6 Tips on How to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

21 November 2022

Space tends to be rapidly occupied when it comes to bathrooms. Your remaining space may feel a little constrained once you include your sink and vanity, storage, and a shower or bath. So, how can you make the most of your space so that it appears bigger than it is? Not to worry, we’ll cover a few easy hacks in this post that will make your bathroom appear twice as big.

Let The Natural Light In

Natural lighting, in particular, will improve any area, making it appear lighter and brighter and enhancing the atmosphere in your bathroom. Although windows and skylights make it simple to achieve natural lighting, you should always include a functional lighting plan within your bathroom for the days when natural light isn’t an option. Wall sconces, backlit mirrors, and ceiling lights all combine to add brightness without taking up too much room. Opt for a bright room with little shadowing to fully open up your area.

Choose The Right Colour Scheme

Use pastels, neutrals, and cooler tones instead of darker hues to create a colour scheme that will make your bathroom feel large and roomy. Another suggestion is to paint the ceiling and walls the same colour, such as white, to create a neat and cohesive aesthetic appearance. Contrary to popular assumption, neutral colours don’t have to be boring in your bathroom. Consider using fabric, stone, and tile accents, and add splashes of colour with accessories like towels.

Your Tiles Matters

Want to give your bathroom a little extra personality? Keep your neutral colour scheme but consider floor-to-ceiling tiles rather than painting. To create a seamless transition that is pleasing to the eye and gives the illusion of a larger space, if your bathroom is only partially tiled, match the paint colour on the walls to the colour of the tiles.

Apply Strategic Positioning and Patterning

With some strategic positioning and creative patterning, you can easily make your irregularly shaped bathroom look more seamless and fluid. Use shelving or other decorations to highlight the room’s greatest horizontal surfaces in small bathrooms. Additionally, horizontal floor and wall tiles can fool the eye into thinking a space is more open and wider by making the walls look pushed apart.

Mind Your Fixtures and Features

There is one simple guideline you must abide by when it comes to making the most of the space in your bathroom: less is more. Choose fittings based on your needs. Combine the tub and shower, so they aren’t separate. Alternately, forgo the bath altogether if you know you don’t have the time or prefer taking a dip. Similar to this, choose a smaller vanity if you live alone and don’t need a tonne of storage space. Selecting the right shower door is another factor to take into account. Consider installing a sliding glass shower screen from floor to ceiling instead of dividing the space with a curtain. It will contribute to the smooth look required and provide the impression that the room is taller. Large mirrors also give off a sense of elegance, and when placed to reflect a window, they can give the impression that your area is twice as big.

At New Life Bathrooms, we can work with you to maximise the space in your small bathroom while providing useful storage and a stunning, high-quality finish that will make your friends and family green with envy. For more information regarding New Bathrooms and Bathroom Renovation Services, feel free to contact us at 0410 490 743.

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