If your bathroom is a little on the small side, then it might be easy to feel claustrophobic in there. When you’re using the facilities, it’s important that you’re able to relax and feel comfortable – and so anything you can do to make the space feel that little bit less cosy is going to be worth doing.
Fortunately, there are few tips and tricks which will reliably create that all-important sense of space.
Keep the Space Clean
A deep clean will ensure that your bathroom looks and functions perfectly. Scrub away any black mould that might have accumulated between the tiles, and descale all of your taps. The accumulation of grime on every surface can actually make a space feel smaller, so clean it away.
Bring in the Light
Natural light tends to make everything feel bigger, especially if it’s able to spread to every available nook and cranny. This is where a large window can be extremely powerful. If that isn’t an option, then you might think about alternatives like skylights.
Mirrors and other reflective surfaces are par for the course in a bathroom. In a smaller space, a larger mirror can help to distribute light around the room, and to create the impression that the room is actually twice as big as it really is, from certain angles. Make sure that you position the mirrors in places where they’re going to be at their most effective.
Keep Colours Light
It’s pretty well-known that dark colours will make a room feel a little bit smaller. So, go for something bright and airy. White is obviously the most reflective colour there is, but you might also go for muted shades of blue or green. The same goes for your bathroom tiles: it’s better to tend on the side of light shades rather than dark ones.
Orient your Tiles
According to the experts over at Bathrooms.com, we should also be thinking about the direction in which our tiles are oriented. Your floor tiles will traditionally be fixed parallel to the walls – but using a diagonal pattern instead can help to stretch the room in both directions.
Do you really need all of the items that you have in your bathroom? While you can’t dispense with core items like sinks and toilets, you might be able to do away with smaller accessories like toilet-roll holders and plant pots. In many cases, a little bit of rearrangement might be sufficient.