10 Charming Bronze Bathroom Light Fixtures

When man minted bronze, history changed. After all, there's an entire age named after it—wherein, as a species, we became sharper, stronger, better. Perhaps that's why, today, 2,900 years and change later, we have such an innate love for the stuff. And when it's paired with tasteful light, the result is a transcendent, almost-holy effect. Needless to say, bronze décor is truly décor for the ages.

Rustic, single-light wall sconce photo

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Buford Rustic Wall Sconce

For a more laid-back washroom, choose lighting that reflects a more laid-back style, like this bronze sconce from Franklin Iron Works. Made of metal with a warm wood panel affixed to the center, this light comes with a clear glass shade so you can continue the rustic theme with an Edison bulb. Place two of these handsome sconces next to your mirror, or scatter about the bathroom for some dim mood lighting. ($89.99; lampsplus.com)

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Three light modern wall sconce photo

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Haworth Vanity

Refined elegance is what you get with this timeless, three-light vanity fixture from Wade Logan. The graceful arch of the supporting bar holds up artfully designed armatures that feature cylindrical frosted shades. A rectangular back plate, also finished in a lustrous satin bronze, lets you mount the light two ways: pointing up, for a softer mood, or down, for more illumination. It's rated for damp environments and takes 100-watt bulbs. ($106; allmodern.com)

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Modern slim-light wall sconce photo

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Mobile Sconce

West Elm always has some interesting lighting designs available, and quite a few at reasonable prices, like this funky, two-light sconce. The long and lean piece can be set up vertically or horizontally (or at any rotation really) and you can have fun by mixing and matching the light bulbs. Go with some big, bulbous frosted globes for a softer look, or screw in some clear Edison bulbs for a warmer glow. These are safety rated for moist conditions and are made of durable steel. ($99; westelm.com)

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Single light bronze sconce photo

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Armed Sconce

To give your bathroom a steampunk feel, look no further than the DeBary sconce. It has cool details that evoke a modern Victorian vibe, like a stout metal cage, a delicate clear glass shade, and a sturdy, hand-fabricated arm. Pop in an Edison bulb to complete the look, or stick with a traditional incandescent or warm white LED; either choice will give this light a great look. It'll survive any damp spots and takes a 60-watt bulb. ($51; allmodern.com)

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2-Light Bronze Wall Sconce photo

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Gotha Vanity

For those looking for something a little less traditional, this industrial-inspired light is sure to be a big hit in the bathroom of your dreams. It's full of cool little touches, from the brackets holding the textured glass shades to the rivet-accented round back plate. The weathered rubbed bronze look also adds to the cool factor, and the metal light is also rated to survive just fine in any humid locations like your bathroom. ($101; wayfair.com)

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Horizontal bronze wall sconce photo

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George Kovacs Tube Bath Bar

Spruce up your sanctuary with some mid-century–inspired design. This tubular light—complete with modern accents—can be set up by itself in either a vertical or horizontal position, or can be installed in pairs for a beautiful and illuminating frame around your mirror. The shade is crafted from a durable etched opal glass, and the fixture takes three 60-watt bulbs. Stand-out details include the perforated metal caps and overlapping metal blocks on either end of the light. ($176; lumens.com)

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Bronze flushmount photo

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McCarthy Flushmount

A handsome flush mount light, like this one from Pottery Barn, can add the finishing touch to revamping a bathroom's lighting. The design of the McCarthy invokes vintage diner lighting, but the addition of a trendy Edison bulb updates it for an airy and timeless feel. Plus, the bit of bronze accenting on the steel base gives the light some a little more weight. Screw in a 60-watt incandescent bulb or a 9-watt LED and your bathroom will be transformed. ($99; potterybarn.com)

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Bronze candle-style wall sconce photo

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Kichler Hendrik Olde Bronze Wall Sconce

An arts-and-crafts look infuses a studied and rustic-modern feel to a bathroom. This sconce from Kichler fits the bill for anyone looking to add that classic American design—the rubbed bronze finish on the metal fixture is set off by the slightly orange-tinted etched glass shade, making for a warm and inviting aesthetic. The graceful lines on this damp environment sconce can match up with a variety of other modern styles. ($104; bellacor.com)

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Modern gold wall sconce photo

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Wooding LED Wallchiere

To add a bit more industrial-inspired drama to your bathroom lighting, go for this wall sconce by Wooding. The long and smooth lines set off the utilitarian feel of the fixture, and the ability to choose multiple bulb styles, from a long and slender Edison bulb to a soft, frosted globe make it easy to change up the feel of the lighting in your bathroom. The stainless-steel construction and safety rating for moist areas mean it will also last a lifetime. ($146; allmodern.com)

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Modern globe, gold wall sconce photo

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Restoration Hardware Utilitaire Sconce

Bathroom redecorators aiming for a more minimalist look should check out the Utilitaire Sconce from Restoration Hardware. A little more than a bare bulb fixture, the sconce still has attractive and interesting details like knurling around the socket and a handsome, solid-steel tubular arm that ends in a severe right angle that elevates the light beyond the basic. It's rated for a 40-watt incandescent bulb, but those looking for a bit more illumination can go for an LED with higher light output. ($150; restorationhardware.com)

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