Friday, March 18, 2016

Bringing Sunlight into a Windowless Bathroom

Hello everyone!

I have a powder room on the first floor that gets a lot of use.  All of the other bathrooms are upstairs.  However, there's only one problem.  It doesn't get any natural light.  So, it's often dark.  I painted it in a light grey (called Wickham Grey from Benjamin Moore) a few years ago.  But, just recently decided to bring a pop of color into the room by adding some yellow flowers and a patterned rug.




Most of the room is white, so bringing in some yellow gives it a feeling of sunlight.


I've added lots of mirrors too.  That helps make the space feel larger.


Since the room is so small, it's very difficult to get good pictures of it.  That would explain why I rarely share it!  But, it is a very necessary room on this level!  I'm grateful to have it.  

Do you have any tips on adding "light" to your windowless rooms?

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great weekend!

~ Kelly ~

18 comments:

Calypso In The Country said...

The yellow really does brighten it up! My kids' bathroom is windowless and I always feel frustrated with that room. You did a great job with yours and I like that extra mirror too!
Shelley

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

The pops of yellow and the mirrors really do brighten it up.

KUNIs little white castle said...

Wonderful yellow accents!

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Such a cute room Kelly.

Powder rooms rarely have windows it seems. I guess if any room can be without it should be them. Usually one is 'in and out' quickly. ;)

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I think bringing in yellow accents is like bringing in sunshine! Your bathroom is charming, and the mirror is gorgeous!

Stacey said...

That huge mirror was a great idea especially since it's oriented towards the door. It will bring more light in. I love the light gray and yellow accents. We have a bathroom just like yours that's a dark hole. My wall doesn't face the door though...what to do??

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I don't think I've ever seen your powder room before. I love the colors. I've been thinking of re-doing our guest bath in yellow and grey. Where did you find that pretty rug? I like your use of mirrors too. Very smart!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

The yellow does seem to add some sunshine to the room. The gray is pretty too without being too dark.

Missy George said...

I have a small bathroom with no windows..It has an outside wall so I had a long narrow window put in over the shower..

NanaDiana said...

I do like the yellow in there. It makes it feel 'sunny' and bright. I have always used mirrors to reflect light into the room and I see you have a nice one in there. We, too, had a long, narrow window put in ours as it was on an outside wall. Love it just as it is through there, Kelly. I think it is cute! xo Diana

Marsha said...

Your yellow, lighter paint color and mirrors do seem to help. I have a full bath that serves as my powder room and it has no natural light, either....yes. Dark and never on my blog. You've done a great job of making your room look very nice. I don't think I'm ready to try a change yet. I'm not a good changer.....:(
Happy Friday!

Debra Pashkowsky said...

The gray and yellow combination is very contemporary looking. And brightens up the room. Very nice.

Angelina PeoniesandOrangeBlossoms said...

Lots of lights and mirrors! You did a nice job lightening up a dark space

Art and Sand said...

I love the touches of yellow.

My Kentucky Living said...

I love yellow...and it perks up your bathroom nicely! Sheila

Linda said...

Keeping it light and simple seems to make a room appear lighter and brighter.
Love the idea of the mirrors.

20 North Ora said...

The yellow accents really perk it up. Great choice!

Judy

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

The yellow flowers and rug did the trick! I have one bathroom on the first floor that doesn't get any light either. However, the door is opposite some sliding glass doors, so a mirror brings in some natural light. Pretty mirrors in your powder room!