What do you feel when you step into your bathroom? Maybe it’s just a practical space for a quick check in the mirror before the day starts. With KABOMBA lighting series, we want to turn your bathroom into something more. With the right lamps in the right place, the bathroom lighting provides both functional light and a nice atmosphere – a bit like in a hotel.
How should you plan your bathroom lighting? “Bathrooms can look very different when it comes to size, style and functions. So, the best advice is to combine different light sources.” says Anna Granath, who works with lighting at IKEA. “You need general lighting from the ceiling when you clean, and a soft, glare-free light close to the mirror that doesn’t create shadows on your face."
You will get the most favorable light for your face with one lamp on each side of the mirror directed at you. “A lamp with a rectangular shape is good for spreading light and common in bathrooms in particular. The designers that created KABOMBA, played around with the shape by dividing the wall lamp into three circles in a row. It gives a nice graphic expression.” There’s also a round wall lamp with a magnifying mirror in the series that’s good when you put in your lenses or apply makeup.
The wall lamps are dimmable, so you can easily adjust the brightness depending on the time of the day or what you are doing. Because lighting in the bathroom isn’t only a matter of function, you can also use it to create atmosphere and a personal style. “We’ve been inspired by classic hotels and want KABOMBA to contribute to a little everyday luxury. When the light turns on, we hope you can unwind and put the outside world on hold for a while."