Windowless Bathrooms: 9 That Aren’t Bad at All (And Why!)

Windowless Bathrooms: 9 That Aren’t Bad at All (And Why!)

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Adrienne Breaux
Mar 30, 2015

Windowless bathrooms have the potential to be very dark and dreary places. Without natural light pouring in, they can turn into caves you don't want to spend a lot of time in. But they don't have to be unpleasant. There are some things you can do — design-wise — to make your bathroom lovely despite the lack of a view. Here are nine windowless bathrooms doing it right — inspiration for your own home!

(Shown above) Amanda takes a blank, windowless bathroom and brings a lot of warmth and life into a small space by adding dynamic artificial light in the form of stunning fixtures and incorporates a lovely wood wall feature.

Bold color can punch up any bathroom missing a window.

Using your small bathroom as another place you can display your art, accessories and personality can help distract the fact that it doesn't have a window.

Keeping plenty of crisp white in the space (and especially the ceiling) can help make a windowless bathroom seem clean and fresh.

(Image credit: Joanie and LinMara )

Bold pattern looks great in any small space, but especially in one that doesn't have a window.

Embracing your home's vintage charm — original tiles, etc. — can mean crafting a space that engages and excites even without a view.

Keeping your bathroom uncluttered — and getting creative with storage so you keep stuff up and out of the way — can help repel a cluttered, cave-like feel in windowless bathrooms.

Using an extra mirror or two (particularly one facing the door) can help reflect light and mimic the feel of a window.

When all else fails, "fake" the look of a window by going for a mirror with a frame that bears a striking resemblance to a window.

How do you make your windowless bathroom work?

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