Nothing beats a large, luxurious bathroom, but your budget and space constraints may keep you from remodeling to achieve your dream space. The good news is that there are some simple, affordable things you can do to make your bathroom feel more spacious.
Start by embracing a lighter color scheme. Dark colors absorb light while lighter colors reflect it. Soft grays, whites, blues, and greens are ideal for bathrooms. You will also want to use a reflective paint finish, such as eggshell or satin, to reflect more light.
Lighter flooring will also help to provide a bigger, brighter feel to the bath. If you don’t want to lay down new flooring, simply make a change with light-colored rugs or bathmats.
Embrace natural light! Don’t let heavy blinds or shades keep sunlight from illuminating your space. Install top up or bottom down shades that provide privacy while also allowing plenty of natural light.
Improper lighting can make small bathrooms feel even smaller. Adding more lighting or switching the bulbs to a higher wattage will make the space feel brighter and bigger. Recessed lighting or an overhead fixture are great options.
If you have a larger budget, install a clear glass shower surround. Shower curtains look nice, but a glass shower will make the room look larger.
Last, but not least, focus on the mirror above your sink. In this case, bigger is better! A larger mirror reflects more light. If you have two smaller mirrors, swap them out for one large mirror and add a custom frame from MirrorMate for a finished look. Read on for more ideas.