Small Bathroom Design Ideas
If you have a small bathroom, you may feel limited in what you can do with it. But you don't have to.
There are actually many different things you can do with your small space to create the illusion of a
much larger room.
Whether your goal for your small bathroom designs is cute, country-style, luxurious or kid friendly, it
can be accomplished despite its size.
The following are some things you can do when designing your
bathroom that will increase the appearance of its size.
Keep it clean and tidy. A messy, dirty bathroom looks bad anyways, but the dirt and misplaced items especially stand out in a small bathroom. If you walk in the small room when its messy, your eyes are immediately drawn to the dirt, dust, and clothes all over the floor. Not only that, but it will look even smaller. Keeping your bathroom as clean as possible, will help with create both a visually appealing and a larger appearance.
Eliminate clutter. Stacks of books and papers, too many toiletries, such as deodorants, razors, toothpaste, soaps and perfumes strung out on each counter top creates a chaotic and cramped space. Try to keep these things in a cabinet, drawer, closet or other hidden area. Have a small bar or dispenser of soap or a candle out on display.
Paint, Tile, or Wallpaper: When choosing paint, tile and wallpaper, its best to choose smaller patterns if you decide not to go with a solid color. Whether choosing a pattern or texture or a solid color, lighter colors are always better when you want to make the room look bigger. To create the illusion of a taller ceiling, paint it a lighter color than the walls. Light colors brighten and open up a small room, whereas darker ones make the room appear even smaller.
Lighting and light fixtures: Choose smaller lighting fixtures because bulky ones add well, bulk. Recessed lighting fixtures are even better! Another tip is to add more smaller sized, but bright lights in several areas of the bathroom. This will really open up the room because there will be less shadows. So use lots of bright lights in your small rooms.
Storage: Corner cabinets or towel racks or standing shelves make great use of a small area. Store your items that you don't want on display.
Flooring: Like the walls, choose lighter colors and patterns.
Decor: Mirrors on the wall are an excellent way to visually enlarge your bathroom.
Bathroom fixtures, such as cabinets and vanities: It is best to keep cabinets, vanities, and shelves on the smaller side. Less is more when it comes to small bathroom designs. One to two on-the-wall shelves are plenty, for both decor items and for displaying your fancy soaps. A small, standalone sink will also create more space.
Doing all or most of these things will add both real and imagined space to your bathroom!