Many people dream of having a big bathroom that feels more like an oasis of wellness and relaxation than just a necessity. Unfortunately, living that dream is not always realistic. But, there are a few tricks and tips you can implement into your bathroom to make it seem and feel more spacious and comfortable. Let’s check it out.
Paint it White
One of the cheapest and easiest ways to make any space feel bigger is to use a lot of white. This works especially well in bathrooms because you can use lots of white tiles, paint, furniture and fixtures. White tricks the eye in perceiving a space as bigger than it actually is. It’s also great because it reflects light instead of absorbing it, and when combined with other white features it creates a nice and seamless space that looks fresh and airy. You might think that all that white might create an atmosphere that’s a bit bland, but there are tricks for that too. You can use different textures like tile, pale stone, molding and fabrics to give it a little flair. Metallic or wooden details also break the monotony without interrupting the flow that white color creates.
Go Smaller with Storage Space
Most of us install a lot of unnecessary storage space in our bathrooms to hide the clutter and keep it tidy, but unless you really need that much storage, better opt for smaller vanities. Extra open space will make the area feel a lot less stuffy and spacious. Once you experience the benefits of open space, you’ll never want to go back.
But, Go Big with Mirrors
Mirrors are known as great tricksters in the interior design world. They can really make any space look bigger than it actually is, so don’t hesitate to splurge on a large mirror for your small bathroom. You can even go wall-to-wall with a custom piece that will make a huge effect. With a mirror this big you won’t need any other decor pieces, which will also add to the feeling of spaciousness and tidiness. A lot of decorative accessories and art pieces will make a small space feel even smaller. If your budget is tight, pick a narrow wall that won’t require much glass to get completely covered.
Ditch your Bulky Tub
A bulky tub takes too much space and it’s not very comfortable to use, even if it’s built into the wall. So, ditch it and get a more modern sleek option. There are many compact bathtubs on the market that will not only save you some space but also bring your bathroom into a 21st century with their sleek and modern designs.
Choose the Right Lighting
Good lighting is a crucial element if you want to make your small bathroom feel and look bigger and more open. It’s especially important because most bathrooms, no matter the size, usually don’t get much natural light, so you need good artificial lighting to illuminate the space. Applying makeup and shaving can be a real nightmare if you do it in a poorly lit space, so a rich lighting plan should be your priority. The easiest way to achieve that is by installing multiple light sources at different levels and locations. Ceiling lights, sconces and edge-mirror lights will help you avoid shadows and create an illusion of bigger and more open space.
As you can see, just because your bathroom is small, it doesn’t need to be a place that’s dull, cluttered and nothing more than a pure necessity. Try this tricks and tips and enjoy your small bathroom like never before.
September 5, 2017