28 Best Bathroom Light Fixtures for Every Style

Brighten your bathroom in style with these must-shop light fixtures.

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February 16, 2022

Swapping out your dated bathroom light fixtures is a quick and budget-friendly way to elevate the space in a matter of minutes. Spend some time in your bathroom at various times during the day to assess how much natural sunlight (if any) enters the space and how much additional lighting you will need to function well. A pair of shaded wall sconces will suit a well-lit primary bath or a moody powder room just fine. That said, those same wall sconces may not provide enough lighting for your morning makeup routine in your shadowy ensuite with limited windows. A bath bar, vanity light or overhead ceiling fixture is more fitting in that situation, as they offer even, reliable lighting for daily routines.

Ready to upgrade your bathroom lighting? Shop our favorite bath bars, wall sconces, vanity lights and ceiling fixtures in the links below.

Bathroom Light Bars

Bath bar, or linear, lights are solid selections for modern, contemporary and midcentury bathroom designs. Bath bars are sleek and compact, making them an ideal addition to bathrooms, big or small. Better still, these light fixtures look lovely secured horizontally above a vanity mirror and when hung vertically in a pair to frame the mirror with style.

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Bathroom Ceiling Light Fixtures

Vanity lights are top players in bathroom design but don’t be so quick to overlook the lighting situation overhead. Illuminate your bathroom from above with a fashionable semi-flush or flush-mount light fixture. Find the perfect ceiling fixture for your space by using the rest of your home as your muse when selecting the fixture silhouette and finish. Oh, and perhaps most importantly: don’t forget to triple-check that your semi or flush-mount bathroom light is safe for use in damp spaces before installation.

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Bathroom Wall Sconces

Brighten your powder room or primary bathroom with a pretty pair of wall sconces. With just a flip of a switch, wall-anchored sconces ignite charm and warmth to otherwise crisp, tiled spaces. Linen and glass shade sconces appear at home in traditional washrooms; sleek globe or seeded flute designs are unmatched for streamlined, modern designs. Make wall sconces your go-to lighting when working with round vanity mirrors or limited ceiling height.

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Bathroom Vanity Lights

On the hunt for a failproof bathroom lighting option? A classic vanity light never disappoints. These timeless fixtures, also called double or triple sconces, are secured on the wall directly above the vanity mirror. You can hang a vanity light with the bulbs facing up or down, each option achieving a totally unique visual for your space. Use your interior design style to inform your vanity light finish and silhouette. A vanity light fixture with glass shades with a matte black base makes for a seamless addition to modern washrooms, while linen shades and brass or polished nickel base suit traditional spaces.

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