Are you ready to update your bathroom’s lighting? If it’s been a while since you’ve checked out what’s available in bathroom lighting, you may be surprised by some of the most recent trends. However, you might find that the latest bathroom lighting trends are exactly what your bathroom needs!
We’re here to help get you up to date. Below, discover some of the hottest trends in bathroom lighting:
If you think chandeliers are only for the dining room, you’re mistaken. Chandeliers can be the perfect light candy for your bathroom. Place one in the center of your bathroom or hang a smaller chandelier in front of your mirror. Glittering and dripping with beads and bobbles, chandeliers can bring both elegance and excitement to the bathroom. Don’t be afraid to choose a colorful chandelier. Including color in lighting is also trending and can help you really set your color pallet.
Put the spotlight on a piece of art, sculpture or plant with accent lighting. You can use actual spotlights or opt for recessed lighting that’s strategically placed to highlight a certain feature or piece of art in your bathroom.
Under the Cabinet Lighting:
Once a trick only used in the kitchen, under the cabinet lighting also functions perfectly as soft, night-time lighting in the bathroom. These recessed lights work especially well under floating vanities and cabinets to light the floor space. Imagine turning these dim lights on while enjoying a relaxing evening bath!
Another new trend is the back-lit mirror, which is also a soft lighting option. These mirrors are made with space behind them from which light shines out, creating a glow around the edge or frame of the mirror adding a dramatic effect.
In the same vein as chandeliers, other decorative lighting trends are also making their way to the bathroom. For example, you might include colorful lampshades on your sconces. Keep in mind that lighter colored lampshades are best because they won’t block out so much light.
Other lighting features are almost sculpture-like! For example, a series of hanging pendant lights of different lengths creates a one-of-a-kind look. Or, you can hang a dramatic, oversized, rustic lantern in the center of your bathroom. There are options for every style, including industrial, modern, and cottage or farmhouse. When hanging pendants, do remember to account for headspace so that no one knocks their head on your beautiful light feature.
Sconces in bathrooms continue to be popular since they do their job so well. Often placed at eye-level on either side of the main bathroom mirror, sconces provide perfect task lighting for grooming. Today, trending sconces are available in a variety of styles including sleek modern designs such as light tubes, rustic candlesticks, industrial designs, and many others.
Whether placed on the ceiling or as part of your cabinetry, recessed lights continue to maintain popularity in the bathroom by providing general and accent lighting. These lights are also trending for shower stalls as they don’t interfere with other fixtures and create a relaxing ambience.
When planning your bathroom lighting, you’ll need to include various layers including task lighting, general lighting, and any accents you’d like to feature. Also, don’t forget to take into account any natural light that enters your bathroom and how it impacts the selection and placement of your lighting.
Whether you choose just one or a combination of these lighting ideas, you can dramatically change the mood and ambience of your bathroom.