Decorating a small bathroom is one of the biggest challenges for any interior designer. Unlike other rooms, there is a set of items that need to go into this one. In that sense, you don’t have that much of a leeway. No matter what you do, you will always feel constricted.
Luckily, there are ways to reduce the number of items that go into a bathroom as well as their size and placement. Here are 7 cool tips that will help you decorate a bathroom like a pro!
1. Holes in the walls
You probably would like to demolish your entire small bathroom and make a bigger one in its stead. However, this will cost a lot of money. Nevertheless, there are some small modifications that are much more affordable. For example, you can create holes in your walls where you can either put items for your shower stall (soaps, gels etc.) or you can use it for some other purposes.
2. Use lighter colors
Dark colors are amazing; they are a great fit for luxurious bathrooms. When used in a small bathroom, they create a claustrophobic feeling. Make sure to avoid them. Instead, prioritize lighter colors. They will do wonders for your space.
3. Use simpler designs
Similarly, complex tile designs and paint can be a two-edged sword. Make sure to go for simpler designs. For example, it is ok to cover your walls with tiles up to a certain height. After that, you can use simply white paint. You are allowed to use some motifs but make sure to use them in moderation. Small bathroom with too many designs can seem kitschy adding to the clutter.
4. Bathroom stalls vs. bathtubs
Everybody likes bathtubs. They are a great piece for any bathroom. In fact, a lot of people use them as the centerpiece. In case of a small bathroom, putting a bathtub can be counterproductive. Instead of getting a feeling of luxury, you will get a feeling of crowdedness. Even if you have a bathroom stall, some precaution is still necessary. Big stalls can be bad. In fact, every piece of equipment should be proportionally smaller according to the size of the bathroom. For example, stall should be one fifth of the room’s size.
5. Choosing a centerpiece
Generally, every bathroom has a theme. In case of a small bathroom, it is ok to find an item that will serve the opposite function. Getting a bit bigger mirror will avert attention. As a result, visitor will neglect the fact that the room is small. You can create the same effect with cupboard or shower stall. Nevertheless, although this piece should be unique and placed into the focus, it shouldn’t be too big.
6. Use of shelves and hangers
Big cupboards are one of the main reasons why we lack space. Instead of getting a big item, get a smaller one. If you are bold and resourceful enough, you can use shelves, jars and hangers; all of which can be placed on the walls and be used to store additional items.
7. Sliding doors
Getting into the bathroom can also pose a problem. The way doors are opening can seriously affect your interior design. So, make sure to get sliding doors instead.
There is one thing you need to remember – small bathrooms give us a lot of room for tinkering. Some will see this as a problem; others as an opportunity. No matter what you decide, make sure to implement some of these tricks. They will do wonders for your interior design!
Nick Stoyanov is a copywriter and content strategist at forpumps.com.au – Australia’s largest online pump store. 4 Pumps is an Australian company that focuses on the national distribution of its comprehensive range of quality pumping products.