15 Bathroom Lighting Ideas for Your Comfort

Bathroom is not just another room within your house, it’s an investment. Mostly people check for the bathroom first before deciding to buy or rent a living place. Departs from that fact, you have to make sure your bathroom elements are the best you can own. And that includes the lighting. Find out bathroom lighting ideas in this article that’ll suit your bathroom’s design.

Bathroom Lighting Ideas

1. Chandelier for Tub Area Lighting

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The lighting arrangement in bathtub area should follow the universal condition. The said condition is to have the distance of 8 feet, or around 2.5 meter at the very least, from the tub to the lighting. Not anyone should be able to touch it while standing.

Glamour feel can be sensed from this bathroom design, thanks to the small crystal chandelier hanging right above the tub. Its lighting radiates a calming gold tone that is in accordance to those of the tub’s and the wooden flooring’s.

Not to mention the eye-catching silver-foil wallpaper which seems so chic combined with the antique looking mirror and the clawed tub feet.

Pros :
– A chandelier gives a touch of elegance within a room.
– It is able to light up the whole room.
– It comes in various sizes.
Cons :
– Installing a chandelier needs professional installer.
– It is hard to clean.
– It might be pricey.

2. Sconces for Vanity Area Lighting

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Lighting in vanity area inside your bathroom is also essential. No matter what type your vanity is, whether it’s portable like the one in the picture or it’s settled on certain space, it should has enough lighting. This cottage-style bathroom gives an example for the matter.

Having a pair of deluxe sconces at each side of a Venetian mirror, makes the whole set of vanity area looks feminine. The cross lighting they produce only gets the all white-colored elements more royally elegant.

Pros :
– Sconces create safe lighting.
– They come in various designs.
Cons :
– You shouldn’t get them wet which are very risky to be placed there.

3. Modern Bathroom Lighting

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Every style needs to be supported with elements of the same theme to keep the concept. And that’s including bathroom. This bathroom has a style of modern and thus needs elements that support the style. From all furniture, accessories, and decorations seen above, the show-stopping chandelier is what catches attention.

The chandelier has 24 branches out of sleek chrome. It uses bulbs of low-voltage LED which consume less energy but produces plenty of light.

Pros :
– It’s unique and very suitable to modern bathroom.
Cons :
– The cleaning might be a problem.

4. Shower Area Lighting

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For shower area where not possible to keep it dry all the time, choose fixtures that are suitable for wet location. Or, you can place it where the area is less wet. For this shower-tub bathroom, the lighting is arranged by combining a chandelier above the tub, three sconces mounted on the wall of the shower room’s, plus three candles at the head side of the tub.

This lighting combination gives you a chance to reduce electricity expenses. How is it so? You can use one of them according to your need. When you want to just use the tub, turn on the chandelier only. Or, light on just the candles to enjoy more of your time. On the other hand, when you want to have a quick bath in the shower room, turn on only the wall sconces.

Pros :
– The lighting combination helps you saving the electricity bills
Cons :
– Too many things need care as many.

5. Farmhouse-Style Bathroom Lighting

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This is an example of bathroom that uses farmhouse style. And the single down light wall sconce above the mirror gives statement to the concept. This kind of sconce has gooseneck made of aluminum that we often see at barns.
What more emphasizes the whole set is the stripes on the wall that looks like planks. Not to mention the usage of wood material for mirror frame, the supporting sink’s table, and the stool. It’s just perfect!

Pros :
– The aluminum used for the sconce resists to corrosion. So, it wouldn’t be a problem if it gets splashed.
Cons :
– The sconce might be pricey.

6. LED Lighting

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If you consider using LED for your bathroom lighting, then maybe this example could be a reference. The LED lightings here glow as soft and dreamy as they are expected to be.

To have the best result of these LED lightings, you should position them properly. They must be installed for raised vanity, alongside the shelves or niches, or on the ceiling to be cove lighting. And this bathroom applies them all.

Pros :
– LED lighting saves energy.
– It has long lifespan.
– It’s also eco-friendly.
Cons :
– LED lighting could be expensive.
– It is limited in terms of colors.
– And it could be overdrive and fail if places in a raised surrounding temperature.

7. Glitzy Lighting

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For everything people do inside the bathroom, it deserves to have the best supporting element; glitzy, if needed. The very same thing applied to this bathroom. Its vanity lighted by the best glitzy lighting it could have. The lighting gives glamorous look like those belong to jewelry. Thanks to the beaded pendant!

As it is suitable to have inside powder room, you see, with gold damask wallpaper that shines after the light, it looks as perfect there.

Pros :
– The glitzy lighting adds up some elegance.
Cons :
– It is surely expensive.

8. Old-World Lanterns

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This iron lanterns hung dangling from the curved architectural ceiling is the best one for lighting the vanity inside your British Colonial bathroom. It supports one of the bathroom lighting ideas for old look.

British Colonial era is famous for its detailed craftsmanship on furniture. And therefore, such vanity seen in the picture is in the perfect place. It fits also for royalty.

