You bought a new house a few months back! While everything else in the house is exactly as you wanted it to be, the bathroom is a disappointment. It is pretty small and you find that part a bit depressing, since you cannot tear it apart and build a new, bigger one. What to do now? While you cannot simply rebuild the small bathroom, you can surely play with its design a bit, in a way that makes it appear much bigger and interesting. How? This is exactly what we intend to tell you, through this article. Go through the following lines and know all about designing a small bathroom.
How To Design Small Bathrooms
One of the main aspects of a bathroom, which you need to select with care in case of small space, comprises of the colors of the walls and ceiling. Though it is true that white color helps open up space, you don't have to stick to it always. Rather, you can try making use of pale colors, like blue grey, or cool colors, like greens and blues. Cocoa shades or bright colors in pink and orange can also be worked with. Yet another idea would be to paint an opposing wall in a deep shade, thus adding depth to your small bathroom.
Lighting is yet another factor that needs to be given due consideration, while designing a small bathroom. Adding extra lighting, at specific key points like corner, can help open up the space in your bathroom, without consuming any additional space. You can also make use of recessed can lighting, installed into the ceiling, for providing focused light on any work space. Then, there is the option of using wall sconces or a countertop lamp to add warmth. If you have the money, go for skylights and Solatubes.
How you would love to install a large vanity in your small bathroom, allowing you access to tons of storage space under the sink! Though a vanity is very useful, it surely is not practical. A vanity takes a lot of floor space and can make your bathroom appear all the more smaller. So, you should consider using a pedestal or wall-mounted sink instead. It will not only be quite inexpensive, but also help open up space. As for the storage, you can consider using baskets or even wall-mounted cabinets.
Floor, Walls & Ceiling
While choosing the flooring for your bathroom, go for light colors. In case you are stuck with a dark color, consider putting a large, light-colored rug over it. Decorating a wall can also add to the appeal of a small bathroom. You can paint or stencil a decorative mural on the largest open wall or hang a piece of art that shows an outdoor vista. As for the ceiling, paint a lattice or molding design around the edge, to give the illusion of raised ceiling. Another option would be to install crown molding around the ceiling and paint it in the same color.
- One of the best ways to decorate your small bathroom would be to make use of mirrors. Apart from making the room look interesting, they would also create the illusion of space.
- While using accessories for your bathroom, try to limit their number to a minimum. For instance, one large piece of art would look much better than several small ones.
- If you have an enclosed shower, try to use plain glass for the door, instead or frosted one or even better, remove the door and install a shower curtain instead (which can be pulled back, creating more space).
- One thing that you do not need in your bathroom is clutter, which occupies unnecessary space and makes it look smaller than it is. So, chuck out all the items that you do not use on a regular basis.