Having a windowless bathroom can feel like an albatross around your neck when you’re trying to decorate your home. But it doesn’t have to be if you’re willing to embrace some quirky design tricks. There are several ways to brighten up your windowless bathroom to give it a look that will complement the rest of the house.
Replacing any wood or plastic accents with metallic ones is a quick and simple way to add a spark of brightness to a dark room. Light can reflect better off of a metallic surface, creating an illusion of more light. Candidates for metallic upgrades include toilet paper holders, knobs and handles for bathroom cabinets, towel racks, shower curtain rods, and even light switch plates. If the sink faucet is a darker color, you can also replace that with a more reflective metal.
Mirrors are another fantastic way to reflect light and brighten up a room. The obvious upside is that because of how reflective it is, a mirror can essentially double the available light. Another benefit of mirrors is that they can be decorative as well as functional. Using ceiling-hung mirrors is a great option because they don’t require frames that could potentially detract from the extra light.
Embrace the Lights (or Darks)
When you’re choosing a color scheme for a bathroom without natural lighting, the conventional wisdom is to go with lighter, brighter colors. This can create an effect that makes the space appear larger. The other option is to steer into the shadows by using a darker color palette to decorate. This will actually accentuate the light you do have and make any reflective surfaces stand out even more.
There are plenty of ways to brighten up your windowless bathroom when you learn how to use the proper decorating techniques. Allied Brass proudly designs and manufactures high-quality accessories that breathe life into every room in the house.