Laundry Room Lighting
The laundry room is usually a modest space in a home with emphasis on utility rather than presentation and décor. However, as a space of frequent use, it needs to be an uncomplicated space that lends itself to its functions. A laundry room commonly accommodates appliances, a sink, storage and some counter space in varying degrees, depending on the availability of space. Whether it’s a good-sized room or a niche in a darker zone of the home, lighting is vital for usability; after all, laundry gets done at any given time of the day, even at night.
Navigating a small space, retrieving items from storage and sorting clothes are among simple tasks that can be easily achieved provided there’s good lighting. The best lighting for laundry room functions depends on the dimensions and layout of the space. A single overhead fixture might be all you need as a laundry light.
Lighting is also an easy and inexpensive way to add character to this simple space. Where there’s enough clearance, a pendant light is an effective way to do just that while also covering lighting requirements. Linear lights or adjustable bar spotlights for long and narrow spaces, and flush mounts for low ceilings are among laundry ceiling lights for general lighting requirements. Where there’s substantial workspace and overhead cabinets that cast shadows, under cabinet lighting and swing arm wall lights can add another layer of lighting. Adding a laundry light is also an opportunity to exemplify a décor theme in your home. Whether you’re designing a new laundry room or simply need a little revamp, peruse through our collection for some laundry lighting ideas.