17 Beautiful Bathroom Lighting Ideas for Every Style

Large bathroom with decorative light fixtures around mirrors and large windows over tub

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The bathroom is the place most of us start and end our days, so it makes sense it should feel like a peaceful and clean spot where you can relax, revive, and unwind. But if your dim bathroom does not feel particularly appealing, the proper lighting can enhance the space, especially if you are looking to create a luxurious spa-like vibe. To help you accomplish just that, take a gander at our favorite bathroom lighting ideas.

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    Midcentury Modern-Inspired Bathroom With a Retro Flush Mount

    small yellow powder room with star light fixture
    Hudson Interior Designs

    A bright and cheerful mid-century modern-inspired yellow bathroom by Hudson Interior Designs is topped off with a retro star-shaped, flush mount ceiling light fixture. The stylish piece is brass with a hand-rubbed antique finish. The incandescent Edison bulb completes the fixture's vintage-inspired appearance.

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    Traditional Shade Light Fixtures in a Rustic-Inspired Bathroom

    shade chandelier in large bathroom
    The Pankonien Group

    Shade sconces paired with a matching shade chandelier brighten up this large primary bathroom by The Pankonien Group. The light fixtures have a traditional old-timey feeling that works with the rustic accents sprinkled throughout the space, including the old wooden ladder in the corner.

    About This Term: Primary Bathroom

    Many real estate associations, including the National Association of Home Builders, have classified the term "Master Bedroom" (or "Master Bathroom") as discriminatory. "Primary Bedroom" is the name now widely used among the real estate community and better reflects the purpose of the room.

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    Cage Chandelier in a Chic Black and White Bathroom

    Cage chandelier in modern bathroom
    Sita Montgomery

    Interior designer Sita Montgomery says this chic primary bathroom is one of her favorite spaces in this home that she decorated. The luxurious, freestanding bathtub sits beneath a spectacular wrought iron cage chandelier. It picks up the black tones used throughout the space from the grout and cabinetry to the patterned floor tiles and window frames.

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    A Subtle Glass Pendant Light

    simply glass shade pendant light over bathtub
    Rebecca Hay Interior Design

     A river rock feature wall is what makes spending time in this bathroom by Rebecca Hay Interior Design feel like a day at the spa. The floating wood shelf enhances the room's earthy feeling. The glass pendant does not detract from the rest of the space because it seemingly disappears when not on.

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    3 Types of Lighting in a Modern Farmhouse Bathroom

    modern bathroom with types of lighting
    Blackband Design and Home

    This pristine modern farmhouse primary bathroom designed by Blackband Design and Home has three different sources of electric lighting. Recessed ceiling lights illuminate the entire space. Over the two vanities are vintage-inspired, glass insulator pendant lights. They provide extra light for tasks like teeth brushing or shaving. Over the tub is a rustic wrought iron chandelier that lends soft illumination when a little ambiance is needed.

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    Seaworthy Lighting for a Nautical Bathroom

    nautical inspired lighting in bathroom
    Shop House Design

    Say 'ahoy there!' to this nautical inspired bathroom by Shop House Design. The shiplap clad walls are decked out with a trough sink with two gooseneck faucets. Above it is a rope hung mirror illuminated by copper cage styled sconces, once typically found on sea-bound vessels.

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    Art Deco-Inspired Bathroom With Period Style Lighting

    Globe sconces over bathroom vanity
    Zoe Feldman

    Interior designer Zoe Feldman says that the remodeling of this bathroom was an exercise in classic modernism. That is because she wanted to pay extra attention to the art deco history of the house. Two globe pendant lights inspired by the period illuminate the mirrors and free-standing marble vanity.

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    Industrial Lighting in a Rustic, Country Bathroom

    rustic country bathroom
    Tiffany Farha

    Farmhouse-inspired furnishings paired with industrial-style lighting are certainly a chic combination as shown in this bathroom by interior designer Tiffany Farha. Over the weathered wood vanity are antique brass wall lamps with pitch black shades. 

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    Understated Light Fixture With Patterned Wallpaper

    simple bathroom sconces in modern bathroom
    Katie Rosenfeld Design

    When the main focus of a bathroom is a stunning wallpaper pattern, follow the lead of the decorating team at Katie Rosenfeld Design. They installed a simple nickel and glass shade light fixture over the vanity. The reason? It would not draw attention away from the main feature.

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    Brass Accents in a Cool Blue and Green Bathroom

    Gold fixtures in blue and green bathroom
    Annie Downing Interiors

    Blue and green are cool colors that are perfect for bathrooms. Here the winning combo is put to work in a lovely space by Annie Downing Interiors. The crisp white bathing area and sink pop against the sea of blue penny tiles. The brushed brass tub and sink fixtures and the brass pendant light all lending an air of luxury to the space.

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    Jewel-Like Bathroom Light Fixture

    hexagon chandelier over bathroom room vanity
    Nicole Davis Interiors

    We adore this ultra modern bathroom by Nicole Davis Interiors. The wall mounted sink appears to be floating in thin air. Gorgeous brass fixtures make a chic statement. Floating like a jewel above it all is a spectacular brass and glass faceted pendant light.

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    Modern Farmhouse Bathroom With an Industrial Task Light

    modern farmhouse bathroom
    The Pankonien Group

    This bathroom by The Pankonien Group has a distinctive modern farmhouse vibe. Over the round wall-mounted mirror is a retro-inspired, black industrial task light. It coordinates beautifully with the other dark accents seen throughout the room from the patterned floor tile to the charcoal gray grout in the subway tile shower stall.  

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    Bathroom With Metal Shade Brass Pendant

    Gold pendant light over crisp white bathroom
    Mill Haven Homes

    Consider pulling inspiration from this indulgent bathroom by Mill Haven Homes. Three windows surround the freestanding tub. Above is a pendant light with a chic brass shade. Mixing metals in a bathroom makes things more visually appealing, as seen here with the chrome hardware on the tub and matte black door hinges.

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    Mother of Pearl Light Fixture

    mother of pearl chandelier in bathroom
    Blackband Home and Design

    We cannot think of a better type of light fixture for a beach house bathroom than this mother of pearl chandelier, cherry-picked by the design team at Blackband Home and Design. The luminous shells softly diffuse light, which casts a relaxing and romantic glow.

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    A Unique, Eye-Popping Chandelier

    chandelier in luxurious bathroom
    Lindye Galloway

    Do you crave drama in your bathroom? Enter one of the chicest bathroom lighting ideas. The modern, staggered brass chandelier in this example by interior designer Lindye Galloway is the perfect edgy touch for an elegant bathroom. It certainly stands out against the room's neutral-toned features. 

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    Stellar Light Fixtures for a Retro-Inspired Bathroom

    star pendant light over clawfoot tub
    House of Jade Interiors

    Who can resist a classic claw foot tub set against a pristine subway tiled wall? The duo behind interior design firm House of Jade Interiors took this bathroom to the next level with glass star pendant light.

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    Double the Fun With 2 Chandeliers

    two crystal chandeliers in traditional marble bathroom
    Creative Tonic Design

    The marble counters and stone tiled walls and floor in this space are all brightened up by two modern crystal chandeliers in this elegant primary bathroom by Creative Tonic Design.