Helpful Ideas To Making a Tiny Bathroom Look Bigger
I’ve always loved owning a townhouse. We have three baths which are ideal for all of us. One of them is a tiny bathroom and while it’s perfect for guests and a quick visit, it’s always been difficult to decorate. Below, you will find some surefire tips on how to make your tiny bathroom look bigger!
The bathroom is one of the main rooms of the home used each day by the residents. In tiny spaces, it can be easy to feel cramped and claustrophobic in the space. If you want to make it appear larger and more spacious, there are a few important steps to take.
I’ve written about how installing mirrors in one of our bathrooms was totally transformative. It created an illusion of more space and was very functional too.
Not only will using mirrors dress up your walls and contribute to the design of the room, they will also allow the space to appear larger. Mirrors create the illusion of a larger room and will allow natural light to reflect in the space. Consider installing a larger framed mirror above the vanity.
Use White on White
I’m a huge fan of using white on white patterns for any space. Recently, I installed beautiful white on white Facade Paneling to my foyer. Not only did it brighten up the space but it also made the area feel and look larger.
We have plans to install this very same paneling into one of our tiny bathrooms this year.
This paneling is perfect for opening up a tiny bathroom and adding a beautiful decor element to it too! The best part is it was easy to install.
Make your bathroom feel light and airy by using neutral color shades that will open up the space. Opt for white tiles, white paint, and a white backsplash to create an environment that feels clean and larger.
Different shades of white will also add extra character and will allow the bathroom to appear cozy instead of bland. Incorporate various textural elements that include pale stone and light wood features for added visual appeal that is easy on the eyes.
Add Bright Lighting
The lighting used in the room will determine how large the space appears, making it necessary to use bright lighting that will highlight different areas of the bathroom. In the bathroom featured below, they used bright lighting as well as mirrors to make the space look larger.
Many bathrooms don’t have enough natural light present because of a lack of windows. This makes it necessary to install recessed lights or sconces. A grid of ceiling lights or a mirror with a lighted edge will also work well.
Install a Smaller Toilet
The toilet takes up a significant amount of the bathroom but is also an essential component of the space. Consider adding a toilet that can be adjusted, which can be a product like Saniflo SaniBEST toilet.
You’ll be able to make the toilet shorter, which will free up extra room in the bathroom. It will also make it easier for children to use the product. The toilet doesn’t follow traditional plumbing requirements, which makes it easy to adjust.
Avoid Patterned Wallpaper
While it’s true you should avoid using a patterned wallpaper, I do occasionally break the rules myself. Last year, we installed wallpaper in our tiny bathroom, and I have to say I love it. We weren’t really set out to make our tiny bathroom look bigger but more so we wanted to create a visual statement, and I think we accomplished that goal. While interior designers tell us not to install patterned wallpaper, it’s OK to bend the rules depending on your space.
Although patterned wallpaper will allow you to incorporate plenty of details into bathrooms, it can also make the space appear tiny.
Avoid using wallpaper that has wild or bold patterns. That will give the room a closed-in appearance. If you want to make the bathroom appear professionally designed but still spacious, consider using that wallpaper on an accent wall.
Recess the Medicine Closet
Protruding medicine cabinets can make it difficult to brush your teeth or apply your makeup each day, making it necessary to recess the storage wall to get a few more inches out of the bathroom. Building it deeper into the wall will prevent the space from looking cluttered.
I love the look of recessed medicine cabinets. While they are more work to install, the payoff is huge.
It will also prevent you from feeling cramped in the room. Removing products that aren’t used each day from the countertops will also create a more spacious setting.
Some Parting Thoughts
There are only so many ways you can economize the space in a small bathroom. Using the right lighting, color scheme, and accent will help create the illusion of a larger space and help your tiny bathroom look bigger!
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