Choosing a Wall Lamp For Bathroom

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As the most personal room in the home, your bathroom should be a place of relaxation and rejuvenation. To make this happen, proper task and ambient lighting is essential, and careful consideration of the overall scheme should include plenty of purposeful wall lamps for your vanity.

The most common types of wall sconces are single, double and triple sconces with shades that can be crafted in clear glass, frosted glass or metal to suit contemporary or traditional spaces. These fixtures come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can be positioned in pairs or grouped to create a visually appealing arrangement. They’re also available in a number of versatile finishes, such as antique brass, brushed nickel and burnished bronze, to coordinate with your home’s existing hardware and fixtures.

Sconces can be installed horizontally, as in the example above by Fuchsia Design, or vertically, a more traditional option. A fixture with a shade that rotates the light direction can offer more possibilities for placement, as well.

Another thing to keep in mind is the height of the fixture’s globes. Smaller spaces work best with two-bulb sconces, while larger rooms require more ample illumination that can be achieved with longer rows of bulbs or even a chandelier. Regardless of the size of your space, bathroom sconces should be installed at least 64 to 68 inches from the ground to provide sufficient light when standing in front of a mirror.

There are many styles of sconces, including those that offer up more visual interest with their exposed bulbs. A bath bar light, for instance, can bring a modern, industrial vibe to your bathroom with its bare bulb look, while a Hollywood strip fixture brings a more classic, retro feel. These and other options can all help you add character and style to your bathroom, but it’s important that any fixture in your bathroom be rated for wet use.

For bathrooms that do not have a shower or tub, recessed lights can be a good choice for providing task lighting in the center of the room. They’re commonly positioned along the room perimeters, but can be installed above a toilet or over a sink if desired.

Whether you’re updating your powder room, guest bathroom or master suite, thoughtfully arranging your lighting can transform the room from functional to fabulous. From vanity sconces to pendant lights and picture lights, your options for adding statement-making lighting to this personal space are limitless. For more inspiration, browse our selection of stunning wall sconces for your bathroom below. If you have any questions about the selection or how to properly install these fixtures in your bathroom, don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance. We’re always happy to help!