Master bath lighting trends
Favorite master bath lighting options
Once you've got a good idea of the master bathroom layout that will work best for you, it's time to get creative with your colors, accents, and lighting fixtures.
1. Mixing genres - Contemporary square vanity lights with crystal pendants
Three droplet-style crystal pendants take center stage in this luxury master bath. To the sides, the "his and hers" vanities incorporate 5-light vanity lights in a contemporary, squared shape.
Crystal chandeliers are one of the fastest growing trends in master bathrooms, and formal dining rooms - a throwback to 18th century innovation in lighting.
Design tip: More new homes are including triple pendants, in lieu of a single large fixture. See another example of triple pendant lighitng in the kitchen of the Treehouse, here.
2. Layers of light - Sconces, crystal, and recessed lights
In this "his and hers" style master bath, full-height mirrors were added above each vanity. These mirrors reflect endless layers of light, truely opening up the room.
Tall wall sconces, chosen for their height, were added beside the mirrors.
A central crystal fixture adds a bit of glimmer to the room, with a black shade to soften the light. For recessed lighting illuminates the free-standing tub and shower.
3. Keeping it natural - Vaulted ceilings
A white vaulted ceiling and cool paint selections keep this master bath soft and open. A set of 4-light vanity lights and a recessed light above the tub are all that's need to keep this room relaxing and functional.
Design tip: In general, a larger master bath does not require as much additional lighting as you may think. Less is more when adding lighting to a master bath, especially when you include large mirrors or light, bright, reflective tile. You want to create a soft glow, rather than a harsh illumination.
4. Sun Soaked Bathroom - Light placement tricks
If you prefer to keep your master bathroom on the small side, lighting placement can make a big difference. In this custom home, large picture windows surround the soaking tub nook, bathing it in natural light.
Subtle recessed lighting and fixtures were used in the shower and bathroom hallway to the toilet room and walk in closet.
5. Taking the "old" out of "old-fashioned" - Mixing Metals with Crystal
From the ground-up, metalics shine in this master bath:
Smokey Topaz paint, Golden Sparkle granite, and metalic accent tiles. A bronze fixture with hanging crystals lends a romantic touch.
6. Naturally Inspired Framing
Warm brown wooden framed mirrors punctuate this natrual master bath.
Three-light fixtures were placed above the his-and-her vanities, without overpowering the central prep area.
7. Luxurious Retreat
This luxurious master bath focuses all attention on relaxation. Creamy neutral palettes sweep across the room and natural light flows in.
A separate oversized shower rests around the corner.
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