5 Tips to Make Your Small Bathroom Appear Larger

Not all home owners have the luxury of having their homes adorned with enormous bathrooms. The average home generally comes equipped with powder rooms that are typically on the small side. The small amount of square footage can pose a real challenge when it comes time to redesigning and redecorating the bathroom. Here are some tips to making your small bathroom appear larger:

1 – Set the Scene for How the Bathroom Will Be Used

Ask yourself this question before designing your bathroom – How will it be used? Is it the daily bathroom that will be used multiple times per day? Or is it only a powder room reserved for the occasional use by guests? If it will be used frequently, consider a classic, timeless interior decor style, filled with elements that you won’t get tired of. Choose lighter colours that will open up the space, and create the illusion of a brighter room. Stick with neutral colours that you won’t get bored of easily.

2 – Save Space With Smart Organizing

Every bathroom requires the typical items, like towels, toilet paper and soap. But how these items are stored in the room can make a big difference in the functionality of the bathroom. Make sure you prioritize your storage and plan ahead in order to avoid your bathroom looking disorganized, cluttered, and smaller than it already is. Good organization will fit your specific needs. For example, men tend to need nothing more than a medicine cabinet. Women, on the other hand, generally make good use of counter space and cabinets. Consider hanging shelves on the wall, or keeping decorative baskets on the counter to house all your necessities without taking up too much space and making the room look disheveled.

3 – Make Good Use of Light

The more light in a space, the better. This is especially true for smaller rooms. If you are blessed with natural light coming in from windows, then make good use of them by treating the windows with light-coloured shades. If window space is limited, fill the space with various types of lighting, including wall sconces on either wall, pot lights in the shower stall, overhead lighting above the vanity mirror, and a main ceiling light in the centre of the bathroom.

4 – Mirrors Can Work Wonders

Don’t just limit the use of mirrors to the one above your sink. Instead, splurge a little in the mirror department. Use an oversized mirror above your vanity that is illuminated by overhead lights. Place a mirror or two near the window to reflect as much natural light as possible. Choose one wall as your “accent” wall where you use decorative mirrors of varying shapes and sizes with different frames as your wall art. The use of such reflective properties can work wonders in making a small bathroom appear larger.

5 – Install Glass Shower Doors

If your budget permits, the installation of glass shower doors can be an incredibly effective way of opening up the space in your bathroom. Rather than having an opaque plastic shower curtain essentially cut off the space in the bathroom, a glass door can open the room up, and make it look larger than it really is.

For more ways to make your small bathroom look larger, or for assistance in decorating your home, give the experts at Lux Design a call. Their team of professional interior designers can help bring your home’s vision to reality!

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Top 3 Interior Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

Don’t let the fear of making “design mistakes” keep you from creating a room that you love and one that you can live in happily for many years to come. Just make sure to avoid feeling like you HAVE to do something in order to create a picture perfect room. However, below are some of the most egregious decorating faux-pas you should avoid like the plague.

Keeping Something You Hate

Some interior designers may incorporate various things into their design plan, even something you hate. Whether they do this because you ask them to (“Help me love my funky wall color” or “Distract me from the ugly tile in the bathroom”) or they take it upon themselves to incorporate it, it’s often a big mistake. If you truly hate something, you’re not going to love it no matter what your designer does to make it more appealing.

The biggest mistake is asking the designer to incorporate something major, like ugly flooring, because you don’t want to pay to replace it. Your designer will base all of his or her design ideas around this one central thing so deciding down the road that it has to go means you’re going to have to redo all of your decor as well. Pony up the dough now to save more money down the road.

Don’t Pick Uncomfortable Furniture

Sounds simple but it’s a mistake a lot of people make when decorating a room. When you see a pretty piece of furniture that you just absolutely fall head over heels for, it’s hard to keep from buying it even if the cushions are a little hard and the back makes you sit straighter than a pole. Sure, this couch is going to look fabulous in your living room but you’re going to avoid that room after a while because that couch is about as comfortable as the Flinstone’s couch made of rock.

Make sure your dining chairs are comfortable, too. You’ll be spending lots of time in them every day. When you test them out, sit in them for a few minutes and decide if this is somewhere you can sit in for extended periods of time. Make sure you’ve measured your table’s height as well to ensure your chairs aren’t too short or tall.

Don’t Be Too Matchy Matchy

We love flipping through Houzz or Better Homes and Garden where these impeccably staged rooms match down to every last detail. Some old school designers will still drift towards this trend but students fresh out of interior design colleges will usually avoid this slightly outdated technique. They’ve been taught that this decorating method is best for selling a home or showcasing certain furniture pieces but it’s not ideal for people to live in.…

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Boutiques And Shops – Interior design Modus

Our designers will ensure that your interior design represents your company style and make a good impression on any customer that enters your shop. Our solutions represent a creative oasis in the sea of uniform and dull corporative cliches. It is this kind of originality that arouses curiosity among passers-by and in no time your shop will be the most visited.

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Charlotte Lucas marries midcentury shapes with feminine frills, making contemporary rooms feel charming.

“I like to remind my staff that we’re not saving lives,” says the 33-year-old. “Designing is supposed to be fun!” Proof that the Charlotte, North Carolina, native means it: She pops a bottle of wine for her team during tough days, a tradition that started when she assisted decorator Barrie Benson. Lucas’s carefree philosophy is evident in her upbeat interiors, in which Egg chairs and Murano-glass chandeliers mingle with clients’ heirloom mahogany tables. “It’s all about finding the perfect balance of ingredients — almost like baking,” she says. “One wrong chair, and you have to rethink the entire room!”

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