These Bathroom Chandelier Lighting Ideas Are an Easy Way to Add Dramatic Flair

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Revamping a bathroom usually tends to follow the same formula: new fixtures, a fresh coat of paint, or a total tile overhaul, if you're up for the cost and effort. But outfitting your space with a decorative detail that goes beyond the ordinary means bringing in something unexpected. Cue the ever-elegant chandelier. No longer reserved for extravagantly decked entryways or bedrooms, they've long graduated, becoming a more versatile element in design — namely when it comes to bathrooms. So whether you're itching for a remodel or content with a small swap that will make a big impact, allow these bathroom chandelier lighting ideas to sway you.

1. Embrace vintage.

Not all lighting is created equal, and the antique chandelier in this light-filled bath that we spotted in Emily Henderson's remodel is proof. Scour vintage shops or flea markets for a similar find to give a modern space a fresh twist.

Get the look: Pottery Barn Brookings Chandelier, $599

2. Keep it white and bright.

Channel the best of the sea with this coral-inspired chandelier by Serena & Lily. With its vivid detailing and ornate build, it's the ideal way to impart a major dose of personality on an otherwise modestly decorated (or near-colorless) room.

Get the look: Serena & Lily Coral Chandelier, $2,198

3. Go modern.

A chandelier doesn't necessarily have to look like it belongs in Versailles. Take a cue from this stunning London bath, designed by 2LG Studio, and opt for an ultra-contemporary black fixture (reflected in the mirror) that's no-frills and all cool. Bonus points for pairing the look with vividly colorful walls and matching sconces.

Get the look: Visual Comfort Kelly Wearstler Modern Rousseau Medium Articulating Chandelier, $2,775

4. Think organic thoughts.

Leave it to Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors to sway us with her genius bathroom lighting ideas. Sculpted from layers of banana fibers and fixed around a central light source, this handmade piece is the quintessence of a modern chandelier. Bring one into a space in need of an earthy element and complement it with wooden textures and vintage textiles.

Get the look: Pinch Anders Light, $3,237

5. Make it lustrous.

It may or may not be an unspoken rule that every freestanding tub should be paired with a chandelier. And the more eye-catching it is, the better. Studio McGee's take on the concept entails an acrylic beaded option that's elegantly tiered and capped with lustrous brass.

Get the look: Studio McGee Jacqueline Small Chandelier, $1,665

6. Include whimsy details.

Cortney Bishop's bathroom chandelier lighting idea is all about the bulbs — and we are so here for it. Perhaps one of our favorite modern interpretations, this bubble-inspired fixture is the perfect accent for a little one's space. A colorful vanity and cheeky floor tiles go without saying.

Get the look: Pelle Original Bubble Chandelier, $1,900

7. Channel retro vibes.

Bring a bit of art deco flair into your master bath with a source of lighting that can double as the room's focal point. The classic sputnik chandelier in this modern Mediterranean-inspired bath, designed by Andrea West Designs, brings a much-needed hint of warmth and dimension to the high-contrast colors in the room.

Get the look: Carson Carrington Tova 12-Light Sputnik Chandelier, $399

8. Add some bling.

The powder room is not exempt from a bold statement piece, much less a classic chandelier. We love the old-school crystal option that we spotted on Blackband Design and the way it effortlessly complements the soft gray vanity and its neutral backdrop.

Get the look: Crystorama Calypso Mini Chandelier, $278

9. Reach for new heights.

When designing her mountain house, Emily Henderson opted to give her spa-inspired master bath a fixture that would illuminate the cathedral ceiling, all the while casting light down below. The result was a minimalist take on the classic chandelier that fits right in with the sleek, streamlined elements throughout the space.

Get the look: Allied Maker Bright Side 4, $5,800

10. Go coastal.

Bathroom lighting ideas that come with scalloped detailing are always winners in our book. This subtly textured chandelier is a great source of ambient light and features soft gold tones in between the capiz shells, complementing the surrounding serene elements in the room.

Get the look: Serena & Lily Capiz Scalloped Chandelier, $298

11. Play with geometric shapes.

If your style skews slightly more modern, consider going with a geometric fixture in lieu of the standard bathroom chandelier lighting idea. Offset the streamlined details of the piece with intricately patterned floor tiles, just like in this space from AFP Designs.

Get the look: The Home Depot Candle-Style 4-Light Matte Black Chandelier, $283.72

12. Incorporate a little texture.

Solid attention to detail rarely goes unnoticed, especially if it's in a statement-worthy nook, complete with a dreamy marble tub and all. The chandelier in this captivating bath by Cher House contributes a healthy dose of texture to the sleek, minimalist lines of the space.

Get the look: Pottery Barn Teen Wood Beaded Chandelier, $299


Anna is a New York-based writer and editor with a penchant for travel, design, and interiors.

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