I am in the process of giving my very small bathroom a makeover. It’s been almost 8 years since we did a full renovation, and although the colour has been changed once since then, not much else has. It’s looking tired, a little dated and in need of a some care. I loved what Antonia from Tidy Away Today did to her bathroom recently, transforming it into a spa like haven with a lick of paint and a few new storage baskets. Who would have thought removing the cupboard doors would make such a difference? It’s a great idea. However, the problem on my mind, is how to decorate a small bathroom.
So, it’s time our bathroom had a lick of paint and mini makeover. But what’s the best way to decorate a small bathroom? It’s the smallest room in the house, where we can just fit a good-sized bath, a slim loo and a floating sink unit. There’s little floor space for towel rails or storage units so what we do have needs to go on the wall. Now the girls are older we don’t need so many toys around, but we have more toiletries that we have space for so I need to be inventive with the storage solutions.
Top Tips for How to Decorate a Small Bathroom:
1. Get Clever with Storage:
This has to be the number 1 priority for a small bathroom, just as it is for any other small room in the house. Look upwards and use the walls. There are lots of great storage units about on the high street, but even use shelves with storage baskets for all of those toiletries and loo rolls. Look around for the best bathroom cabinet; I’m looking for something tall and thin that takes up minimal space. Adding towel storage is a great way to add colour into the room too, with artfully displayed, colourful towels.
2. Choose the Right Colour:
Image: House to Home
Remember, darker colours bring the room towards you, lighter ones push it away. Don’t think everything has to be white though. There are some lovely paler shades that would suit the smaller bathroom, and pastels are very big this season. I’ve been trying out some new ochre and fennel shades, but as lovely as they look in the tin, they don’t work well in my small bathroom. The light isn’t right and they just look dirty and dull. It’s so important to try a tester pot and try the colour on the wall first. You never know how it’s going to look in the different light.
3. Minimal Accessories:
Not everyone likes a minimal home, and it doesn’t work for all families. However, if space is tight you will make the room feel bigger if you can keep bathroom accessories to a minimum. Clearing the clutter and keeping everything in its right place, will give the bathroom a greater sense of space. I’ve found some wonderful accessories which I’m coveting at H&M. They’re so pretty and attractive, and would look stunning on pastel backdrop we mentioned above.
4. Limit the Features:
Image: House to Home
By this I mean, don’t have too many big and bold features in the room, competing for your eye. If the room is small, you just need one or two key pieces that draw your eye in. Too many and the room will feel too busy and cluttered. As in the image above, your eye is drawn to the pretty blind, which co-ordinates beautifully with the soft colours. Using this trick will help the room feel bigger.
5. Plan your Space:
When space is limited, it’s really important to research and plan how you’re going to use it. Using floating units, as in the image above will allow the eye to wander further back to the wall, so giving the illusion of great space. The more floor the eye can see, the more it is tricked into thinking the room is bigger. Plus units like this look so much neater. Using the glass shower door to bounce a reflection into the mirror is another great trick to increasing the illusion of space.
So with all these how to decorate a small bathroom tips, I’m really hoping I can give my bathroom a lovely little makeover. I’m looking for a colour at the moment. Anyone have any suggestions?