Each room in the apartment or house, except bathrooms and dressing rooms, has at least one window. Insolation is one of the key factors of climate in the apartment and is provided not only for the sake of beauty, but also to meet the requirements of sanitary norms.
But as a result of re-planning and zoning of space there may be rooms without windows. Without daylight, they require a special approach in the creation of interior and decoration. Here are 8 basic rules for designing “dark” rooms.
Rule 1: Set achievable goals
In a room where no natural light comes in, it is better to place an utility. For example, a large bathroom, dressing room or laundry room. But if you have high expectations for the walled room, even without windows, the space can be used more usefully. Here you can arrange the library, study, bedroom or guest room.
Rule 2: Transparent partitions
The best option for lighting in this space are sliding glass partitions. They provide the windowless room with light, separate the space, but combine it in case of necessity. Such method is especially relevant for apartments with small area.
Rule 3: Choosing the right lighting
It is not desirable to use fluorescent lamps for lighting in closed rooms. The thing is that they emit light that is too harsh for the eyes, not adding comfort to the home environment.
Rule 4: Zoning of lighting
If there is insufficient light it is better to organize multiple lighting scenarios: primary, secondary, and ornamental. Chandelier on the ceiling, wall lamps and standard lamp -with such a set it will be comfortable and cozy even in the dark room.
Rule 5: Light finishing and bright accents
For background wall decoration and furnishing of rooms without windows, it is recommended to use white color, as well as light shades of ivory and cream.
Bright colors are appropriate in textiles and accessories. Yellow, olive, blue and turquoise colors will go well: they will fill the space with freshness and energy.
Rule 6: Avoid aggressive tones
Black and orange colors are not recommended for use in closed rooms: they absorb light, which is already not sufficient in the space.
Rule 7: Hang a mirror
To visually expand the space, mirrors will come to help. The room will look larger if one of the walls or the ceiling is decorated with a mirror with facet or sandblasted pattern.
Rule 8: Simulation of window
Simulate the window, in the absence of this, illuminated stained glass may be used. If it is arranged on the ceiling, you will get the effect of the second light.