Friday, April 11, 2014

How to decorate a small bathroom

Small spaces can be a challenge to design and decorate. For small bathrooms in particular, it may be difficult to create a serene ambiance once all the bathroom essentials are fitted in. Here's how to maximize whatever space you have...

Choose an expansive vanity mirror to make your bathroom look bigger.

Mirrors

Mirrors create the illusion of depth by 'multiplying' your space. Choose an expansive vanity mirror to make your bathroom look bigger. For added style and interest, opt for unusual and interesting mirror materials.

Mirrors strategically placed on opposite walls will create the illusion of a never-ending depth. 

Space-saving lavatories

Big lavatories with under-counter cabinets take up much needed space and visual weight. Go for pedestal types for a more open look. You may also choose a counter-mounted sink with open shelving underneath. If your bathroom space is really small or has an unconventional triangular shape, use a corner lavatory.

Vertical storage

In small bathrooms, floor space is precious. Try making use of your vertical wall space for storage. This will keep storage units from taking up floor space. Niches built into the walls may also be a great, non-obstructive way of adding storage to the bathroom.

Glass materials

The transparent quality of glass as a material offers a sense of openness. Instead of your regular shower curtains, try installing a glass partition instead. Wood shelves may also be replaced with glass shelves to create an airy ambiance. 

Sliding doors

Typical swing-out doors take up precious space as they swing outwards. On the other hand, sliding doors don’t use up any space aside from the actual doorway. Sliding pocket doors can help save space, which would otherwise be used for the door swing.


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