10 Stunning Chrome Bathroom Light Fixtures That Won't Break the Bank

Remodeling a home can get expensive, fast. But there's a way to effortlessly infuse your space with some style. All you have to do is look up. Yes, we're talking about your lighting situation. By springing for a new fixture—say, a shiny new chrome sconce or pendant—the most important room in your house will instantly level up in the style department. (And don't even get us started on what the lighting will do to your selfie game...)

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Langley Street Acuna Wall Sconce

Give your bathroom sconces to an eclectic, Atomic Age vibe with a pair of these wall sconces. The 50-watt halogen fixture has a satin etched-glass globe perched atop a slender and tapered metal bar that will give your bathroom a comforting glow. At home in the WC—since it's approved for use in most locations—this whimsical sconce is just what you need to add a more interesting touch to traditional bathroom décor. ($121.99; allmodern.com)

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Pottery Barn Sussex Double Tube Sconce

If you're dreaming of creating a luxurious bathroom space with lustrous white marble and floor-to-ceiling subway tiles, this classically elegant tube sconce is just the right fit. Crafted from solid spun metal and capped with two thick frosted-glass shades, this light emits an aura of solid sophistication and understated opulence. The Sussex Sconce takes two 40-watt bulbs and is rated for damp conditions. ($189; potterybarn.com)

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West Elm Staggered Glass Sconce

For a lighting solution in the bathroom that strays from your typical tube sconce or dangling glass shade, try out something like this Staggered Glass light, which has two globes attached to either end of a chrome bar. The frosted globes have a quarter of the ends sliced off at an angle to project more light on to countertops. Pop in two 60-watt bulbs (LED or incandescent) and quickly transform your sanctuary into a soothing spot. ($99; westelm.com)

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Mercury Row Hickerson Vanity Light

Jump on the Edison bulb trend train with this three-bulb vanity light from Mercury Row. The durable metal armature is crafted with a polished chrome finish to stand up to damp environments (and the whole fixture is rated to safely work in bathrooms) and mates tubular bars to elegantly sloping socket housings. The gently tapering clear glass globes are perfect for housing 100-watt Edison bulbs and it's also ready to be hitched to a dimmer switch for more relaxing, tub-time lighting. ($102; allmodern.com)

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Ivy Bronx Bolan Contemporary Vanity Light

Add a little Hollywood Regency splendor to any bathroom with this gloriously modern and shiny vanity light. Designed with lots of clean lines and angles, this three-light piece incorporates thick glass shades fluted with accents to evoke the look of crystal. Orient it facing down over a mirror for lots of light for primping or flip it over for a more dramatic up-lighting look. Either method will drastically amp up your space. ($83; wayfair.com)

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Miseno Bathroom Sconce

If you're thinking about going for a timeless but contemporary feel in your bathroom, then try out one of these tube sconces from Miseno that marry subtle sophistication with sleek style. The 13-inch tall light has a frosted shade that covers up one 60-watt bulb that screws into a simple and understated cylindrical metal base. Place one by itself on a bare wall for added accent lighting, or pair around a mirror for more refined illumination. ($60; build.com)

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Ikea Södersvik LED Wall Lamp

For those that are tired of the traditional bathroom lights that all seem to be slight variations on one another, step up to the bold quirkiness of the Ikea Södervisk lamp. The lumpy conglomeration of 20 LED lights in differing diameters emits a pleasing warm white glow that's also dimmable with just a touch. Set up two on either side of a mirror to get an even and effective bathroom light. Bonus: installation is effortless! ($85; ikea.com)

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West Elm Ripple Glass Flushmount

Overhead lights in bathrooms are often an afterthought when redesigning the lighting, but a well-considered flush mount fixture can offer an extra design delight. This simple oval glass globe may look undramatic at first, but the subtle ripple effect that's built into the bottom of the shade spreads and diffuses light in all directions, making interesting patterns. So don't just screw in any old bulb—this light is perfect for the warm glow of an Edison bulb or other non-traditional bulbs. ($149; westelm.com)

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Sandy Springs Wall Sconce

To infuse a refined farmhouse vibe in your bathroom, hook up with a classy take on the standard bare bulb fixture found in workshops and barns alike. This sharp sconce is crafted from metal with a round backplate and is finished in a shiny and sophisticated polished chrome. It takes up to a 100-watt bulb under the clear glass shade (and can be used pointing up or down) and is rated to safely function in damp environments, making it ideal for updating your bathroom. ($75; allmodern.com)

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Modern Taper Sconce

There's not a whole lot from Restoration Hardware that can be considered "affordable," but this super graceful and gorgeous scone is one of them. At around $150 ($119 if you are an RH member), this high-quality piece features a long and slender arm that terminates under an elegant linen shade. Output is a relatively low 25 watts, so it may be best as an accent light, but it's still rated for moist environments and would look stunning in any bathroom update. ($159; restorationhardware.com)

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