The average British bathroom is notorious for its small size, and whilst this is something most Brits are used to, most of us still want our bathroom to look and feel as large as possible – we need room to move round, after all, and it’s always more pleasant when we are performing our necessities or enjoying a bath or shower in a more open space.
Luckily, there are many things we can do to make our bathroom more enjoyable, and the good news: it doesn’t have to be expensive to create the feeling of open breathing space. Here are some simple ways to make your small bathroom look – and feel – larger.
Avoid patterned walls
It may be tempting to make the bathroom more attractive by using specific patterns or designs – but this is a mistake, especially when it comes to smaller rooms. If you want to use fun wallpaper, keep it for larger rooms. Patterns tend to make the space even smaller than it already is.
When it comes to creating the illusion of space, the larger the mirror, the better off you will be. The large mirror does two things. First of all, it makes the place seem bigger than it actually is (it’s a trick of the eye). Secondly, it bounces the light around, and this helps make the room much brighter and therefore also livelier. Ensure that your mirror makes a statement.
Shelving in the walls
A lot of British homes actually have double walls, which means they can comfortably take time to build the shelves into the walls. Many people don’t realise that there might be wasted space behind those walls – check carefully; it might apply to you. Having your shelves built into the walls automatically saves a lot of storage space and creates a sleek and neat design concept.
The hanging toilet
A wall-hung toilet (the hanging toilet) is a great way to save space, and it gives the bathroom a modern touch as well. Furthermore, maintenance and cleaning also becomes a lot easier.
Choose the bath carefully
There are lots of baths you can choose from; why not try to find one that fits into a corner, or one that focuses on height?
In general, it’s also a good idea to paint your walls and ceiling the same colour – this makes it harder to find where one begins and one ends; it tricks the eye and the mind. Soft, light colours and tints are excellent, as they make the light bounce around better. Don’t forget that installing the appropriate kind of lighting is also extremely important. With a little bit of creativity, there are many things you can do to bathe with the feeling of a wide open space.