Decorating Ideas for Small bathrooms

17 March 2022

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If you have a small bathroom, it could feel very cramped. Sometimes, even the bits and pieces laying all over the bathroom make a big effect as well. What should we do if we have issues with our bathroom? Maybe it’s finally time to manage such limited space and make it look more open. Let’s look at a few ideas on how to make a small bathroom look bigger.

Position the furniture vertically

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Every space in a small bathroom is valuable. Therefore, you should choose the furniture that functions vertically to save room space in horizontal. Such furniture could be those that can be stacked together or attached to the wall, help create more space making the room look bigger. We recommend choosing a translucent shelf that is lightweight and can be fixed to the wall, so that it doesn’t waste any floor space for setup and make the bathroom look dull.

Small, simple, yet well-equipped

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Minimize decorating items and choose only what is necessary. It would be best to focus on a simple decorating style using brighter colored tones such as white, cream, beige, light blue, pastel, or using a clear mirror. All of which could be done while maintaining a well-equipped functional area - either bathing-place, washbasin, mirror, and storage. If you need to install a partition or separate area in the bathroom, we suggest using a brick wall with a clear mirror to separate between the wet and dry areas clearly. Such format would add beauty to the bathroom while lessening the need for more decoration.

Colors trick the eyes – the brighter, the wider

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The same principle with clothing applies to space management. Clothing of lighter colors would make us look bigger, while clothing in darker colors would make us look smaller. The same goes for bathrooms - if we want our bathroom to look bigger, we need to decorate it using a lighter / brighter color tone such as white, cream, light grey, light blue, light pink, light green. If you want the space to stand out more, you could use gradual pastel colors, starting from a lighter to a darker tone. We guarantee that this method would make the bathroom look bigger.

A wide mirror is a small bathroom's best friend

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A mirror Is the best choice when it comes to bathroom decoration because it makes the bathroom look bigger. When installing a mirror for decoration, the position above the sink is the place where it can make the bathroom look as wide as possible. For a bathroom with a low ceiling, we recommend installing a mirror for almost as high as the ceiling to make the space look bigger.

Everything gets its own corner

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Placement of sanitary ware in the bathroom is also an important element that would make the bathroom convenient to use. If you want to make more space, we recommend putting at least 1-2 sanitary wares in a corner - either bathtub, washbasin, toilet, or shower. You could opt for a hanging shower as well, which would make the bathroom look more open.

Don’t use too high of a ceiling

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The higher the ceiling, the smaller the bathroom would feel, especially for bathrooms in rectangular shapes. We recommend the standard height of around 2.2-2.4 meters only so that your bathroom won’t look like a narrow alley.

Lay the bathroom floor diagonally

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Laying the floor tiles diagonally at an angle of 45 degrees, also called as the diamond pattern, can be deceiving to the eyes making the bathroom look bigger. This method is commonly used in floor tiling and wall. It is suitable for various spaces such as a bathroom, kitchen, or any small-sized room.

2 x 2 x 2.6 Formula – the perfect size for small bathroom

We could make even the smallest bathroom look bigger with the area size of 2 x 2 meters and the ceiling height of 2.5 meters and above. Working with this space, the decoration of small bathrooms require a lot of inspiration and creativity in the design for it to be as beautiful as we want. Here are a few examples of a small bathroom with a size of 2 x 2 x 2.6 meters.

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