mirrors, no Hollywood style space would be complete without a classic movie star mirror with LED bulbs.

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8. Vintage Boudoir Dressing Room lighting

vintage boudoir dressing room lighting

Sophisticated, vintage-style dressing rooms often come with more ornate furniture that can darken a room. If this is your dressing room idea, then consider lighting carefully to ensure optimum brightness.

 

A ceiling light, as shown in this space, is a great place to start but consider table lamps as well. LED strip lights along shelving and inside wardrobes will add further luminosity without affecting the style of the room.

 

If you have a large, baroque style mirror like this room, pop some fairy lights around the top to add a delicate, decorative touch.

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9. Retro Dressing Room lighting

retro dressing room lighting

For those that have an eclectic home style, you might opt for a more unusual and retro lit dressing room. Lighting for a dressing room of this style can be more fun, shown here with the iridescent pendant light fitting.

 

The lighting in this dressing room is further supported by subtle strip lights along the ceiling which help maintain visibility without detracting from design features. Add a colourful backlit mirror and you’ll be good to go!

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10. Industrial Dressing Room lighting

industrial dressing room lighting

Industrial-style dressing rooms typically feature quite dark, overwhelming furniture so it’s important to select great lighting for optimum visibility.

 

This room benefits from backlit display shelving but could increase options with strip lighting along its open shelving bays, as well as along the edge of the flooring.

 

Install statement dressing room ceiling lighting and wall lights for further illumination.

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11. Calming Dressing Room lighting

A calming dressing room, as pictured, helps to make getting ready stress-free and lighting will maintain this aesthetic. Keep lighting soft, using table lamps with shades. Install a large ceiling light to ensure ease of visibility in the room.

 

To further enhance lighting in the space, install a backlit mirror as part of your dressing room vanity lighting.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What’s the Best Lighting for a Dressing Room?

When looking at how to light a dressing area, try to keep the main source of lighting as an indirect (ambient) to avoid stark contrast and shadows. Downlights or ceiling mounted fixtures with a luminosity power of between 1000-2000lm are ideal.

How Do You Light a Walk-in Wardrobe?

LED wardrobe and strip lights will be your best friend when looking to light up your walk-in wardrobe space. Space may be limited for wall lights as it is often taken up by cupboards and open shelving so use these areas to place LED lighting instead. Consider also illuminating the top of your wardrobe.

Conclusion

Getting a balance between aesthetic appeal and practicality can be a challenge when it comes to room led lighting ideas. Don’t underestimate the importance of the right bulb in helping you to glow!

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