Bathroom is one of the most regularly used rooms in any home. It is usually also the one with the least amount of space. But even with limited space, we can maximize that small area.
Keep colour scheme simple
Too many colours and patterns will make your bathroom design look small and confusing. Use white or cream wall tiles to simplify the look. Light colour wall tiles open up the space and make the room feels more spacious as your eyes are not restricted to focus.
Use bright colours
Bright colours, pastels, neutral or white used in a small bathroom design will make space appear larger. Rectified porcelain tiles with uniform shapes and narrow joints and larger tiles give the illusion of more space.
Do not overcrowd your floor space with more furniture than needed. Instead, use empty wall space to install shelves for storage, for instance above the toilet.
Think of maximizing the space you have by placing objects efficiently. For example, a skylight would means your bathroom will still have the light it needed but it is not taking up precious wall space. Or instead of normal swing door, use sliding door which is more space efficient.
While life should be as colourful as rainbow, it is best to stick with neutral colours for majority of your floor and wall coverings.
The idea is, you will be living with this colour, so the colours need to be less confronting and more accommodating Stronger colours can have a closing in effect, which means your room will feel smaller.
Beiges and Whites
You might think that beige and white are boring but there are myriads of variations in just these two colours. Some white can be colder or warmer depending on the tint it has. Always match warm colours with warm whites and vice versa. Pick up colour chips from your nearest hardware store to pick the best one to suit your project.
You can use accents with stronger colours, as this creates a more satisfactory outcome than a whole room painted in a powerful shade. Play with accenting colours, for example use stronger colour for just one side of your room to create a feature wall. Or use different material altogether to add texture and ambiance to the room.
Remember that floor and walls are the biggest area that will be seen in a room, so it is wise to start planning your decoration from these two elements before moving to furnitures and others.
And the best result is when you use your imagination to add some extra touches of your own!