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Using Advanced Bathroom Lighting Tricks to Brighten a Room

Occasionally, homeowners are faced with the challenge of remodeling a dark, windowless bathroom. While a lack of natural light certainly makes the process difficult, it’s not impossible if you plan the rest of your bathroom remodel around taking advantage of the lighting you have. Even minimalistic lighting can have a dramatic effect if you know how to maximize it.

white bathroom design

Below we’ve compiled a short list of ways that you can gear your bathroom remodel around bringing enough light into the space.

The color white can be your best friend.

If you want to really make the most out of the light in your bathroom, keep in mind that the color white is naturally reflective and gives off a clean vibe. It can also go a long way toward making small rooms (like most windowless bathrooms) feel bigger. For even more of a reflective effect, be sure to go for semi- or high-gloss paint. Don’t forget painting the room white doesn’t mean that it has to be static and boring. Adding a splash of color here and there won’t discount the luminary benefits of white paint.

That goes for the lights, too.

When searching for lighting implements, keep in mind that you don’t want something that will mute the light from them. Even if you think that dark blue lamp would look great in your small bathroom, it will just make the environment seem dreary. If you can, opt for a clear, direct light source. Also, be sure to take note of the color of the bulb you use. A traditional bulb that produces yellow light won’t give you nearly as much light as a white bulb. This will especially enhance the effect of all-white walls.

Mirrors and other reflective surfaces can multiply any light source.

grey and white bathroom floor tile

White walls are great reflectors of light, but they obviously pale in comparison to mirrors. Even one small mirror (or two if the bathroom is big enough) can immediately double the brightness of a room. Plus, it will make the room feel bigger to you (even though it’s not). On a related note, adding reflective tiling, or even bright white Lucite materials into your design, will also boost the light that you get.

Multiple lighting sources only help the cause.

Layered lighting has been known to dramatically help any windowless bathroom. Luckily, there’s almost no end to the styles to choose from when it comes to bathroom lighting. By combining ceiling lighting (or even a hanging fixture) with mounted wall lights or even accent vanity and mirror lights, you can completely eliminate your lighting problems at an inexpensive price.

If you don’t want to tear down walls and rewire your bathroom during the renovation, adding small, portable light sources would be a great option.

Add colorful accessories.

A bright, lively rug or even a vase full of fresh (or fake) flowers can help offset the white walls and lighting, and bring in a little bit of liveliness. Some think that adding decoration to the walls of a small bathroom makes it feel more cramped, but theming can go a long way for any room. If you’ve followed the instructions above, your bathroom will already be giving your guests plenty of light. Why not give them something to look at as well?

Sources -
1 - http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/9-inspiring-windowless-bathrooms-that-aren-t-so-bad-and-why-217430
2 - http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/33294559/list/bathroom-workbook-5-ways-to-open-up-a-windowless-bathroom