Decorating a Windowless Bathroom
Decorating a windowless bathroom has been one of the more difficult spaces I’ve designed. Between the lack of natural light and the tight space of our half bath, it has been a journey to get to where we are now. However, I’ve learned a lot along the way, and I’m sharing several tips and tricks for making the most of a windowless bath.
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A windowless bath already doesn’t have much going for it, so give it a little personality. One of the first things I did to the space was add a wall treatment. It added a character and interest to the space. Here’s a before image of the half bath:
You can also consider wallpaper, which is what I ended up adding in the most recent design of our half bath.
Use Light Paint Colors
Originally I painted the bathroom a light color to help reflect light in the space and make the room feel bigger. However, it just felt boring, and I wanted more drama. I added dark color – but only to the top of the walls.
Here’s another before image of the half bath:
It bothered me since the top felt so heavy, but I loved the dark moodiness of the color. I ended up jumping all in with our current dark, moody bath – which I love!
This current bathroom remodel was prompted when we had new flooring installed throughout our back entry, laundry room, and the half bath. In order to prep for the installation, we had to remove the toilet and the pedestal vanity. Once those were removed, it was game on and my chance to really give this half bath a true, full-blown makeover!
Add an Open Vanity
This 24” Cierra Console Sink with Acrylic Stand is a win-win for a windowless bathroom. The open, longer legs makes you feel less boxed in, and since the legs are clear (lucite), it feels less cluttered than a traditional vanity.
I love timeless sophistication the Victorian Centerset Bathroom Faucet brings to the space. She definitely is a centerpiece.
I kept the previous mirror since it was long and mirrors can help make the face feel larger. Don’t underestimate the power of mirrors.
Add More Lighting
We didn’t add more lighting, but we did add better, brighter light bulbs. You can play around with the warmth of the light, and I chose to add daylight bulbs to the space. It made a huge difference!
I discovered Signature Hardware several years ago when we remodeled our master bathroom and have been a fan since then. We used their vanities and Lindsey Acrylic Freestanding Tub (the most amazing tub ever), and they have all held up so well.