Asked on Dec 31, 2018

How can I brighten a small bathroom on a budget?

OlivaVimarhonorNan W.


How to brighten up a small bathroom, with no windows? On a very tight budget.

5 answers
  • CribbsStyle
    on Dec 31, 2018

    It’s all about paint colors and lighting. Keep the walls and the decor light and bright. For vanity lighting try using something that doesn’t have a shade, but instead is clear glass.

  • Katie Sara Creates
    on Dec 31, 2018

    I agree with CribbsStyle! Light paint for the walls, ceiling, and trim, and a light fixture that gives off a nice stream of bright, white light. Also, avoid oversized fixtures!

  • Nan W.
    on Jan 1, 2019

    Linda: I did not have a window in my little bathroom either --- so I took a photo of one and now I do! LOL

  • Vimarhonor
    on Jan 1, 2019

    Hello completely agree with above, Light color paint towels and floor rugs would be my first suggestions.

  • Oliva
    on Jan 1, 2019

    Use semi gloss bathroom paint which is easy to wipe down and better relects light.

    Purchase a bright white or light color shower curtain and water resistant fabric liner.

    Use bright white or light colored towels, bath mat, etc.

    Using chrome (towel bars, faucets,light fixtures, soap dispenser, etc.) better reflects light in a small bath.

    If you have no window, insure the bath has a sufficiently powerful exhaust fan.

    Using car wax on bath towels facilitates maintenance and reflects more light. Do NOT use car wax on grout.

    LED lighting in a bath makes it much brighter.

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