If the idea of a bathroom makeover leaves you at a standstill because you are limited by a small space, it’s time to get creative.
Opt for Large, Light-Colored Tile
One of the easiest ways to make a small bathroom feel larger is to choose the right flooring. Tile is a great choice because there are so many colors, sizes, and varieties. This makes it easy to find a combination that complements your bathroom fixtures and conveys your personality.
For a small space, a light, neutral-colored tile will help the room look larger. The larger the tile, the more open the space will appear. Bigger tiles tend to trick the eye into thinking the overall space is larger. You can use various shades and tints of one color to add visual interest and depth to the bathroom.
Lighten Up the Walls
Once you have your flooring selected, think about brightening up the walls with a light-colored paint, wall tile, or a backsplash. Light shades of grey are not only popular, but they can also provide a calming atmosphere. If grey isn’t for you, consider pale sea glass hues. Going monochromatic throughout will also make the space look bigger.
Another option is to go with tiles from the floor to the ceiling, which really opens up the room and gives it character and depth. Using the same tile as your flooring creates a unified, streamlined look. To give the bathroom some depth, you can vary the pattern of the tiles, such as using a diagonal pattern on the floor and a horizontal pattern on the wall.
Simplify the Fixtures
Consider replacing your vanity with a pedestal sink. Pedestal sinks are smaller at the base and have a more streamlined look. Another option is to integrate the fixtures directly into the wall using a slim and modern sink design. A freestanding bathtub is also a good alternative to an existing built-in tub. This can help to free up space and will look beautiful sitting on a slate or quartzite tile floor.
One final way to spruce up your small bathroom is to place an oversize statement mirror above the sink. A large mirror placed on a beautifully tiled wall will catch all the light and even make the room appear wider.
Don’t feel limited by a small bathroom. With a little imagination and the right products, your quick bathroom makeover can bring luxury and function to your small space.
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