7 Tips For A Small Bathroom

20th April 2017
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The bathroom is a room of the house that always seems to be neglected.

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Bathrooms are often hidden away from the main living area of the home, so it’s easy for them to become dingy, especially if the space is already small.

However, your bathroom can be a great space for relaxation at the end of a long day, so it’s important not to neglect the design of this room.

Even the smallest bathroom can feel luxurious with these seven tips.

1. Add Spa-Like Details

One of the best tips for making a small space seem more luxurious is to add spa-like details. Just because a room is small doesn’t mean that you can’t get the full benefit of a relaxing space.

Common spa items include fresh greenery, soft towels, scented candles, and expensive treatments.

Your small bathroom can be your sanctuary at the end of a long day with just a few well-thought out items.

2. Use Light Colors

Light is one of the best tricks to make a room feel bigger. While dark colors can make a room feel intimate and cozy, they can also have the tendency to make a room seem smaller.

If you own your home, then you can change the color of the paint on the walls and vanity of your bathroom to make it feel more open.

Even if you aren’t allowed to change the color of your walls, you can still incorporate light details, such as a shower curtain.

3. Use Hidden Storage

One of the best ways to maximize the use of a small space is to use hidden storage. This allows you to have the benefit of furniture and storage without having to use any additional space.

A great example of this would be a vanity that has both counter top space and drawers for storage or a mirror that opens up to a cabinet.

4. Strategically Use Mirrors To Enlarge The Space

A mirror can have several functions in the bathroom, including its functional use of preparing for the day and adding an element of design to your bathroom.

However, mirrors can also create the illusion that a space is larger than it really is and add some light into a cramped room, which can also help enlarge it.

5. Use Natural Light As Much As You Can

Light can always make a small room seem bigger. If you have a window in your bathroom, be sure to use it to its full advantage and not cover it when you aren’t using your bathroom.

If you don’t have the advantage of natural lighting, you can also add some creative light fixtures to help open up small spaces.

Painting your bathroom a light color can also help create the illusion that your bathroom is bigger than it really is.

6. De-Clutter

Everyone has bottles of soap or hairspray that they never totally finished up lying around in their bathroom.

However, having a ton of clutter in the bathroom can make an already small space feel tiny. Getting rid of or using up any items that you don’t love can help free up room in your bathroom.

7. Don’t Fill Up Every Available Space

Going along with decluttering, it’s important to not fill up every available space in your bathroom. Empty space creates the illusion that the room is bigger than it actually is.

Also, minimalism in design is always elegant and in style. If you find that every countertop and shelf in your bathroom is filled to the brim, it might be time to simplify and declutter.

Even the smallest and darkest bathroom can be made to feel light and roomy. The bigger your bathroom feels, the more likely you will be to use it to its full capacity.

Today’s bathroom is for more than just bathing, so it’s important that you love your space.

This article was written by Alyssa Gisseman who is a student at Brigham Young University. Alyssa is studying English language and editing.

She currently does copy writing and editing at Wallaroo Media.

She loves researching and sharing what she learns with others, especially when it is a topic as important as this one.

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