Let’s face it: big bathrooms are a luxury many of us can only dream about. However true that maybe, compact bathrooms can be just as gorgeous! Just because your bathroom is small, that doesn’t mean it can’t be super modern and stylish. Clever storage options and smart finishes mean that even the smallest of bathrooms can be stylish as well as practical. Whether you opt for traditional detailing or a streamlined look, there are plenty of ways to not only maximise the space but make it a stylish little bathroom too.
A small space doesn’t have to look cluttered or cramped when you incorporate a few clever tricks of the trade: and if you throw bathroom caddies and holders in the mix, you can create a modern stylish bathroom with plenty of storage. Below are our top tips for making the most of even the smallest of bathrooms.
Keep It Simple
If you’re really struggling to know how to decorate your small bathroom, just keep it simple with soft, natural shades. Choose furniture and accessories with clean lines, and aim to keep the room as clean and unbusy to the eye as possible.
Listen To The Experts
To give a sense of space, it is best to keep a small bathroom feeling open by not crowding too many things into it. Keep patterns to a minimum, and hang your towels on bars or hooks. As above, remember to keep it simple. More expert tips: use a pedestal sink rather than a bulky vanity, a clear glass door rather than shower curtain, and reflective surfaces such as glossy ceramic tiles to create the illusion of space.
Use Multi-functional Furniture
If your bathroom is verging on the small side, consider using freestanding furniture that you can move around at a moment’s notice. Freestanding storage and seating have the advantage that you can move your scheme around whenever you like and, unlike fitted bathroom units, you can take freestanding pieces with you when it’s time to move out. Alternatively, using wall-mounted hooks and storage which can be easily moved is another great option.
Trick The Eye With Tiles
We all know the eye can play tricks on us, and this is worth bearing in mind when designing a small bathroom. Play with the boundaries of perception by tiling the side of your bath and the wall with the same design. Blurring the lines where each begins, and fooling the eye, will make your space feel larger.
Create An Illusion Of Height With Clever Painting
Another trick you can play on yourself (and your guests) is to paint halfway up a wall, and then stop. This will help to create an illusion of height, and thus, space. By lowering the eye with a darker paint shade, you can also create a distance from the upper portion of the wall. A simple paint trick to make a small space appear larger than it really is.
Use Feature Wallpaper To Distract The Eye
Another sneaky way of fooling the eye, the wallpaper will not only make a statement, but it will also distract from the size of your space. A downstairs cloakroom is a perfect space to use wallpaper, as bathrooms with a shower or bath will require more work to prevent damage from steam. If you want to cause a distraction, use bold or interesting print to maximise the impact.
Save Space With Tall Tiered Storage
Smaller bathrooms can be challenging, as storage space is hard to come by. That’s why freestanding pieces are a godsend to the small bathroom design. Tiered, wire storage means all your products are on show and easy to grab. If space is limited, you can take the stand from bedroom to bathroom when needed.
Buy Furniture To Scale
Large items of furniture can dwarf a small room so always buy pieces that suit the scale of your space. In a small bathroom, stick to the basics of a vanity unit and storage rack that you can either hang on the wall or rest on the edge of a bath.
Choose Furniture and Accessories Well
Space-saving wall-mounted taps, hooks, and shower holders are also a great option. The more of the floor you can see, the more spacious your bathroom will feel, so go for a freestanding basin unit if you’re really pushing the boat out.
Accessorise white with black (or blush)
Many of us don’t have the budget to give our entire bathroom a makeover. Luckily, accessories will do wonders for a compact space. Choose a theme, and stick to it. Monochrome is bang on trend and easy to implement, or you could choose blush tones for another up-to-the-minute look.
Stick To A Monochromatic Palette
Keep your decoration to a monochrome scheme, and then add colour, texture, and pattern with accessories. White will open up any space like no other colour, making it feel much larger. If you’re retiling, white tiles and black grouting works really well for small bathrooms.
Use Mirrors To Create The Illusion Of Space
Another way to trick the eye is to use mirrors to transform the look of your bathroom, and also give the illusion of space. Don’t just take it from us: this is a great trick technique that interior designers use all the time. You can hang a mirror on the wall, or go for adventurous mirrored tiles, either way, the reflection is guaranteed to brighten your bathroom.
Using these simple tricks, you should be able to transform your mini bathroom into a modern, stylish space. Not only this, but you can also find plenty of extra storage space, meaning your bathroom will not only be a great place to be but functional and uncluttered to boot!
If you wanna know about costs associated with renovating bathrooms, you may contact:Michael Heerings
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Absolute Plumbing and Gas Solutions
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