How to Light Up a Toilet

In my last ideabook, about bringing natural light in your toilet, a reader asked for ideas about how light a toilet without windows. This ideabook is all about that. In case you have a toilet with no source of pure light, below are some tips on how to properly wash your area. With a little preparation, you might forget about the shortage of pure lighting entirely.

Beth Dotolo, ASID, RID, NCIDQ

Bring light down to the face. When you’ve restricted light resources, the key is to make sure that the lighting you do have is put in the absolutely appropriate place.

In this case, two bright sconces are put at roughly eye level. This casts light right at the face by the sides instead of from above, which is far more flattering to everybody.

Stonebreaker Builders & Remodelers

In this powder room, the sconces at head level and white paneling balance the dramatic color on the upper half of the walls. The beauty of pure lighting is the fact that it flows all around you. This configuration gets close to this feeling.

Angelica Henry Design

Pendant lights offer another means to bring off light off the ceiling. This acts in precisely the same way for a pair of sconces, but using a more dramatic flair. Pendants give you a chance to bring in another design element not always possible with wall-mounted light fixtures.

Spread the light around. There’s nothing worse for light a bigger room than relying upon a single light source for the entire space. This lavish and rustic shower (where you can probably hold a square dancing ) has lights all about it, perfectly positioned to highlight the structural components and glow light all around. Though it’s constructed out of heavy substances, it doesn’t feel heavy.

Claudio Ortiz Design Group, Inc..

Keep everything light and bright. In what I imagine is a converted loft area, most likely with windows, plenty of light materials keeps this conventional toilet bright. In the herringbone stone floor into the white ceramic shower tile, this bathroom feels lighter than air.

Debbie R. Gualco

Use reflective surfaces to take light around. Within this quaint hall bathroom, all of the walls are covered in a cream ceramic tile to great effect. Besides unifying the surfaces, the reflective surface aids nourish light around the space. The space feels nicely let even with just the one light source.

Debbie R. Gualco

Another fantastic example of using surface to perform with the light. The wise positioning of those glossy vertical tiles does double duty: It aids the space feel somewhat bigger (by creating movement around the space ), and it reflects light from the pendants back in the room. Brilliant use of glossy tiles.

Megan Crane Designs, Inc..

This bathroom gets sparkle and interest from a beautiful”quilt” of glossy tile behind the vanity in varying shades of blues and brown, a simple oval mirror, a glass vessel sink and chrome details.

Atmosphere Interior Design Inc..

The high graphic background, darker black and cabinetry doorway could have made this elegant toilet feel much smaller. By putting sconces on the oversize mirror, the lighting appear to double in strength, toning the picture power of this wall covering. And it seems super cool!

Evoke Interiors

Use unconventional mild places. This master bathroom (which may have a window can’t see) illustrates perfect use of indirect lighting to distribute light throughout a space. A very simple light under the vanity helps lighten what otherwise could be a dark corner.

Andre Couture Coloriste Decorateur

Use the darkness. This is almost in full conflict with the idea of the Ideabook. Sometimes it’s fine to use the darkness of an area to great effect. In this condominium bathroom, the profound tone onto the walls makes a cozy and romantic atmosphere. The big jetted tub doesn’t hurt either. More than anything, have fun and do not hesitate to create your toilet spectacular.

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