Your bathroom is likely one of the smallest rooms in your home. But, even if you’re tight on space (or budget), you can create a huge impact with some simple updates.
Colour can instantly update the look of a room. Cool, soft colours tend to enlarge a room and brighten a space. Paint baseboards, walls, and even ceilings the same colour to avoid a break in the visual plane.
Light Me Up
In addition to cool wall colour, add warm, inviting lighting, such as task lighting to eliminate dark shadows and increase space appeal. Remember, wall lights in bathrooms aren’t usually the sole source of light and are used functionally to accentuate particular areas such as vanity units, as well as for decorative purposes.
There are many design tricks to fool the eye and make a room look larger. Mirrors – especially a large mirror – can visually double the size of a room. You can also try vertical stripes, install crown molding, or consider floor-to-ceiling draperies to elongate walls and bring height to your room.
Freeing up floor space can have a big impact in making a room look larger, simply by creating more open area. Instead of dark or large vanities which can monopolize a small space, opt for a smaller and more stylish pedestal sink.
While you may fret about the lost under-sink storage with a pedestal sin, there are many storage alternatives. Accessories, for example, not only add a bit of organization, but also pull the design of the room together. Many brands offer a variety of bath accessory collections, ranging from traditional to modern designs that feature the latest finishes and a variety of product options to keep your bathroom both functional and fashionable.
Although simple, these changes can make a big impact and give the illusion of extra space in your pint-sized bathroom. Ensure your measurements are correct and then you can begin to experiment – pinterest is great for collecting ideas!