10 tricks to make the bathroom look bigger
Everyone likes large spaces. And when it comes to the bathroom, even more so. A wide washbasin, a spacious shower and cupboards for storing towels, bathrobes and hygiene products. The problem comes when the dimensions of the bathroom are small. It seems that there is no solution, that the room only offers darkness and smallness. Well, that is not true and here we are going to explain it to you.
There are tricks to make the bathroom look bigger. And it’s not about knocking down walls and stealing space from other areas of the house. Not at all.
It is just a matter of choosing the right colour for the walls, having the right lamps or facilitating the continuity of image with certain accessories.
When it comes to drawing up the project for that tiny bathroom, you have to use ingenuity, very visual solutions and common sense. Stay with us and find out the 10 tricks to make your bathroom look bigger.
Tips and tricks for more space in the
It is clear that the style and decoration of the bathroom must fit our style. Everyone is clear about what they like and how they would like to find a room as busy as this one. However, sometimes the available square metres are scarce. Then, it is advisable to carry out a series of actions to enlarge this area.
At first, it may seem that some of the tricks or proposals do not suit our tastes. However, when we see the effect they produce, we are sure to be satisfied.
Our design and decoration team is very clear about how to achieve that feeling of spaciousness.
Here are 10 tips on how to make your bathroom feel bigger.
The first trick is to add some colour to the walls if you opt for paint or wallpaper. If we prefer tiles, we will have to wait for trick 2.
If the decision is made to paint the bathroom walls, it is advisable to do so in light colours. The reason is that these tones always give a feeling of spaciousness. Certainly, the colour white is a winning horse. It multiplies the light and conveys a very pleasant feeling of cleanliness.
Other options are pastel shades of green, blue or light beige. It is, however, always advisable that walls and ceiling are the same colour.
If you opt for wallpaper, a very interesting option is to choose a model with wide, horizontal stripes. That way, the feeling of spaciousness will be intensified. Textures and patterns also fit in very well.
It seems that tiles are a must in bathrooms, especially in wet areas. Well, one of the best tricks to make the bathroom look bigger is to lay large tiles. This choice means fewer joints, which can give the impression of dividing the space.
The way they are laid also has an effect. If they are laid vertically, the room will appear taller. If they are placed horizontally, the room will feel wider.
Molins Design’s last piece of advice about bathroom tiles is that they should be light and a monochromatic wall should be built.
When choosing the shower tray, it is essential to opt for a model that is flush with the floor. Moreover, it should be the same colour as the flooring or very similar.
What does this achieve?
Well, it gives the sensation of a continuous floor, without cuts or joints, which amplifies the feeling of a large space. In addition, it is much more accessible for the elderly or people with mobility problems.
The use of wall-hung sanitaryware is a tip offered by most interior designers when looking for spaciousness in the bathroom.
The absence of legs or supports intensifies the feeling of spaciousness in the room. In addition, it is much easier to clean the floor because there are fewer obstacles.
Another interesting tip is not to centre the washbasin. If it is placed to one side, space is gained and it is much more operative.
Finally, it is interesting that all sanitary fittings have a glossy finish. The reason is that they reflect more light and are cleaner.
We are talking about a small bathroom, so we cannot fill it with furniture. Firstly, because it won’t fit and secondly, because we won’t be able to move around easily.
If you have opted to apply trick number 1 and the walls are light, it is always a good idea to place some dark furniture.
The contrast of colours works in favour of spaciousness.
Another possibility is to place open shelves that allow you to see the back of the wall. The bathroom will gain in depth.
It goes without saying that decorating a bathroom with mirrors makes it look bigger. Mirrors have the ability to reflect the room and provide a very pronounced feeling of spaciousness. Moreover, they are an essential accessory in any bathroom.
From Molins Design we recommend large pieces and if you do without the frame you can achieve an even greater effect.
When we talk about accessories, we are referring to towel racks, toilet roll holders or shelves. If the walls are light-coloured, as would be appropriate, the accessories can be dark.
In this way, the feeling of dynamism and spaciousness is reinforced. In addition, the contrast between the shades adds a decorative plus.
Once again we make use of that visual continuity that generates so much space. In the case of the screen, it should be transparent.
It should not have any decoration and it should not include any translucent layer. Transparency will undoubtedly enhance the feeling of spaciousness.
If you opt for a shower curtain, it is a good idea to install the rail as high up as possible.
This will make the ceiling appear higher.
Light always brings spaciousness, in the bathroom and in any other room. Therefore, another trick to make the bathroom look bigger is to light it well. The point is to avoid dark corners and a lot of shadows.
It is a good idea to place wall lights on either side of the mirror and also LED lighting under the shelves. On the other hand, ceiling light is a must.
The last tip could be applied in any room of a house. However, it seems to be more important in the bathroom. Order is basic to make a bathroom look bigger. Everything must have its place and it is important to maintain it.
Likewise, it is important to avoid the accumulation of accessories in the bathroom. Simplicity in accessories is essential. And don’t forget: order, order and order.
Enjoy a smaller bathroom that feels bigger
These are the tricks to make the bathroom look bigger. Undoubtedly, when it comes to putting them into practice, it is always advisable to do it with common sense. It may not be possible to carry out all of these actions, but with some of them it will be possible to gain a feeling of spaciousness.
Remember that this is a room that is visited more than once every day. It will always be much more pleasant to enter a space that is well cared for and has a personal touch.