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Four Tips for Creating the Illusion of More Space in Your Small Bathroom


Small bathrooms can be a challenge when it comes to design and decorating, but the good news is that there are several tricks and strategies that you can use to ensure that your bathroom creates the illusion of a larger space, along with including all the various functions that you’ll need when using it. With the right combination of strategically placed fixtures, lighting, surfaces, colors and décor, your small bathroom no longer has to feel like a confined or claustrophobic space. The good news is that you don’t have to make any adjustments to its blueprint.

Whether you’re installing a small bathroom at home or want to make some changes to your existing space, here are our top tips for small bathroom décor.

Tip #1. Consider Lighting and Color

Generally speaking, a bathroom (or any other room) will tend to look larger and more spacious if it’s brighter and lighter. Because of this, the first thing that you should do is take advantage of any natural light that you have available. Ensure that there is nothing blocking the natural light coming in from the window and use translucent curtains or shades to keep the light coming in whilst protecting your privacy. In addition, choosing lighter, livelier shades when painting bathroom walls will help to open up the space and give off the illusion that it is larger.

Tip #2. Use Mirrors

large mirror can help to expand your bathroom space and give the illusion that you have far more space than is actually available. Since a bathroom mirror is an essential for most people – after all, it’s in the bathroom where you’ll shave, fix your hair, and get ready in the morning – opting for a larger mirror isn’t just about décor; it can also be a very functional and practical choice. A floor-length mirror can help to open up more of the space whilst giving you more to work with when it comes to your morning routine.

Tip #3. Smart Storage

The use of smart storage can help to save space in your bathroom, ensuring that you manage to keep all your toiletries and gadgets tidied nearly away without cluttering up the space. Under sink storage, for example, can be an excellent choice since this will keep everything that you need to hand in one easy-to-reach place, whilst also being tucked away neatly and out of your way. You could also take your available bathroom space into consideration when purchases new items for your bathroom. For example, instead of buying lots of disposable razors, you could invest in an electric shaver to save space and provide more convenience. See mybestshaver.com for some suggestions.

Tip #4. Create Illusions with Surface Patterns

Finally, your choice of decorative surface patterns can have a huge impact on how big your bathroom looks. For walls, consider wallpaper, tiling or beadboard with vertical stripes to give the illusion of taller walls and add a sense of height to the overall space.

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