Pros :
– Those iron lanterns are well designed.
Cons :
– They’re difficult to clean.

9. Layered Lighting

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When you have spacious bathroom, the only thing you could do to get it well lighted is to install layered lighting. If you look forward to some inspiration of how to get it well done, see the example in the picture above. This bathroom uses a pair of down light wall sconces installed at each side of the mirror and an artistic lighting next to the faucet for the vanity area.

Those combined with the ceiling lights for the tub area that also works as decoration. And don’t fail to notice several perimeter recessed lighting installed at some places within the bathroom. The highlight is to use multiple layers of lighting for large bathroom. By doing so, you create some luxurious feel even if the bathroom is nothing near luxury.

Pros :
– Layered lighting guarantee you get enough illumination wherever you are in the bathroom.
Cons :
– Too much lighting produces too much unnecessary heat all at once.

10. Colored Lampshades

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Try to consider giving lampshades when you want your lighting to be decoration also. For this blue and yellow bathroom, shading the wall sconces in yellow tone is not only proper but eye catching also. They complement the color of the bright colorful shower curtain along with some accessories of the same hue.

You can do it, too, to your bathroom lighting. It’s an easy and affordable project. You just need to pay attention to the lampshade color. Pick light colors as they maximize the illumination. Meanwhile, dark color shades only block a lot of light.

Pros :
– Colored lampshades can be room décor also.
Cons :
– Not any bathroom style fits this colored lampshade.

11. Lighted Mirrors

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You can get the best lighting for small and limited bathroom by installing lighted mirrors. It’s practical and doesn’t require additional space since it only takes up as much as your bathroom mirror.

This genius trick is available in various sizes and shapes. Choose ones that fit perfectly with the mirror and the whole bathroom theme. Traditional round mirror, the one you see in the picture, is not harmonious in modern bathroom.

You can fix it with proper lighting installment. Consider these three options: either you install a single light through the top, or two lights at each side, or a light halo all around the mirror.

Pros :
– Lighted mirrors save you from small bathroom problems.
Cons :
– If not choosing the right amount of watt, you can get dazzled when looking at the mirror.

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12. Under Cabinet Lights

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This is another solution for small and limited bathroom space. You can utilize the unused area right under the bathroom cabinet to install some lighting. Or, you can install the light there on purpose, to illuminate the dark spot below the shelves, for example. Either way can help you to make the space functioning.

There are five types under cabinet lightings you can choose. They are xenon fixtures, puck lights, fluorescent fixtures, LED fixtures, and LED strip light. Each type has its own pros and cons. So pick wisely according to your space needs.

Pros :
– Under cabinet light makes your bathroom feels larger because it eliminates the dark spot.
Cons :
– Some fixtures may need individual power supply

13. Flush Mount Ceiling Lights

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To create a spacey feeling within small bathroom, use this flush mount ceiling lights. It keeps the bathroom to feel more open and uncluttered. The shiny and clean lines with its white and frosted diffuser cut out the room’s architecture of perfect geometric shape. It is also in accordance with those of the curtain rod, the shower head, as well as the towel holder.

Pros :
– It creates the effect of futuristic and modern.
Cons :
– It needs effort to change the bulb.

14. Candelabra for Black and White Glamorous Bathroom

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For some people who consider taking a bath is another form of ‘me time’ and loving themselves, they would put anything precious into the bathroom. The owner of this black glamorous bathroom shown in the picture is one of them. With a television, modern plasma fire, and a splendid bathtub, no one wants to end their bath time, don’t they?

What makes them want to linger longer in the bathroom is the arrangement of the lighting which has unusual combination of down light lustrous pendant and candelabra.

Pros :
– The candelabra look luxurious.
– It is well placed and gives a statement.
Cons :
– The bathroom aura is so strong that might scares some people.

15. Decorative Wall Lights

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Get creative with your bathroom lighting, ladies and gentlemen! This picture will give you an example. The idea is to use several up light small lamps, mini brackets, and creativity. You can set them however you want them to be. It’s simple yet so exceptional. From such bathroom lighting idea, you can create an interesting, charming, and unique bathroom at the same time.

It would be perfect to soak your exhausted body after work in this seducing retreat, moreover with the luxury given from the marble around the bath top. Romantic feel can also be sensed from the lights arrangement around the wall.

Pros :
– Such decorative wall lights add up absolute warmth to the scheme.
– They are easy to replace and rearrange.
Cons :
– Imagine how many holes you have on the walls just to arrange the decoration. And in times you want to rearrange them, you have to add some holes more.
Conclusion :
Bear in mind that lighting arrangement within your bathroom is as significant as in the other rooms of the house. Of all place, bathroom is where you start and end your daily routine. To get the best bathroom atmosphere, there are four types of light needed. They are task lighting, accent lighting, decorative lighting, and lastly, ambient light.

The first is installed where the mirror is. The second is for additional lighting that works also as an art. The third, as its name tells you, is for bathroom décor that adds visual shimmer. And the last acts as fill light. However plan you have, don’t fail to search for any form of bathroom lighting ideas and consult the professionals also. Have a bright day!

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