There are a lot of things to consider when brightening up a room. Here, we shed light (zing!) on how to pick the right fixture for your space, with a little help from our friends at Progress Lighting.
What finishes are already in the bathroom? For a cohesive look, choose lighting fixtures that are in the same material vein as your faucets, door hardware and towel bars.
Want something trendier? Mix and match finishes for a modern bathroom lighting aesthetic. But don’t go crazy—find fixtures that have similar lines so the overall look isn’t scattershot.
What are the room’s proportions like? This is a case where size matters: Big fixtures in a tiny room will look off-balance, as would diminutive sconces in a ginormous space.
What kind of lighting do you need? There’s more to the world of bathroom lighting than sconces. Consider installing one or more of the following:
The width of your vanity mirror, if you’ll be installing lights above it. The width of your bathroom lighting fixtures should be at least one-third the width of the vanity mirror but not exceed its total width. If you have a double sink vanity, consider choosing two separate overhead lighting fixtures rather than one long one.