Optimise your space with these small bathroom ideas

26 May

Not all homes have large bathrooms- and that's okay! A small bathroom can be both stylish, space-efficient and practical with the right know-how. To help you make the most of your space, here are our top bathroom design suggestions for small bathrooms. 

1. Consider lighting

If it's possible, add a skylight to open up your bathroom and create a light and airy space. Using white furnishings will help bounce light around the room and create the impression of more space. Also, try to include task lighting next to mirrors and include dimmable options behind the bath to create a mood. 

2. Use tricks of the eye

There is a difference between the amount of space you have and what the eye perceives you to have. You can play with the boundaries by tiling your wall and bath with the same design. This is a smart trick that actually makes it harder to distinguish where each begins, which can work to make your space feel larger. A good material to use is marble as the individual tiles are less obvious. 

3. Use the same tiles for the floor and walls

A clever trick to making a small bathroom appear bigger is to use the same tiles on the floor and walls too. If you use natural stone, you can create a spa-style vibe, and the continuous run of the tiles creates a spacious feeling. 

4. Use the art of distractraction

The best way to divert attention from the small nature of a bathroom is to distract the eye. Try a statement wallpaper or add lots of quirky accessories. The quirkier the better as creating interest creates a distraction. 

5. Try wall-hung units

Optimise your space with floating fittings. The bathroom will appear larger as more of the floor can be seen. Try colours such as off-whites and tonal grey to make your bathroom feel spacious.

6. Focus on your bath 

Freestanding tubs are actually a small bathroom's best friend. They can work really well as a focus for a small space. You can buy a smaller version that will fit into tighter spaces and as an extra bonus, try adding a stencil on the wall above the bath to draw the eye up and create the illusion of space.

If you're interested in designing your dream small bathroom, then contact BPM Bathrooms today or pop down to our bathroom showroom in Battersea.