Monday, 21 November 2016

How to make a small bathroom look big







It is always a challenge to make small bathrooms look big. Besides using light colours, using mosaic tiles also helps. Tile is one of the most popular and eye-catching materials to incorporate in your interior design. Your small bathroom is the perfect room to experiment with different colours, patterns and materials. Here is how –
·      There’s typically not much wall space to work with in a small bath, so getting a bit fancy with your accent wall won’t be too hard on your wallet. Create an accent wall with pretty patterns in mosaic tiles. The tile wall catches your eye so quickly that you have little time to analyse the size of the bath.
·      Keep the foundation colour white or any light neutral colour.
·      Make sure there is provision for natural light. If the bathroom has a small window, you may consider making it bigger.
·      A border or backsplash is an effective way to make a room look bigger. It also adds style and an element of surprise to your small bath.
·      Make your ceiling appear even higher by stacking thin, rectangular tiles in a vertical manner. Orienting a tile pattern vertically emphasizes the height of a space instead of the width.
·      Use large patterns. Using large tile patterns in a small space actually makes it appear larger because there are less distinguished grout joints, therefore reducing the lines that appear to the eye.
·      Mirrored or glass mosaic tiles are ideal for creating an illusion of a big space. The reflective properties and shine will magnify all the right features of your small bath. Pair these tiles with white accents and large tile floors for the ultimate small bath transformation. Another great idea is to border a mirror with glass tiles.
·      Keep everything the same colour and tone. Don’t have dark walls and light tile (or vice versa), because this will chop up the space, visually, and make it seem smaller. Blending the tile to the wall doubles your space in a small bathroom.
·      Use clear glass in your shower. Textured glass can make a space feel like it has an extra wall. You may be able to get light in and have some privacy, but it will be a visual barrier within the room.
·      Add a floating vanity without legs. They attach to the wall and keep your floors clear, which can make the room look and feel more spacious
·      Bathrooms always need storage. Open shelves allow the eye to travel from wall to wall, making the room look larger. They also force you to be more selective with what you keep in the bathroom, which makes the space tidier.

Sukhmani

Interior and Landscape designer

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