Your ideal bathroom probably has an abundance of floor space, large windows and plenty of light shining through. In reality, however, this is usually not the case. If you’re looking for an upgrade without building a new bathroom from scratch, these are 3 essential ways to brighten up your bathroom.
A windowless or dark bathroom space shouldn’t restrict you in any way. Choosing a light colour could be a great way to provide the illusion of more light. Alternatively, you may not need to avoid the use of dark colours completely to achieve something similar. Be sure to look to incorporate darker colours into your space as accents, to help balance the room. The addition of dark furniture pieces, for example, is a great way of contrasting light and dark to make the space look brighter.
Another useful idea is to paint your bathroom ceiling the same colour as the rest of the room. This allows your eye to travel through the space without interruption, to give the impression of a larger bathroom.
2) Reflective Surfaces
Mirrors and other reflective surfaces are an ingenious way of making a space feel larger in a bathroom. A good place to start is with a large mirror above the sink. Another surface that’s great at allowing light to bounce off it and increase the brightness in your bathroom, is gloss countertop units. These units could be paired with bathroom accessories in chrome, gold or silver, to add another reflective surface.
Be sure to look to arrange your bathroom with as many reflective surfaces as possible to allow light to bounce around and brighten up your bathroom space.
3) Add Lighting
There’s a wide range of lighting available to install in your bathroom, which can actually make deciding a little trickier than first thought. Recessed lighting and ceiling lights are common choices to add, but be sure to add some task lighting near a vanity or in an area where you’ll be spending time getting ready.
Alternatively, installing a fixture above or either side of your mirror, in the form of a sconce could be useful. Whichever way you decide to display your lighting, be sure to consider which type of lighting is best to use in your bathroom to brighten it up.
Task lighting is often used to illuminate work spaces where you would probably shave or apply makeup and skin care products. The addition of light sources next to each side of your mirror make for incredible shadowless illumination. Be sure to add task lighting to truly brighten up key areas in your bathroom.
Accent lighting is essential in making your bathroom feel brighter and more spacious. Common types include sconces, floodlights and recessed lights, which not only make your bathroom feel brighter but also provide plenty of visual interest to a room. Be sure to add accent lights inside alcoves, under cabinets and beneath furniture.
Installing ambient lighting will provide a warm glow throughout your bathroom. Areas such as your showering area or bathroom cabinets can be excellent places to install them. This type of lighting will eliminate any shadows from forming on walls which can make the space seem darker and less bright.
Decorative lighting has plenty of potential benefits when added to your bathroom space. Not only do they help brighten up the room, decorative lighting also serves as an eye catching visual for anyone who uses your bathroom. With so many choices and variations to choose from, decorative lighting also allows you to add a touch of your own personality into the design of your bathroom.
There are many ways you can make your bathroom look and feel brighter even without natural light. Implementing the above elements into your bathroom will help you to achieve a brighter bathroom to your own liking.
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