Crystal Chandelier Bathroom Lighting

When it comes to crystal chandelier bathroom lighting ideas the options are endless.  Bathrooms have gone to a whole new level.  It is a room we want to spend time in.   It’s our calm retreat from all the hustle, bustle and noise. Our ultimate crystal chandelier guide gives information and a road map on crystal lighting.

Bathroom Remodel Lighting Ideas 

The first step is to determine what kind of bathroom remodel you are planning on.   An update may be as simple and inexpensive as adding a new light fixture and a coat of paint.  The other end of the spectrum is a total remodel including tile, vanities and new bathroom fixtures.

Lighting is an integral upgrade when it comes to decorating a bathroom.  Remember it sets the tone of the room with style as well as function.

When making the lighting choices, keep in mind the uses of the bathroom.  Direct light is needed if applying make-up and perhaps putting in contact lenses.  Most importantly, the family bathroom needs more direct and task light then would a powder room.   You have to decide on the choice of LED, halogen, incandescent or cfl bulbs.  Regardless, I always recommend a dimmer switch to control the light output.

The Layered Lighting Look

Layered lighting is an important component of the lighting design.   For example, a master bath could have overall recessed lighting plus a vanity or sconce wall lighting for the sink area.  The icing on the cake is a show stopping crystal chandelier.

There are so many unique pendant light styles to draw from.  The designs may be sleek and modern or elaborate crystal chandeliers.  Keep in mind, crystal ceiling lights are ideal for adding glamour to bathrooms with lower ceilings. Our blog on How to Size a Chandelier is an important read.

Last but not least, wall sconces are illuminating art.  The sconce is the finishing touch.  Horizontal vanity lights go over the mirror, providing light.  Vertical wall sconces flank the mirror and depending on the ceiling height, may be short or long.

Bathroom Chandeliers Ideas

Chandeliers used to be only for dining rooms but have now found their way into bathrooms and powder rooms.  As well as being a light source, a crystal chandelier hanging light ties the room decor together.   A stunning light fixture is the focal point of the space.

Be it simple sophistication or ornate and outrageous, there are so many looks you can achieve with a little imagination and creativity.  Bathroom lighting ideas come at you from all directions. You have to decide if the room design is going to be modern, traditional or a combination.

Crystal chandelier light fixtures may be hung over a bathtub, however they must be 8′ above the top of the tub.  When a person is standing in a full tub they can not touch any part of the chandelier.  It is better to be safe than sorry.

Modern Bathroom Chandelier Ideas 

I love the clean, sleek contemporary beaded chandeliers which mimic raindrops.  The purity of the cascading smooth crystal is calming.  Furthermore, it’s breathtaking when the crystal plays off natural light streaming into the bathroom.  An update empire chandelier with either crystals or crystal beads pairs classic styling with a modern twist.

That being said, modern chandeliers and vanity light designs come in a variety of shapes and styles.  Glass or crystal chandeliers add a luxurious vibe to the room.  A properly scaled modern light fixture will ground the bathroom and give it a distinct personality.

In contrast, pairing a traditional crystal chandelier with a modern vanity is another option.  A dazzling classic light fixture brings in a level of warmth.  The blending of modern and traditional elements can open up a variety of lighting design ideas.  Be creative with tones, textures and colors and let the bathroom reflect you.

Capiz Shell Chandeliers

For instance, a capiz shell chandelier and coordinating wall sconces, has a causal coastal aura.  The zen experience is created with teeming strands of light and airy shell.  Additionally, the spa-like design can continue with a sleek vanity with clean lines.  Organic elements such as light wood and stone, plays off capiz shell perfectly. The shell light fixtures with or without crystal accents are a natural in a bathroom lighting plan.

Crystal Vanity Lights

Shell, beaded and crystal vanity lights are illuminating art. They add a special touch to the bathroom as well as serving a purpose.  Sizing is important. First we will talk about over the vanity lighting. The light bar shouldn’t be longer than the vanity.  Centre the lights and then mount them about 78″ off the floor.  Measure the height of the wall light, mirror and top of the vanity to make sure you have enough overall height to work with. The placement of the junction box plays a role as well. You want to make sure that the back plate covers it.

Another option is to use wall sconces flanking the mirror. The sconces should be about 28″ apart and 65″ off the floor at eye level.  Another option is to install the wall sconces on the side walls. Again you want them at eye level. Whichever route you choose the right type of light bulb is key.

The Last Word on Bathroom Lighting Design Ideas

When it comes to bathroom lighting design ideas the options really are endless.  We hope you are inspired to light up your bathroom.  As always, we love for to share your comments and pictures.

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FAQ for Crystal Chandelier Bathroom Lighting

Will the steam in the bathroom damage the crystal?

No. Crystal is hardy. It is important to dust and periodically clean your crystal light fixtures.

Is a crystal wall sconce and vanity light the same thing?

They are both wall mounted fixtures. Generally vanity light bars are long and go over or attached to the bathroom mirror. The width depends on the size of your vanity. Single light wall sconces are flanked to either side of the mirror or on a side wall.

What is the best size crystal chandelier for a bathroom?

Add the room width and length together and convert that number to inches. For example a bathroom that is 5′ x 8′ you would get a fixture that is approximately 13″w.

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