12 Best Bathroom Lighting Design Ideas

Give your bathroom a fresh look with these bright (pun intended) bathroom lighting ideas!

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Birch Lane Calico Bath Sconce
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Birch Lane Calico Bath Sconce

Crafted from high-quality materials and finished in a sleek brushed nickel, the Calico Bath Sconce from Birch Lane provides the perfect amount of light for your powder room. Its versatile design compliments a slew of decor styles, from traditional to modern and everything in between. The lampshade swivels at its base, letting you aim the light wherever you need it.

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Odette 3 Light Dimmable Vanity Light
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Odette 3-Light Dimmable Vanity Light

This stylish vanity light’s sleek matte black finish and cylindrical clear glass shades add a warm and inviting glow to any bathroom. Fully dimmable, you can turn down the brightness for ambiance, or turn it up to do your makeup. Its minimalist design fits a wide range of decor styles, and it can be mounted facing up or down, depending on your preference.

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West Elm Sculptural Glass Pebble Pendant
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West Elm Sculptural Glass Pebble Pendant

The design of this glass pebble pendant from West Elm is timeless, which is good news as it’s made to last a lifetime. We like that you can adjust its height to complement your space best. The five finish options—from antique brass to matte black—work with just about every color scheme.

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Crystal Semi Flush Chandelier
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Crystal Semi-Flush Chandelier

Add a little razzle-dazzle to your bathroom with this sparkling light fixture. Dim or brighten the lights as you like, and watch as the cascading crystals glimmer like diamonds. This glamorous bathroom lighting idea is also easy to install, with several reviewers noting they were able to assemble and mount it despite their lack of DIY experience.

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Lough 4 Light Dimmable Vanity Light
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Lough 4-Light Dimmable Vanity Light

This industrial-chic vanity light installs in either an upward or downward position. Direct its warm glow toward the ceiling to increase ambiance or toward the sink to improve your view while freshening up. It can be hooked up to a dimmer switch and used with energy-saving bulbs.

“Absolutely beautiful light fixture!” says five-star reviewer Kimberly. “Perfect addition to our bathroom. You will not be disappointed with this fixture!”

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Cailini Coastal Sarasota Flush Mount
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Cailini Coastal Sarasota Flush Mount

For coastal chic bathroom lighting ideas look no further than this flush mount fixture. The chandelier’s steel cage structure is draped with a bevy of weathered birchwood beads in shades of blue and will draw your eye upward everytime you’re in the powder room. Imagine staring at this stunning light fixture while soaking in a hot bath!

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Mackenzie Childs Court Check Fluted Hanging Lamp
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MacKenzie Childs Court Check Fluted Hanging Lamp

Every one of these MacKenzie Childs Court Check Hanging Lamps is uniquely designed. Painted by hand, the brushstrokes help the lamp’s surface sparkle as light shines through. Give your bathroom a look that oozes storybook charm with gold lustered embellishments, a brass hanging chain and whimsical black grosgrain.

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Consciot Led Vanity Lights
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Consciot LED Vanity Lights

Upgrade your primping game while indulging in some old-school Hollywood glamour with these LED vanity lights. Adjustable brightness and color temperatures let you create the perfect light for applying makeup, taking selfies or unwinding in the bath. This rental-friendly bathroom light fixture comes with 3M adhesive tape for mounting on smooth surfaces.

“I did a lot of research on mirrors and lights and finally decided to get these,” writes Melody in her five-star review. “I love them! Worth every dime and what a great idea. I didn’t have to purchase a $200 mirror with lights. Saved me tons of money!”

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Lyrika 2 Dimmable Bath Sconce
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Lyrika 2 Dimmable Bath Sconce

A perfect blend of modern design and cutting-edge technology, this dimmable bath sconce is the height of sophistication. It comes in four finishes (from chrome to brass) and features a dimmer switch for ambient bathroom lighting.

“Light, simple and necessary,” says verified buyer Mimi in her five-star review. “This fixture tied my powder room together.”

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Halston Sconce
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Halston Sconce

The Halstone sconce is an excellent example of simplified elegance. The 8-inch piece mixes modern and vintage styles with a steel body and glossy opal glass shade. Choose from one of two finishes to complement your bathroom.

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Presler Dimmable Bath Sconce
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Presler Dimmable Bath Sconce

Reviewers love how this crystal curtain sconce sparkles! Vertical crystal strands act as light curtains over the sconce for a luxurious feel. You’ll want your bathroom lighting ideas to match your decor, so be sure to check out our guide to bathroom chandeliers.

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Reagan Triple Globe Sconce
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Reagan Triple Globe Sconce

Looking for bathroom lights with old-school charm? The Reagan Triple Globe Sconce comes in stylish chrome, tumbled brass, antique bronze or a matte black finish. The mouth-blown glass adds a timeless finish to the second most important room in the house.

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Allison T.S. Robicelli
Allison Robicelli is an award-winning writer, author and product tester specializing in home goods, kitchen equipment and pet supplies. She has nearly 20 years of experience testing and vetting appliances and has been an avid DIYer her entire life. Her work has been featured in MyDomaine, Epicurious, Food Network and more. She lives with her two teenage sons and four cats in Baltimore, Maryland.