If You Don’t Optimize Your Bathroom Space Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later
Small bathrooms are a daily reality for a lot of us. While they can be rather cosy and comfortable for a lot of us, the truth is we could definitely use more space. After all, we spend so much time in our bathrooms, getting ready for work, for a party, for a date, etc. This is why it is so important to make the most out of the existing space.
Fortunately, we have prepared an article that will help you optimise your bathroom space, no matter how small it is, in order to fit your needs and sport a chic design. Small bathrooms can be stylish too, as well as practical, if only you know how! Here are 5 ways to optimize your bathroom space:
Idea #1: Floor to ceiling tiles
One of the simplest and most clever tricks to visually enlarging a bathroom is to use the same tiles on the floor and ceiling. This will make the room look considerably bigger. If you decide to use natural stone, your bathroom will look a lot richer and will give off an almost spa-like vibe which will make you feel spoiled whenever you apply your make-up on, or shave your face.
Back to the point, a continuous run of tiles from floor to ceiling creates a spacious room. Pair that with wall-hung fixtures and you’ll really save on space!
Idea #2: Simplicity
Another way you can go about optimizing the space in your bathroom is by keeping it simple. That means, neat furniture in soft, neutral colours or natural textures such as actual wood. In order to pull off this almost minimalistic approach, you should opt for handleless furniture and clear lines. Rectangular sink, rectangular mirror …. you get the point. Clear, straight lines.
Also, try to incorporate as many items as possible into the furniture because in order to keep things simple and neat, you’ll need zero clutter! So grab those fancy perfumes you only wear on special occasions and hide them in the cabinet.
Idea #3: The statement wallpaper
Of course, there are bathrooms so small that you literally can only fit one person at a time in there. Unfortunately, this doesn’t give you too many possibilities, however, with a little courage you can pull this off. Counter-intuitively, you can use a bold wallpaper for the walls. This certainly won’t make the room feel large, but it will give it the right character in order for you not to hate it for its size.
Whether it’s a beautiful and muted plant print or animal print, it’s up to you. All you need to make sure is that the wallpaper is suited for the bathroom. After all it will need to cope with damp and warm conditions.
Idea #4: Mirrors
One of the oldest tricks in the world, the use of mirrors can work wonders, especially when the purpose is to enlarge the space. The best part? It not only works, but it gives the bathroom a more luxurious feeling. Mirrors work by doubling the space which greatly enlarges a room. The second thing mirrors do is reflect light, which means a brighter room. This also serves as a space-booster.
TIP: You can use the versatility of mirrors to your advantage. By playing with the design, shape, colour and texture of the frame, or lack thereof, you can give your bathroom a Victorian look or a very modern one.
Idea #5: Scaled furniture
Making sure the furniture isn’t too big or too small for the bathroom is very important. The last thing you want to do if your bathroom is too small is use oversized furniture. It’s pretty obvious why that is a bad idea so we won’t elaborate any further.
Instead, making sure the furniture is just the right size will greatly improve the look and feel of the room. Suddenly, it won’t feel too small or too overcrowded – provided it’s not cluttered.
To sum up, these were our 5 ways of optimizing your bathroom space. By following these simple, yet effective and money-saving ideas, you can create large bathroom that you can enjoy. While you can’t move the walls to create extra room, you can certainly play with furniture size and accessories to improve it considerably.