Today we welcome our first guest blogger to Branded Bathrooms, Liza who is a home decór blogger here to tell us how to make the bathroom appear larger.
There is nothing more luxurious than relaxing in a nice hot bath in a spacious bathroom. However, most often the bathroom is the smallest room in a house and is usually the room that gets the least amount of attention when it comes time to decorate.
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The following are some of my favorite hints, and tips for helping to make your bathroom appear larger than life and have a more elegant and luxurious feel that will make your bathroom the envy of all your friends. And all with just a few simple decorating tips and tricks that you would never have thought of.
1. Open Up The Floors For A Less Cluttered Look
Use a larger tile 18×18 on a diagonal plan instead of the traditional straight. This will make any bathroom appear larger than it really is. Keep everything off of the floors and out of sight. Place Storage bags on the back of the bathroom door if necessary to keep down on the clutter. That in itself will make a big difference.
2. Think About The Lighting
Consider the type of lighting that your bathroom has. Light fixtures that hang down seem to take up room even though they are small and not really in the way at all. Try using recessed lighting it will make that bathroom grow right before your very eyes.
Another lighting trick is to open up the windows. Instead of using blinds or curtains try some of the sticky back film that makes your windows appear to be frosted. It’s great for letting in light and it helps to insulate against letting in the elements.
3. Color And Texture: Keep It Smooth
Color and texture are sure fire ways to allow your walls to spread out as though your room has grown. You want to keep it soft and blended, let the walls and the counter tops sort of come together as one.
Even when it comes to your accessories, you’ll want to keep it toned down just a little on the colors. Stay with medium colors instead of bright or dark accessories and you’ll get the effect that you’re looking for.
4. Fixtures , Tub, Sinks, And Such
Keep away from the traditional bright chrome or brass fixtures of yesteryear, they don’t call enough attention to themselves. The newer darker more modern fixtures will capture people’s attention and they will simply assume that the bathroom they just left was massive.
Don’t use any more wall fixtures than absolutely necessary though as too many items crammed on the walls tend to clutter and and cause a room to appear smaller than it actually is.
5. Choose The Right Air Freshener
Believe it or not the air freshener that you choose for your bathroom can make it seem larger or smaller than it really is. Chose an air freshener that is clean and crisp like the air out doors not heavy or flowery.
Having a large luxurious bathroom may not be the most important thing in the world. However, being able to relax and unwind in a luxurious hot bath in a beautiful and elegant bathroom should be a luxury well worth spending a little time decorating the bathroom for.
The tips and tricks in this article are for the most part easy to do except for perhaps the tile in the first tip. In which case a person can easily learn to do at just about any home repair store. Most often they offer free workshops to teach their customers how to do their own projects.
Liza is a home décor blogger with a love of all things unique and unusual when it comes to decorating. Currently her most prized possession is her collection of Danish modern furniture.