5 Tips To Make Your Bathroom Look Bigger And Spacious
Bathrooms are a place that many people use to unwind with a warm shower after a long, stressful day. Aside from its basic functionality, it can also be considered as a “safe space” for anyone to unwind as they take care of their hygiene needs.
However, one issue that we regularly hear, whether in HDB or condominium interior design projects, is that bathrooms are too small. There is nothing more frustrating than struggling to move around your bathroom in a cramped space. Plus, it might not offer much, aesthetic-wise, as you might have things that easily clutter up on your sink and shelves.
Fret not; there are many different ways you can make your bathroom look bigger and feel more spacious. Here are some of our practical tips.
1. Natural light
If you have a window in your bathroom, take advantage of it! A common mistake many people make is covering up their windows with a shutter, in the name of privacy.
By having the windows open, you can let in natural light which creates an illusion of a spacious bathroom. It is understandable if your privacy is the reason holding you back from having open windows in your bathroom. A strong recommendation would be to install a translucent window cover so you can enjoy your privacy while reaping the benefits of natural light in your bathroom.
If you do not have a window in your bathroom, there are many other ways around this. One of the most effective ways to make your bathroom look spacious is to paint it in bright colours. Bright colours are more light-reflective, making the open spaces in your bathroom look more open. Some colours that have the best effect are:
- Baby blue
Since we are discussing painting, another tip would be to paint stripes on the walls of your bathroom. If your bathroom has a low ceiling, it would be ideal for painting vertical stripes on the walls. What this does is form the illusion of a higher ceiling and a bigger bathroom.
On the other hand, if your bathroom has a high ceiling but lacks in width, then horizontal stripes would have a better effect. These horizontal stripes spread around the room stretches out the room and makes it look more spacious.
From shampoo bottles to shaving gel, many necessities are kept in the bathroom. However, clutter and a lack of space usually make a room look smaller. One tip to combat this is to install concealed cupboards within the walls of your bathroom. With this installed, you can now store all your toiletries and essentials without worrying about your bathroom looking cluttered and small.
Having a minimalistic looking bathroom is the key to looking more spacious.
5. Pick the right tiles
Tiles play a significant role in how spacious your bathroom will look. Typically in Singapore, the tiles for the master bathroom are chosen early and completed along with the master bedroom renovations.
However, without much knowledge, many people pick tiles that cause their bathroom to look cramped and small. It is advised to avoid having too many patterns on the tiles. Simple, large tiles are ideal for a spacious, minimal finish.
No matter the size of your bathrooms, our designers at Thom Signature can work with you to achieve the ideal interior design. With over 15 years of experience, we carry a wealth of experience and a good design eye to transform your bathroom into a spacious, beautiful space.