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How to Brighten Up a Dull Bathroom

How to Brighten Up a Dull Bathroom

We put a lot of effort into decorating our living spaces, but the bathroom is often forgotten about. Many bathrooms are dull, cold, dark, and often tiny too. Whether you’re brightening up a windowless bathroom in your rented apartment or thinking of transforming the boring bathroom in your home, here are some ideas for brightening up your dull bathroom.

1. Accent with quirky tiles

Most of us are stuck with dull white tiles in our bathrooms, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Switching up white tiles for a warm, neutral color will create a cozier space. You could even add accent tiles with quirky patterns for a truly unique touch. If you splash out on some special tiles for your bathroom, be sure to grout them well and keep them clean. Check out cleaning guides on websites like Furniture Liscious so that you can keep your quirky tiles looking great.

2. Add some plant life

Plants are a fun way to brighten up a bathroom and bring a cozy, warm atmosphere to what is otherwise, at times, a cold and empty room. Don’t be afraid to add plants even if your bathroom is windowless. There are many plants out there that like dimmer rooms – such as one from this list of plants for windowless bathrooms. You can also rotate plants so that they all get some weeks in the sunshine if they start looking weak. Finally, you can also add artificial plants so that remembering to water your bathroom plants is never a problem.

 How to Brighten Up a Dull Bathroom

3. Hang more mirrors

If you have some wall space, an extra mirror will add light to your bathroom and make it feel brighter and bigger. A small hanging mirror on a wall or a full-length mirror are great bathroom decor for small, dull rooms. Be sure not to place your mirror facing the mirror you already have in your bathroom, otherwise, you’ll give yourself a headache with the infinite mirror effect created.

4. Layer your lighting

Many of us have just one overhead light in our bathroom. This can make the room feel cold and clinical and hardly the space for a relaxing bath in the evening. Layered lighting in the bathroom will help you create a warm space. Lamps, overhead wall lights, and candles are great ways to layer the lighting in your bathroom. Most bathrooms have no plugs for lamps, so if you can’t get more lights built in, consider buying some battery-operated lamps. If you’re stuck for ideas, we love this bathroom lighting inspiration Pinterest board.

 How to Brighten Up a Dull Bathroom

5. Paint and wall decals

A coat of paint can make a world of difference to a dull bathroom. Be sure to choose a light color so that you don’t make an already small or dark bathroom feel even smaller and darker. If you’re in a rental property, you might not be able to paint your walls. But fear not – you can buy some cute wall decals that can be peeled off when you move out. Add some leaves, flowers, stars, or whatever you want to transform a humdrum bathroom.

6. Choose colorful accessories

The easiest way to brighten up a dark bathroom is to choose bright and colorful accessories. Bath mats, shower curtains, towels, soap dispensers, and toothbrush holders – there are many accessories you can update to make sure they brighten up your bathroom rather than making it even duller.