How to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

How to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

You may find that your small bathroom can feel intimate and cosy, but it can also feel claustrophobic and cramped at times. No matter what your style is, your small bathroom is always going to be limited for space, which is why with a bit of visual magic, colour change and lighting, you can make your small bathroom feel like the most relaxing room in the house.

Knowing how to use colours

Pale, soft colour schemes tend to give the illusion of more space whilst strong, bold colours can make the space feel structured and compact. It will work nicely if you use bright colours for décor, accessories and towels, but selecting pastel colours, neutrals and white will brighten up the room and give the feeling of serenity.

You can easily build up your space with neutral tones such as light grey and cream, and then implement bold colours for a strong effect, such as using yellow towels and plant pots for décor.


Now brighten up the room

Without taking up any counter space, you can easily add extra lighting to open up the look of your bathroom and highlight the important features of the room. Recessed bathroom lighting can be installed into the ceiling to focus on certain features of the bathroom. You could even make use of the spare wall space with an illuminated mirror, not only adding additional lighting but also providing you with a brilliant focal point in the room.

The use of mirrors and reflecting surfaces such as glass shower screens will also create the illusion of more space, additional light and brighten the colours in the room.


Create a focal point with pattern

If you are looking to renovate your bathroom, why not invest in some patterned floor or wall tiles for your bathroom. Afterall, if the space is small, you won’t be needing as much material as you think you will. Having brightly coloured brick wall tiles or intricately patterned floor tiles will draw your attention away from the size of the room and make you feel like there is more to look at. Therefore, you’ll be left with a unique bathroom design as well as the appearance of more space.


Swap large pieces of furniture for minimal pieces

A vanity unit provides efficient storage under a sink, but it can take up a lot of floor space in your bathroom. Replacing a vanity unit with a pedestal or wall-mounted sink will make the area around it feel much larger and open, giving you more space to move around and feel less cramped. From here, you can search for alternative storage solutions, such as a mirrored cabinet, providing you with storage, a bathroom mirror and an excellent focal point in the room. 


You should always take pride in your bathroom, no matter the size or shape of the room you have to work with. But finding a few tips and tricks to change the feel of the room can make you instantly fall in love with your bathroom without having to spend a lot of money on redesigning it.

23 August 2019
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