13 Contemporary Bathroom Light Fixtures to Update Your Bathroom

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When selecting lighting for your bathroom redux, remember that you're not just trying to create an impersonal, spa-like ambiance worthy of a five-star hotel. Rather, the goal should be to create a uniquely bright and inviting refuge that is personal to you, where you can begin and end each day. Finding the right light fixture and proper placement are crucial elements to achieving that oh-so-sought-after luminous glow perfect for washing away the stresses of the day. These 13 contemporary light fixtures are full of character, and guaranteed to transform your outdated space into the brightly lit, avant-garde lavatory of your dreams.

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1. AllModern Harley 1-Light Hardwired Armed Sconce, $200

Welcome a natural feeling into your bathroom sanctuary with Harley's beautiful stone-like cylindrical arm. Plus, the opal frosted glass globe shade evenly diffuses light for a peaceful ambience.

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2. Zipcode Design Brashear 1-Light Single Dome Pendant, $99.99

Not only is this industrial-inspired pendant nice to look at, but it's also sturdy, adjustable, and very well-priced.

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3. Schoolhouse Kepler Pendant, $249

The perfect accompaniment to your bathroom vanity, the Kepler Pendant is ultra-modern, minimalistic, and celestial-inspired. Plus, you can customize the fixture length to be anywhere from 10 inches to 84 inches.

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4. Mod Creation Studio Modern Brass Sconce, $99

Midcentury meets rustic meets modern in the best of ways. This beauty is handmade and comes with the round retro-inspired bulb included.

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5. Restoration Hardware Bistro Globe Bath Sconce, $821

If industrial design speaks to you, then look no further. This bistro-style globe light bar, "reminiscent of an urban subway map," is a beautiful way to light your vanity. Made up of steel, aluminum, and glass, this eye-catching fixture will provide plenty of light right where you need it most.

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6. West Elm Sculptural Glass Pebble Pendant, $129

Similar to the classic glass lanterns that have long been a staple in powder rooms, this modern and simplified version does not disappoint. Available in a variety of colors and finishes, this sculptural glass pendant is the perfect way to let your bright personality shine through.

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7. AllModern Salome 2-Light Hardwired Armed Sconce, $235

Two is definitely better than one when it comes to this lovely two-arm wall sconce. The sleek aged-brass finish paired with long bulbs provide a splendidly luminous frame for your vanity, ensuring you always put your best face forward.

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8. CB2 Bell White Flush Mount Lamp, $59.95

This two-tone flush mount ceiling lamp got its sculptural minimalism from industrial designer Donna Piacenza. Inspired by vintage-modern designs, the round white steel shade features a brass-painted interior. Beautiful and versatile, this fixture can be used with a vintage-style filament bulb or a cut-glass style bulb for two very different looks.

9. Visual Comfort Aerin Keil Swing Arm Wall Light, $415.20

Inspired by midcentury design, this stunning swing arm wall sconce is a must-have for any bathroom. The practical design allows you to adjust the light where you need it most, without compromising on style. It's a win-win.

10. CB2 Vega Bath 3-Bulb Brass Wall Sconce, $169

Designer Donna Piacenza has streamlined all of the glamour of the vintage vanity into this beautiful three-bulb wall sconce. Created to direct light downward, this brass fixture with frosted shades would be an ideal addition right above your vanity mirror.

11. AllModern Buller 1-Light Hardwired Armed Sconce, $160

The combination of materials and textures really sets this wall sconce apart. Between the gold-finished metal backplate, black metal arched arm, dangling rope-like cord, and white satin glass shade, this unique fixture will make a statement without being too bold.

12. Tom Dixon Beat Wall Light Black, $550

A variation of the original Tom Dixon Beat Light, this mesmerizing spun brass wall sconce definitely lives up to its namesake. The shade's black exterior provides the perfect backdrop for the warm hand-beaten brass interior that reflects a dreamy luminous glow.

13. Cedar & Moss Terra Pendant, $299

Handmade with materials directly from the Earth, what more can you ask for? The combination of unglazed clay with solid brass is a match made in lighting design heaven. Install one on each side of your vanity mirror, and prepare to be amazed.

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