Having a small bathroom doesn't mean you can't make it look a lot bigger than it really is.

Here are some quick tips on how to maximise your space:

  • Choose one colour

When planning your bathroom try and stick to one, maximum two colours. Limiting the amount of colour used in a small space can give the illusion of a bigger room.

When choosing the colour or colours you’re going to use in your bathroom, remember to use light colours.

Also, try to avoid using too much contrast in your bathroom.

For example having white walls with black tiled floors can create a boxed-in type of feel to the room and ultimately make it feel a lot smaller.

This doesn’t go to say you can’t decorate with colour, just limit your choices to the focal points of the room (walls and flooring).

  • De-clutter and use large tiles

Clutter is a massive culprit in making a room feel a lot small than it really is. Avoid using small tiles as they have the ability to make a small room look too busy and therefore even smaller. Stick to large floor and wall tiles to add to the illusion of a bigger room.

  • Use a large mirror

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the best bathroom of them all? You will!

Using a large mirror in a small area can help to maximise the space as it literally doubles the room.

A large mirror reflecting a clean and un-cluttered bathroom will only enhance the room’s size. A sneaky way to increase room sizes with mirrors is to place the mirror (if possible) directly across from, or as close to, a window. Not only will the mirror then reflect the space outside of the bathroom creating the illusion of a bigger room, but it will also reflect more natural light meaning you can save money on extra lighting. Yay!

  • Get rid of the shower door/curtain

If you can replace your shower curtain or door with a clear glass divider your room will become much more open. When you have a shower door that opens outwards, you automatically limit your options in terms of where you can locate your cabinets or toilet.

So, there you go… Stick to one colour, avoid the clutter, buy a large mirror and ditch the door… and voilá now you have yourself a seemingly bigger bathroom!

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