5 Chandeliers That Will Make a Statement in the Bathroom
There’s nothing like a chandelier to add drama and interest to a room. In the past, this kind of statement lighting was seen exclusively in dining rooms or foyers. But as the bathroom has increasingly become a design hot spot, chandeliers have made their way into the space. A bathroom chandelier can add influence style and add balance to a design. It might hang over a bathtub or be centered in the room. When considering a chandelier for the bathroom, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Height and Scale
Because bathrooms tend to be smaller than areas where chandeliers have traditionally been used, you’ll need to think about the scale of the chandelier. You want to achieve balance with your vanity, bathtub, and other bathroom fixtures. While you might be going for a bold look, you also don’t want the chandelier to overwhelm the other elements. If you’ve got a soaring ceiling, you’re set up for tiered, branched, or starburst chandeliers. If your bathroom has more of a standard height, you might want to go for a more horizontal style.
If you’ll be choosing a chandelier with metallic parts, check to make sure the material has rust-resistant qualities. Cloth shades might also be vulnerable to spotting or mildew.
An elegant bathtub commands attention in a bathroom. A chandelier positioned over the top can make the area a focal point, drawing the eye in and creating an area of interest.
Electrical SafetyThe bathroom presents unique challenges for lighting. Make sure that the chandelier you choose is rated to perform in wet or damp locations. You’ll also need to make sure that it’s in compliance with local codes.
Ready to make a bold choice and upgrade your bathroom with a chandelier?
Here are a few to consider.
Glam and Green
Kalani from Varaluz
A statement chandelier. There’s no denying the wow factor that Kalani brings, from a design standpoint. Cascading crystal drops and sustainable Capiz and upcycled Kabebe shells make this chandelier a statement piece.
Provence freestanding bathtub quietly echoes Kalani’s elegance.
Bubbles in the Bath
Bubble Chandelier from The Light Factory
Bubbles in the tub and on the ceiling. This inventive, contemporary chandelier features hand-blown iridescent glass bubbles in a mix of sizes floating around a central light globe.
Coco Magnolia Hanging Pendant from McGee & Co
Fresh as an ocean breeze, this exquisite chandelier features hand-cut coco shells surrounding a grouping of four bulbs. Perfect for a range of style from coastal to contemporary.
Reach for the Stars
Colt Chandelier from Troy Lighting
Reminiscent of a constellation of stars, the Colt chandelier is an ideal choice for a small space or standard height ceiling. Light diffuses out from the arms of varying heights and lengths to create a Bauhaus look with a nod to mid-century style.
Cosmo Chandelier by AERIN for Visual Comfort Studio
Sometimes less is more. Simple geometric shapes create a classic modern look in this sophisticated chandelier by Aerin.