Up and Over
Consider every option when mounting sconces. Instead of attaching these rounded fixtures vertically in pairs beside each mirror, try a single fixture mounted horizontally over the mirror. See the rest of this bathroom.
Take a Side
Flanking a vanity mirror with sconces provides even lighting where you need it while prepping in front of the mirror. Overhead fixtures provide needed ambient light, but they cast unwanted shadows when they’re the only light source for a vanity. Learn more.
Customize the Color
Expand your choice of colors for new fixtures with paint. These curvy outdoor lights are spray-painted black to contrast with the white wall tiles. Painting is also an option if you like the shape of your existing fixtures but still want a fresh look. See more.
Layer Light for Impact
Mix multiple light sources to create a balanced lighting plan. Windows let in natural light, while recessed ceiling lights provide overall brightness. A four-bulb vanity light and recessed lights near the sink and shower provide the right amount of illumination.
Vanity lights place light where you need it most and can work alone if necessary. This three-bulb light fixture (#590929) offers task lighting in front of the mirror, while the translucent white shades produce ambient lighting for the rest of the bathroom.
Lighting on a String
High ceilings pull recessed ceiling lighting away from where it’s needed, but pendant light fixtures drop light back where it belongs. Pendants come in a variety of colors, shapes, and styles to fit any bathroom’s decorating style.
Awash in Light
Use recessed ceiling lights throughout the room for ambient light. Vanity lights (#35151) above the sink provide task lighting. A dimmer switch will help you keep lights bright when using the sink but soft when taking a relaxing soak in the bathtub.
Limit Light Fixtures
There is such a thing as too much light, especially when dealing with vanity lights. In a bathroom with a lot of natural light, choose a three-light fixture (#27219) that illuminates the mirror but doesn’t create a spotlight.