Ideas to make a compact bathroom look bigger
We cannot neglect the fact that a small bathroom can feel cozy and intimate but it can also feel claustrophobic and distressing. Unless you live in a custom-built house with a planned luxurious bath and dressing room, you probably desire your bathroom were larger. Without adding any more twist, you might feel less compact if you use some of our tips to make your small bathroom look and feel larger.
1. SELECT SERENE COLOURS
Nude and soft colours tend to give the illusion of more space. We are not saying that the small bathroom has to be pink but avoid bold and exciting colours. Use the bright colours for accessories and towels, but consider pastel tones, neutrals, and whites for backgrounds. Cool and nude colours give the feeling of serenity.
2. USE OF LARGE MIRRORS
The more light reflects the bigger your bathroom will look. Instead of just hanging a small mirror above the sink, consider mirroring the whole wall, or at least a large portion. This acts as a window in bringing a lot more light into the room and creating an illusion of a bigger room.
3. A WALL MOUNTED WC
Install a wall-mounted WC, because it not only keeps the floor space clear but certifies a clean look by concealing the flushing mechanism within the walls. Even though the space below the WC is not going to be utilized, this type of WC creates a feeling of lightness in contrast to floor-mounted WCs and gives an illusion of more space.
4. ADD NICHES
Bathroom niches not only create space for storing toiletries and bath accessories but create visual depth. In this example, just spot how simple niches add so much value and make space feel well-planned.
Keep in mind that clutter visually fills up space and makes it feel congested.
5. USE LARGE FLOOR TILES
You might think smaller tiles would work best in a small bathroom, but in fact, larger designs are an ideal option. Wide-format tiles result in fewer joints, and therefore show up less ornate grout lines, so the room feels less jumbled and more spacious.
6. MOUNT TOWEL RAIL BEHIND THE DOOR
Where can I hang the towels? How we wish we had a dollar for every time we heard that question.
When space is at a premium, mounting a towel rail on the shower door or behind the bathroom door keeps towels handy. You might need to store the bulk of your towels in a nearby closet, but having that one towel close by to dry off with is mandatory.
7. ELIMINATE THE CLUTTER
The fewer items on display in your bathroom, the larger it will. If you don’t use all those products, get rid of them. If there isn’t room for the laundry basket without it getting in the way, find a new home for it in another room.
This will automatically make your room look and feel bigger by creating more space.
Do you have a small bathroom? How have you made it look spacious? Tell us in the Comments section below.