Optimizing a small bathroom

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The bathroom is a space often sacrificed for other living rooms. It is also worth considering, if only by using tricks to give it an impression of space.

Playing materials

To give a small bathroom a grand effect, the first thing to do is to choose white as the colour of the flooring. Alternatively, you can also choose other shades, but always clear to bring in the light. Indeed, light means space. It must penetrate your bathroom, from floor to ceiling. The use of materials such as a canopy also helps to bring in light and free up space, not to mention the fact that it is a very trendy option.

If your bathroom must remain opaque to preserve your privacy, nothing prevents it from capturing the maximum amount of light. This is also why it is advisable to place one or more mirrors in each corner of your walls. The larger they are, the greater the optical effect produced.

Choosing the right furniture

A small bathroom should be furnished in a stylish, yet refined way. Overhead and fluid lines should be preferred to oversized styles, which are more suitable for large areas. Thus, the best is to choose compact cupboards, suspended to free the space, with pastel colors, sliding, without wrists… The idea is to make it simple to give a more airy look to the whole.

Storage also helps to free up space in your bathroom. Your washbasin plan should stay clear. To do this, it is best to leave the accessories well stored in the cupboards. These must be well compartmentalized and allow for easy storage.

Even your toilet should be minimalist. Hanging models free your floor and are less imposing than standing toilets. Added to this is the fact that it is a more contemporary and aesthetic option. Lighting can also give your bathroom space. Choose discreet, recessed references that give soft or even indirect light. Furniture fixtures are also preferred.

Using dimensions

A small bathroom should be arranged in such a way as to optimize space. So it’s all about organization. If you can’t move in a generous surface, you can always fall back on the visual effect.

For example, the Italian shower rather than the bathtub will be chosen to save space. For an additional optical effect, it will be delimited by a glass wall. However, if you want to have a bathtub, it must be recessed in the floor to clear the view towards the window that could face it.

On the floor, large and very light tiles or equally large slats are preferred instead of a floor covering made up of small elements.


In the end, a small bathroom can easily look larger. It is enough to use trompe-l’ oeil and optimize its space with good furnishing.