Bathrooms are often pretty awkward rooms. They get worse the older the house or establishment is that you step into. It seems as though people never used to take into account the fact that bathrooms need to be big enough for people to move around in, the toilet should be far enough away from the door that you can sit down, and the more natural light, the better. Thankfully in modern establishments, people understand the need for a bathroom that functions in multiple capacities and doesn’t just allow for people to do their duty.
In your home in particular, you might be finding that your bathroom is feeling a little too small for comfort. Not only is the space physically smaller than you would like, all of your belongings make it so that you never have free counter or drawer space and your shower is being overrun with products. If you’re in this dilemma, a little money acquired and spent in the right place will do so much to make your bathroom feel bigger.
Use the Right Colors on the Walls
For some odd reason, people really like to use colors in a space that optically make it feel smaller. Dark colors are really good at doing this, as they absorb light. A simple trick for making your bathroom feel bigger is to avoid using dark colors on the walls. Seeing as bathrooms often don’t have windows, it’s even more important to use soft or light colors on the wall to help the eye feel like it’s in a space that is large and open. Off-whites, soft blue, and green tones are great choices to make a small space feel airy and open.
Organize the Junk
Bathrooms are a hot spot for a lot of daily items. Hairdryers, straighteners, makeup, shave cream, bath goodies, lotions, clothing, towels, wash cloths, and things of the like are always taking up precious real estate in the bathroom. If you want your bathroom to feel bigger, the second step to using the right colors on the wall is to organize your junk the best that you can.
Try putting the stuff that doesn’t have to go in the bathroom elsewhere for starters. Underneath your sink, build some storage for the everyday things that are a necessity to have in the look, and get a shower rack that keeps all your hygiene items neat and tidy.
Keep the Wall Hangings Minimal
As much fun as it is to decorate, when you’re in a space that is small to begin with, adding a host of items to the wall will just clutter things up and lessen the amount of free space that you have. Be selective with your wall hangings, have a towel rack that isn’t bulky, and consider hanging your robe in your room and bringing it with you when you shower so there isn’t a lot of bulk items hanging from the walls intruding upon your space.