How to add light to a bathroom without a window

How to add light to a bathroom without a window

How big is your bathroom?

This will be one of the most important factors to keep in mind when selecting the shape and size of a mirror for your bathroom. If you have a small bathroom, it's likely that space in your bathroom will be at a premium. So you should be careful not to choose something that completely dwarfs the rest of the room. That said, you should also choose a mirror that’s big enough to be useful. If you’re going to use it for shaving or doing make-up, for instance, it needs to be large enough so you can see clearly and complete the task at hand properly.

Consider the colour schemes

It is commonly known that dark colours absorb whatever light you are able to provide in a windowless bathroom. To avoid this from happening, consider ensuring that your bathroom follows a softer colour scheme, limiting some flashes of bolder colour to small decorative touches, such as accessories and soft furnishings. White and other pale colours will reflect more light, making it the best choice for tiles, toilet, sink etc. Using more white or lighter colours helps to create the illusion of space, making the room feel bigger than it really is.

The placement of a mirror

Unfortunately, windowless bathrooms can tend to be smaller than those with windows, but we have found that mirrors are one of the simplest solutions to counteract this and help make a room feel bigger. With the illusion of added space also comes more surfaces to reflect light; a mirror will seem to double the light provided by any one source while making the room appear larger and more open - and of course, they don't take up any additional space, which will definitely come in handy.

Space-saving furniture

To help make your bathroom feel as spacious as possible and provide more open space for light to fill, some smart furniture choices can be a simple solution. For example, why not consider a wall hung vanity unit that doubles as a sink and storage space? This way, you won't take up any additional floor space, and there won't be a demand for any more furniture in the room as you'll have a unit that supplies more than one use.

To create more areas that capture light, you could opt for transparent décor to add even more room for light to travel; replacing a shower curtain for a clear glass panel is a great way to easily open up some space.

Discover illuminated furniture

A lack of natural lighting could make delicate tasks such as shaving or applying makeup a little more difficult. Consider installing an illuminated mirror to provide some face-height lighting, this way you'll be sure to avoid unwanted shadows on your face whilst concentrating on your routine.

Not having a window in your bathroom doesn’t mean that the room should be cramped and dark. Which is why these ideas should point you in the right direction when making the most of your bathroom. We love bathrooms, and we want you to love yours!