Sometimes in a restful place like a bathroom you just want to decorate with something beautiful. And in spaces other than the main bathroom, such as a powder room, the lighting may not need to be perfectly even and bright. Enter the statement light fixture.
Rustic lanterns, statement pendants or elegant mini-chandeliers can all give a space a sense of personality and drama. If you love the look of a statement chandelier in the bathroom but still want the functionality of less-dramatic lighting, consider placing the chandelier in the center of the room or over a tub instead, and combining it with a pair of subtle sconces for contrast. Mixing basic wall fixtures with a more elaborate ceiling fixture will reduce the chance of the two styles competing or clashing.
Choose a statement fixture if:
You don’t need perfectly even lighting for tasks in a non-primary bathroom. You want to make a big impact in a smaller bathroom.
You can use a chandelier or pendant for added style, but with vanity sconces as the true task lighting for a mix of form and function.