When it comes to bathroom lighting, most people’s first thought goes to vanity lighting — and rightfully so. Your vanity lighting is one of the most important parts of your bathroom lighting strategy. Getting your lighting right here makes getting ready in the morning and before bed much easier, cutting down shadows and ensuring sufficient illumination.

If you have a double vanity, one of the most popular options is to install twin light fixtures over each sink. This ensures you get an equal amount of lighting for both sides. However, if you have a smaller vanity, in the case of a guest bathroom, then placing a wall light on either side is usually sufficient.