Tiny houses are all the rage these days and it’s a pretty cool trend, but there are ways to make tiny spaces feel much more spacious and bright and bathrooms are a great place to start. However, a master bathroom needs to look good and be functional so it may be small but it can certainly be impressive.
Here are some tips to make your bathroom look more spacious and gorgeously light filled:
Stay consistent with your colours
This tip can make a huge difference, keeping the bathroom light and bright is the way to go. If you want a bright colour, consider a smaller feature wall particularly if the bathroom is longer than it is wide. Dark colours tend to make the space feel visually smaller so keep consistent with your colours. Use light fixtures as extravagantly as you please a striking feature light can take away attention from a small space.
Walls and Ceilings
Many times bathrooms are tucked into oddly shaped spaces; if this is the case with your space, a good idea to retain an open feeling is to ensure that the odd angles in the walls and ceilings are muted by keeping them in the same colour. A light bright uniform colour will ensure that the bathroom angles disappear and the space looks larger.
Tile and wall color
If you have tiled walls and plain walls try to pick a tile colour that will compliment the walls, to contrasting a colour will make the bathroom look smaller and split the walls in half. Try to make the tiles a neutral colour so that you can make the bathroom space pop with colour in your accessories and towels.
Transitions in walls and floors
A great design tip is to keep certain features consistent. If for example you have tiles on the floor don’t mix it with wood or carpet; keep the flooring consistent in the entire bathroom to give a feeling of space. The same goes for tiles, if your tile is in the shower or tub area, it may be an idea to carry the tiles throughout the bathroom if it is a very small space or to do half walls of tiles to keep the features similar. It is a lot less expensive to completely tile a small bathroom and a shower that is tiled the same as the walls looks far more expansive.
Natural lighting is of course the desired goal of any bathroom, but if it is something your bathroom lacks you need to emphasize light as much as possible. To get as much light into your bathroom don’t bother with curtains, or shutters go for a beautiful piece of stained glass or a sandblasted patterned glass for privacy. Make a feature of the window whilst ensuring privacy and experiment with window films if you can’t afford the sandblasted or stained glass.
Occasionally there are bathrooms that don’t have any natural light; you can still bring this in by using something like a solatube or a skylight if possible. If that doesn’t work some beautiful lighting fixtures over the sink and from a central position in the room and even in the shower or over the tub with natural light bulbs will help bring in a sunlight glow.
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