How to Choose the Perfect Lighting for Your Bathroom + 10 Creative Ideas

Do you know the most beautiful and charming way to light up your bathroom? With a lamp for the bathroom! We know that the bathroom is not always valued as it should, but with this simple artifact it can totally change its figure.

This is because bathroom lamps perfectly fulfill the task of lightening the space, but still contribute to the decorative design of the environment by impressing style and personality. And options abound when it comes to bathroom lighting. So, here are the top tips and information to keep in mind when choosing yours, here are:

How to choose the bathroom lamp

Luminaire types and their functions

The bathroom luminaire can only function in a decorative way without causing major interference to the overall lighting design or being an important point of light for certain everyday uses such as makeup, shaving or caring aids. hygiene and cleaning.

Therefore it is important that you have set this first to get the right choice of luminaire.

For those who want to give only a decorative effect in the bathroom, pendant lamps with up or down light focus are ideal as they create a cozy mood in the space. This type of luminaire is also perfect for use on bathtubs where the main purpose is to relax in the water. But they can also be placed next to the mirror, usually in pairs, each on one side.

Already to assist in the routine of daily care, a good choice are the luminaires type spot that can be directed to the desired point. In this case, the most common is to install them on the ceiling, directing the light focus to the mirror or even directly next to the mirror.

Still within this idea is possible to opt for dressing rooms style. In this model, the lamps frame the mirror and provide first-class lighting for grooming.


The size of the light fixture should be proportional to the space you have available in your bathroom. It should never hinder circulation or movement in space.Low-ceilinged bathrooms should preferably opt for flush-to-ceiling fixtures such as ceiling lights. Chandeliers and pendant lamps look best in high-ceilinged toilets or when installed near the mirror wall.


The bathroom light is an integral part of the decoration of the space, so always try to harmonize the colors of the light with the colors previously present in the room.

Also be mindful of the style of the luminaire. If your bathroom is more classic, an industrial style fixture will not go down very well and vice versa.


Lamps are the soul of the luminaire and for this reason, nothing more logical than investing in a lamp suitable for the use that will be made of the piece.

LED lamps are the best option of the moment. They are durable, economical and can be found in different sizes and voltages.

For a decorative effect luminaire, the yellow lamp is a great option as it helps to create that special bathroom climate. For those looking for a lamp to help shave or make up, for example, the best choice is the white lamp.

In luminaires where the lamp is completely apparent, as is the case with industrial style models, it is worth betting on a carbon filament model. They cost a little more expensive, but guarantee a tremendous impact on the decoration.

Check out these 10 more tips, this time in pictures, on how you can get the most out of bathroom fixtures!












Tags: ambient lighting, bath, bathroom decor, bathroom lighting, home decor, interior design, luminaire types, Pendant Lights

Author: Renata Kralevska

Renata Kralevska

A passionate female writer, I specialize in articles about architecture and home interiors. I love sharing insights and inspiration to help readers create beautiful and functional living spaces.


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