If you have ever been envious of the high-end bathrooms that are portrayed in your favorite home improvement magazines, you’re probably not alone. If the size of your bathroom leaves something to be desired, then you can feel at a loss as to what to do. The following design ideas seem big by nature, but the can turn your little bathroom into a luxurious room.
Older homes tend to suffer from smaller bathrooms that measure about 5 feet by 8 feet. In order to combat the impending fear of claustrophobia, scale down some of the items in your bathroom. Start by choosing a pedestal sink instead of one that comes with long counter space and cabinets that can limit you. Choose light colored tiles and paint to create a feeling of space as darker colors can make your bathroom feel even more cramped.
Use an Asian inspired design in your bathroom to enable the play of light and dark colors. A powder room vanity with a Japanese feel to it can enable you to mix modern elements with old world designs. Meanwhile, an all brown layout can make your bath feel extra cramped, rotate the chocolate and deep brown colors with white and beige.
Take advantage of all the space in your bath, but don’t make it feel too cramped. Incorporate vanity lighting and light wall colors to create a feeling of more space. When necessary, use light oak finish furniture to expand your bath and use storage wisely.
If you prefer a more modern appeal to your bath, use horizontal tiled lines to create an illusion of more space and pair it with a frameless mirror. Use ceiling and wall vanity lighting to complement your space and lead the eye seamlessly around the bathroom. Last but not least, incorporate a curbless shower and pair it with a small toilet to create a larger appeal and a luxurious feel.
Take advantage of the shape of your bathroom by choosing a small yet effective vanity. Use a dark colored vanity for light walls and a light vanity for dark walls. Maximize the storage space by purchasing a vanity that has drawers under the sink to hide your accessories.
If you have too much wall space, but nothing to cover it with choose a Zen way of decorating by using a long horizontal mirror. It can help you stretch the wall space and create the illusion of a much larger bath. In this case, choose a dark framed mirror with thick framing.
Paint is not always the best way to make a cramped space feel bigger. Choose white marble tiles and frameless mirrors to work together in order to create a feeling of space. Instead of installing a tub, install a glass door shower and pair it with a floor-to-ceiling cabinet system.
There is no reason why a small bath can’t be stylish or luxurious. Most people feel the need to expand their bathrooms for extra added cost, but it really isn’t necessary. Use your bathroom space the right way and incorporate light and dark colors to trick the eye.