As the saying goes “Good things come in small packages” and just because your bathroom might be small it does not mean that you cannot make the most of the space and beat the tiny bathroom blues.
Function and Style
When you are tight on bathroom space it is very often a matter of compromise between function and style but with a little bit of creative thought and by using some space saving tricks you can make the most of your bathroom. A bathroom is of course there in your home to provide a degree of functionality so no matter how small the room is, you have to find space for a bath or a shower, a sink and a toilet, but how you dress the areas around these objects and use the remaining wall and floor space will make a substantial difference to the final look and feel of the bathroom.
Smoke and Mirrors
Well no smoke as such but the use of mirrors to create the illusion of space and light has long been a trick of the trade used by many interior designers. In small spaces the answer to creating the impression that the room is bigger than it actually is would be to use light pastel shades on the walls and also light colored flooring together with the subtle use of mirrors not just for functional purposes but doubling up as illusional space creators.
Hide the Clutter
As with the standard three piece suite that most bathrooms accommodate, we also have a fair amount of clutter that we need to use in the bathroom. Having all your make-up or cosmetics and other toiletries out on a shelf will create an air of clutter and work against your desire to make the room look as good as possible. Try to make the most of your wall space and use decorative cabinets to hide as many things away as possible. Use matching storage jars and boxes on a shelf if there is no room to hide them away. A uniform display of matching storage items will look a lot better than seeing all the individual items left out and creating a feeling of clutter. Magnetic paint is also worth considering for use on one or part of a wall so that you can use it to attach towel hooks and other items to the wall and keep the floor and other areas clearer.
Add a Touch of Decadence
If your budget will stretch to it, one expensive centrepiece item in the bathroom can lift the whole look and feel of the whole room and detract the viewer from the overall size of the room. A good example of this would be a marble countertop worktop style vanity unit which will not only look good but also give you the opportunity of hiding away towels and other items underneath the sink. Other ideas to consider would be buying a really decadent looking gilt framed mirror that fills the room, which will not only create an air of luxury and style but it will also help with the illusion of space as well.
With a bit of thought and creativity you can easily find a solution to the tiny bathroom blues.