Small bathrooms can be a design and décor challenge. While you want to create the illusion of more open space, you also want to make sure that your bathroom is highly functional and also easy to maintain. The truth is, when it comes to small bathrooms, every square inch of space counts. The trick is to use the right combination of spatial planning, colour theme, bathroom fixtures, lighting and statement pieces.
So, here we have 8 decorating tricks to transform small bathrooms and make them feel bigger by creating the illusion of more space.
1.Keep It Simple
You want to keep your small bathroom real simple in terms of colours. Choose tones of white, off white, light grey and soft beige to create a calming feel in a tiny bathroom. Adding too many colours in wall or floor tiles can overwhelm a small space and make the design look rather busy or fussy. Add colour in small doses and make sure you create low contrast.
Now, an all white bathroom can start to look boring very fast. This is why, we have the perfect solution - a contrasting or decorative back splash tiles design that brings in a touch of interest to an otherwise unadorned bathroom. When your wall and floor tiles, as well as bath-fittings, are all white, this small trip of colourful tiles makes all the difference!
In small bathrooms, floor space is a premium. Free it up by choosing a wall mounted commode and wash basin, as this also gives the space an unexpected modern look and feel. Also, choose an overhead wall mounted storage so that you don’t have any bulky furniture pieces crowding up the bathroom floor plan. Again, keep it as clean and simple as possible, with straight lines and subdued colours.
4.Choose a Fail-Proof Colour Scheme
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Small spaces need a simplistic colour scheme, and nothing does the job quite as well as black and white for a modern bathroom. Here, floor to ceiling tiles give a fresh twist to the design and open up the small space. The hanging storage rack further adds to the design as well as works functionally to keep towels within reach, hence creating a clean and uncluttered look.
5.A Colourful Display Works Well
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Now, if you cannot imagine a good design without a splash of bright colour, you must be wondering how to fit that into a small bathroom design, right? Fear not – we have just the trick for that. Colourful towel display! Reinforce your colour by adding colourful towels to wall-hung storage units. Added bonus – open storage units also look more open and airy as compared to closed cabinets---perfect for small bathrooms. A bright shower curtain or rug is another brilliant addition.
6.Don’t Forget Statement Accessories
A white or beige small bathroom can feel rather minimalistic in design. Add to the style quotient with statement accessories. Choose an out-of-the-box design for your bathroom mirror, or pick up a vintage tripod stool to perch your towels or a bathroom plant. It’s the small details that make a big difference!
7.Resort Inspired Design
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Always love the way resort bathrooms make such brilliant use of small bathroom space and still manage to offer you a spa-like ambience? It’s not that hard to achieve....pay attention to the details! Choose soothing colours and keep clutter to a minimum. Choose wood accents mixed with metal and pick a low contrast tile design.
8.Don’t Forget Lighting
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Generally speaking, a bathroom will always seem larger if it's lighter and brighter. Take full advantage of any natural light available in your small bathroom. Artificial lighting can go a long way towards creating the appearance of more space in a small bathroom. Task and decorative lighting can be strategically deployed to open up the bathroom, with the sink and shower areas illuminated specifically with task lights, and space over and below cabinets decoratively illuminated to create height and depth in the space. Another way to add height and depth is with large mirrors that reflect the light.