4 Handy Tips For Making The Littlest Room In The House Look And Feel Larger

4 Tips For Making The Littlest Room Look & Feel Larger

It’s the littlest room in the house and sometimes when you look at it for too long, you swear that it’s getting smaller. Yes, it’s a small space but that doesn’t mean that it has no potential. Your bathroom just needs a little TLC. Perhaps you are planning to expand the rest of your house and would like a bathroom to match? Short of knocking the whole thing down and stealing from the room next door to add more space, what else is there to do?

If you can’t do much to change the actual size, there are certainly a few things you can do to change the perspective of the room and make it feel more spaciously luxurious:

1. Do some reflecting…

If you have a small bathroom, chances are you have a small mirror too. Perhaps it is just large enough to frame your face and not much more. One useful technique to make the room appear larger is to enhance the size of the wall mirror. Mirrors capture light and reflect it around the room which gives the illusion that the room is more spacious than it is. Be it artificial light from a lamp or natural light from a window in the room, a mirror doesn’t discriminate and will use those rays to shine a little light on you.

 

4 Handy Tips For Making The Littlest Room In The House Look And Feel Larger
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2. Brighten the decor…

To help the mirror work its magic, ensure that you are including light colours in your décor that will capture the light the mirror is working hard to reflect for you. By keeping your décor bright and cheerful, you are maximising the effect of natural light and making the space feel more open.

 

4 Handy Tips For Making The Littlest Room In The House Look And Feel Larger
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3. Less is more…

Before you go replacing all of your towels and furniture to be lighter and brighter, first take a look at what you can do to eliminate some of the clutter that may be taking up some much needed space. Whether it be clutter sitting on your vanity bench; hanging out of wall storage; or blocking pathways on the floor, it may be time to ask yourself what is really needed. For those must-have bathroom items consider vanity racks and wall or door hooks to house your essentials.

 

4 Handy Tips For Making The Littlest Room In The House Look And Feel Larger
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4. A fresh coat is the trick…

As is often true with most rooms that have been left alone over the years, a fresh coat of paint is a good trick to make a room appear fresher, brighter and, ultimately, larger. With this solution comes another dilemma: what colour do I paint it? With small rooms such as this, it is best to go for lighter, cooler and more serene colours. Anything too dark or too bold will end up having the opposite effect by making the room appear smaller and more overpowering. Ideal small bathroom colours are variations of cream, light yellow, icy blue, light green and, of course, the classic white. Perhaps you may even want to consider a feature wall as well to give the room a stylised effect.

 

4 Handy Tips For Making The Littlest Room In The House Look And Feel Larger
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Just because your bathroom is small, it does not mean it can’t make a big impact. With these four simple and easy tips, you can overhaul your smallest room to create a more luxurious, elegant and more spacious feel.