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26 of the best Bathroom LED Lighting Ideas

LED lights are ideally suited to use in the bathroom. They are available in a range of color temperatures, so you can choose your most flattering light for getting ready. They save on energy and come in many modern styles.

Cultivate Elegance

This elegant bathroom features wood-look tile that adds warmth. Candlelight and a rainfall shower contribute to a relaxing evening. A sleek mirror with integrated LED lighting aid in the daily routines.

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Traditional Approach

Deborah Bettcher of Decorating Den Interiors opted for subtle geometric wallpaper and stone counters and backsplashes in neutral tones for this traditional bath. Recessed lights prove overhead light, while elegant brass sconces flank the mirrors.

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Brass and Blue

MC Design went for bold counters in blue and gold, with coordinating Glass Sinks. Brass details round out the space. Sleek wall sconces with brass details fit perfectly into the design.

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Anchor the Corner

Bathrooms aren’t just for vanity lights and wall sconces. Bathroom pendant lights hung in a corner are very versatile and elegant. This white pendant perfectly complements the modern decor while anchoring the corner.

Symmetrical Stance

Sublime Homes separated two white vanities by a window. Each symmetrical set-up has a square mirror with traditional vanity lights with three glass globes. The effect is balanced and open.

A Vision in White

Jill Shevlin of Jill Shevlin Design went for an all-white approach to this elegant bath. Slender shaded white wall sconces punctuate between expansive mirrors, which make the generous space feel even larger. Extending the cabinets to the ceiling adds to the effect.

Statement Piece

This statement bathroom has a focal point: the abstract multicolor stone backsplash. A round mirror is artful integrated, and an art glass sink plays into the drama. Recessed light combines with a multi-light wall sconce to illuminate the counter.

Pattern Language

MC Design used texture warm stone in this open bath. Black accents, including a star-shaped LED pendant, add to the drama. Geometric floor tiles lend more pattern and reflect the fixture design.

White and Wood

White and wood are a pairing that’s meant to be. Combine white walls, counters and fixtures with wood millwork and slat walls. The white is crisp and the wood adds warmth. All that’s needed is a simple over-mirror sconce to light the way.

Spa-like Environment

Kelly Taylor of Kelly Taylor Interior Designs installed a traditional chandelier above a freestanding but and used LED-lit wall mirrors in this spa-like bath. Herringbone tile in warm shades and ample greenery makes the space feel extra inviting. A variety of light sources adds flexibility to a bath design.

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Sculptural Approach

This modern bath combines sculptural fixtures against a cut-stone backdrop. The cascading vanity and shelving makes an abstract statement, and the toilet itself is a work of art. A simple linear vanity light plays off the architectural moves without stealing the show.

Black and White

Black and white is a classic combo for a bathroom. White walls and counters are contrasted by black millwork and a geometric black-and-white rug. A simple horizontal LED sconce ties the look together.

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Well Considered

These chrome vanity lights tie in with the detailing of this modern bathroom, including the fixtures and window mullions. They are perfectly spaced to align with the widths of the mirrors. The look overall is well considered and sophisticated.

Shades of Gray

Staying true to their name, Shades of Gray Design Studio opted for neutral tones for this open bath. A large square mirror inscribed with LEDs provides most of the lighting. A large window emits plenty of natural light.

Good Medicine

A medicine cabinet integrating LEDs is space-saving and multipurpose. This sleek design integrates vertical LEDs that help you get ready. The rest of the space is simple with a white backdrop and rustic wood counters.

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Blues and Browns

Kelly Taylor of Kelly Taylor Interior Design opted for bold tiles with blue and brown tones for this bathroom design. Simple vertical LED sconces flanking the mirror add light without distracting from the design intent. Blue millwork and a cantilevered white counter round out the design.

Warm and Cool

This calming bath by Jill Shevlin of Jill Shevlin Designs contracts warm and cool tones against a mostly white backdrop. An elegant semi-flush fixture above the freestanding tub draws it all together. A marble herringbone floor lends texture.

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Balance and Consistency

Dual vanities call for an equal approach: Matte black mirrors and fixtures create a cohesive look against a marble backdrop. Two identical three-light black vanity lights provide ample illumination. Aim for balance and consistency in your bathroom design.

Traditional and Modern

Simplicity is the main approach in this bath by Deborah Bettcher of Decorating Den Interiors. A patterned roman shade plays off the wallpaper. Double shaded sconces flank each side of a window above the sink. The effect is traditional and modern all at once.

Green Is the Theme

Green is the theme in Pamela Hope Interior Design’s eclectic bath. Chic three-sphere vertical scones play off the geometric-patterned wallpaper. Herringbone tiles and brass accents contribute to the varied textures.

All White Done Right

Avoid an all-white bath from looking to bland by installing contrasting tile behind the sink, all the way up to the ceiling. A round mirror is flanked by identical LED wall sconces that cast light up and down. Warm herringbone wood floors ground the look.

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Dazzling Lights

These slim LED bathroom vanity lights add a dazzling effect to this modern space. Perfectly aligned with the sides of a large mirror, the fixtures draw the eye up and make the space feel taller. They pop against a dark gray stone wall.

Lighting Contrasts

Vantage Design Studio opted for classic black and white in this transitional bath. White tiles and black counters and millwork coordinate with black-and-white patterned floor tile. Simple vanity lights illuminate this classic space.

Shades of Blue

Shades of Gray Design Studio opted for a touch of blue in this bathroom design. Twin mirrors with LED lights are supported by a statement-making vanity fixture. The chrome detailing works with other fixtures in the space.

Statement Pendant

Pamela O'Brien of Pamela Hope Designs coordinated wall sconces with a stately pendant above a clay-colored bath tub. Always look for pendants that are rated for wet locations if you intend to hang them above a bathtub. Combine textures to add interest to your bath.

LED Mirror Lighting

An efficient way to add LED lighting in your bathroom is to install a mirror with integrated lighting. This is a great choice against this stone wall where it would be challenging to hang sconces. Recessed LEDs round out the clean look.

Lighting is one of the most important features of a bathroom. Whether you opt for vanity lights, wall sconces, recessed lights or another type, consider which style best suits your space. Ultimately lighting is key in getting ready or winding down, and your bathroom is your personal oasis.


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