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Modern Bath & Vanity Lighting

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Proper lighting is an integral part of a stylish bathroom. But while other elements in bathroom design—fixtures, wall tiles, flooring—tend to garner the most attention, modern bathroom lighting is just as essential. Optimally, contemporary bathroom lighting should provide both pinpointed lighting for necessary tasks, and more nuanced lighting that enhances the other carefully chosen bathroom features. Modern bathroom lighting, which includes a variety of wall and overhead styles, should certainly be functional, but style by no means should be overlooked. When selecting modern bathroom lighting, keep some fundamental things in mind:

Make lighting an important part of modern bathroom design.

When designing a modern bathroom, most people spend the bulk of their time picking out bathroom fixtures and finishes, contemporary bathroom lighting, which includes vanity lighting, ceiling lighting, and wall lamps, tend to be the last thing on the ‘to do’ list. Modern vanity lighting, for instance, is overlooked in favor of last-minute additions that detract from other elements in the bathroom that have been given more serious thought. By making sure that modern bathroom design involves lighting as much as it does other bathroom features, a more unified design statement can be achieved more easily.

Which type of modern bathroom lighting is most important?

Given the amount of time the average person spends in front of a bathroom mirror, modern vanity lighting is, without a doubt, crucial to both functional and nuanced bathroom lighting. While bathroom vanities are given a great deal of thought, the overhead or wall lighting that complements modern bathroom vanities shouldn’t be an afterthought, but, rather, part of an integrated modern bathroom design statement. Contemporary bathroom vanities can, in fact, be entirely enhanced by the type of lighting that resides overhead, providing not only illumination that’s practical and flattering, but also by being visually complementary.

Can modern bathroom lighting be both functional and beautiful?

Absolutely. While bathroom lighting gets a bad wrap, especially in comparison to other types of contemporary lamps, there’s a broad range of contemporary bathroom lighting fixtures that are both elegant and functional, designed with as much thought to esthetics as any other type of lighting. And while it’s true that, owing to the specific requirements of modern vanity lighting and other bathroom lighting—namely, its need to be resistant to humidity, for example—contemporary bathroom lighting options may be a bit more limited than the available choices for other indoor lighting designs.


Still, today, more than ever before, thoughtfully designed, materially rich, and visually arresting lamps for modern bathroom vanities, as well as bathroom ceilings and walls, are in no short supply. The key is to make lighting as important a feature in modern bathroom design as any other fixture, and to choose the right option with as much thought as you would a beautiful faucet or tile design. By making bathroom lighting integral to the overall design scheme, you’ll find that selecting modern bathroom lighting is not just easier than you may expect, but a great deal more enjoyable, too.