Imagine that you just had your worst day at work or university in months. You come home, take some candles from the cabinet, a glass of wine from the fridge and a speaker from your bedroom. You go into the bathroom, light up the candles, play soft music in the background and sip on the wine. Perfect, isn’t it? That is the only situation in which a dim bathroom is great.
Now have you ever tried to shave or put on makeup in a bathroom that doesn’t have good lighting? If you didn’t, don’t do it. Not a very pleasant or enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, people tend to forget about how important the right lighting in the bathroom is. Especially if it doesn’t have a window.
Luckily, there are some things that you can do in order to brighten up a bathroom with no window. So without further ado, let’s start.
If your bathroom is not only windowless but also tiny, you might consider mounting the lights into the walls. However, remember to put them in the right places. Scones should not be placed in a way that casts lighting from the above. Instead, they should be placed at the eye level, in a way that casts lights on the face from the sides as it is more flattering.
Another thing is the colour of the light. If you have yellow light bulbs in your bathroom, change them and put cool-toned light bulbs instead, as they resemble the natural light more. They are available everywhere, for example, on LampTwist.
Mirrors put in the right places can fool the eye and drastically change the look of the whole bathroom. Not only will they maximize the light, which is crucial in a windowless bathroom, but they will also add layers of depth, which will make the whole room look bigger and more spacious than it is.
The best option will be either a full wall mirror or a mirror that extends to the vanity. Try to avoid placing mirrors across from each other, unless you want to experience the infinity mirror effect in your bathroom on a daily basis.
Going as white as possible is probably the best way, or one of the best ways, in which you can make your bathroom seem brighter. After all, white reflects light. Keep in mind though – it doesn’t have to be on the walls, or at least not only. You can also introduce it through several accessories, such as a rug.
If you are more on a crazy side, and you think that white is not for you, don’t worry – there are other ways. For example, you can use a vigorous wallpaper – the more colourful, the better. It will put the focus of the person entering the bathroom on itself and will make them forget about no window. Click here for more ideas.
Add Some Plants
Plants are a great decoration in any place – no matter if it’s the kitchen, the living room or the bathroom. Since you have no natural light in the bathroom, if you decide to add some plants, remember to choose those which generally grow in a dark forest floor – they will not need as much lighting as typical plants.
Also, avoid succulents as they will not last very long. A good idea would be to place your bathroom plants in the room that has more light once a week for a day.
Create a Fake Window
Last but not least, you can brighten up your windowless bathroom by… creating a fake window. Even though you know that your bathroom doesn’t have a window, other people don’t need to know that. You can add some things that will make it look as if there was a window in the room.
You can do that by, for example, placing a window shade on the wall, and adding some cool-running light behind it. After all, the bathroom shade is almost always closed, so nobody will suspect anything unless they decide to open it.
Brightening up a dim bathroom is not as hard as it might seem, and you can do it without having to install a normal window. All you have to do is look for ideas as the ones listed above are just a few of the things you can do.
Some others include, for example, using glass and lucite. Since you don’t have anything that lets the light in, you probably also don’t want anything that will take it away. And besides, if you put the things that you need every day in containers made out of those materials, you will not get the cluttered vibe that regular containers might give.
All there is left to say now is Good Luck.