These Double Sink Bathroom Lighting Ideas Are Simply Illuminating

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In a bathroom shared with a partner or one dedicated to little ones, what's better than a single sink? Two sinks, of course. They allow for side-by-side hand washings and teeth brushings, making getting ready a breeze. If you're on team two is better than one, you'll need to factor in double sink bathroom lighting ideas to shed some light on double the space.

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Whether you opt for wall sconces or a pendant to illuminate your vanity, we promise that you can do it stylishly and effectively. Here are eight on-trend ideas to get you started.

1. The best of both worlds.

Guess what? We're here to tell you that a bathroom doesn't need to be serious. You can get effervescent and playful with your lighting ideas, wrapping in a brass, globe-style sconce or two to illuminate your double vanity. In this case, Dabito of Old Brand New selected a midcentury modern fixture that would pop against the vibrant green wall.

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2. Try a pendant.

Although wall sconces tend to be the standard in most baths, we'll advocate for a pendant light to be included among your double sink bathroom lighting ideas. This stunning sanctuary belonging to Austin and Alex of Hommeboys is the perfect example, showcasing a dome-shaped fixture hanging above the vanity.

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3. Craft a cohesive color palette.

When deciding on your bathroom color palette, you've likely thought about decor, materials, and finishes that will pull everything together. But have you tossed bathroom lighting ideas into the mix as well? Witnessed in this dreamy white refuge by Emily Henderson, the black and white sconces echo the other neutral hues seen throughout.

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4. Embrace an industrial look.

We're always fans of trend-proof, classic fixtures. However, we think that industrial double sink bathroom lighting ideas work beautifully in a farmhouse bath, too, as seen in this charming space styled by Beth of 1111 Light Lane.

Get the look: Rejuvenation Imbrie Articulating Sconce, $389

5. Allow the lighting to take center stage.

Double sink bathroom lighting ideas don't need to fade into the background. Yes, they serve a practical purpose, but they can look cool and artistic, too. For example, Jenny of Juniper Home chose these brass beauties for her modern bath.

Get the look: Lucent Lightshop Indy Vanity Sconce, $459

6. Punctuate a backsplash.

You know what's a match made in heaven? Gorgeous double sink bathroom lighting ideas paired with an equally-gorgeous backsplash. We can't get enough of the geometric backsplash and midcentury-inspired lighting in this design by Erin of Sunny Circle Studio.

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Get the look: McGee & Co. Bistro Double Sconce, $475

7. Make it modern.

You can always go traditional, but we tend to be advocates for pushing the envelope. Go contemporary when it comes to your bathroom lighting ideas and hang oh-so-current wall sconces over chic vessel sinks, a look that Molly of Almost Makes Perfect has nailed in this space.

Get the look: Triple Seven Home Florish Sconce, $180

8. Coordinate with the cabinets.

Your double sink bathroom lighting ideas can reinforce your cabinet color choice. For instance, in this black and white setup by Rachael of This Is Our Bliss, black wall sconces mirror the jet black cabinets.

Get the look: George Kovacs Alluria 2-Light Weathered Black with Autumn Gold Accents Sconce, $199.95

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Shelby Deering is a lifestyle writer who contributes to national magazines and websites, including Country Living, Good Housekeeping, Well+Good, and more. When she's not writing, you'll find her shopping flea markets, hiking, and going for walks with her corgi.