We often get asked how to make a small bathroom look bigger, without going to the expense of a complete bathroom remodel. Here are a few tips and ideas that can make your space look larger than it actually is.
Keep your bathroom clutter free and simple
By far, the easiest and most effective way to make a small space appear larger is to keep it free of clutter. Less is more in this case, keep the space simple and as minimal as possible. Organisation is key so bathroom storage is important to give you somewhere to keep your toiletries and any cleaning products. This will give a small bathroom a lighter, more open feel. We love the bathroom storage in the VitrA Sento range, Scandi styling, modern and offering a great choice in colour, size and storage options.
Don’t clutter your vanity unit with beauty products or other items keep them tucked away and one or two pieces to decorate such as a plant or candle.
Paint all four walls the same
While most of us love an accent wall this will make the space look smaller so we’d recommend keeping all four of your bathroom walls the same colour. And when it comes to colour keep it lighter. Lightly coloured walls will open up your space and make it look and feel bigger than it is.
Choose wall mounted
Small spaces will look bigger if you choose wall mounted bathroom furniture and a wall mounted toilet. These will appear to be floating and give the idea of ‘space’ adding to the openness of your bathroom overall. It’s all about illusion – your eye will be drawn to the space underneath these objects and that gives the illusion of more space. A great wall mounted WC is the Villeroy & Boch Subway 2.0 Direct Flush Rimless Wall Hung Toilet. This bundle includes everything you need for a complete installation, including the wall-hung pan, soft-close seat and rimless flush technology.
Install well-placed lighting
Bad lighting can make even the biggest room feel tiny. Consider adding lighting around your vanity or putting in some recessed lighting in the ceiling. The Origins Arc LED strip reel is available in either Warm White or Natural White and can be used around your bathroom vanity unit, mirror or along any countertop. It can work wonders to brighten up the space. And if you can add a window for some natural light, that is even better. The key is to make your space as bright as possible, which will create a much more open and inviting atmosphere.
A space for you and your family to enjoy
Follow these tips and whatever size your bathroom is will look and feel much bigger, a space that you and your family can enjoy.