Get tips on sconces, pendants, chandeliers, pot lights and LED strips — and find out where to place them
Sconces, or wall-mounted light fixtures, are a popular choice for bathroom vanities for several reasons. They can be beautiful and highly functional, and generally they don’t take up a lot of space. This bathroom by Kenowa Builders shows what that can look like.
In a main bathroom, where one will sometimes be using the mirror for tasks such as shaving, applying makeup or putting in contact lenses, it’s important to have fixtures that light not just the space, but the face.
Remember, good bathroom task lighting, like that shown in this bathroom by Built Design Collective, will light you primarily, rather than the wall or the mirror.
Together, a pair of sconces will evenly light the face from the sides, avoiding harsh shadows that can leave part of your visage in the dark.
That being said, the fact that they can cap off the look of a beautiful bathroom mirror is a great bonus.
For more even-ness, fixtures like the multi-bulb ones shown in this bathroom by FOHR Design Studio will generate light from multiple angles to better eliminate shadows.