If you are like most people, then odds are you don’t live in a palace. This means your bathroom space is going to be either small, or relatively small. Truth be told, having a small bathroom is likely a daily reality for the vast majority of people. Sure, they can be cosy and cute, but they are rarely comfortable to be in, to move around in, to get ready for the day. And since we spend so much time in the bathroom, it’s important to ensure we use the space smartly.
This is exactly why people want to know how to use their existing square meters to the max. In this article, you will learn how to optimize your existing bathroom space, regardless how small. Just because your bathroom space is limited does not mean you cannot transform it into a chic, stylish oasis. Without further ado, here are 4 ways you can make the most out of your bathroom space:
#1: Don’t put tiles on all your walls!
We grow up believing bathrooms should have tiles on all walls. This is not necessary. You can instantly make your bathroom feel warmer, cozier, by adding tiles on a single wall, or at least two walls. If you decide to do this, make sure you keep the tiles on the wall where the sink, shower or bathtub is.
This leaves the rest of the walls bare, but warm. You can add a cosmetics wardrobe or shelves for towels. It also allows you to add a luxurious exotic flower, bringing more life and warmth to your bathroom.
#2: Avoid clutter and complicated patterns!
It’s easy to say “Keep it simple!” when it comes to bathroom design. However, the reality of it is a bit more complicated. While you cannot physically enlarge your bathroom -unless you’re considering extensive redecoration- you can definitely create the appearance of a larger space. How? By keeping it simple.
Use soft, neutral colors. Add a splash of color either with a vibrant shower curtain or colored towels. Make sure the furniture isn’t too big and bulky, as well. If you can, opt for furniture that doesn’t have handles. Adopting a minimalist style will definitely keep your bathroom design looking neat and organized – not to mention bigger!
Concerning the issue of clutter, that’s any bathroom’s worst nightmare. You can make even a huge bathroom seem small if you have a lot of clutter, or if you leave your things spread out everywhere. Organize your stuff into categories and make sure your furniture has enough drawers or storage space.
#3: Install A Huge Mirror!
Mirrors are a bathroom must-have. So why not go big? Install a wall-wide mirror, floor to ceiling. This will make the room seem huge, even if it’s not. Playing with space size through the use of mirrors is an old trick. However, it’s a trick that works.
With a large or very large mirror, your bathroom will be brighter and have a luxurious, modern feel to it.
TIP: If your budget doesn’t allow for a large mirror, consider using a standard one. Do play with the design, shape, colour and texture of the frame. This will help you set the tone for your bathroom.
#4: Make Sure You Scale Things!
A large sink can be appealing. So can a large cabinet or towel shelf. However, you must always make sure the furniture is the right size for your bathroom. In other words, make sure it’s scaled. A good trick that can make your bathroom feel bigger, is to use smaller furniture. Basically, smaller everything. Scale things down, for a larger bathroom.
So there you have it. These were our 4 ways of optimizing your bathroom space. If you want to make the most out of your bathroom’s space, simply apply what you’ve learned. While knocking down walls to physically enlarge your bathroom is an option, a cheaper and generally easier thing to do is play with furniture size and accessories to create the illusion of a larger space. All you need to do is make sure you scale everything, install a huge mirror, avoid clutter and don’t go overboard with the wall tiles!