Decorate a small bathroom with light colors, streamlined styles and plenty of lighting. Choose light fabrics and textures to help open up a space.
- Go with light colors
Small bathrooms appear more airy and spacious with light-colored walls, such as white, yellow or beige. To enhance the natural light in bathrooms, use translucent window treatments, such as sheer curtains, and a translucent shower curtain.
- Choose a streamlined style
Decorative styles that lend themselves to sleek designs give small areas more space. With its clean lines and basic patterns, modern decor is minimalist enough for a small bathroom. Country and rustic styles also have elements that do not protrude into precious bathroom space.
- Use light to create a sense of space
Lighting is essential, but it can also be utilized to create a sense of openness in a small room. Illuminate the space over the sink to create an instant room opener. Lights placed over and under cabinets light up usually dark areas, creating depth in the area.
- Hang a shelving unit or cabinet on the wall
A shelf provides extra room for items that might clutter another area. Hanging cabinets offer even more space, with the ability to hide what is inside.