A small bathroom is supposed to feel intimate and cosy and not feel cramped and cluttered. If you are starting to feel claustrophobic in your bathroom, it might be time to declutter and make changes that will make it look and feel bigger. At Belle Bathrooms, we excel at bringing out the best out of any bathroom. No matter how small, we believe that every bathroom must take pride of place in a home. With some strategic changes, a bit of visual magic, colour changes and lighting, you can make your small bathroom feel more spacious.
Below are some tips and tricks that you can use to transform a small, cluttered and cramped bathroom into a bright and airy place.
Choose your colours wisely
Did you know that colours have a massive effect on how spacious a room looks? Bold colours can make a bathroom feel structured and compact while a pale and soft colour scheme gives the illusion of space. Bright colours are best used for decorative pieces that you add to your bathroom while using pastel colours for your accessories, towels and cabinetry. Having a neutral canvas to work on helps to liven up a room when you add colourful pieces afterwards.
Change your bathroom lighting
I think by now you get that making your bathroom look bigger is all about playing around with how it looks. Adding strategic lighting that highlights your showstopper pieces draws the eye to those specific points in your bathroom and allows the rest of the bathroom furniture to retreat into the background. Recessed bathroom lights can be installed in the ceiling to have the same effect as well. Lighting that is put next to a mirror or a reflective surface also makes a bathroom look bigger.
Create a focal point
Many people shy away from using patterns in their bathrooms for fear that they can be overpowering and make a bathroom look visually cluttered. Adding brightly coloured patterned floor tiling will not cost a lot for a small bathroom. Use this to your advantage. You can invest in intricately patterned floor tiling that will draw attention away from the size of your bathroom and make people that look at it feel like there is more to look at.
Finally, all the above will not work as they should if you have too many things in your bathroom. Remember that less is more and get rid of anything that you do not regularly use.