Small bathrooms can be very fun and exciting to decorate. It is relatively easy and cheap to come up with creative designs since you’re only working in a little space. However, you also need to properly arrange and distribute items since putting too much can lead to clutter and make the room seem cramped. There are a few tips and tricks to effectively decorate your bathroom.
Find ways on how you can decorate the walls, floor, ceiling, doors and windows. You may want to place tiles on the walls with colorful patterns. Bigger tiles are great for flooring since these make the room seem larger. Pick light tones as well for the tiles that match your main color scheme. Although you may pick tiles with patterns, it is not a good idea to create a border at the ends of each side where the floor meets the wall. The same rule applies for ceilings. If you want to install moldings, be sure that it doesn’t result to a trapped look that emphasizes your bathroom’s smallness. Windows and doors should be decorated and treated properly with materials that allow enough light such as stained glass. Mosaic glass doors are popular designs as well as thin white fabrics for windows.
The decorations you put in your small bathroom may also be determined by a theme if you have any. Tropical or Hawaiian themed areas put hula girl toothbrush holders, bamboo window treatments and wooden ceiling fans. Contemporary themes are probably the most effective for small bathrooms since they convey a sleek and spacious atmosphere with the use of steel and glass. You can never go wrong by putting a decorative green plant in the room regardless of your theme. Mirrors are also very helpful in providing a bigger appearance.
When coming up with a theme, stick to the rule that putting fewer decorations improves overall appearance and space in the room. As much as possible, only pick pieces that are functional such as decorative soap dishes, toothbrush holders, tissue holders, cabinet pulls, door knobs and handles. One or two solely decorative pieces are enough in your limited area. Feel free to adjust and customize cabinets, lights and furniture in the bathroom as well to perfectly match your theme. Use furniture sparingly to free up more floor space. Storage space ideally should be comprised of hanging shelves and wall-mounted cabinets. Make sure that you have enough light to illuminate corners to bring out the beauty and symmetry of your creation.