Modern lamps and lampshades for baths and saunas: advice on selection and installation

High-quality lighting for the bath plays an important role

High-quality lighting plays an important role for the bath

Correct lighting in the bath room plays an important role. It performs not only a functional load, but also creates a pleasant atmosphere conducive to relaxation and pleasure from procedures in the washing room or steam room. However, modern lighting devices that meet all the necessary requirements are not particularly aesthetic visually, and in some cases can be dangerous, therefore they require specific finishing in the form of lampshades for a bath.

LED lighting is economical and safe

LED lighting is economical and safe

Sauna near the bathroom

Sauna near the bathroom

Varieties

Often, bath rooms are designed as unique structures, and the decoration for them is also developed in a single copy, therefore there is a number of techniques in which such products are made. They differ not only in the method of creation, but also in the materials used for this. Most often, wood is used in all its forms – from finished boards to untreated logs..

Sauna decorative lamp

Sauna decorative lamp

A visit to the steam room has a beneficial effect on the human body

A visit to the steam room has a beneficial effect on the human body

Bathhouse interior in rustic style

Bathhouse interior in rustic style

Luminaire protection structures differ in shape and placement rules. So, they can be:

  1. spherical;
  2. rectangular;
  3. cylindrical;
  4. irregular geometric shape.

On a note! According to the method of orientation in space, they can be horizontal and vertical..

Moreover, the latter have one specific subspecies – angular. They look especially original and allow you to illuminate a large enough space even with a compact size..

Combination of decorative stone and wood in the interior of the sauna

Combination of decorative stone and wood in the interior of the sauna

The backlight located in the benches looks very impressive

The backlight located in the benches looks very impressive

An element of the lighting system is hidden under them, there may even be several of them, which several times increases the productivity of the object..

Requirements

There are few rules according to which such decor is created, and they all describe the physical characteristics..

  • First, it must transmit light well..
  • Secondly, the light created must be diffused..
  • Thirdly, the design should protect users from the possibility of blinding and burns..
  • And the last – the device itself must be sufficiently protected from damage, for example, from moisture or accidental contact..

Wall decoration with saw cuts

Wall decoration with saw cuts

LED bulbs, arranged chaotically, resemble a starry sky

Chaotically arranged LED bulbs resemble a starry sky

LED strip will serve not only as a decor, but also as a way of lighting

LED strip will serve not only as a decor, but also as a way of lighting

It is relatively easy to provide them, however, to take into account all the nuances, it is advisable to draw up a project before working on the blank.

Advice! The structure should be designed taking into account the location of the light source. According to safety regulations, it is duplicated in case the used lamp burns out or another problem occurs. Accordingly, one lampshade per room is not enough..

Particular attention should be paid to the quality of the wiring

Particular attention should be paid to the quality of the wiring

Selection criteria are also important and include:

  1. low thermal conductivity;
  2. security;
  3. ease of processing;
  4. resistance to moisture;

    All bath accessories must be resistant to moisture and high temperatures.

    All bath accessories must be resistant to moisture and high temperatures.

  5. high temperature resistance;
  6. resistance to temperature extremes;
  7. durability;
  8. strength (to protect the luminaire from mechanical shock);
  9. nice appearance.

If a tree is used, then to achieve the best performance, it is treated with special means to protect against negative influences. Of its breeds, preference should be given to such varieties as:

  • cedar;
  • aspen;
  • Linden;
  • maple;
  • larch.

Not every wood is suitable for making bath accessories

Not every wood is suitable for making bath accessories

Advice! It is not recommended to use other breeds, in particular, this rule applies to conifers, which actively emit resinous substances under strong heating.

You can make a lampshade for a bath with your own hands or buy a ready-made one

You can make a lampshade for a bath with your own hands or buy a ready-made one

Beautiful lighting will help to make the design original

Beautiful lighting will help to make the design original

Alternatively, it is allowed to use original building materials used as the main interior decoration of the room, which is often a lining, which is convenient for further processing.

