Bar lights in the bathroom aren’t necessarily my favorite. And I’m guessing that they’re not really yours, either. Wall sconces usually add a touch more personality than your average bar lights do, so these days I see a lot of bathrooms in magazines, on Pinterest, etc. with wall sconces by the sink area. As much as I would love to diagnose every single bathroom with a pair or two of wall sconces, I just can’t. The truth is, if I was working with a client on a bathroom re-do or just a bathroom up-do — or even a total bathroom design — I would suggest bar lights. In the end, the bar lights will give you much better light than wall sconces will when it comes to performing the tasks that you do at the sink area of your bathroom. Let’s face it, the lighting in your bathroom is truly, first and foremost, there to help you perform different tasks. You should really be willing to light it accordingly.
Here’s the thing — I can definitely, in good conscience, suggest wall sconces for a powder room, or even in a vanity area in your bathroom that you want to look super luxe. The good news? There is quite a large selection of great-looking bar lights these days in all different styles — so you really have options when it comes to finding something that works with your pre-existing or wanna-be design aesthetic. We’re not limited to those globe-y celebrity bar lights anymore, people!
What are you thinking right now? Are you going to ignore my advice about this whole bar lights business? If so, no worries, lol! This is my professional opinion and what I have been taught/seen work best in real life. Sconces in pictures are gorgeous, I just don’t personally think they are all that effective!
- I Like Big Wall Sconces and I Cannot Lie (inspirationaffirmation.com)