Your bathroom is one of the most important spaces in your home. It’s where you start and finish your day and it’s also the room your guests pop into most often. Yet it doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. This year, bump it up to the top of your list of reno priorities and make a stunning impression on everyone who enters your bathroom.

We’ve put together some gorgeous bathroom lighting ideas to help you give your bathroom a fresh new glow.

Bathroom Vanity Lighting Ideas 

While placing a wall bracket on either side of the vanity mirror is the most popular technique of lighting, dare to be different by styling on just one side.

If you have interesting features to show off like period tiles, unique grout or a curvy mirror, choose understated vanity lights that don’t compete for attention but still perform their job of highlighting the details.

If you’re after the luxurious vibe of a 5-star hotel bathroom, wall brackets with a brass or gold finish can do the trick. In this bathroom, our Santiso wall brackets compliment the gorgeous diamond tiles and amplify the luxe levels of the vanity area.

A statement wall light over the vanity mirror not only creates a dramatic focal point but also illuminates the face and mirror evenly, thereby eliminating shadows. Back lighting your vanity mirror with strip lights gives your bathroom the luxe-feel it deserves.

A linear Scandinavian-style wall bracket is perfect for a minimalist bathroom. Our Kings wall bracket featured in this bathroom offers colour temperature changing and dimming functionality; it’s great to have this flexibility so that you can adjust the temperature and intensity of light to suit a variety of grooming tasks and the time of day.

One of the latest trends in vanity lighting is an integrated mirror light. The LED light borders the mirror itself without taking up extra wall space, giving the vanity area a clean, minimalist look. These mirror lights are perfect for applying makeup!

Shower & Bath Lighting Ideas 

With our Disk wall lights, it's like bringing a spot of sunshine indoors! They radiate soft glows all around and bring warmth to the layers of grey in this bathroom.

Who doesn’t like soaking in a warm bath at the end of a long day? Create a relaxing spa vibe in your bathroom with bathroom wall lights that radiate soft glows. Our Artisan range lets you customise your design by choosing your own decorative plate and shade.

Bathroom Lighting Ideas With Pendants 

Be creative with your styling. Use pendants around your vanity instead of wall brackets. Just ensure they’re placed at a safe distance from splash areas. Your electrician should be able to help you with that. 

Add a touch of French minimalism to your décor with an elegant pendant like our Corbelle. Its curtains of vertical glass rods refract the light and create a warm diffused glow.

Got brass tapware? Match it with a brass pendant like our Abby. It has industrial charm and is suitable for both contemporary and traditional homes.

Bathroom Wall Lighting Ideas 

For a unique look, pair your wall lights and place them off-centre. Choose lights that have a high CRI (Colour Rendering Index) closer to 100 so that you see colours as they are. This is especially important when you’re applying makeup.

Create a luxe spa-like zone in your bathroom with a two-light wall bracket that lights up your vanity and bathing area at the same time.

Bathroom Strip Lighting Ideas 

Although often overlooked, strip lighting is a flexible and customisable way to add a luxurious glow, especially in places where traditional lighting can’t fit like the back of your vanity mirror or under your floating vanity.

Wash your stress away as you bask in the calming ambience created by strip lighting around the bottom of your bathtub. Decorative yet practical, concealed strip lighting can elevate the mood and give your space that professional look.

Now that you’ve got your styling ideas sorted, pick up some bathroom lighting tips on lighting your bathroom the right way. If you need help, our lighting designers at Beacon Design Studio will be happy to organise a consultation with you.