Choosing New Pendant Lights for our Master Bathroom

One of the things I love about having a DIY blog about my home projects is the accountability it provides. I feel like if I mention a task on the blog, then I better get around to doing it…even if it is months later!

bathroom-lights-pendants-beforeYou guys may remember this post about my disdain for our bathroom pendants from way back in September. At the time I was eager to change out those rusty lights and replace them with contemporary new ones! However, life got in the way (ya know…other projects, the holidays, etc.). But now I’m on a mission to find new pendants that I love and get these old ones out of here for good! Especially since I put this project on our 2017 home to-do list (and I’m trying to tackle all of the projects on there this year).

rusted-bathroom-lightI think I’ve been putting off this task because finding lighting that works in this space is pretty difficult. First of all, the new lights must be approved for a damp space like a bathroom. This factor narrows down the options A LOT! But if I forego this feature, then I’ll eventually end up with the same problem I have now…rusty lights that have been damaged from the humidity in this space. (And if you’re worried about the new ones rusting, I have already replaced the bathroom fan in this room and added a humidistat that automatically goes on when the humidity rises. So we should be good to go from here on out!)

I have been scoping out all kinds of online lighting shops, and many of them have a filter that includes the light location (dry, outdoor, damp). Once you check that “damp” button…the choices immediately dwindle.

bathroom-master-pendants-beforeBut I’m not letting that stop me from finding lights for this space. Because let’s be honest, ANYTHING is better than these rusty-too-small-dinky-silver-pendants that we currently have in the room!

After looking for the past few weeks, I’ve narrowed down my choices to these pendants below. But before we get to those, let me tell you the must-haves for my new pendant lights…

New Pendant Must-Haves

  • Larger than current pendants (5-10″ in width)
  • Approved for a damp space
  • Matte Black or White
  • Provide adequate light for the room
  • Contemporary (but not over the top modern)
  • Avoid Glass Orbs (this space gets really dusty, so I feel like they will always look dirty)

The Contenders

bathroom_light_optionsBlack Farmhouse Style / 2. White Shade / 3. Modern Triangle /
4. White & Brass  / 5. Black Simple

I really like the shape and size of the black triangle one, but I’m not in love with the gold interior. It’s just a bit too glam for my style. I also like the idea of adding a white light, but I’m worried it may look cheap? Can you tell that I’m struggling with this decision. It’s hard!

So what do you guys think? Any favorites of the bunch? Or better yet…any other lights you think I should consider for the space? I’m eager to get this checked off my to-do list…so help a girl out!



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