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11 ways to brighten up a windowless bathroom

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Living in an apartment can often mean windows are placed in difficult or unfavourable positions. This often rings particularly true in the bathroom, which is sometimes void of a window completely. These spaces sometimes feel dull, uninteresting and extremely uninviting. Luckily there is solution. We’ve gathered 11 examples of windowless spaces, and will be chatting about ways you can improve your room easily and efficiently.

If you need a little inspiration, or would simply like to take a peek inside a few gorgeously designed bathrooms, check out the images below!

1. Add a wall mural

 Bathroom by Target Tiles

If you are lacking a view from a bathroom window, why not simply add one? Wall murals will give your space a focal point, and look wonderfully unique. 

2. Incorporate plants

One of the first things you are going to want to do to brighten up your windowless bathroom is to employ something living. Plants are the ideal solution to a dull or dark space, as they effortlessly bring energy and life to the area. Look for greenery that enjoys a humid and wet environment, to ensure they live a long and healthy life 

3. Mirrors, mirrors and more mirrors

 Bathroom by Alfama Home Vintage
Alfama Home Vintage

Casa de banho shabby chic

Alfama Home Vintage

We can't emphasise enough the importance of mirrors within a windowless room. They not only look great, but will boost any illumination in the space, and reflect the interior lighting with style and flair. 

4. Create a romantic ambience

Make the most of your windowless space by employing a romantic aura and atmosphere. Look at installing some luxury fittings and fixtures to boost the general aesthetic within your bathroom. This could possibly include a freestanding tub, heritage pedestal sink, or exposed brick wall elements. 

5. Choose a bold interior hue

Draw attention away from the fact that you are lacking a window by imparting a bold interior hue. This bathroom works beautifully with its high gloss terracotta walls, which are matched with large panels of mirrored glass.

6. Employ recessed lighting

One of the main things you want to ensure is that your room doesn't feel dark or dull. Recessed lighting should do the trick, and can be installed easily and efficiently by a professional. Choose indirect lighting to avoid any undesirable shadows within your space, as well as a subtle yet enjoyable atmosphere. 

7. Work with texture and tone

Creating interest and intrigue is often a great solution to detract from the fact that the space is windowless. Take some cues from this example and look at timber wall cladding, as well as a range of textured tiles. 

If you feel as though you're a little out of your depth in the design pool, chat to an interior designer or bathroom planner, to get the right advice and some handy hints. 

8. Bring the outdoors 'indoors'

Just because you can't see the great outdoors, doesn't mean you can't bring it into your room in other ways. Consider green walls, large indoor plants, and other earthy features such as pebbled flooring, or bamboo furniture. 

9. Choose glazed walls

Magazine editorial - House in Sai Kung by Millimeter:  Bathroom by Millimeter Interior Design Limited
Millimeter Interior Design Limited

Magazine editorial—House in Sai Kung by Millimeter

Millimeter Interior Design Limited

Make your bathroom wall a window by installing glazed walls. Not only will this open up your internal space, but it will create a free-flowing and cohesively designed interior. This design works especially well with en suite bathrooms, which enjoy an open atmosphere with their adjoining sleeping quarters. 

10. Maximum art

 Bathroom by Deeco

Add eye-catching art to your windowless space to bring a sense of interest and originality to the room. 

11. Patterns and prints

 Bathroom by LAVRADIO DESIGN
LAVRADIO DESIGN

Casa de banho social em Lisboa

LAVRADIO DESIGN

Finally, for our last point we are going to look at working with patterns, prints and motifs to brighten up your windowless space. Try wallpaper and unique tiles, as well as wall tattoos and tile stickers, which will enlighten and enliven your room. 

Did our Ideabook inspire you to give your windowless bathroom a makeover? If you would like to continue reading, check out: 10 simple ways to give your bathroom a luxe makeover

Do you have experience decorating or designing a windowless room? Chat to us by leaving a comment below!
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