Small bathroom! Be creative.
Creating a spacious, functional bathroom while creating a relaxing space can be a challenge. Here are some clever tips for maximizing space and style in your bathroom:
Don’t overwhelm your bathroom by using dark, complicated wall coverings or it will feel even smaller. Use customized mosaic tile on the walls; choose one wall or area and tile it, creating a focal point while adding colour.
A heated towel rack will keep your towels toasty and will warm the bathroom also.
Use the windows to its full potential and replace heavy blinds with modern light voiles.
Keep all glass on shower doors and bath screens clear, avoid patterned or frosted glass options, this will help to reflect light around the room.
Choose a toilet without a tank, so the valuable above-the-bowl storage room can be the perfect place to hang a cabinet or a piece of art.
A floating sink creates the illusion of space and offers a great storage spot for miscellaneous products or baskets full of towels.
Higher shelves are a good place for surplus paper goods; get large baskets and use them as drawers.
In medicine cabinets and other cupboards with interior shelves, use small containers like jars and baskets to organize small items like nail clippers, tubes of ointment, etc.
Remember in a small bathroom, every square inch of space counts. Look for small spaces that aren’t serving any function and find or build storage that will fit in these spaces.
Pictures via Elle Decor and Housetohome.
Ana Aguilar-Corney is a columnist for Heart Home and authors the blog Let's Blog Design. Ana founded aguilarinteriors.com after studying at Inchbald School of Design. She lives in Lewes, a town that mirrors her: quirky with a deep history and a sense of fun that doesn't take itself too seriously. You can follow her on Twitter @aguilarinterior. Read more posts by Ana Aguilar.
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