Toolkit and add-ons

The following tools will come in handy for the master – provided that the boards are selected as the basis:

  • saw;
  • drill;
  • screwdriver;

A standard set of tools is required to make a lamp for a sauna.

A standard set of tools is required to make a lamp for a sauna.

  • sandpaper;
  • roulette;
  • square;
  • pencil.

An electric jigsaw will help in cutting parts

An electric jigsaw will help in cutting parts

Advice! To put everything together, you will need galvanized or stainless steel hardware, and if they are not available, a non-toxic adhesive that is resistant to moisture and heat, for example, silicone. As an addition, it is proposed to use foil.

The sequence of preparatory work

To assemble the lampshade, you first need to prepare the frame and the elements attached to it in the form of a lattice. The master chooses the shape of the frame on his own according to a previously developed sketch.

Basis drawing

Basis drawing

If it is cylindrical, then its upper and lower parts will be the same – rounded with the same radius. They can be cut even one piece at a time. The same goes for the rectangular or square version, but in this case the top and bottom bases will have a different shape..

On a note! In case you need to form a base for an angular model, its shape will be a triangle, rhombus or a drop..

Finished base

Finished base

Cutting parts from a template

Cutting parts from a template

The frame of the body must have a volume sufficient to accommodate the prepared lighting device with a lamp screwed into its holder – classic or LED.

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Next, for the wall version, you need to prepare the back wall. The distance between the frame blanks will be its width for horizontal modification and its height for vertical. It should be wrapped in foil to provide additional reflection to enhance the beams..

Blue lighting will help you relax and enjoy your stay in the sauna

Blue lighting will help you relax and enjoy your stay in the sauna

Advice! Instead of foil, you can also use construction tape with similar reflective properties..

At the next stage, all three parts should be fastened together with hardware, since this connection will be invisible to the user.

The main process

  • If the frame is ready, a grate is prepared for it. It is advisable to make its elements the same so that the finished object looks as attractive as possible. Each of them should be treated with sanding paper so as not to damage your hands with splinters. They can be tubular, lamellar, or have a special cross-sectional shape, for example, semicircular or triangular..

On a note! Plate blanks can be additionally given curly outlines, allowing more light to pass outside. For the same purpose, some craftsmen subject them to perforation or milling..

All parts must be carefully cleaned with sandpaper.

All parts must be carefully cleaned with sandpaper.

The structure can be additionally decorated with decorative carvings

The structure can be additionally decorated with decorative carvings

  • The prepared slats with glue or hardware are fixed along the contour with an equal pitch.
  • This can be done at right angles or tilted in two opposite directions in order to form a diamond-shaped lattice..
  • But before fixing all the parts tightly together, it is necessary to provide easy access to the cartridge installed inside, for which holes corresponding in size are formed in one or two frame bases at once. On this, the manufacturing process can be considered complete..

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Note! The grille can be made removable, showing a little imagination and creativity..

Detachable grill allows easy access to the light bulb

Detachable grill allows easy access to the light bulb

Alternative

Having the skills of weaving from a vine, you can make a similar structure using this technique. But it should be borne in mind that the braid should not be as dense as on the basket in order to transmit a sufficient number of rays.

Advice! If as a result the grille is too soft to be easily fixed to the wall, it is recommended to reinforce it with planks, which should be placed inside. They can also be used to adjust the shape of the lampshade..

Beautiful lampshade made of twigs

Beautiful lampshade made of twigs

DIY decor will help to decorate your interior

You can decorate the interior of the bath by creating an original decor with your own hands 

As you can see, the implementation of this decorative element has a lot of unspoken rules, but at the same time it gives the master enough space for freedom, in particular, the right to choose materials, shape, color and degree of illumination. Consider our recommendations and do everything your own way to create a unique masterpiece and place it in your own bath.