Make a Small Bathroom Appear Larger

Simple and inexpensive decorating ideas for small bathrooms, to create the illusion of space.
Depending upon the decorating style, a small bathroom can look either cosy and welcoming, or stuffy and confining. Bathroom decoration is a fun and interesting exercise and a small bathroom can easily be decorated to feel larger. Here are some easy and inexpensive decorating ideas for small bathrooms, to help create the illusion of space, and a make a small bathroom look and feel larger than it actually is.

Use Mirrors to Create the Illusion of Space
Mirrors are a great way of creating the illusion of space. Homeowners can add a full-length mirror to the back of the door (pictured) or use a large mirror over the sink, or even two mirrors. Since mirrors go on vertical surfaces; they will hardly take up any space and will pick up the lighting and the colour of the bathroom; giving a spacious feel.

Use Lighting to Increase Space in a Small Bathroom
Lighting is another cheap and easy way to decorate a small bathroom and create the feeling of space. Simply adding a countertop lamp or wall sconces, can add to the brightness of the room. Using lighting to focus on areas such as the mirror or hand basin, will also make the bathroom feel larger.

Keep a Small Bathroom Organised and Clutter-Free
Clutter and disarray very bad in a small bathroom: Too many things on the walls, shelves, or storage racks, can fill up the bathroom; making it look crowded and untidy. A small bathroom should be essentially free of all clutter. Keep a few towels folded neatly, store essentials in tidy little baskets and boxes, and display only one or two pieces of wall art. An organised and tidy small bathroom, automatically looks larger and better than a cluttered one. You can find some nice orgaisational pieces at thisĀ online store based in Yorkshire.

More Decorating Ideas
Here are some more cheap and easy-to-do tips for small bathroom decoration:Use light colours to make the room seem larger than it actually is: If using wallpaper, stick to prints that are subtle and not too busy or crowded.
Add dashes of bright colour, by using coloured towels or brightly coloured flowers.
Use glossy tiles and flooring, to reflect light and give a lighter, more spacious feel to the bathroom.
Eileen Cannon Paulin, in ‘Decorating for the First Time’, suggests using wall-hung shelf units for storage and order.
Always keep the bathroom clean and dry. Add a room freshener or a basket of potpourri, to keep it smelling fresh and clean all the time.
Since display space will be limited; showcase only a few special items, to add character and personality to the bathroom.

Decorating a small bathroom to make it feel larger does not always require breaking down walls, or investing in expensive decorating projects. A little imagination and a few simple inexpensive decorating ideas like these, can help homeowners decorate a small bathroom, and easily create the illusion of space.