Bring Light And Interest Into Windowless Bathrooms With These Design Hacks

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When you hear the term “windowless bathrooms”, do you think of a space that’s dark, dingy and unwelcoming? Well, banish those images from your mind! With clever planning and creative styling, a windowless bathroom can come out shining. Here’s how you can do it.

Go bright white

Keeping all surfaces in a bright white is probably the most obvious way to make windowless bathrooms feel light and airy. But be wary about going overboard with the crisp shade as you might unknowingly inject your space with a clinical feel. Instead, opt for textured and patterned surfaces that will make things look more interesting. Don’t forget about mirrors either, for they allow artificial light to be bounced around the room, making it feel immediately brighter.

Image credit: Chango & Co

Image credit: Chango & Co

Employ clever lighting

With no windows to allow natural light to penetrate through, getting your artificial lighting just right is essential as it will be the only source of illumination you have. Overhead spotlights will flood your space with light when required, but don’t forget to invest in separate controls for different purposes. For example, embedding cove lighting beneath your vanity will imbue your bathing zone with a cosy atmospheric glow, while frosted illumination strips within the mirror will help with all your make-up needs.

Image credit: Richfield Integrated

Image credit: Richfield Integrated

Borrow light from an adjacent room

If your windowless bathroom’s tucked away within one of your bedrooms, why not brighten up the enclosed en suite by swapping out on of the opaque walls for a translucent glass door? The diffused natural and artificial light from the adjoining bedroom will stream into the space but yet still ensure plenty of privacy for users within the bathroom. If privacy isn’t an issue, you can even go one step further and convert all partition walls into glass panels to create a fully open bathroom that will certainly up the wow factor in your home.

Image credit: The Orange Cube

Image credit: The Orange Cube

Distract with luxurious touches

But what if either one of the above points is not a change you want to make to your windowless bathroom? Not to worry, for you can always distract yourself from the absence of a window by adding luxurious elements to your bathroom. Think about it, most hotel bathrooms come without a window, but we often still find ourselves luxuriating in them anyway. And that is usually a result of all the luxurious touches and high-end finishes that make us forget all about the absence of a window. So opt for materials like elegant marble, warm wood tones, sleek granite – and a bathtub if you have the space for one – and you’ll ensure that your bathroom is a truly decadent haven that feels totally cocooning.

Image credit: EightyTwo

Image credit: EightyTwo

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