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5 illuminating bathroom lighting ideas for 2019

5 illuminating bathroom lighting ideas for 2019

Posted by Adam Chard in Inspiration | 5 years ago 5 min read

Don’t be left in the dark when it comes to choosing your bathroom lighting. Get switched on with these 5 bright bathroom lighting ideas for 2019.

Due to the increased risk of splashes and water ingress, bathroom lighting must be specifically designed with bathroom use in mind. That’s why it can often feel restrictive when choosing something that will fit with your chosen style. However, there is a whole world of bright bathroom lighting ideas out there to discover and we’ve come up with 5 of the best.

Just a reminder: installing electrics in your bathroom should never be attempted yourself unless you are an experienced and qualified electrician.

1. Traditional bathroom lighting ideas 2019

To create an elegant setting in your bathroom, you’ll want to add some lighting that is more traditional in style. Luckily, there are plenty of traditional bathroom lighting options available, from majestic chandeliers to decorative wall lanterns, to give your bathroom a vintage touch.

Marquis by Waterford Annalee 3 light bathroom chandelier

Chandeliers still hold a special place in the heart of many a homeowner up and down this fair nation. Literally dripping with crystals and decorative touches, this stunning chandelier will create a real focal point in any chic vintage bathroom.

Marquis by Waterford Annalee 3 light bathroom chandelier

Cut glass from the world famous Waterford Crystal company combines with a chrome finish to produce a sparkling effect that’s bound to impress. There’s even a choice of 3, 5 and 8 LED bulb versions, giving you a range of options for bathrooms big and small.

2. Contemporary bathroom lighting ideas 2019

Contemporary bathrooms are all about sleek minimalism these days, with none of the ornateness or fuss of their traditional counterparts. Bathroom lighting tends to be quite unobtrusive with flush ceiling lights one of the most popular choices, supplemented with LED mirrors or wall lights. However, there is still space for a centrepiece lighting fixture that looks effortlessly stylish, whilst performing a vital function.

Forum Solis cylinder 3 light bathroom ceiling light

A new addition to our 2019 bathroom lighting selection, the Solis lighting range from Forum is a modern take on a more classic design.

Forum Solis cylinder 3 light bathroom ceiling light

Featuring 3 arms complete with warm LED bulbs and a simple glass shade, the design is effortlessly stylish—a real case of “less is more”. With a shiny chrome surface that reflects light, it works well with a range of contemporary designs, including industrial style bathrooms.

3. Bathroom wall lighting ideas 2019

If you have lamp or two in your living room, you’ll understand that a central lighting fixture isn’t always the best option when attempting to create a relaxing atmosphere. Whilst lamps aren’t suitable for use in a bathroom, wall lighting is a fantastic alternative.

Bathroom wall lights come in range of options from contemporary to classic designs, helping you to supplement your main lighting. They usually come with their own individual pull cord, so you can switch things up when more illumination is required.

Marquis by Waterford Bandon bathroom wall light

From the gorgeous Marquis by Waterford range, this candelabra style wall light is ideal for traditional bathroom settings. With 2 elegant curved wall arms, the hanging crystals twinkle in the light.

Marquis by Waterford Bandon bathroom wall light

Placed either side of a wall mirror, it’s the perfect way to add task lighting for makeup and shaving. Plus, with an IP44 rating, it is suitable for use in bathroom electrical zones 2 and 3.

Handy hint: Take a look at our Bathroom lighting buying guide for more information on IP ratings and bathroom electrical zones.

4. Beautiful bathroom lighting ideas 2019

Often, we simply want something that looks beautiful and does just the job with our chosen décor. We’ve got plenty of gorgeous lighting, perfect for a glitzy, glamorous bathroom, where you can pamper and preen to your heart’s desire.

Searchlight Belvue 4 light bathroom wall light

From the experts at searchlight, this wall light comes with 4 gorgeous bell-shaped shades, offering a graceful addition to your bathroom.

Searchlight Belvue 4 light bathroom wall light

With LED bulbs, it is energy-efficient and is controlled using a separate pull cord. Place above your mirror or on a side wall for added illumination right where you need it most.

5. Clever bathroom lighting ideas 2019

Bathroom lighting has to work that little bit harder than other lighting in your home. With steam and condensation to contend with, plus the added need for task lighting, it pays to choose a design that is both versatile and stylish.

Forum Cali IP65 tiltable bathroom downlight in chrome

An ultra-modern solution for bathrooms big and small, the Cali downlight from Forum Lighting can be tilted to illuminate even the darkest corners of your space.

Forum Cali IP65 tiltable bathroom downlight in chrome

With a choice of either chrome or white surrounds, it fits flush to your ceiling for a sleek, unobtrusive appearance. Use it to highlight different areas within your bathroom, like your shower enclosure, bath, toilet or basin.

What’s more, with a high ingress protection rating of IP65, it is suitable for use in almost any part of your bathroom.

More bathroom ideas for 2019

If you’re already planning on updating your bathroom, why not check out these bathroom ideas for 2019 for even more inspiration?

If you’re still lacking inspiration, we have plenty more bathroom lighting ideas on our site.

If you like to compare and contrast, why not take a look at our bathroom lighting ideas for 2018 too?

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Here at, we supply a comprehensive selection of high quality lighting from renowned brands such as Forum and Searchlight, all specifically designed for use in bathrooms. Why not check out our bathroom lighting today?

Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Inspiration | 5 years ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 10 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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