Not everyone is blessed to have a big house with custom built bathrooms, complete with a dressing area and a big bath. In some small homes and humble rentals, bathrooms are usually very basic and cramped, it’s almost claustrophobic. Depends on your decorating style, you could definitely give your bathroom a facelift, but at the end of the day it will still look small. If you’re looking for tips on making a small bathroom look bigger, you’re in the right place. Read on to find 3 tips to achieving that goal.
Choose soft colors
Light and soft colors give the illusions of space. This isn’t to say you have to go feminine with your choices, but if you must choose a palette for your bathroom, stick to pastel tones, whites, and neutrals. Light and cool colors give the impression of a serene and wide space.
When you go light, everything needs to blend carefully. Just like how you painted the walls light, you can also choose light colored flooring to complement the walls. If it’s not possible for you to update your flooring, you can use a light colored rug to cover your floor.
Let the light in
Brighten up your bathroom by allowing natural light to seep through the windows. Natural daylight greatly affects your mood and how you go on about your day. Don’t you feel positive every time you feel the morning sun? Lighting makes a lot of difference, even providing you with a flattering light to do your makeup in! So instead of covering up your bathroom window with shutters and curtains, why not use a translucent window shade instead? Or even a stained glass effect?
Aside from allowing natural light to come in from your window, you can also add extra lighting to open up the space even more and make it look interesting. Installing recessed lighting is a good idea in that it makes the room feel bigger without taking a lot of visual space.
Declutter your bathroom
Decluttering your bathroom is one of the first things you should do in order to make your space look bigger. And look, you don’t even have to spend a dime. Work on your sink counter first. Especially in a small bathroom, keep only the items you use daily and put the rest somewhere else or in a different storage. This may be a particularly challenging task to do for women. But eliminating the things you don’t need is primal in keeping your bathroom clean and tidy. Decide which hair and makeup products you use regularly and eliminate those that you only use occasionally.
If it seems impossible for you to reduce the amount of things on your bathroom, check your storage situation to see if there’s any additional storage you can use or add. There are tons of under sink storage ideas you can try, as well as over door solutions. And of course, tidying up your bathroom isn’t a one off task. Make it a habit to regularly fix your things in the bathroom, especially the counter. A single misplaced bottle is already clutter, and if you ignore this for a day, your space will get messed up again in no time. Figure out an organization method that works for you and stick to it to ensure you small bathroom is clean.