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13 Design Tips to Make a Small Bathroom Look Better

Small bathrooms may seem like the bane of your home design, but rest assured that there are many ways to combat the space deficiency. A small bathroom design requires a lot of thought in the layout department. However, certain design interventions can help define its small space in more fashionable light. Below, we will be sharing some clever design tips to make a small bathroom seem better.

   1. Compact bathroom cabinetry

Designing a cabinetry set in a small bathroom can be a challenging task. Horizontal designs just take up more space, so vertical style cabinet designs are the best way to make small bathroom designs better in style and aesthetic. Their compact aesthetic elevates the narrow ambiance of a small bathroom.

Design Tips to Make a Small Bathroom Look Better
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   2. Fun feature wall design

Every small bathroom needs a fun factor that takes away the bleakness of the small space. A colorful tiled feature wall is a good way to add a bit of color and style to the small bathroom aesthetic while still retaining the character within the small space.

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   3. Compact bathroom layout

Layout is very integral while designing small spaces, and even more so while designing a small bathroom, where each fixture is a functional entity of its own. A linear layout is one way to design a small bathroom, in which the vanity, bowl and bathtub have been laid next to each other in a compact, organized way.

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   4. Levels

Creating levels in a small bathroom can express a visual dynamic within the space constraints. Add a material and color juxtaposition along with the levels, and the small space doesn’t seem very small at all.

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   5. A splash of color

It is important to create a visual dichotomy within the space of a small bathroom, and a good way to do that is by adding a splash of bright color. This can result in easy visuals along with a fun aesthetic.

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   6. Transparency

Creating transparency within a small bathroom layout is important. A lack of space combined with solid wall features can create psychological barriers within the space. So using glass separations within the compact layout of a small bathroom can make it seem better.

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   7. Wall to wall layout

The wall to wall layout is another layout option for a small bathroom. When each fixture is relegated to a single wall of choice, the smallness of the space is barred to help make more circulation area, thus making the small bathroom seem relatively larger. 

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   8. Preferably white

The color white has such fine reflective qualities that it can make a small space seem larger and more capacious than it really is. It is a good material hue choice for a small bathroom. You could always add a small vase or potpourri to add a small splash of color to chase away the austerity.

13 Design Tips to Make a Small Bathroom Look Better
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   9. Careful organization of fixtures

The fixtures are what can make or break the aesthetic of a small bathroom. The space needs to be carefully rationed out amongst the relative fixtures with enough leftover space for ample circulation. The idea of organizing fixtures needs to be carefully thought out before the best subset of layout is selected.

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   10. Using tall design elements

Using ‘tallness’ as a design feature in a small bathroom can add a creative visual adversity. You can always use a distinctive tile feature to highlight the tallness of a shower space, which would have otherwise been relegated a subtle role within the aesthetics of a small bathroom.

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   11.Trendy bathroom fixtures

Following the latest trends is certainly a viable option to make the small bathroom seem like a better space. The quality of the fixtures and their design can amplify the ambiance and add quality to the smallness of the space.

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   12. Bathroom lighting design

Lighting can add a fourth dimension to any space, and can definitely change the outlook of any small bathroom. Proper lighting cannot only enhance the ambiancebut add a synthetic visual quality to the overall space design.

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   13. Proportion in small bathroom design

Proportions are very important, especially in spaces that are small. If the size of any fixture does not relate to the size of the space itself, then the bathroom can seem unbalanced and quite garish. Each fixture in the small bathroom, therefore, needs to relate with  the size and quality of the space.

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As you can see, there are a number of ways to outfit a small bathroom design in a way that will make it seem better and more luxurious. We hope this article helps you in your quest to make your small bathroom seem more design savvy and stylish.

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