Bathroom Lighting Ideas And Trends

Nov 12, 2020

Lighting is an essential decorative factor in any room and should not be overlooked. It determines the atmosphere of the room and can be the perfect finishing touch to any design. In a bathroom, lighting alone can affect a person’s mood- bright, white light can feel rejuvenating, while soft, ambient lighting helps us relax and unwind.

There are four main areas to consider when choosing bathroom lighting- task, accent, ambiance, and feature. Task refers to more focused, functional lighting that will help you accomplish tasks such as applying makeup or shaving. Accent lighting highlights key design details and features in the room. Ambiance refers to lighting that evokes a specific mood and atmosphere, while feature lighting brings personality to the space.

If you’re looking to transform your bathroom, here are some of the latest bathroom lighting trends you should try.


Yes, you read that right! Who says you can’t have a chandelier in the bathroom? A specialty chandelier is an excellent statement piece that adds instant glamour and grandeur to a simple, chic bathroom design. However, keep in mind that chandelier lights work best in larger rooms. If your bathroom is already tight in terms of space, you can risk making the room feel even more cramped and oppressive.

Vanity Lighting

If you are frustrated by the shadow over your face when you do your makeup in the bathroom mirror, it’s time to switch out the overhead vanity fixture. Light shining downwards onto the countertop is not the best source of task lighting if you want to see what you’re doing. Instead, install wall sconces on either side of the mirror for an even balance of light across your face.

Another excellent task lighting option is backlit bathroom mirrors. They cast the perfect glow on your face while adding a glamorous touch to the space.

Layered Lighting

Layered lighting is the ultimate solution to ensuring that the room is bright enough for tasks without sacrificing atmosphere and mood. This is your chance to experiment and find the perfect combination of multiple light sources. For example, you can have sconces next to mirrors to provide task lighting, an overhead chandelier for central ambient light, and small accent lights to illuminate the shelves. You can also install a dimmer for your task lighting to control the atmosphere in the room.

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