A small bathroom with a freestanding bath

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A small bathroom does not have to be limited in terms of aesthetics or functionality. With the correct know-how and some creativity, there are countless design opportunities for even the smallest of bathrooms.

While many people dream of having a large bathroom, small bathrooms s offer just as much promise. Embrace these simple small bathroom ideas that optimise space, to make the most of your home.

Freestanding Baths

Don’t be afraid to include a freestanding bath even if your bathroom is smaller.

Baths with an oval shape can be especially effective as they help create the illusion of more space by cutting out corners. A bath-tub shelf can also be great for hiding waste pipes or displaying bath salts, bathroom plants, and other decorative items to make the most of existing space.

Stick to A Light Colour Palette

Keep your colour palette light and bright for small awkward layouts as a general guideline. If you want your bathroom to appear larger than it is, choosing lighter colours on the walls will help. Lighter colours reflect light, making your bathroom feel more open and spacious.

Neutrals in lighter tones effectively open up awkwardly narrow and dingy layouts by bouncing light onto the more reflective walls to reduce gloomier corners.

Create the Illusion of Height

To give the appearance of taller ceilings, only paint halfway up a wall. You can establish a distance from the upper half of the wall by lowering the eye with a darker paint tone.

Walls that are painted a singular colour don’t have as much depth. This creative yet simple paint trick is an excellent method to make a tiny space feel larger than it is.

A bathroom with various items of furniture

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Be Savvy When Buying Furniture

Your artistic flair should not be hampered by a small layout. If your bathroom is on the smaller side, standalone furniture that you can move easily is a good option.

This way, you can shift your scheme around whenever you want. Unlike fitted bathroom cabinets, freestanding storage and chairs can be taken with you when you move out.

In small bathrooms, it is best to make the most of the available space. By choosing a tall unit that goes all the way to the ceiling, you can optimise storage. Choosing a mirrored unit to provide the appearance of more space in a small bathroom is also a very popular technique. By combining storage items with decorative elements, for example, a storage unit with a mirrored door, you can save money and space by not buying duplicates and having everything in one item.

Create A Statement Wall

When you only have a tiny space to decorate, you can use affordable wall coverings such as tiles or wallpaper to create a feature wall.

In each room, wallpaper makes a statement, and the bathroom is no exception – just make sure you use a bathroom-specific wallpaper that can withstand steam damage.

To make the most of a little space, choose a print that is unusual, bold, or make a statement. You can also install a backsplash of Perspex behind your sink to keep water from harming the wallpaper.

Hopefully, these ideas have helped to inspire your next project!