Investing in lighting fixtures is considered to be an essential element for the modern remodeling process. Once you’re done with making great choices such as bathtub, faucets, or flooring, then your next step should be finalizing the style and theme for your bathroom lighting. It doesn’t matter what the size of your bathroom is; it is essential that you get the perfect lighting for your bathroom while remodeling because it can make a big difference in your bathroom’s look. 

There are plenty of bathroom lighting available in the market from traditional chandeliers to modern bathroom lights but you have to choose the best one to illuminate your space. Bathroom lighting doesn’t only make your bathroom functional but also add the needed atmosphere to your bathroom. Let’s discuss some of the ideas to enhance the look of your modern style bathroom.


5 Best Ideas for Bathroom Lighting

There are various styles available in the market, but here are the most recommended lighting ideas to make your bathroom look more modern and aesthetic.



luxurious chandelier in modern bathroom with white tub

A chandelier is a traditional choice for homes, but it has also been modified nowadays to create a perfect ambiance in modern bathrooms. For a beautiful luxurious fixture for your bathroom, the chandelier is something you must consider, and you can also find different sizes and styles depending on the space available in your bathroom. 

There are a variety of chandeliers available, from traditional statement chandeliers to minimal ones, and you can also get them created and customized. You should also keep in mind that the chandelier doesn’t always have to be installed in the center, and you can also be creative while deciding the right spot for it. These lights provide ambient light in a soaking environment, and you can also control the sharpness using a dimmer. It is the perfect way to bring balance to your space and highlight the design features of your bathroom.


modern pendant lighting in white furnished bathroom

Pendants are the most popular and attractive choice for bathroom lighting, as they provide an excellent mood. You can hang them over the basin or bathtub for a statement look. The most common type of pendant light is the one you see with a single bulb enclosed with a globe-shaped cover, but there are a variety of options available in pendant lights, and each of them has different characteristics and styles. 

Pendant lights are usually hung above the countertops; they are good at illuminating the countertop and sink. These lights can also be hung on ceilings in the middle of the bathroom or right above the bathtub. Pendant lights are a simple yet attractive choice for bathrooms, and you can also choose different sizes based on your requirements.

Recessed Light

recessed lighting with white interior bathroom

This type of lighting is the perfect choice if you are planning for a clean and modern interior. In addition, recessed lighting is protected by the ceiling, which makes it the safest option for bathrooms in terms of preventing moisture. Recessed lighting is highly practical, and you can also get it installed in the shower areas for a luxurious look. These lights are installed within the hole cuts into ceilings, and wires are run through ceilings to connect multiple lights to each other. One of the best advantages of installing recessed lights is that it saves space, so you can also consider only installing recessed lights with no other types of lights in the bathroom, and it will still be functional yet aesthetic.  


Track Lighting

track lighting in modern bathroom

Track lighting might sound a little intimidating at first, but it can look really aesthetic and cool with your bathroom’s theme if you install it vertically instead of overhead. You can install this light near a mirror or wherever you have extra space. This type of lighting works very well in minimal and modern bathrooms, and the best thing is the versatility it brings. Adding track lights also helps you eliminate unnecessary lights from your bathroom because of their functionality.

 Track lighting is perfect for highlighting different features and decor of your bathroom, and it also provides the needed depth. Also, one of the benefits of track lighting is that it is moveable, unlike other types of lighting, and you can move it based on the mood of lighting you want. These lights are thin and can be mounted in both small and large bathrooms. You can also use track lights with LED lighting, which will save you a lot of energy costs than other incandescent bulbs.



aesthetic bathroom with spotlights

Well, who doesn’t love to be in the spotlight? You can install two sleek spotlights over the shower area or the bathtub, which will look clean, minimal, and attractive. Spotlights work virtually for all intents and purposes, and you can be really creative installing these lights into your bathroom. Although these lights provide direct light to one spot, it also illuminates the surrounding, which creates an aesthetic ambiance. 

Spotlights in bathrooms, also referred to as downlights, you can either get them fixed in ceilings so you can adjust them according to your requirement, or you can also get them installed on walls depending on the theme you’re looking to achieve. These lights are really relaxing and calm your mood. 


Why is bathroom lighting so important?

There are multiple ways to light up your bathroom and add the missing life element to it, but if you are still confused about whether it’s really important, here are some points to explain the importance of bathroom lighting. 


  • When you’re remodeling your bathroom, it is important that all the new elements and additions are clearly visible to achieve the desired look and that good lighting makes it possible for you.
  • Lighting helps you feel more comfortable and cozy in your bathroom. Good lighting can create a peaceful ambiance for you to take a relaxing bath. 
  • Lighting makes your bathroom more convenient and accessible. It allows you to see where you are going and helps you access everything you need.

Vanity Lighting

Every bathroom requires a good vanity and perfect lighting to achieve the best look possible after the remodeling is done. Vanity is one of the busiest spots in the bathroom, and you spend a good amount of time there while getting ready; that’s why adding vanity lighting will improve your experience, and you will feel more comfortable using your vanity. You can find different types of lights for your vanity area, but if you’re looking for a convenient option, then you can consider LED lights. These lights work really well for vanity lighting because they add aesthetics and ambiance to the overall look. LED lights are also durable for long-term use, so they do great for vanities.

Vanity Lighting for Small Bathrooms

vanity lighting for modern bathroom with white vanity

Vanity lighting works effectively well for small bathrooms because having a small space saves you space for extra light and also provides a lighted bathroom mirror. You can consider LED or Recessed Lighting for this process.  You can easily incorporate your lights with vanity mirrors, and it will not only create the ambiance of your bathroom but will also save the space of your design. Adding the vanity lighting to a small space makes the bathroom looks more bright and bigger and also adds a minimal element of design to match your interior. You can also consider lighted bathroom mirrors for this process as it will save you from the extra effort, and you can have access to both mirror and light easily without getting them separately installed.

Vanity Lighting for Large Bathrooms

modern wall lamps with square mirrors and black vanity in bathroom

Vanity Lighting also works well for larger space bathrooms. The lighted bathroom mirror always looks attractive for the modern and clean style. Furthermore, you can also incorporate some other lighting options along with vanity lighting, such as chandeliers, pendants, or lamps. Adding the sufficient light to your vanity doesn’t only light up that particular area but also lights up your whole bathroom. Also, all the options which you can consider for small bathrooms can be incorporated into large bathrooms as well. Having the advantage of a larger space, you can also play with different lighting and do experiments by picking up your two favorite types of lights and installing them together for an enhanced look. If you’re not into experimenting, then LED lights would be an ideal choice to add aesthetics without being worried about looking for different options.

How do dimmers work for lighting?

When you are remodeling your bathroom and installing the lighting, dimmer switches are a great addition. These switches help you control the intensity of lights in your bathroom, and you can always brighten them up or dim them based on the ambiance and mood you’re looking to create. You can include this feature on all of your lights or on specific ones, such as pendants or lamps.


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