Farmhouse Bathroom Lighting Ideas That'll Make You Want to Move to the Countryside

patterned floor tile and shiplap walls with farmhouse bathroom lighting
credit: Studio McGee

Farmhouse style has become increasingly popular over the last few years thanks in part to shows like Fixer Upper, where charming homes that you just want to hang out in with a refreshing glass of lemonade are created. The country aesthetic can best be summed up as a combination of streamlined shapes, an edited color palette consisting primarily of neutrals, and sturdy natural materials like wood, tumbled brick, and metal.

The mass appeal of today's bucolic interiors can be credited to their warm and welcoming looks, that are refined and orderly without being cold — think clean lines and unfussy details. Perfect for bathrooms, especially bathroom lighting, don't ya think? Farmhouse bathroom lighting references vintage country-inspired design, with simple, timeless silhouettes. Scroll on to see how these five washrooms nailed the pastoral look with the help of a few light fixtures.

1. Double down on pendant lights.

Illuminate an oversize trough sink with vintage-style porcelain pendant lights. Designer Raili Clasen creates a high-contrast space with a simple black-and-white color palette that will stand the test of time. Rough-hewn wood floors and a trio of baskets add warmth and a practical storage solution.

2. Elevate your space with a brass finish.

A bit of brass goes a long way in creating a refined and elegant space with farmhouse bathroom lighting. Anissa from House Seven Design uses brass hardware and wall-mounted barn-style fixtures to elevate the look of this approachable oasis, while shiplap applied vertically is a unique spin on the ubiquitous wall treatment. For an instant pick-me-up, add a bit of greenery.

3. Opt for retro sconces.

A pair of cage style wall sconces and a wall-mounted trough sink add an industrial vibe to this bathroom. White subway tile and black mini-hex mosaic floor tile is a classic combination that adds interest without looking busy. The team over at Two Hawks Design and Development kept things crisp and visually uncluttered by selecting a black steel frame and glass shower screen.

4. Add a whimsical pendant light.

Whitewashed brick, a simple oil-rubbed bronze mirror, and a requisite dose of wood to warm things up are a hardworking trifecta of farmhouse style in this powder room designed by Judith Balis. A star-shaped pendant and encaustic floor tile bring an unexpected dose of whimsy that personalize the space.

5. Glass shades for the win.

patterned floor tile and shiplap walls with farmhouse bathroom lighting
credit: Studio McGee

Infuse your bathroom with an understated dose of pattern using cement tile as Shea of Studio McGee does in this inviting space. Shiplap walls are a quintessential farmhouse detail that add texture, while an expansive wood vanity adds plenty of warmth (and towel storage). Oil-rubbed bronze wall sconces with glass shades provide essential task lighting without distracting from the overall design.

Here are a few of our go-to sources for farmhouse bathroom lighting:

This retailer sells classic American-made fixtures and is a great resource for vintage-inspired fixtures. Their selection of farmhouse bathroom lighting comes in a variety of finishes and timeless shapes that's hard to beat.

Despite its name, AllModern has a comprehensive selection of traditional farmhouse style lights at great price points. You can also procure almost any accessories you need to round out your bathroom's look.

Restoration Hardware carries a vast collection of styles from ornate to modern to traditional, with a collection of updated farmhouse bathroom lighting that still maintains a classic note and comes in a wide range of finishes.


Jaclyn Schatzow

Jaclyn Schatzow

Jaclyn Schatzow is a freelance writer living in Santa Monica, CA