Lets face it no one likes a room without any windows. A window brings in light, air and provides for a look into the outside world. However if you have a room or two on your property which have no windows there is still hope in making it one of the happier rooms in your house. These rooms are often in basements where getting natural light and feeling of openness is relatively difficult. Some smart tricks below can counter those feels and make the room brighter.
1- Add mirrors
Mirrors since always have been used as a source of illusion. In one of our earlier blogs, we spoke about how adding mirrors to smaller bathrooms can make it seem much larger. Using mirrors in a windowless environment also helps make the illusion of showing some depth and something beyond even if its our own reflection. Using beautiful frames and borders, all sizes of mirrors help a room feel better even in absence of windows.
2- Paint the walls white
White is the color which reflects light the most and makes spaces look much more open. This is the most basic and one of the most effective ways to make a windowless room better. However, a perfect shade of white is important as a crisp white may make the room feel colder. A warmer tone of white is much preferred as it interacts better with other tints.
3- Use large frames to place your art in
The Romans and the people of Pompeii did wonders with this. For smaller rooms, they would paint their walls as windows and have illusion of the city or the country beyond. By making the favorite art work of the house framed into a window like structure it can break the monotony of the room walls and provide a much needed relief in a window less room. These art pieces can be paintings, pictures or any other form of art work which depicts an activity happening.
4- Make internal windows and frosted glass
Making internal windows in a windowless area gives you a feeling of depth in those spaces. Interconnected rooms in basements can have these and they help the rooms feel better and more connected. Using of frosted glass is also an idea which works brilliantly in such circumstances. Making windows with frosted glass gives as good a feel of the window having things beyond.