The bathroom is a sanctuary where many people start and end their day. When you are in the bathroom, you want to feel relaxed and comfortable. Here are some bathroom lighting ideas that can help you elevate your space and make it unique to you.

Lighting Around The Mirror


When you are getting ready for the day, you want to make sure that the final product of your grooming routine looks the same outside as it did in your bathroom mirror. Being able to see clearly while you get ready in front of your bathroom mirror is essential.


To improve your bathroom mirror lighting, consider installing LED backlighting. This can create a halo of light that surrounds your mirror. A backlit mirror is a beautiful statement piece in the bathroom while also being highly functional.

Chandeliers and Pendant Lighting


A great way to draw the eye upward in the bathroom is the inclusion of chandeliers and pendant lighting in your lighting plan. This style of lighting is a great way to express your personal taste and create a unique space. From modern to antique-style lighting fixtures, there are decorative lighting options to fit every bathroom.


Pro Tip: When choosing any lighting fixture for the bathroom, its location is important to consider. As long as your bathroom is well ventilated, any style of light fixture should be suitable above the sink. Lighting fixtures in the shower need to be wet-rated, and fixtures above a tub should at least be damp-rated.

Increasing Natural Light


If you are a lover of natural light, adding skylights and windows will certainly make your bathroom more inviting. If privacy is a concern, a frosted glass will allow in natural light while keeping people from seeing into your bathroom. If the windows in your bathroom or any other area of your home are in need of an update, check out our window replacement process here.

Other Considerations

If you want the level of lighting to adjust to your preference throughout the day,  dimmable light fixtures are a good option. The amount of light you will want when you are getting ready for the day in the morning might be different when you are unwinding in the bath in the evening. 


The kind of bulbs in your bathroom lighting fixtures is also another important factor. Different bulbs cast different colors of light, affecting the atmosphere of a space. The color temperature of light bulbs is denoted by the Kelvin rating. For the bathroom, we recommend warm white light (3,000 to 4,0000 Kelvins) or cool white light (4,000 to 5,000 Kelvins), depending on your personal preference. The warm white light will have a yellow cast, while the cool white will be bluer. 


Making your bathroom inviting and functional for your life is such a rewarding feeling! Customization through lighting and decor can make your bathroom uniquely your own. Is your bathroom meeting your expectations? If the answer to that question is no, we are here to help! You can request a free online quote today to find out how we can turn your bathroom into your dream space.