Most of us dream of having a spacious bathroom, some scented candles lit here and there, a shower cabin, a posh-looking vanity set and, of course, a large bathtub—just to soak in the luxury of it all. While not all of us have deep enough pockets to make this dream come true, we can definitely check out some of these ingenious and pocket-friendly ways to make a bathroom look bigger.
Without further ado, let’s get started!
Creative Ways to Make a Bathroom Look Bigger
For some a bathroom is a relaxing spot in the house; for others, it is a place where you get some of the most creative ideas! Whatever the case might be for you, a bathroom should always be spacious, airy and clean.
There are plenty of ideas to make your small bathroom look larger. We have listed some of the easiest ones below:
- Go stark white
- Add in some colour using pastel shades
- An expansive mirror
- Use a glass shower cabin
- Highlight the widest point
- Use glass shelves instead of vanity sets
- Use lighting
- Go with a light-coloured flooring
Let’s discuss each of them in detail.
Go stark white
If you have a small bathroom that requires remodelling, consider going all white. From the tile, vanity set, commode to even the doormat, using a lot of whites reflects the light available in the room, instead of absorbing it. This creates the illusion of space and adds to the brightness of the bathroom. Playing with whites in your bathroom decor is definitely going to create the perception of a larger space.
Make sure that all your bathroom fixtures are of white colour i.e. the commode, sink, vanity area or the bathtub to give a one-piece whole look to your bathroom decor.
A pro tip: Going all white doesn’t mean you have to be boring and monotonous. You can add some zing to your white décor by playing with the texture. Instead of a plain white tile use a designed tile. For example, a tile having a raindrop design would look unique.
Add in some colour using pastel shades
If you are not a fan of pure white colour, you can add in some colour, but remember don’t go overboard with it. To create the illusion of space, use pastel shades – powder pink, maybe. Pick one colour and add it to the towel area of your bathroom.
For instance, if you choose a pale yellow shade, then use it to highlight a specific wall, the shelf area in your bathroom or maybe the backsplash against your bathroom sink.
An expansive mirror
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all! The tale of Snow White and the seven dwarfs aptly describes the function of a mirror. However, if you place a large piece of mirror on a bathroom wall, it not only shows you your true self but accentuates and heightens the sense of space.
Try to place the mirror opposite the window to reflect light across the room. Splurge on a large mirror on the wall. If you don’t have a big wall, then place small mirrors artistically to give a beautiful look to your bathroom.
Use a glass shower cabin
Just like a mirror, using glass for your shower cabin gives a more expansive look to the bathroom, giving more width and space to the room. If you want more privacy, you can add tinted or frosted glass, which will still allow light to filter through.
In case you are not comfortable in using a shower cabin, you can place a curtain but keep it aside after taking a shower so as to give a more expansive look to your small bathroom.
Highlight the widest point
Some of the best tips to make your bathroom look bigger is to highlight the widest point. Even if your bathroom is a bit oddly shaped, you will still be able to find a wall in the room that is a bit longer than others.
Pick and choose the widest area in your bathroom and think of creative ways to highlight it. You can either paint it, use a different tile design or using a stencil design, paint the area to give a sense of space and style.
Use glass shelves instead of vanity sets
Mounted glass shelves require less space and are easy to hang and more functional as well. You can place your bathroom accessories on the shelf and it is easier to spot them. A vanity set eats up a lot of that precious space in your bathroom. Removing a vanity set altogether allows more elbow room and less cramped up space.
Good lighting is one of the best ideas to make your bathroom look bigger. If your bathroom doesn’t have much access to natural light, it becomes all the more important to use artificial lights to illuminate dark spots in the bathroom.
An elaborate lighting scheme, like sconces, show lights in the ceiling are good options to consider. Instead of a single source of light, focus on multiple bulbs placed appropriately across the bathroom so that light comes from several directions instead of only one fixture.
Go with a light-coloured flooring
Choosing a light-coloured flooring is one of the best ways to make your bathroom look bigger. If everything in your bathroom is white, but the floor is wooden or has lots of patterns in its design, it will shrink the perception of space in your room.
To make your bathroom more spacious and airy, go with a simple white tile flooring. If you can’t make any changes to the bathroom floor you already have, then place a rug on it to give your room a balanced look.
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