Maximising Natural Light in Bathrooms: Design Tips & Ideas

Is your bathroom not as light and bright as you want it to be? This is the place for you.

In this article, we’ll discuss ways to incorporate natural light in a bathroom, bathroom lighting design and how to access BDW’s bright bathroom ideas.

How to Incorporate Natural Light in a Bathroom

Light and ventilation is incredibly important in a bathroom, which is why we’ve compiled some tips for how to incorporate it into your own plans. Let’s explore this further.

Install Windows

When planning a bathroom lighting design, one of the best things you can do is take advantage of your windows. Not only do windows increase ventilation, they’re also fantastic for natural light. So if you don’t have a window in your bathroom, or you only have a small window, consider making this change.

Install a Skylight

The benefit of skylight is the way in which it uses natural light. It is for this reason that they’re a popular choice in the bathroom – either in addition to or instead of windows.

Frost Your Windows

Perhaps your current window placement faces the neighbour’s front yard. No one likes a peeping Tom so while we wouldn’t recommend leaving it, it is an idea to frost the glass.

These days you can even get remote control options that frost or tint the glass while the bathroom’s in use, and switch off the protection when it isn’t.

Use Glass

Not all showers have glass and this is a great way of making your bathroom feel a little less claustrophobic and introduce natural light.

Introduce Mirrors

Mirrors are a necessity in a bathroom but when it comes to incorporating natural light. While we don’t really recommend decking out your whole bathroom in mirrors and reflecting surfaces, the strategic placement of glossy tiles and mirrors can be a great inclusion.

Plan Your Colour Palette

It’s all good and well to plan for a pop of colour in your bathroom or a dark, moody retreat, this may not be the best option when it comes to natural bathroom lighting design.

Take this into account when designing your bathroom and make sure you have ways to work around the darker colour schemes.

Take Advantage of Light from Other Rooms

Lacking natural light in the bathroom? Design your bathroom around the issue and “steal” light from adjoining spaces like the master bedroom or hallway.

How Builders Discount Warehouse Can Help

When you need help with your bathroom lighting design or other bright bathroom ideas, come see us.

At Builders Discount Warehouse, we have a variety of sinks, tiles and appliances to take your design to the next level. Our qualified, experienced team members are some of the best in the business and can help make your kitchen renovation as smooth as possible.

For bright bathroom ideas that will light up your space, talk to the team at BDW today.