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The biggest mistake you can make in any bathroom, and the one I come across most frequently, is inadequate lighting. In my experience, you need three sources: makeup (or shaving) light in the form of scones that flank the mirror (or a horizontal tubular fixture above it); recessed lights above the vanity; and a chandelier or pendant to produce even overall illumination.

Image: Photo credit: Lucas Allen; from Mrs. Howard Room by Room, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2015

Text excerpted from Mrs. Howard, Room by Room: The Essentials of Decorating with Southern Style Copyright © 2015 by Phoebe Howard. Reproduced by permission of Stewart, Tabori & Chang an imprint of ABRAMS.