Create the illusion of a bigger bathroom with these clever design ideas.

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In the UK, the average bathroom is just over a paltry four square metres, hardly large enough for a king size bed. However, whether you've got a compact space or you've built a more generously proportioned room from scratch, creating the illusion of a bigger bathroom is a goal that most households share. 

Try out these designs tips in your own bathroom design for a more spacious feel.  

Floating furniture

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Choosing bathroom furniture that is mounted on the wall rather than the floor is a smart option for creating the illustion of a bathroom with a larger footprint, by tricking the eye into focusing on the space below the floating furniture, without losing valuable storage space. 

Reflect the light

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It's perhaps the best known tip for helping a room feel bigger, but bears repeating nonetheless. Using a large mirror in your bathroom will create the illusion of more space. If you have room for a double vanity, the more mirrors the better.

Keeping your bathroom light and bright is also a well known technique for making it feel more spacious. Choose a lighter shade of paint and tiles for a fresh and uplifting scheme.  

Read more: 9 ways to bring light and space to your self-build or renovation

Frameless designs

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Make your bathroom design as seamless as possible by opting for frameless designs. Lines and frames disturb and add clutter to a space's visual, therefore frameless bathroom products trick the eye into thinking there's more space than there actually is. 

A uniformed look

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Keep your bathroom design cohesive by choosing the same tiles for your wall and floor coverings. This creates the look of a fluid space that is everlasting without it being broken up by a difference in design. The same rules apply with colour – to make your bathroom look bigger choose one colour or similar tones for a uniformed look. 

Read more: 5 modern bathrooms that embrace colour

Minimal fittings

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Keep your bathroom design as fuss-free as possible to avoid it looking too busy. Keeping your fittings as minimal as possible will help with this. Black bathroom fittings are an on-trend option for 2020 and often are very simplistic in their design, which is a winner when it comes to making a space look bigger than it truly is. 

 

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