Bathrooms should be much more than just functional. They should be beautiful spaces that make you feel happy and relaxed. It’s pretty easy to figure out the elements and features you would like to have in your bathroom when there’s plenty of space; however, what about a smaller bathroom?
If you are dealing with limited space, then it is time to get creative with your space, your storage, and yes – even your decorating. Use the tips and information here to make the most of your small bathroom.
Play a Trick on the Eyes
You can make your bathroom seem larger by using the same flooring for your bathroom in your shower. When you don’t interrupt the flow of the eye, the entire room is going to seem larger than it really is.
Use Patterns Carefully
Have you fallen in love with a wallpaper or tile pattern that features an intricate design? If so, don’t be afraid to go for it. Just be careful when it comes to the other surfaces in the room. If the bathroom is small, and you choose a detailed or bold tile, you should keep the walls simple. Also, if you opt to use a patterned wallpaper, then use a more basic design on the floor.
Use the Wall for Storage
It’s essential that your toiletries are nearby when you are trying to get ready or “handle business” in the bathroom. If you try to store your toiletries outside of a bathroom that has virtually no storage space, you are just asking for a disaster every morning. If you’re bathroom doesn’t have sufficient storage space for what you need, then look to the walls. You can install attractive storage units that will help keep everything tidy and nearby.
If there is just no room, then you are going to have to kick some of the bigger items out of the bathroom. You can keep a smaller bookshelf outside of the door, where you can put additional washcloths and towels, toilet paper, and other essentials.
Use the Ledge
Think about installing a ledge under your mirror and over your sink. This is a great area for you to store your hairbrush, makeup, toothbrush, shaving kit and other small items you don’t have enough room for in the cabinet or drawers.
Let the Light In
You need to make sure that your bathroom has plenty of light coming in. After all, this is going to help you get ready and see well. While this is crucial for all bathrooms, it’s especially important for smaller spaces.
If you need some assistance working with a small bathroom and “making it work,” then it may be a good idea to enlist the services of a professional interior designer. They can help you get the elements and look you want and love. There’s no reason to hate your small bathroom – when you put some time and effort into the process, you can make it one of your favorite rooms in the entire house.