Written by Hayley Gilbert

Bathroom lighting: 5 stylish options to try

Compared to the rest of your home, your options for lighting in a bathroom are somewhat limited. Not only do you lose out on using table and floor lamps, bathroom lighting comes with a technical safety aspect that may leave you a smaller pool of designs to choose from.

Yet, in spite of all this, the lights you choose will make or break your bathroom. Get it wrong, and you could either find yourself with a bathroom that’s too dark to get ready in or one that’s too bright to relax in. Want to avoid those scenarios? Read on…

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1. Metallic mood

Ideal as task lighting either side of the mirror, the Brooklyn Outdoor & Bathroom Dome Wall Light from Industville is an 8inch design in pewter and copper with an IP65 rating. Make it your own with your choice of wall holders and use in classic or contemporary bathroom schemes. It can also be used outside, too.

Metallic bathroom lights in panelled bathroom with wooden mirror

Photo: Industville

2. Decorative look

Ideal for period properties and classic bathroom schemes, the Burlington Clear Vase Bathroom Light from UK Bathrooms comes with a choice of two mounting options – ornate or round. Made from clear glass and chrome, it’s shaped into an attractive tulip vase shape and is rated IP44 so it can be used in zones 2 and 3 within the bathroom.

Clear vase bathroom light in light modern bathroom

Photo: UK Bathrooms

3. Statement chandelier

Make an impact with the Forum Ora square flush bathroom ceiling light from Victoria Plum. With its square ceiling plate and opulent pendants, this luxurious ceiling light brings instant glamour to any bathroom. Made from chrome-plated steel and glass, it reflects light in so many different ways, comes with four warm white LED bulbs and is IP44 rated.

Chandelier bathroom lights in spacious neutral room with roman blinds

Photo: Victoria Plum

4. Timeless tradition

Garden Trading’s Waterloo bathroom wall light comes in a satin nickel finish for a classic look. Its frosted shade diffuses light for a soft glow, ideal for ambient lighting during bathing. Install one on either side of a mirror to create a symmetrical effect, which also provides efficient task lighting. It’s also IP44 rated.

Satin nickel frosted bathroom lights with ambient lighting

Photo: Garden Trading

5. Tube light

With an Art Deco look and feel, the 40cm IP44 rated Narrow Pillar Wall Light from Davey Lighting is available at Original BTC. Its chrome-plated design creates an elegant silhouette ideal for classic decors. Safe for use in bathrooms and wet rooms, it comes in polished or weathered brass as well as cool chrome for a contemporary style.

Chrome plated bathroom lighting design with elegant decor

Photo: Davey Lighting