Like a lot of people, you might be wishing that your bathroom was bigger. If you feel like your bathroom walls are closing in around you but aren’t in the market for full scale renovations to increase the size, there are some simple changes you can make to create the illusion of space. From the clever use of vanity cabinets to the right accessories, we’re here to share easy ways to make your small bathroom appear a lot larger.
Light colour scheme
The oldest trick in the book when it comes to creating the feeling of more space is to go for a light, bright colour scheme. In a small bathroom, this generally means choosing white. Although striking, bold colours might be your preferred choice, this can make your bathroom seem much smaller. It doesn’t have to be expensive – a coat of paint and a new, sleek bathroom vanity is often all it takes to brighten the area.
If you have an old vanity which seems to take up half the bathroom, it might be time to upgrade. Changing your vanity is an inexpensive way to really give your bathroom a lift and you can choose a size that’s right for the space you have. Consider a wall mounted style to create more space underneath and, as mentioned, opt for a light colour.
Smart use of mirrors
In a small bathroom, the best accessory to consider is a mirror. A mirror will reflect the light in the room and make the space seem much bigger. If you’re struggling with storage space, opt for a mirrored cabinet so it serves a dual purpose. Don’t be shy about going big with a mirror – it can be very effective in a small space.
Invest in lighting
In many cases, a smaller bathroom looks even smaller than it is thanks to poor lighting. A simple upgrade to the main bathroom light might be all it takes to really open up the area, particularly at night. If it’s in the budget, you could also consider options such as a skylight to allow more natural light during the day.
Keep it simple
Although a large bathroom can probably cope with added extras such as shelving, pictures, plants and other accessories, you’re best off leaving things relatively simply in a small bathroom. Less is more so try to opt for a pared back approach and get rid of clutter. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you can’t add your own personal touches but do keep it minimal.
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