12 Illuminating Powder Room Light Fixture Ideas

Take your half bath from boring to bright with these ultra-trendy lighting accessories.

Lighting a small space can be tricky, but you don’t have to compromise style! The best part about pulling together a powder room is that you can shop outside of the bathroom aisle and look at fixtures that were originally intended for other rooms inside (and outside!) your home. Whether you’re looking for a linear vanity piece or two stately sconces, here are a few inspirational lighting ideas to brighten up your pocket bathroom.

Classic, Reimagined

Lovely Lights

Lovely Lights

The two 4-light metal and glass vanity lights provide illumination above the vanity’s double sinks and have an attractive satin black finish.

Photo by: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

A new take on the Edison bulb trend, this gorgeous panel light fixture from HGTV Dream Home 2018 is the perfect balance of classic and modern.

Vintage Vanity

Modern Salmon Bathroom With Black-and-White Patterned Floor

Bold, Neon Pink Bathroom With Striped Tile Flooring

This modern bathroom features salmon-colored walls, distinctive sconce lights, a large stone sink, and a patterned floor of black, white and gray.

Photo by: Mary Costa

Mary Costa

Time to dust off those exciting thrift store finds. Add instant character with a one-of-a-kind piece that will turn your powder room into a conversation piece.

Bistro Beauty

Bring unexpected urban flair to your half bath. The glass globes in this chic light fixture are streamlined and airy, allowing you to pull off the industrial look without the heaviness.

$735; rhmodern.com

Clear Views

Speaking of industrial touches, these glass shades lighten up the heavy metal accents in this fixture and would look extra dramatic with some Edison bulbs.


Photo by: Stephen Busken

Stephen Busken

An update on the mid-century sconce, this handsome piece makes retro feel refreshingly chic.


What is it about the classic bulb light that still seems so appealing? Turn your powder room into a backstage performance space with simple lines, wood texture and a warm glow.

$39.79; themine.com

Pretty in Pastel

Tie in an unexpected pop of color with a teal-tinted shade. The softness of the pastels combined with an unexpected gold pop give this otherwise utilitarian piece a soft twist.

Glam Globes 

Powder Room With Leafy Wallpaper

Powder Room With Green Leafy Wallpaper

Brass and wood details, along with the beige stone countertop and backsplash, add warmth and simplicity to this powder room's exciting wallpaper.

Photo by: Tessa Neustadt

Tessa Neustadt

The frosted globe light is quickly becoming an interior staple. This particular fixture stands up to the trends while being a little more kind on your wallet.

$44.99; target.com

Punch of Color

Add a little punky punch with a technicolored sconce. Simple in structure, but definitely not lacking in style, this light would be a playful addition to any small space.

The Wild Card

Powder Bathroom With Star Pendant

Country Powder Bathroom With Star Pendant

Exposed whitewashed brick is the attractive backdrop for this powder room. Designers then layered in a wood vanity, pretty patterned tiles on the floor and a star-shaped pendant.

Photo by: Allison Corona Photography

Allison Corona Photography

Feeling brave? Give your small space a daring makeover with an artful, eye-catching chandelier like the gorgeous glass starburst seen here.

Simple + Chic

If you’re looking for glam, brass and marble are your dearest design friends. This sconce brings in just the right amount of style without feeling too busy.

$225; etsy.com

Schoolhouse Rocks

Bring in a little of that schoolhouse look with classic white glass globes paired with an heirloom bronze finish. This is a timeless look that would work with a number of other finishes.

$123.99; target.com

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