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7 ways to make a statement with a small bathroom

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Regardless of how big or small your bathroom is, the potential to create something incredible will always lie within its walls. If you’re struggling to make a statement in a small space, we’ve got 5 quick ways to help you make it.

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Maybe it's marble

If you're able to afford it you may want to consider installing marble or other stone benchtops. These sleek surfaces make any space, from the bathroom to the kitchen, appear more modern, and more luxurious. why not opt for white marble for a more classic look, or black quartz if you're wanting something a little more modern. Extending the marble theme to the bathtub as well will add an extra layer of elegance.

Alternatively, you could go with a faux marble look, using paint.

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Let there be light

close-up-sink When it comes to your choice of light fixture, you can go either vintage or modern. No matter which you choose, you’ll be adding a more elegant and sophisticated aspect to your bathroom. If you need a little guidance, right now we're loving chandeliers and pendant lights.

Art makes the world go round

One of the simplest ways to make a statement in any room is through your choice of art. Whether you choose something soft and simple, or loud and bold, artwork will brighten and blend into your bathroom.

If you’re more of the ‘go big or go home’ kind of person, you might even want to think about adding a gallery to your bathroom. You can scatter the artworks along the walls, and watch your bathroom come alive.

However, don’t limit yourself to just picking up some canvases from the store. If you’re willing to delve into a bit of DIY-creativity, designate a weekend to painting your own bathroom decor. No one even needs to know they were painted by you.

All about vanity

modern grey designer bathroom Modern interior design is always looking for the next big thing, and who knew that would involve your vanity? If you’re looking for a little bit of originality to add to your small bathroom, how does mounting your vanity sound? Not only will this save a little bit of space and actually make your bathroom look bigger, it’ll also grant you more space underneath for storing whatever you need.

If mounting your vanity feels like a step too far, there is something else you could try. Consider installing a round, standing vanity instead of the classic square vanity. Not only will this look fantastic in a small space, it’ll actually reduce your risk of bumping into things. Unfortunately, we’ve all been there and jabbed our hips into the corner of a sharp vanity, so if you’re incredibly stumped for space and need a way to minimise the risk of hurting yourself, then a round vanity is the way to go!

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Extend the bench top

This next tip involves extending the bench top over the toilet or bathtub. Visually, it appears in the shape of a banjo, but is the perfect way to make a statement. You’ll be happy to know that it won’t affect the placement of your toilet at all, and will also help the small space appear de-cluttered and wider.

On the walls


If you’re really limited for space in your bathroom, then the best way to make a statement in your bathroom could be by painting the walls a bold, bright colour, placing tiles in interesting patterns and varying sizes, or opting for some graphic wallpaper. It will instantly brighten up the room while giving it an undeniable sense of style.

Retire the old white tiles and liven up your bathroom with one of these slightly more modern trends.

The mirror

lipstick Lastly, we have the one must-have for every makeup-lover's bathroom - the mirror. The best thing about mirrors in bathrooms is that the choice is entirely personal, so you get to play around with what works with your space and your personal style. But if you need a little inspiration, we’ve got a few to get your mind working.

If you need the mirror space, like we all sometimes do, you may want to consider extending it over your vanity. There’s no law that says that the frame of the mirror must be in line with the vanity, so go nuts! It can be as extravagant and as personal as you like.

Our next mirror tip is to splurge on a vintage mirror. Alas, these beauties don’t often come cheap, but they are worth it in terms of style. Nothing ever beats a classic and mirrors are no exception.

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Tags: interior design, renovating indoor spaces, bathroom, first home

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