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One of my favorite moments is walking into a bathroom and finding the last thing you would expect in there: a fancy glass chandelier. A glass chandelier doesn't belong in there you say, but that makes it that much more fun and memorable.
The traditional chandelier hanging over a modern bathroom with glass mosaic tile stripes makes for an interesting and thought-provoking juxtaposition. The acrylic seat is a nice piece to marry the modern look of the room with the translucent glass of the chandelier.
What's even better is finding a charming small glass chandelier in a tiny powder room, really the last place you would expect to find it. You can tell the homeowner thought carefully about every inch of their home, even the smallest spaces.
Non-traditional shapes are always welcome, along with the nontraditional tub shape and finish and the room's unusual architecture. If you are already breaking the "rules" of bathroom lighting, why not really go for it with the most unusual shapes you can find?
Taking a cue from the previous photo, here's a more muted version. The chandelier is smaller, the neutral finishes more practical, and the less-ornate decorations offer a more family-friendly way to incorporate the look.
Tip: It's important to install UL listed lighting for wet environments in the bathroom. Yes, you may be tempted by that chandelier you scored at the antique market, but that one belongs in the bedroom. Safety comes first when you are placing electrical fixtures near water.