When purchasing a new home, the number of bathrooms is generally key. Depending on the size of your family, any additional bathroom space can be a deal maker or breaker. Even a small half bathroom can make a difference for a family home. But, when it comes time to decorating, or renovating this space, you run into some challenges you may not consider in a full bathroom. Overall, you want to make what is generally the smallest room in the house, feel as big as possible.
- Go with a bright, light paint is a great way to open the space. Sticking with a white or slightly off-white color palette â€“ with either a grey or blue tone is a great place to start.
- Add wainscoting. The small accent at the bottom of the wall â€“ in white â€“ makes the room appear larger. It also will lend itself to adding some dÃ©cor to the space, which is not easy to do in such a small space.
- Make sure the vanity is proportionate to the space. Although you may be able to fit a larger vanity in the room, keep in mind what you need in there. Being that it is a second or third bathroom, chances are you wonâ€™t need many bathroom supplies, so wonâ€™t actually need that much space. And the smaller vanity you go with the larger it will make the room feel.
- Get fun light fixtures. Lights are another way to make a statement, as well as brighten up the room (again making it feel bigger). There are a variety of different light fixtures available now in a lot of different colors and sizes so you can find one to fit your space!
- Use bright window treatments. Sticking with something light filtering â€“ that will give you privacy but let the light filter through is a great idea in a bathroom. Cellular shades or roller shades are good options because they give you a very clean finished look.
Overall, just make sure to keep it simple. If you go bold with your light fixtures, keep your vanity neutral. If you go with a bold color on your vanity, make sure to stay light on the walls. In this room, less is more, but as always make it your own!