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1. Focus on your lighting

If natural lighting can’t find its way into that room of yours, then re-evaluate your lighting choices. We're talking about ceiling lights, lamps, wall sconces and spotlights - anything goes!

Thanks to a wide variety of daylight imitation bulbs on offer, it is a simple task to fill a space with wonderful illumination to prevent it from feeling too enclosed or claustrophobic. Just take a look at this example from Lucia Navajas and you'll see what we mean. There are no windows in sight, but thanks to multiple spotlights, the room still feels bright and airy, not to mention luxurious!

Credits: homify / Lucia Navajas -Arquitetura & Interiores

​How to decorate a room with no windows – 6 brilliant ideas

Even though sunlight has many benefits and we do need it to light up our homes, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will – sometimes a room just doesn’t have access to it. Oddly-shaped houses, basement conversions and re-purposed spaces can all offer valuable additional space in our homes, but not always a window.

But that doesn’t mean that a windowless room needs to be a dark and oppressive space, as a host of fantastic ideas for brightening them up really do exist – and we thought we’d share them with you!