Does your small bathroom present a big design problem? If you’re not sure what to do with such a limited space, you’re not alone. Expert interior designers use certain tricks to create the illusion of a larger space. Fortunately, we’ve uncovered those secrets and are sharing them with you today.
1. Light colors = airy ambience
Dark colors inherently appear heavier and can quickly overwhelm a small bathroom. It’s best to stick with a lighter color palette. Neutrals, light blues, greens and grays are great options. To satisfy your color craving, add pops of bright hues via linens and accessories.
2. Be aware of scale
Always be thoughtful of scale and proportion in your small bathroom design. That means that over-sized painting and gaudy vanity should be saved for a larger space. Strive for balance when selecting what to place in a compact room.
3. Embrace stripes and eye-catching patterns
Patterns trick the eye and are a great tool for creating the illusion of space. Bold stripes are a fantastic example. To make use of them, install wallpaper with thick vertical stripes to make the room feel taller, or install horizontal stripes to enhance the width. Remember to think big! Small prints are busy and feel confining. Big prints open up a room and add personality!
4. Add thoughtful accessories that enhance flow and function
Whether your small bathroom has only a commode or it features a shower or tub as well, it’s important to make design decisions that enhance functionality. First, cut all clutter. Keep items in medicine cabinets, vanity organizers and dispensers. Streamline shower time and add a touch of luxury with a sleek SMART Foot Seat in a divine aqua blue color.
5. Love the light
Few things open a room better than light. If your small bathroom has a window, skip the elaborate matte wall treatments and opt to let in as much natural light as possible. You can maintain privacy while enjoying the sunshine with sheer blinds or shades with a honeycomb design. If your bathroom doesn’t have a window, make sure you have proper task and ambient lighting to illuminate all the walls in the space.