Bright Ideas on How to Achieve the Best Design for a Small Bathroom Space

08 April 2022

Designing small bathrooms and toilet rooms isn’t easy. There are many things to consider – from storage solutions to flooring and space-saving sanitary ware. The many options can certainly be confusing, but hopefully, this article will show you how to design or add a few small decorating ideas to your small bathroom or toilet.

Our expert design advice and tricks can give you an extraordinary bathroom that looks bigger than it truly is. So let’s get started!

Look at the Bathroom Lighting

When making changes to a small bathroom, one of the first things to consider is the lighting you use. Lighting makes a world of difference, so you first want to assess the natural light or find ways to do that. You want to consider lighting fixtures after maximizing the light that filters in. The lighting fixtures you use can add a modern feel to most small bathrooms and make them seem larger than they truly are.

Lighting is one of the most important factors to consider when designing a small bathroom. Before the design process begins, it is well worth assessing the space’s natural light to understand how you can curate the bathroom around it.

Natural Bathroom Lighting

One of the simplest ways to add more light to a small bathroom is to add or expand the windows. While this may not be practical in every space, it is an excellent way to increase the amount of natural light entering a small space. For example, if you have a small bathroom but can add a window along one wall, you will have increased the amount of natural light that enters the bathroom by opening the window, making the space seem larger.

Think about where you can add a window. In some smaller bathrooms, windows are added above the toilet, and this light opening can illuminate the washbasin or shower.

Of course, as with any other window, you need to keep privacy in mind. So you may want to add blinds, shutters, or even frosted glass to control the light and your privacy.

Downlights in Bathrooms

Due to their discrete design and ease of placement in areas that require illumination, downlights are a great way to light up a small bathroom. Play around with their positioning and brightness to create the ambience you want. These lighting fixtures are ideal for small bathrooms as you can reposition them to illuminate the areas that need it most. Plus, they don’t require a lot of space to install.

Downlights can make the room seem more relaxing and intimate or draw the eye to different focal points like shelving or decorative features.

Even if downlights are out of the question, you might think about using an illuminated mirror or cabinet to add that low-lit effect that makes the smallness seem beautiful.

Add Wall Light Fixtures

If your small bathroom has low ceilings, use wall lights to improve the lighting. This type of lighting can be convenient and attractive. A wall light makes a statement, especially in a small bathroom.

Create the Illusion of Largeness with Mirrors

Mirrors can create the illusion of space. Fit one above the basin or vanity cabinet. You can also add LED mirrors to other areas to create that spa-like environment in the bathroom. When storage is a problem, consider a LED mirror cabinet.

Space-Saving Bathroom Fixtures

A small bathroom can often look ‘cramped.’ Purchase special fixtures for these smaller rooms. Use compact toilets, basins, and even bathtubs intended exclusively for small bathrooms. Space-saving sanitaryware is a smaller version of standard accessories. So you don’t have to sacrifice quality or functionality in a small bathroom.

Use Coordinated Fixtures

It would also be a great idea to match the brassware in small bathrooms, as this brings harmony to the room. Chrome is the most common type of fixture, but there are other finishes as well. Contact the design team to get help matching your fixtures to your design.

If you need help with small bathroom design ideas, please contact one of our consultants. Our professional design team can guide you through the perfect design. Our experts have years of experience and have worked with all types of bathroom sizes.