At P.J. Fitzpatrick, we’ve seen plenty of small bathrooms that have been decorated perfectly – some, to make the space look larger and others, to make a statement. We’ve collected 12 decorating tips to help you create a bathroom you love.
1. Choose Vertical Storage
Since you’re tight on space, you may not have room for a towel basket or even a lot of room in your closet. Invest in a vertical storage unit like shelves, bars, or even a ladder to keep your things organized and add an element of design.
2. Try Light Colors
If you want to make your bathroom seem larger, choose a paint color that’s a lighter or neutral shade. Light-colored walls and matching or complementing accents make a room look larger and more open.
3. Add Curtains
If you have pedestal or other type of free-standing sink, give it a little skirt with a pair of fun curtains. You’ll also give yourself extra storage space, since you can hide things behind the curtains.
4. Accent with Plants
Bathrooms are supposed to feel fresh, so why not add some plants to your decor? Get a few mini terracotta pots and plant aloe, herbs, or small flowers to liven up your space.
5. Go Bold
Since your bathroom is a small space, you have the freedom to make a statement with it. Go bold with a patterned wallpaper, a one-of-a-kind bath tub, or an oversized piece of artwork.
6. Use the Mirror Trick
Putting a large mirror in a small space immediately gives the illusion that the space is larger than it really is, so when choosing a mirror for your bathroom, opt for an expansive one.
7. Create a Cut-Out
If you have the room, create a cut-out in one of your bathroom walls, paint it a light color, and install a shelf. You’ll not only have a decorative space, you’ll make the area look bigger.
8. Replace Your Tub
If your bathroom has a bath tub, you could be losing out on valuable space. Transform that bath tub into a sleek shower with our available bath solutions services.
9. Add a Backsplash
For a little pop of color, add a tile backsplash behind your sink. Since your bathroom is small, you won’t need much and it won’t take you long.
10. Lay Flooring Length-Wise
If you’re putting in hardwood or tile flooring with a rectangular shape, arrange the panels to run long-ways along the length of the floor, not the width. This will give the illusion that the space is larger than it is.
11. Create Texture
Your sink, toilet and shower/bath tub are the major eye-catchers in your bathroom, and they’re probably smooth and sleek. Break up the consistency with some texture like stones, big tiles, brushed walls, and more.
12. Illuminate Upwards
Invest in some lighting options (like sconces or chandeliers) that spread light upwards as well as downwards. By illuminating the space above you, it will make the bathroom bigger and brighter.