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In a smaller bath­room or pow­der room where you might not have as much wall width to work with, you can po­si­tion a sconce above the mir­ror in­stead of squeez­ing one in on each side.


An over­head fix­ture will keep things sym­met­ri­cal, but might cause some shad­ows on your face.

For more even light, you can opt for side-by-side sconces or twin-light fix­tures that will il­lu­mi­nate down from both sides for bet­ter cover­age. Keep in mind: If your mir­ror is more than 60 inches wide (of­ten the case with a dou­ble van­ity), sconces on each side might be spaced too far apart to pro­vide ad­e­quate light, so con­sider an over-mir­ror fix­ture in this sit­u­a­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to the Amer­i­can Light­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, the ideal height for in­stalling fix­tures above a mir­ror is about 78 inches from the floor.

Choose a sin­gle fix­ture above the mir­ror if:

You don’t have room on one or both sides of the mir­ror to fit a pair of sconces.

You have a very wide mir­ror with no breaks in be­tween.

You have a tall ceil­ing and want to dra­mat­i­cally ac­cen­tu­ate the height by adding a fo­cal point up high.

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