Generally, whenever one talks about lighting a bathroom, a wall mounted fixture above the mirror props up immediately in one's mind. Even though, this is the most common type of lighting fixture known to people since last century, there are wide varieties and styles of lighting fixtures that are now available in the markets all over the world.
By using light fixtures with dimmer control, you will alter the intensity of the light to get exactly the required relaxing feel. Dimmers are also energy-savers and your lights will last longer. Just keep in mind that you would need incandescent dimmers for incandescent and halogen lights and agreeable dimmers for any other kinds of lights.
The mirrors in the bathroom should reflect as much natural light as possible, also, artificial ones, if placed in front of windows, will reflect the light giving the impression of a wider space. The bathroom light must be clear, with controlled intensity and not bright. What ever lighting you choose, it must work with the furnishings, mirror and other decorative pieces placed in the bathroom. A classic style bathroom must have mirrors with elegant frames and shaded lighting bodies . For modern design choose mirrors without frames, spots placed strategically so that the light is not too bright.
Layering and combining ; If you have no idea how to start the installation process, you might want to consider layering lights. This is the process of combining lights based on their purpose. The first thing you should do is choose a good task light. Task lighting fixtures can be ceiling downlights or wall sconces. These are great for interior design work that serves a specific purpose. You can place them close to the vanity counter or the mirror. Task lighting will make it easier for you to do a variety of tasks in the bathroom.