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Application of the right bathroom lighting ideas illuminate the darkest corners of the most-used space in your home. They also serve the purpose of bathing your space in the calm, subtle sparkle of radiance. Of course, each one of us is aware that we can simply add a ceiling light and be done with the task. But what if we want to go a step ahead and transform this space into a luxe, dreamy abode? Well, we can achieve this with the clever use of lights. So, today, let’s introduce you to some brilliant bathroom lighting ideas that shall transform your room from drab to fab! Chandeliers, decorative wall sconces, recessed and task lighting, bath lights, or incandescent bulbs — check out our collection and get inspired for your next enhance-the-lighting-in-the-bathroom project.

Light Up the Vanity

lighted vanityPhoto by PickComfort on Flickr – www.pickcomfort.com [CC-BY-2.0]

An illuminated vanity area serves as the focal point in this bathroom. The soft glow of the hanging bulbs on either side of mirrors not only enhances the mood but also gives you better visibility when you need to get ready. Embedded lights within the cabinet reflect its ornate style and highlight the detailed patterns on its surface. This design not only lends a Moroccan vibe to the room but also complements the set-up, enhanced further by golden, polished sinks and faucets.

Say Yes to Chandeliers

bathroom candeliersPhoto by PickComfort on Flickr – www.pickcomfort.com [CC-BY-2.0]

Who said chandeliers are only for huge living rooms and luxurious halls? Check out the idea above. See how the designer has added a traditional, golden-edged chandelier that takes the center stage in this bathroom design. Golden, metallic towel racks, fixtures for wall sconces, and faucets — everything perfectly echo the layout. Additional recessed lights and accent lighting on the wall transform this room into an illuminated marvel.

Think About Lighted Mirrors

lighted bathroom mirrorsPhoto by PickComfort on Flickr – www.pickcomfort.com [CC-BY-2.0]

This is one of the cleverest bathroom lighting ideas for a small or half bath or a powder room. An illuminated round mirror above a single vessel sink set atop a vanity is complete with just two small hanging bulbs. Minimal yet sophisticated, this lighting plan is sufficient to provide illumination to the entire area.

Make a Statement with Pendants

bathroom pendantsPhoto by PickComfort on Flickr – www.pickcomfort.com [CC-BY-2.0]

Cradled in baby pink — subtle and soft, this beautiful lighting idea features pendant light fixtures on either side of a round mirror, set against a pink accent wall. The set-up —  complete with a wall-mounted vanity — makes it the focal point of the space. Next, check out the recessed lights on the ceiling. They wonderfully make up for any additional lighting that might be needed in the area.

Go for a Bit of Drama

colorful bathroom mirrorsPhoto by John Hickey-Fry on Flickr [CC-BY-2.0]

When we look at this design, the first words that come to mind is — plenty of colors and a lot of drama. Ornamental round mirrors with plenty of artwork on the borders entwine perfectly with the equally colorful sconces. This is not only one of the cleverest and most striking bathroom lighting ideas, but it is also inexpensive — and yet, one glimpse and your guests will be asking you for recommendations!

Shop for Candle-shaped Lights

lighted bathroom candlesPhoto by Charlotte Holmes on Flickr – www.rogue-designs.co.uk [CC-BY-SA 2.0]

Add elements of romance by placing some candle-shaped lights at the end of your bathroom. Light them up and soak yourself in a warm bath after a weary day. The dim illumination emitted from these lamps creates a soothing ambiance. Additionally, install some recessed lights which will ensure the application of minimal bathroom lighting fixtures and the availability of plenty of illumination.

Go for a Backlit Ceiling and Floor

modern bathroom lightingPhoto by PickComfort on Flickr – www.pickcomfort.com [CC-BY-2.0]

Huge, backlit double vanity mirrors scream modernity and sophistication in this bathroom plan. Ample illumination from the backlit ceiling and floor generate glow from the daylight spectrum. A wonderful play of shadows and radiance ensure elegance and full brightness in this smart layout.

Read more: Stylish Ideas for the Perfect Spa Bathroom

Try Out a Backlit LED Bathroom Mirror

reflective mirrorsPhoto by PickComfort on Flickr – www.pickcomfort.com [CC-BY-2.0]

You can always make a small bath appear larger with the help of a big mirror. Install LED backlights behind it to reflect light. The sharp edges of all the other elements in the space contribute to the contemporary appearance of the room.

Layer it Up & Enhance the Ambience

layered bathroom lightingPhoto by PickComfort on Flickr – www.pickcomfort.com [CC-BY-2.0]

Any good lighting plan should always comprise multiple layers. In the above layout, the designer has opted for ample illumination by means of recessed lights, which offer ambient lighting. Additionally, he has also combined hanging pendants and lighted candles, that suffice all lighting needs.

So that’s it. These were some of our favorite and shortlisted bathroom lighting ideas. Which one did you like? And which one do you think you will use in your next project? Or is there anything that you would like to add to our list? Then let us know in the comments below!

Read more: Bathroom Ceiling Material: Which Option Is The Best?

Dreamy Bathroom Lighting Ideas: From Drab to Fab was last modified: October 6th, 2019 by Anisha Dutta
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