We all want a luxurious master bath to come home to at the end of a long day, but as more and more people trade in the master bath for a master suite, that’s not always possible. Fortunately, with just a few coats of paint and some well placed mirrors, you can make any small bathroom look spacious and elegant.
White on White. Crisp white tiles under white walls will reflect light and make your space look bigger.
Let the Light In. It can be hard to find a balance between needing privacy and wanting natural light to fill the bathroom. So before you cover the windows in a dark, thick shade think about frosting your window or choosing lightweight, white curtains to cover the window.
Mirrors. Large, counter-to-ceiling mirrors are not only practical, but they can reflect any incoming light and create the illusion of more space.
“Floating” Furniture. Instead of resting your furniture on the floor, try floating it a foot above. Wall-mounted furniture can visually open up a room and add a modern element to any bathroom.
Open Shelves. Get rid of your cabinet doors and instead place one or two long shelves below the sink. When the wall color is exposed behind shelves, it can make you feel like you’re in a larger room than you really are. Open shelves will also force you to clean out those cluttered drawers keeping only what you want others to see.
Smaller Furniture. When you’re trying to fill a small space, think “less is more.” A large bathtub or wall-length vanity will make your bathroom feel cramped. Instead, choose a self standing, single sink vanity.
Clear Glass. Heavy, flowing curtains will break up your already small room, making it feel tiny – while floor to ceiling glass doors let your eyes travel the full length of the room.
Choose Big Tiles. Small wall tiles create lines that break up the room and distract the eye. Large tiles will create one long, continuous line throughout your bathroom.
Smart Storage. Keep your hairbrush and lotion off the counter by using space saving storage boxes effectively. Keep this organized yet compact so you don’t need extra storage bins laying around.
A Recessed Medicine Cabinet. Instead of having your medicine cabinet stick out, hollow out part of the wall and make the cabinet lay flush against it.
At Elements Distinctive Lighting & Home Furnishings, we’ll help you create the space of your dreams with mirrors available in any shape, size or budget. Taking a walk through our 18,000 square foot showroom, you’ll be wowed by the mirrors, lighting, and other home accessories you can’t live without! Our home decor experts are also here whenever you need, to walk you through your design ideas and create a breathtaking space. Give us a call at 516-747-4748 to learn more.