There is one thing that may be going around in your head: let there be light! Some people like their bathrooms to be well-lit, whereas others prefer the ambiance and romanticism of a barely lit bathroom.

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Bathroom Lighting Ideas

Regardless of your preferences, there are several ways for you to ensure that your bathroom gets the light that it deserves.

31+ Bathroom Lighting Ideas, Bathroom Decorating

Bathroom Sconces

More and more people are warming up to the idea of bathroom sconces, as they give off an appropriate amount of light, without actually flooring your bathroom into it.

Ideally, some brass sconce lighting would be an asset when installed next to a mirror, as it will reflect and efficiently light the entire room. The decision is up to you whether you want to go for long sconce flanking your mirror, or smaller bulbs that just give an average amount of lighting. 

Bathroom Chandeliers

Chandeliers are great home decor. No, chandeliers are not just for the living room anymore, or the dining room. You may easily have them in your bathroom as well. These chandeliers will bring elegance into your bathroom – particularly if you have a bigger, more spacious room.

Look for chandeliers that add contrast to the bathroom, and that can be turned into a focal point. Bear in mind that if your bathroom is colorful and already has a “packed” design, a chandelier might seem a bit too much.

Bathroom Vanity Lighting

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The light in the bathroom does not necessarily have to come from side sconces or an overhead. Instead, you might go for mirrors and bathroom vanities that have built-in mirrors – providing you with the perfect lighting to get ready in the morning.

It can be difficult most of the time to get ready when the lights are just behind you – putting your face in the shadow. That’s why a mirror that has incorporated lighting might be a more appropriate choice for you.

This way, your makeup will always be on fleek, and your partner should never have to worry about cutting his face while shaving.

Dimmable Bathroom LED Lighting

Constant bright lighting can be a very good choice in the bathroom when you want to get things done fast and be right out the door. It is certainly a convenient way to see everything and not seem like a blind bat in your own bathroom.

However, there are also times when you may want to relax, to stay in a softly lit room while you are enjoying a nice bubble bath. This is why you might want to go for dimmable lighting, as it will provide you exactly the kind of lighting level that you require at a particular point. 

Multiple Small Lights

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In some cases, the main light (such as a chandelier) in the middle of the room can create quite a glare – and may be quite uncomfortable to have in the bathroom when you are trying to relax.

After all, who can actually relax in the bathtub when there is a light nearly blinding them from a singular spot in the room? This is why you may want to ditch the big light – and go for multiple smaller lights spread across the ceiling.

This way, the lighting will no longer feel glaring, and you should be able to relax in your own bathroom. 

Pendant Lighting

If sconces seem too simple for you and chandeliers are way too much for your bathroom, then you may want to go for the in-between alternative: the pendant.

These small lights are hanging from the ceiling and are generally best installed close to a mirror. The reflected light will make your bathroom seem brighter, and their overall design is one of the most elegant options for a vanity.

They may be used as the main lighting if you go for multiple pendant lights – but at the same time, they may be a good choice for accent and ambient lighting.

Final Thoughts

Bathroom lighting should always be at its finest – particularly since it is a place of relaxation.

Bad lighting will not allow you to properly relax in the bath or in the shower, which is why you need to carefully make your selection. Plus, lighting is supposed to make your bathroom look good – so choose wisely.

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