There are many techniques you can apply to a small, dark bathroom to make it appear larger and brighter. Here, we’ve collected the most popular and easiest to apply. When power and meters are scarce, you have to leverage resources and ingenuity. These 10 ideas will change the look of your bathroom. The words of El Mueble.
Under counter cabinets, custom made. Bathco sink. Hansgrohe faucets. Mirror, from IKEA. Wall light, Campiluz design. Stool and basket, from Los Penotes. Carpet by Tailak.
Although this may seem like a somewhat cliche solution, the truth is that it is practical and effective. White walls will make a small, dark bathroom look larger and brighter. It’s that easy. When choosing a covering, you have many options: from walls with moisture-resistant paint or PVC vinyl panels, to ceramic tiles (one of the most durable and popular solutions).
Built-in sink cabinet with wooden drawers.
All made from the same material
Choosing a custom solution of the same material as the wall covering will provide continuity and help create a spacious space. Typically, this type of sink is suspended, but if you want storage space, don’t hesitate to add it to your design. Choose drawers with different finishes, such as these wooden drawers, and the result will have a bohemian feel.
10 ideas for small bathrooms
10 ideas for small bathrooms
We give you the keys to making the most of your bathroom, no matter how small it is. These 10 ideas are sure to inspire you and end up with a magazine-worthy bathroom.
The bathroom has a cabinet under the sink, made by Deulonder Arquitectura Domèstica. Mirror, from Devon&Devon. New tiles.
or the same color
It would be better if it was white. A single color decor will transform your bathroom from small and dark to spacious and bright. Now you are at risk of catching a cold. solution? Brings warmth through the floor. Ceramics with wood finishes are very popular, but if you want a bit of color, like here, opt for hydraulic flooring.
Custom-made furniture by carpenters and marble workers. Wallpaper, Coordonné design. Griffo, from Rovira.
Pay attention to artificial lighting
Lighting in the bathroom is very important, especially if it is dark or if there is a small window overlooking a light well and little light comes in. Artificial lighting will become necessary and fundamental for comfortable use of the bathroom. So plan general lighting on the ceiling and place some embedded photos, while adding some wall sconces to provide more punctual light, perfect for putting on makeup or shaving.
Custom-made furniture by carpenters. Faucet, Stilo design. Towels and basket, Zara Home.
One of the latest trends in bathrooms is to opt for coatings with a glossy surface that, in addition to reflecting light, helps to expand the space. To make the effect more stylish, you can choose them arranged in a herringbone pattern like this and in different shades of the same color. This will add movement and style.
The bathroom is covered with Topcret microcement. Furniture by Projectes OPB, sinks by Disa and wall lights by Kave Home.
If space in the bathroom is very limited and your budget allows it, be sure to choose a custom-made piece of furniture that won’t leave empty and unused centimeters. This way you can ensure that the image of your small bathroom is more uniform, the space is better utilized and the result is more decorative.
Wallpaper and mirrors by Leroy Merlin.
Screen with no (or almost) profile
The choice of small bathroom screen is also important to make it look larger and brighter. The first priority here is to avoid any kind of visual noise. Therefore, it is better to choose fixed panels so that you can avoid profiles as much as possible, but if you want a sliding type panel, as shown in the picture, to cover the shower room from one wall to the other, then the profiles are better to be discreet and Simple. Save the window panels for large bathrooms, where there’s plenty of room for display.
The bathroom has a built-in wardrobe above the water tank.
One of the first priorities for a small bathroom is storage. We recommend that you avoid open plan furniture as this only creates clutter and visual noise. Failing this, it is best to choose furniture that is enclosed and concealed. If the tank is built-in, you can use the upper wall as a custom cabinet to store your most commonly used items, such as towels, toilet paper, etc.
Dekton countertop by Cosentino. Maisons du Monde mirror. IKEA decals. Libeco towels in Materia.
Always a big mirror
In addition to furniture, one of the elements that can mark the style of a bathroom is the mirror. But if you’re really looking for room and light, choose the XXL model, which takes up most of the width of the walls and bathroom furniture. Frames without outlines are lighter and suitable for any space, but if you want to add a personal touch, choose one with an understated black or gold frame, depending on your style.
The bathroom has a wall-mounted towel rail and a cupboard on wheels under the sink.
Another option for providing space in a small bathroom is to utilize optical effects. Combining one wallpaper with a decorative one (which of course does not steal light) with another with a solid color ceramic coating will help you create a sense of depth and, therefore, a larger bathroom.
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