Broadway lights are also technically wall mounted, but along a platform. These popular fixtures run along the upper edge of the mirror and are generally fit multiple round bulbs, either on a mirror platform or other style choice.
If placing permanent fixtures on walls or ceilings isn’t in your style plan, adding small accent lights like table lamps or candles can provide both ambiance and function. Consider dimmers to create the same type of light with a permanent fixture.
Because the bathroom is a space with all its own style, homeowners often choose to contrast the style with the rest of the house’s theme. However, if you want to keep a theme going throughout every room, choosing a lighting style similar to that of the rest of the house is recommended. The following descriptions of some specific style types will help you match your new bathroom lighting to the rest of the home.
The arts and crafts style emphasizes sturdy materials, like iron and bronze, and uses strong, plain lines, much like Art Deco, which features a classic, simple appearance.
The Mission style is generally characterized by the use of strong geometric shapes, but in bathroom lighting, these shapes are often softer, possibly containing curved elements.Rustic pieces are designed to appear old-fashioned. Even metal rustic fixtures feature a twiggy, wood-like appearance.
Ornate Victorian fixtures pay homage to the gaslights used during Queen Victoria's reign. The stems tend to be thick and create distance from the wall, as the original lights needed hollow tubes to carry gas.
Remember, the material you choose for any of these fixtures will greatly affect the overall style of the room’s lighting. Many manufacturers offer each design in a variety of materials and finishes. From chrome, nickel, stainless steel, bronze and brass to the sturdier, often more expensive pewter, iron, platinum, and gold, there is a light fixture material to fit your needs.