One room in the house that never seems to be quite big enough, is the bathroom. Unless you are one of the lucky ones, your bathroom is probably the average size which probably looks even smaller with all of the junk that finds it way behind the door. Besides a little organization, there are some decorating steps you can take to make the look and feel of your small bathroom a little less crowded.
Using soft cool colors such as a pink, blue, green, lavender or a cream pastel shade will give the illusion of more space at the same time as creating a feeling of serenity. Too add a little splash for highlights you can add bold colors for accessories such as towels, shower curtain, rug, and toilet seat cover. Lighting does wonders for opening up the look of your bathroom. You can install a recessed can lighting into your ceiling to focus on any work space. Wall sconces or a counter top lamp can add some warmth to your small bathroom. If you have the right design and budget, you can even put in a skylight, larger windows or Solar tubes to add even more depth to your room.
Take a look around and evaluate your space. Do you really need that large vanity? How about replacing it with a pedestal or wall mounted sink to free up some much needed floor space. If you find you need to store some supplies, try tacking up a small shelf on the wall over the toilet or rearranging a nearby linen closet. Another tip you could use to make a small bathroom appear larger, is if it is possible to replace a shower door with a shower curtain. If your shower design does not support this type of change, try trading a frosted glass shower door for a clear glass one to provide more depth to the room.
Eliminate all clutter or un-necessary items. Often we do not realize just how much stuff we collect until we realize we can no longer see the counter top underneath. Try having only a select number of towels on display, use only one floor rug, do not over do it with artwork on the walls, use only one decorative accessory instead of many small items. If you have dark flooring, try replacing it with white or light colored tiles. You can find tiles that are easy to lay down and are affordable at places such as Wal-mart, a home depot, a liquidators, or often even a discount store. If it is not possible to replace your flooring, use a large light colored rug placed in front of the shower or tub.
When choosing art pieces to accent your small bathroom, choose large paintings of outdoors like a garden picture or a meadow. This will add an extra dimension to the room. Another cheap home decorating ideas is painting a lattice or molding design around the edge of your small bathroom ceiling will also give the illusion of a raised ceiling. You can even install crown molding that has a place for shadow lighting which will add warmth to any small room. Adding architectural detail to any size room is adding beauty
Learn how to install crown molding yourself and save money. There are how to guides and videos to teach you how.You can even use leftover trim molding to frame out a large mirror which will reflect light and open up your small room. All of these ideas are simple, affordable and easy to apply for almost everyone. With some organization, and a little creativity, you can have your small bathroom looking twice as spacious.