As our Hacienda Hideaway primary bathroom renovation moves along slowly, I wanted to check in with a quick update. The DIY microcement walls were the last stage completed (how was that already five weeks ago?!) and our floor tile is scheduled for install next week!
Now that the design plan is finalized and almost everything ordered, I thought you might be curious to see all of the best budget vanity lights I found in my search.
This light was at the top end of the price range I was looking in, but I found a ton of worthy contenders under $200, and gathered my favorites up in this post!
The style of our “Mediterranean-minimalist” bathroom called for a subtle and elegant wall sconce, so I focused on those for my search. I also narrowed my criteria to brass/gold metal and glass or white shades. This simple and sleek combination can work for almost any style of bathroom.
I was particularly drawn to the polished look of tube light sconces, and put together a separate collection with my top choices.
First, let’s start with my favorite single-light vanity sconces under $200:
- Glass Cone and Brass Sconce // $101
- Mitzi Cora Aged Brass Sconce // $154
- Mitzi Ariana Aged Brass Sconce // $190
- Mitzi Skye Wall Sconce // $174
- Brushed Gold Oval Wall Sconce // $64
- ED Brianna Candle Wall Light // $86
- Possini Elena Warm Brass Wall Sconce // $130
- Savoy House Cameron Warm Brass Sconce // $80
- Permo Antique Brass Wall Sconce // $65
- BOKT Mid Century Globe Sconce // $92/2
- BOKT Glass Globe Wall Sconce // $67
- BOKT Amber Glass Globe Sconce // $59
- Satin Brass Glass Vanity Light // $47
- BOKT Fluted Glass Vanity Light // $65
- Safavieh Jackson Brass Wall Sconce // $44
- KCO Matte Glass Globe Sconce // $56
Do you have a favorite from this list? I’m drawn to the shape (and price point!) of #5, but I was really considering #4 as an option for this bathroom. There are so many unique and stunning fixtures to choose from these days, and I’ve had to practice restraint to stay true to the minimalist design.
Tube lights work well with most design styles, and they’re a great choice to play a ‘supporting role’ to more prominent design features (ie, our handmade floor tile). Here are several that caught my eye (all under $200!)
- Modern Gold Cylinder Sconce // $115/2
- Fluted Glass Two Light Sconce // $100
- George Kovacs Honey Gold Saber Sconce // $105
- Aged Brass Murdale Single Sconce // $199
- Kneeland Dimmable Armed Sconce // $92
- Dimmable Brushed Brass Bath Bar // $168
- Livex Aero Two Light Glass Sconce // $130
- Livex Monaco Two Light Wall Sconce // $98
- Brushed Brass Cylinder Tube Light // $138
- Mitzi Dona Aged Brass Wall Sconce // $174
- Juliet LED Vanity Light // $199
- Troy Lighting Roxbury Iron Sconce // $196
Honestly, any of the options from this list could have worked with this design. Not only are tube lights ideal for tight spaces, but many of them can be mounted horizontally for above-the-mirror lighting.
Here’s a rough mockup I shared in the bathroom design plans post, for reference:
And here’s how the vanity wall looks currently—waiting on our custom door/panel fabrication before we can make progress (one more month to go!)
You can also find every past product roundup in my Favorite Finds archives. Let me know what you’d like me to source next!