13 Dreamy Bathroom Lighting Ideas

There's nothing dreamy or luxurious about a standard ceiling light in the bathroom. Learn how designers take bathrooms from blah to brilliant with the use of chandeliers, decorative wall sconces, perimeter and recessed lighting.

Light the Vanity Area Evenly

For this cottage-style bathroom, designer Sarah Richardson chose a pair of glitzy mirrored sconces, instead of a standard bar-style vanity light, to flank the Venetian mirror. Not only do the sconces work beautifully in this feminine space, they're also a great choice for lighting the vanity area because they provide even cross lighting with minimal glare.

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