Natural lighting is a great alternative to traditional electric lighting.

Why Natural Light is Important

When it comes to creating the perfect atmosphere for your bathroom design, natural light is an essential component. You can incorporate it in a number of creative and beautiful ways in order to improve the overall quality and functionality of your bathroom. The sun is arguably the most effective method lighting a room, not to mention it's free. The only money you will have to spend is a one time investment of windows or skylights. You should also take into account where you are located. If you are in an area with a lot of sun, this might benefit you more than somebody in an area with very little sun. This article will highlight some of the most effective ways to incorporate and maximize the effectiveness of natural light in your bathroom design.


Perhaps one of the most gorgeous ways to incorporate natural light into your bathroom is through the use of skylights. On a sunny day, the natural light that enters your bathroom can give you a beautiful aspects on your bathroom without incorporating any electricity. Skylights, along with the other options on this list, are a great way to save energy in your home as well. With all of the energy consumption going on in your house, you want to save as much money as possible, no matter what your budget is. Skylights are especially appealing to homes in an open area with a lot of daylight. As far as privacy goes, skylights are the best way to include large amounts of natural light while maintaining a high level of privacy. When it comes to size, it really depends on the size of your bathroom as well as the number of skylights you want in your bathroom. For example, if you include smaller skylights, you have the option to include a higher number than if you would just include one or two larger skylights. This ultimately comes down to what your bathroom design will allow.

Bathroom Mirrors

Mirrors can help to accentuate the light coming into your bathroom from the window. By placing your mirror in the correct place, the mirror can help bounce the natural light and make the light in the room feel fuller than it would with just the window. This can be one of the most affordable ways to incorporate light into your bathroom. One thing that you have to be careful about however, is the position in which you place your mirror. Be careful not to put your mirror directly across from where the sun rises or sets because that will cause a major glare that you are going to dread every morning. Place you mirror in a way that bounces the light without giving you a glaring reflection of the sun staring you in the face. That being said, this can prove to be a strategic process for you, especially if your mirror is mounted for the long run, which is the case in many bathroom designs.

All White to Make Your Bathroom Bright

One of the best ways to brighten up your bathroom is to use white paint or white fixtures in tandem with the natural light that is flowing into your bathroom. If the natural light isn't enough on its own, white paint or fixtures will be the combination that you need to take it to the next level. This is easiest to accomplish with white fixtures, because you don't have to worry about repainting your walls, and many bathroom fixtures are white anyway. If that still isn't enough, you should consider painting your walls white, or at least incorporating some more white accessories or similar items. Sometimes an all white bathroom can be a bit overwhelming for some, so decide if this is the right route for you to go.

Frosted Glass Windows

This is a good option if you are in a highly populated area. People won’t be able to see into your bathroom and you will still get the benefit of natural light in your bathroom. It’s not going to allow you to have 100% of the natural light, but if you choose a style that you like, it can definitely make up for it. Frosted glass is another great way to improve privacy while still allowing the flow of natural light. As an added benefit, frosted glass is easy to clean as well. It is essentially the same as cleaning any other type of typical bathroom glass, so as long as you have your standard cleaning materials, this shouldn't be something to be concerned about. Frosted glass is a stylish way to include natural light into your bathroom as well, so when you are designing your bathroom, it is worth considering frosted glass windows.

Final Note

Including natural light in your bathroom is something to consider if you want a nice organic feeling for your bathroom.