Small bathrooms are hard to decorate. Lack of space often proves to be too much for homeowners as they struggle to find some order within the chaos. However, this doesn’t have to be the case.
There are lots of things you can do to increase the available space within your bathroom and to improve interior décor. So, we have complied 7 tricks that will help you decorate this space making it nicer and more functional.
- Cleaver use of tiles
Bathroom tiles can be your biggest foe or your best ally. It all depends how you use them. Basically, you can use tiles to make space feel more comfortable switching focus from clutter to design. Generally speaking, lighter colors and schemes are much better. Darker nuances create a feeling of claustrophobia. Also, make sure not to use squared designs as they can prove to be nauseating in a smaller space.
- Get a shower stall
Hot tubs are amazing but only for people who have enough space. Now, some of you may like having a bubble bath. However, have in mind that this will have a destructive impact on your interior design. When determining the space, make sure to get a stall that will occupy one sixth of your bathroom. Everything else will be too much.
- Use a nice mirror
Mirror is the first thing most people notice as they enter a bathroom. Even if a person is not egocentric, there is a good chance they will look into a mirror with lights when they steps in. This can be used to your advantage ensuring that a person focuses on this item instead of the general design. But, you need to be careful. The mirror shouldn’t be too big. If it’s too big in comparison to the bathroom, it will point out that the room is too small and can overshadow it.
- Same tiles in the bathroom and the stall
One good trick is to have the same tiles in both the bathroom and the bathroom stall. In other words, you need to create a feeling of unified space where tiles continue into the stall. This will make the room look longer and thus, bigger.
- Use hangers and hooks
Everybody has towel hooks. But, did you know there are other uses for them? For example, you can use them for excess toilet paper or hair driers. If this isn’t appealing, you can also drill holes in walls and use hanging jars. Then, you can fill these jars with various items such as cotton swabs or tampons. This way, you can relocate some of the items reducing the size of the cupboard/cabinet.
- Sliding doors
If you have a small bathroom, entering the room can pose a real problem. Furthermore, due to the lack of space, you will most likely bump into some things such as the hanging towels or other elements. Sliding doors allow you to easily enter bathroom. On top of that, this also means you won’t open the doors inwards hitting the toilet seat or the cupboard.
- High shelves
Sometimes, even with all the aforementioned modification, there simply won’t be enough space. If that is the case, you will have to go for the ultimate solution – high shelves. You can simply position shelves on the higher level in the bathroom. You can place almost anything on them allowing you to get a smaller cupboard or even remove it. Shelves are also great if you have small kids and want to limit the access.
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About the author: Nick Stoyanov is a copywriter and content strategist at 4 Pumps Pty Ltd – Australia’s largest online pump store. 4 Pumps is an Australian company that focuses on the national distribution of its comprehensive range of quality pumping products.