While your bathroom might be the smallest room in your home, it doesn’t necessarily have to look that way! There are various tips and tricks to make your bathroom appear bigger than it is and to make it a haven to relax and primp. From removing the clutter, re-designing with a smaller sink and installing Dreamline shower doors, there are various ways to make your bathroom appear larger.
Remove the ClutterIt’s no secret that clutter can leave a room looking crowded, messy, and small. Pack away any makeup and jars sitting on the counter and keep only a few simple decorations – be sure not to overdo it when it comes to patterns or designs on the walls or even simple items such as hand towels or your shower curtain.
Mirrors are a best-kept secret to making a room look larger than it really is. By adding in mirrors, the reflection not only makes the room look larger but reflects any light to make the room look brighter as well. When it comes to mirrors, the bigger, the better!
Pick Your Color Scheme Carefully
Bold, pastel colors can make a room feel smaller than it actually is while light, neutral, and “airy” colors can make a room feel bright, fresh, and big. When choosing a color scheme for your bathroom, you should choose wisely and consider what might make your space feel smaller or larger. To enlarge a space, it’s best to stick to light colors close to the neutral realm. These types of colors also signify tranquility and relaxation.
Swap Out Large Items
While larger sinks and cabinets provide great storage space, they can also make a space appear smaller than it actually is. Rather than opting for a large sink with significant cabinet space underneath, consider a sink without a cabinet. Depending on your preference, you might also want to swap out a larger bathtub for a standing shower with Dreamline shower doors. This is ideal if you don’t find yourself making full use of your tub and adds some extra space in your bathroom.
Make the Most of Windows
Depending on your budget, one option may be to enlarge current windows or add a few skylights to let in some natural light. This of course is a pricier solution but works wonders when it comes to making your bathroom appear bigger and brighter. If you have a pre-existing window, try to use minimal window coverings or swap out your shades for sheer curtains to let in the maximum amount of natural light.
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