Uplight or downlight in small powder room?
I just redid a smaller-than-small (4.5' x 5') powder room. New floor, pedestal sink, toilet, mirror and light fixture. And finally the wallpaper is gone and the walls are a nice shade of sage green. Previously there was a ceiling vent fan that also had a light fixture. Now I've got a 2-bulb fixture over the mirror. It's a beautiful fixture but I HATE the lighting! The room is windowless and the light casts shadows everywhere, spotlighting every imperfection in the walls.
So now I have a few questions: The fixture can be hung so that the light shines either up or down. It looks like it should be down-facing, but if it helps the shadows, I'd be happy to have it reversed.
Also, this is the only source of light in the room. I'm presently using two 60-watt incandescent soft white bulbs. Should I be using some other type of bulb for more natural lighting? And should I use 75-watts or even 100 watts (which the fixture can accomodate) instead of 60s?
Thanks for your input!