Welcome and happy Friday everyone! I hope this week has been treating you especially well! Around here, it’s been a busy one and the DIY has been at a halt. But that’s okay, we have a certain guy that will be turning “Awesome 13” this week! And, we have been planning a special time just for him. It just doesn’t seem possible that my youngest will be a teenager–gasp!
Okay, enough with the teen shock. If you are like me and you live in a smaller home with tiny spaces, then making a small bathroom look larger is more than likely something you would strive for, I know I do. But, even if you have a small bathroom, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have a bathroom that has an abundance of style with the illusion of more space.
Our current guest bathroom a prime example of what I am referring to. I mean, you walk in and you are practically walking into the shower. There is just enough room for sink, toilet and shower…nothing else…and I do mean NOTHING! Not to mention, it’s dark and still builder basic. I am really hoping in the near future to be able to give this baby an overhaul. It’s been a long time overdue.
There are a ton of “tricks” out there that you could use to help you make your bathroom appear larger, but today I am going to share just a few of these tips with you.
1) Create Vertical Height. Try using bead board, board and batten, tiles, wallpaper, etc. to create vertical lines that will help draw the eye upward, adding more “visual” area to the space. However, be careful in choosing a wallpaper for a small area. You should choose a wallpaper with a small print for a light and airy feel. Large or busy prints can tend to bring the walls in on the space.
3) Cabinetry without Doors. Try choosing a vanity that has open storage underneath or use a pedestal sink. Cabinet doors can tend to make the vanity appear heavier and weigh a space down visually, so try to get a little “leggy” with the vanity. If storage is an issue, just use decorative baskets to hold items or try for storage on the walls with shelving.
4) Use Whites and Light Neutrals. The lighter the color, the more airy a space will appear, especially if your bathroom is “cut off” from any natural light such as a window. There is absolutely zero natural light in our guest bathroom, so it is imperative that I use this tip at the forefront of my design plan. Pale, lighter colors used on walls and surfaces will reflect any light, giving the appearance of having a larger room. And, if you see that your space is a bit too neutral and blah, try introducing bolder colors through the accessories and linens.
5) “Expand” the Bathroom. My ultimate dream (and I emphasize the word dream) for our small bath is to “expand” the room by making the current tub/shower insert into a walk-in shower. By making the tub area into a walk in shower with glass walls, it makes the entire bathroom look as if it has been “expanded” by taking out the shower curtain and tub surround “wall”. The glass walls and light surfaces will allow the light to move around the space giving it a roomier appearance.
So, if you are planning on completing a remodel or just a simple update, there plenty of tips and tricks out there to make your small bathroom look larger. Most of the time, all it takes is a little research. Always remember to make your space reflect you, not what the latest trends may be. When your space reflects who you are, then your end result will be a timeless design that you are truly happy with! I hope you found these tips helpful. Let me know what you think in the comment section below, I would really appreciate the feedback. You can also connect with me on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram as well.
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