For some, the bathroom is an oasis of calm and the best room in the house. For most, it’s the area we afford the least space to (after all, you can’t squeeze a double bed in the bathroom). Moving walls around or adding extensions for a roomier restroom is difficult, costly, and can have implications on the overall feel of your abode. However drastic measures aren’t always necessary.
Here’s three top tips for making the smallest of water closets appear a little bit larger...without the need to stock up on tea and sugar for the workmen.
Stick with Light Tones
It’s no surprise that rich, warm tones can make a space feel cozy. Reds and browns are brilliant at making us feel a little less chilly in the winter months, but they also eat up any extra space in a room - making it appear closed and small.
Sticking with light-to-medium tones in the bathroom helps open up a space, allowing natural (and artificial) light to be reflected, creating an instant air of more room. Similarly, avoid opting for too many colors in your accessories - different hues can literally chop up the eye’s view, making it appear like there’s much less space.
If you can’t create more space...cheat it. For some, the bathroom is the only place with a mirror in it. Choosing the right unique mirror can make it appear far larger and lighter. It’s important to balance overall style with practicality and sizing. For example, a room decorated in vintage colors and styles may benefit from a classic Hollywood-style makeup mirror, while a modern or less themed room normally suits something less stylized.
New mirrors can create an illusion of more space by reflecting what’s already there, meaning placement is key to making the most of them. Avoid resting it opposite an overflowing laundry basket, for example, or else you’ll find your dirty wares haunting you even more than usual.
Utilizing bathroom cabinets is a simple solution, but an incredibly effective one. The clutter of lotions, potions, bath (un)necessities, and cosmetics can make even the largest space feel closed in. Choosing the right size and style of cabinet can make a small space appear far roomier and tidier, with the luxurious litter we all love hidden out of sight.
Opt for custom bathroom cabinets with mirrors or lights to give even more space to a room. Combining the three tips in one can save money and space - providing you opt for the right model. Don’t go too large if you don’t have the wall space to host it, and make sure you pick out key bathroom features to work a cabinet to its maximum,
Making a Small Bathroom Appear Larger
The smallest of touches can make the largest of differences. When it comes to your bathroom, think about the letter s: style, simplicity, and sophistication. Keeping these three principles in mind can give space to even the most compact of bathrooms without moving a single wall or hiring bathroom contractor.