Does your bathroom seem too dark? In the morning when you enter it, you feel oppressed and have only one desire: go back to bed? It’s time to transform your room into a luminous oasis of well-being. It’s entirely possible. That is not because it is dark, because without window for example, that you cannot make it luminous and pleasant. Because there are many ways to make your bathroom beautiful and bright. Here are 10 decorating ideas to turn your dark bathroom into a little paradise.
1 – Choose indirect light
Indirect light, unlike direct light, does not focus on illuminating a specific object. Rather than illuminating a particular area, it illuminates a much wider area. And in a much more harmonious way. The most natural indirect light is that of the sun when it passes through a window and illuminates the room in a soft and even way. In dark or windowless bathrooms, indirect lighting often does small miracles. Because the lights attached to the side of the mirror or above the washbasin diffuse a soft and pleasant light. Therefore, you should not only install luminaires on the ceiling, but also on the walls in order to create an even luminosity.
2 – Multiply the small lights
The more, the better: it is better to have many small lights. With several small lights you give your bathroom brightness and even lighting. For example, you can install small spotlights in a suspended ceiling. You can recreate a ceiling like a starry sky. Starry skies are available in different designs, some with different effects, such as color changes for example.
3 – Opt for light colors
Light colors are essential in a bathroom that wants to shed its chronic darkness. Choose or make the walls, the ceiling and your furniture clear. Above all, the ceiling should be white, because a dark or colored ceiling has a very oppressive effect. In addition, light, fresh and modern colors make your room appear larger and the right lighting allows you to start the day in good shape in the morning.
4 – Bet a lot on LED bulbs
In order to optimize the lighting conditions in your bathroom, free it from neon lights and other uncomfortable lighting. The difference between conventional bulbs and LED bulbs is not necessarily visible to the naked eye, however, when they illuminate, it is obvious. LED bulbs tend to approximate natural light. In general, LED lamps are very similar to daylight. LED light strips, also called LED ribbons, which you can place invisibly behind the taps in your bathroom, for example, are particularly suitable for indirect lighting. Often it is even now possible to determine the brightness, color temperature and color of these LED lamps.
5 – Cheat by creating a false decorative window
Can’t imagine a bathroom without a window at all? Or would you like to have a bigger one rather than the simple little window already in your room? In that case, DIY an extra one yourself! Take a window frame and dress it with frosted glass and illuminate it from behind. Hang your decorative bathroom window in a particularly dark place. For sure, this faux window will catch everyone’s eye.
A large landscape photo can have a similar effect. Images that show open landscapes allow the eye to wander outside, like through a window. This also ensures visual depth and breadth. Simply photograph your favorite landscape and have it printed in window format as an adhesive film. Then glue the sheet to a thin plywood board. Then attach light sources, such as small LED lights, to the back of the set, on the wall, and you’ll have a bright view out. You can also decorate with beautiful landscapes and scenic views in your bathroom with photo wallpaper. Just take care that this wallpaper is designed to withstand the humidity of a bathroom.
6 – Enlarge your room with mirrors
A large mirror is a must in a dark bathroom. Mirrors are essential because they reflect light and make the room appear larger. The mirror should be placed in such a way that it reflects the light, even if it is artificial.
7 – Choose a glass shower enclosure rather than a shower curtain
If possible, avoid an opaque plastic shower curtain or shower partition, as they visually reduce the size of your bathroom. Instead, a glass shower enclosure makes your bathroom look open, bright and spacious.
8 – Think of accessories that make your bathroom brighter
Do you think you have to do without plants in your bathroom for lack of light? There are special lights that ensure your plants get enough light. Green plants and flowers give naturalness and liveliness, especially in a dark bathroom. You can also fill everyday objects such as bottles or jars with cotton, soap, shampoo. These pretty accessories will give character to your bathroom and make it livelier. Even a small decoration can have big effects: install candles or light garlands and their soft light reflects in the water and creates wonderful light effects. In addition, candlelight creates a warm and romantic atmosphere.
9 – Choose discreet furniture
If your bathroom is dark, don’t clutter it even more with imposing furniture. Choose rather low furniture and light colors.
10 – Open your bathroom to your bedroom
Of course, this idea cannot be realized in every home. But depending on how your interior is designed, you may be able to open your bedroom, if it’s adjoining, to your bathroom. You have the choice between completely breaking the partition or opening the wall in its upper part or even installing a glass roof