What are some tips for small bathroom makeovers?


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One tip for a small bathroom makeover is to use contrasting colors to define a bathroom that opens into a larger space. Painting the bathroom a dark to medium color also makes the room appear larger. To achieve this look, the bathroom can be decorated using colors that are slightly off from one another instead of using matching colors to give the room a layered look.

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What are some tips for small bathroom makeovers?
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The ceiling in a small bathroom can be painted the same color as the walls to give the illusion of more height. This fools the eye to make it appear that the points where the walls meet the ceiling are receding.

Patterned shades and wallpaper can also be used in small bathrooms to take the focus off the lack of space. The chosen pattern should feature a repeat of the design throughout in the proper scale. Over-scaled patterns can make walls that are less than 8 feet wide appear cut-off, while patterns that are too small can make the room seem cluttered.

A skylight can be added to a small bathroom to give the illusion of extra space by opening up the room. The bathroom can also appear larger if a glass shower is installed by adding an uninterrupted flow to the area.

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