Everyone wants a bathroom that makes them feel like they are in a Zen place. In my opinion, a bathroom should be the place where you can get rid of your fears, anxieties, worries and fatigue. Whether your bathroom is small or large, choose the best products that will make it look bigger in many ways. In a small bathroom, we should have everything that a large bathroom incorporates, but with fewer items inside. It may sound simple, but sometimes it is hard to get.
If you are looking for inspiration when renovating your bathroom, here are several ways to make your small bathroom look bigger when you are thinking about renovating:
Paint your small new bathroom in light colors. Lighter colors create an optical illusion, the space will look wilder. Although people think it will create this effect, in the end, your bathroom will look like a cold hospital bathroom. It is best to try to choose a combination of warm colors. Try painting clouds on the ceiling – if you can do that, this type of design can really bring much-needed creativity and sparkle to your small bathroom.
- Tile or wallpaper
When you decide to use wallpaper on your bathroom walls, be sure to use small patterns – you do not want a heavy pattern to invade your bathroom space. You can also install bathroom tiles with a delicate pattern that will repeat itself on the floor. Decorative tiles bring lightness into your modern home. These tiles are full of charm and vitality.
Play with bathroom fixtures – install heavy lighting or better yet, a skylight if you can. A bay window is ideal, of course, you can create extra storage space by using its alcove.
- Bathroom mirrors
Place bathroom mirrors opposite each other if possible. This old trick of creating space should work wonders in your small bathroom; combined with lots of light, it will certainly make the space look bigger than it is. Also, if you place a bathroom mirror against the bathroom window, you will create an extra “bathroom window”.
- Reflective surfaces
Choose bathroom cabinets and vanities with shiny, reflective surfaces; see if you can install a glass shower stall when renovating your bathroom or even install a full-length mirror inside or just outside your shower.
- Bath mats
Avoid bath mats or doormats if possible or choose light-colored carpets for your small bathroom. Do not overload it with towels – make sure that only the necessary accessories are kept in your small new bathroom.
Focus on the horizontal parts of your bathroom. Use shelves in the corners of your bathtub. You can put all your frequently used soaps, shampoos, hair masks and bath salts on them. See if you can turn any unused vertical space into bathroom storage.
- Use the space above your toilet
A very generous space is the one above your toilet. You can place a waterproof cupboard above your toilet where you can put small things: cosmetics, brushes, and towels.
- Use the space under your sink
If you do not install a pedestal sink, you can use the space to put a cabinet with several shelves under your sink. When you have a small bathroom, give up the idea of a pedestal sink and use this space to its fullest potential. You will be surprised how much you can fit in there.
- Change your toilet seat
Buy a toilet seat with a decorative pattern. A funny toilet seat will give your small bathroom an original look.
These tips will be helpful especially if you are renovating on a budget. Well, it is always better to get the help of experts when it comes to renovation.