The bathroom can be an odd place to decorate. For some it is the last place of escape in the home. However, it is the only room in my pad, which still has a lock on the door, providing a retreat from the constant whirl of modern living.

For me, the bathroom is a place that should be stylish with as many indulgences of a spa as possible. But it takes more than Aesop soap or fluffy white towels to create such a calm and serene space. Setting the scene with the right lighting is the secret to creating a tranquil aesthetic.

1. NATURAL LIGHT

Before you purchase any lighting, always take into account how much natural daylight there is in your bathroom and that will give you an idea of what lighting you need.

2. MIRRORS

Mirrors are your secret weapon. This is a great way to reflect light and create the illusion of more space. I love playing with scale so don’t be afraid to go big with your mirror choice.

3. MAKE A STATEMENT

Don’t be afraid to mix your lighting up. Don’t always go for traditional bathroom lighting. I have a huge chandelier hanging over my bath tub and it creates an instant wow factor.

4. TAKE CONTROL

If you can, install dimmers straight away. They will allow you to control and create different moods, so you can change the atmosphere at the touch of a button.

BRIGHT IDEAS