Looking for modern bathroom lighting ideas? With everything from traditional chandeliers, gothic orbs, lanterns and candle-like sconces to on-trend fluted glass wall lights, industrial style pendants and Art Deco inspired lighting, these stylish spaces are laden with great bathroom lighting inspiration. Pretty pendants can create a more relaxed atmosphere, while Hollywood style bulbs or splash proof wall lights are best for functional task lighting. Frame his and hers sinks with matching lights for a satisfying symmetrical look, make a statement in a glamorous bathroom with light-up wall art and add some funk to a shower room with neon mood lighting.
Explore some of our favourite modern bathroom lighting ideas…
Fluted glass is making a big comeback, and in this bathroom it adds a glam and retro Art Deco touch. The bespoke marble basin is warmed up by fittings in warm metal, including a reclaimed radiator, brass taps and shelving and a vintage, metal-framed mirror.
Get the look: The Fifties mirror with metal frame is from Fiona McDonald. The taps are from Barber Wilsons. The marble is from Marble City. The walls are painted with French Grey Dark Eggshell by Little Greene. Kate Moss, London, 2006, isby Mario Testino. Limited-edition signed prints of the photograph are available at Dominic Guerrini.
The lotus flowers on the walls are as much artworks as they are wall lights. They add interest to an otherwise empty wall, and are rather mesmerising. Tiny mother-of-pearl detailing on the drawer fronts and the oval Agape bath soften the masculine, bitter chocolate coloured Italian marble.
Get the look: The marble slabs are from Stone Age and the bespoke unit with mother-of-pearl drawers is by Carden Cunietti. This bath and basin are by Agape. The Lotus Flower wall lights are by Valerie Wade. The Hamman towel is by Khadi and Co at The Conran Shop, which also supplied the back brush.
The orb chandelier is the piece de resistance, injecting modern industrial style glamour to this modern space. Premium bathroom fittings combined with personal elements create a bathing zone that’s both cosy and luxe.
Get the look: The bath is by Porcelanosa and the taps are from Vola. The chandelier is by Timothy Oulton at Harrods. João found the marble bust at Architectural Forum. The wall lights are by Buster + Punch.
Unexpected full-length mirrors are set above the basins to take your eye right up to the ceiling, while the lantern pendants continue the rectangular theme and add satisfying symmetry.
Get the look: The mirrors were bought at auction. The box pendant light is by Davey Lighting. The Duravit Foster basins are from CP Hart.
A pair of globe shaped wall lights brighten up this small bathroom and tie in well with the underwater theme, while the brass fittings match the brass taps, radiator, mirror and ceiling.
Get the look: This is Nautilus wallpaper by Cole & Son. The bath is from Bette. The bath surround is tiled in Via Arkadia tiles. The basin is from Cielo. The mirrored vanity unit is bespoke.
Wall to wall marble and Hollywood style bulb lights around the mirror in the bathroom create a glam and timeless look.
Get the look: The Portuguese marble was sourced by Jon Loveday. These are Mackintosh shower fittings and basin taps by Lefroy Brooks. For a similar shower screen and mirrored wall cabinet, try CP Hart.
Candle-like sconces, shimmering mosaics and a display of jewellery give the bathroom a reverent feel.
Get the look: The mosaic tiles are from Bibliotheque Tiles. The basins and shower fittings were sourced from Alternative Bathrooms.
Who wouldn’t want to be a guest at this house when you have a wash room this gorgeous? The warm woods, graphic tiles and sleek fittings are beautifully combined. The low hanging pendant light offers dim lighting for relaxing evenings.
Get the look: The Tara shower fitting is by Dornbracht. The floor tiles are by Mosaic Del Sur. The wall is covered in Venetian plaster by Loggia.
This bathroom is a steampunk mash-up of vintage plumbing, valves and piping with contemporary art. Simple, industrial style style wall lights complete the look.
Get the look: The basins are vintage finds. Try Victorian Plumbing for similar. Check out William Holland for a statement copper bath. The artwork is by Barcelona-based artist Fernando Prats.
A neon glow gives this shower space a fun and funky edge.
Get the look: The blind is made up in Lorca’s Floratina damask by Osborne & Little. The reclaimed Victorian tub is from Drummonds. This is the Circus pendant by Corinna Warm for Innermost at The Conran Shop.
Originally a cavernous room, this space has been transformed into a luxury walk-in bathroom with marble walls and a cast-cement basin. Adjustable spotlights illuminate the sink and mirror area.
Get the look: The basin was designed and built by MADE. The brassware is by Swiss brand Arwa. The ceiling lights are vintage Jieldé.
A chandelier draws the eyes up in this tall bathroom space, while also injecting some old fashioned glamour. The enveloping dark background is relieved by splashes of green foliage and black and white floor tiles, the traditional pattern giving a nod to the property’s Victorian heritage.
Get the look: The Salcombe bath is by The Cast Iron Bath Company. The bronze brass finish taps are by Bespoke Taps. The Devonstone floor tiles are from Tiles Direct.
Elements more usually seen in a living space (spot the artwork and hanging pendants) make this a supremely relaxed bathing space.
Get the look: The glass pendant lights are by Curiousa & Curiousa. The art is by Lucie Bennett.
The tubular wall lights on either side of the basin and mirrors create useful task lighting as well as a symmetrical, clean look.
Get the look: The wallpaper is Tapestry in Coral Pink by Quercus & Co. The Hudson vanity unit is from Restoration Hardware. The Hedges wall sconces are by the Urban Electric Co. The mirror is from Wayfair.
Sand timer shaped double ended wall lights add sculptural glamour in this dark, dramatic bathroom.
Get the look: The vanity unit was designed by Peter Mikic with a marble top and Ashley Hicks handles. The Seventies wall lights were found in a Paris flea market and the polished-plaster walls are in Pantone 3025 C.
A pair of pretty pendants in this asymmetrical wash space add mood lighting rather than functional lighting, and brighten up what would otherwise be a dark corner.
Get the look: The wallpaper is Abigail Borg’s Mathilda Midnight from Studio Four. The ceiling lights are by Nash Martinez. The Fior di Pesco Apuano marble vanity unit is from ABC Stone and the tap is the Priya single hole from Newport Brass. The Infinity round mirror is from CB2. The door (seen in the reflection) is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Yukon Green.
The bathroom feels luxurious and plush, due to its size, ceiling height and carefully chosen details like the roll top bath, chaise longue and crystal chandelier.
Get the look: The bath and sink are both from Aston Matthews.