Looking for stylish bathroom lighting? These are the brands to shop for the most beautiful designs

Bathroom lighting doesn't need to be boring – these brands offer a wonderful selection of designs that can elegantly elevate your scheme

Where to buy bathroom lighting
(Image credit: Wayfair & Three Posts™/McGee & Co/Lulu and Georgia)

Gone are the days when bathroom lighting was purely practical – so many brands and stores now offer stylish pieces that can really make a statement in your space. It's simply a case of finding the best places to buy it.

Bathroom lighting ideas are often overlooked when redesigning – while the bathtub, vanity, and tiles take priority, the impact of lighting fixtures shouldn't be overlooked. Aside from the fact that good lighting is so important in a bathroom, lighting provides that much-needed finishing touch that ties the scheme together.

If you're looking for more unique bathroom lighting but aren't sure where to start your search, our edit of the best places to buy bathroom lighting provides fixtures that are stylish, functional, and above all, safe for bathroom use.

The best places to buy bathroom lighting

Whether you're planning a full bathroom renovation or a simple refresh, there are plenty of functional and decorative decisions to make.

Planning bathroom lighting is one such task, so before you start shopping, make sure you know the types of bathroom lighting fixtures you want to add. Do you need wall sconces, a ceiling light, or both? Once you've got that figured out for your bathroom ideas, the best places to buy bathroom lighting are worth considering for the most stylish of pieces.

1. Wayfair

Maximalist, wallpapered bathroom with symmetrical lighting either side of the bathroom vanity mirror

(Image credit: Wayfair/Three Posts™)

If you're unsure which style you prefer, Wayfair's bathroom lighting collection of 25,000 or so pieces will certainly give you all your options. With such a vast hoard, there's almost every style of bathroom lighting fixture to browse through.

There's a wonderful selection of styles, sizes, and finishes on Wayfair, so whether your space is modern or traditional, colorful or minimalist, there's a good variety to suit. In particular, there are lots of striking fixtures in the classic pairing of glass and gold, as well as more industrial style matte black finishes.

Shopping for bathroom lighting here is made much easier by the filters – from the standard color and price filters to more specific requirements, such as style and customer rating – which makes the experience not just simpler, but quicker, too.

2. McGee & Co

Gold bathroom sconce lights on either side of an arched bathroom mirror. Below, is a floating stone statement sink with gold hardware

(Image credit: McGee & Co)

Anyone who loves McGee & Co.'s signature style will be happy to hear they offer a stylish range of bathroom lighting amongst their much sought-after decor pieces. Though the range may be modest, there's more variety here than you might expect, with fixtures to suit a whole host of interior design styles.

The stand-out pieces here include their sconce-style bathroom lights which add classic, enduring appeal to bathroom designs, as well as a few vintage-inspired fixtures that add lived-in appeal to schemes without the worry of out-of-date electrics.

Most of the bathroom lighting at McGee & Co. is offered in either gold, brass, or black, but there are a couple of options in lighter tones such as white and polished nickel, if that's more your style.

3. Pooky

Modern bathroom with a black, gold, and white color scheme

(Image credit: Pooky)

A popular lighting brand in the UK, bathroom lighting at Pooky is now available in the US, and they have some striking pieces worth considering. The designs here lean more traditional, but there are some playful pieces on offer, too.

Sconces, pendant lights, and bathroom chandeliers are the main styles Pooky is renowned for, adding a striking statement and ambient glow to your bathroom scheme. There are four filtering options to narrow your search, which feels more than enough for its range of bathroom lighting.

For a more traditional bathroom space, opt for one of their elbow wall fixtures, which come in a range of finishes and lampshade colors, or for a more playful design, we love the Stella Pendant and Athena Chandelier.

4. Lowes

Bathroom with concrete walls, black wall lights, a black mirror, and a wooden vanity

(Image credit: Lowes/JONATHAN Y)

The selection of bathroom lighting at Lowes is so vast, that you have to pick one of twelve lighting styles to browse before even seeing any products. Alongside their varied choice of designs and styles, there are also great options for every budget, whether you're opting for a full renovation or simply want to update your bathroom without replacing it.

All bases are covered here; from vanity lights, wall sconces, ceiling fixtures, pendants, and chandeliers. Bathroom and wall lighting is one category, so be careful to check the specifications of the lighting you're considering to make sure it's safe for use in a damp environment.

Within each category, we recommend using the filters to narrow down your search, whether it's by finish, size, or price, otherwise, you might find yourself scrolling for hours. Plus, if you're not so handy when it comes to home improvement, you can choose to only see lights where an installation service is available.

5. Lulu and Georgia

Contemporary bathroom with a wooden vanity topped with a marble countertop. White walls are decorated with black framed mirrors and round wall lights

(Image credit: Lulu and Georgia)

Not only do Lulu and Georgia sell beautiful furniture and decor, but their bathroom lighting section is just as aesthetic. While there are some lovely classic forms, the selection here definitely leans more contemporary than traditional, aside from a few vintage-inspired designs, ideal if you're shopping for a modern bathroom.

Simple filters make shopping for Lulu and Georgia's bathroom lighting so easy. Choose between sconces, flush mounts, pendant lights, and chandeliers to browse the lighting style you're after. You can also set a range for price, material, and condition rating to suit your bathroom.

Stand-out pieces here include their Boden Sconce range which is customizable to fit your space, and their Galassia range which takes on a more sculptural design style, perfect for a more contemporary statement fixture.

6. West Elm

Gold bathroom mirror with statement wall sconces and a wood vanity

(Image credit: West Elm)

West Elm's small yet curated edit of bathroom lighting features a variety of wall sconces, perfect for framing a bathroom vanity. There's a clear style that captures all of the pieces here, with clean lines and shades in fun shapes and designs.

A great aspect of West Elm's bathroom lighting selection is that most of the fixtures are offered in brass, bronze, and nickel, so you can choose something to match the scheme of your bathroom. You can also select different sizes as well as different shade colors, making them truly versatile.

The staggered glass sconces offer a unique take on globe shades, while the sculptural collection offers a playful design that adds interest and dimension to a space. Perhaps a smaller choice here, but there's a surprising variety among the more edited selection.

7. Serena & lily

Blue and white coastal-inspired bathroom with a rattan wall mirror, white freestanding sink, and gold wall sconces

(Image credit: Serena & Lily)

Every bathroom light at Serena & Lily is moisture-resistant, and there are some truly striking designs listed at the moment. The collection has a clear coastal influence, with lots of rattan, bamboo, and shell designs.

There is a real mix of fixtures, from wall sconces and flush mounts to pendant lights, so there's something to suit every sized space, even if you're shopping for small bathroom lighting. The prices here are on the higher end compared to other brands, but they are all high quality and made to last.

There's some great bathroom lighting to make a statement, especially if you're embracing coastal decor in your scheme. For a more subtle nod to the style, there are a few sconces with more discrete features that feel in keeping with the aesthetic.

There are so many brands offering stylish bathroom lighting to suit all manner of design styles. Whether you're curating a classic scheme or a coastal-inspired space, there are plenty of places to buy enduring designs.

For more bathroom inspiration, we look at the best places to buy bathroom vanities in our separate piece.

Kitchens & Bathrooms Editor

I joined the Homes & Gardens interiors team at the start of 2024 as the kitchens & bathrooms editor. My undergraduate degree was in Magazine Journalism and Production, which I studied at the University of Gloucestershire. Before joining Homes & Gardens, I worked for two interiors titles across both print and digital channels, writing about a range of topics from room design ideas and decorating trends to timeless kitchen schemes and the best places to source pre-loved homeware.