Chandeliers for the Bathroom
Treat Yourself the Fanciest of LIghts Where You Least Expect It
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.
A grand capiz shell chandelier adds an elegant and striking glow to this master bath vanity area.
A small pretty glass chandelier looks right at home in a classic bathroom with the Old World charm of a marble countertop, subway tile and guilded mirror.
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.
Here's another example of marrying a traditional glass chandelier with walls of mosaic glass tile for a sparkly environment that can't be defined as modern or traditional — just super luxurious.
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?
A large multi-tiered chandelier along with a claw foot tub and wood trim just screams Country Manor to me — in a good way. Yes it's a little over the top, but it's fabulous. Just go for it.
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. More: Chandeliers in the Kitchen How to Get the Pendant Light Right Browse more photos of chandeliers in home design
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