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Bathroom Ceiling Lighting Ideas

One of the busiest rooms in the home, and certainly the most necessary, the bathroom is an indispensable space. Functional lighting in this room is requisite, and for most people that means ceiling lights. Here, we’ll take you through some bathroom ceiling light options that add function and beauty to the most-used room in the home.

Bathroom Pendants Independence

A pendant light is often an unexpected look in the bath, but there are plenty of options that add a touch of luxury to the vanity area. Look for a damp-rated fixture to guard against moisture damage.

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Say Y-E-S to LED

Flushmount lighting is often the default ceiling light in the bathroom. Upgrade your flushmount with a sleek LED version; these options are the flattest possible design to fit right against even the lowest ceiling.

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Flush With Options

Flushmounts come in a huge variety of shapes and styles so there's an option for every decorating scheme. This large round light sets off the rectangular lines of the rest of the room so the look is simple and geometric.

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Switch It Up

In just about any room, it's preferable to install different layers of light on their own switches. This allows you to customize the brightness in the room--dimming the overhead lights is particularly nice when taking a nice, long soak.

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Recessed Is Now In Session

Recessed lighting is also a good choice for low ceilings, and modern recessed lights come in a wide variety of styles for lots of different effects. You can play with color, beam spread, and decorative baffles, among other options.

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Clear Winner

Glass is a great option for bathroom pendant lights because it's easy to clean. Think about the shadows that a pendant might cast on your face; to look your best in the mirror, consider flanking the mirror with a pair of pendants.

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Address the Puck

Bathrooms can quickly become cluttered with all the accoutrements of today's toilette. Keep a spa-like feel by eliminating extras anywhere you can--including your ceiling lights. Tiny puck lights like these can still offer plenty of illumination when used in multiples.

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Ambient Vibes

If your vanity lights are already in place, the ceiling light can offer ambient illumination or be purely decorative. Fixtures with low lumens output, such as this dark-finished flushmount with visible Edison-style bulbs, offers a focal point for the room but not much useful task lighting.

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Wet-Rated For General Audiences

Wet-rated flushmounts are great over showers and tubs where there's a good chance water will splash the fixture. They also add a layer of safety because there's nothing to hang down and expose you to electrical currents--a big no-no around water.

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Follow the LED'er

LED flushmounts in the bathroom are better than ever before, because they come in an array of color temperatures, are dimmable, and need replacing far less often than other bulb types.

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Whether you lean to the highly decorative or to the no-nonsense, there’s a bathroom ceiling light to suit your style. Remember to look for damp- or wet-rated fixtures, and install each layer of light or fixture on its own switch. With all the options available, you’re certain to get the most out of your bathroom ceiling lights.

 

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