By Sungula Nkabinde

Bathrooms can be difficult to decorate, especially when they are small, but adding a few homey touches can go a long way. Guest bathrooms in particular have become smaller over time, and this has presented an opportunity to find innovative ways of maximising the space. Here are a few tips to help you make your small bathroom space a little more comfortable:

Be creative

One can hide or distract the eye from less appealing aspects of the room, for example, by putting a potted plant on top of the cistern. It has also been said that adding greenery creates a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere.

Use innovative sanitaryware

Sanitary technology is at its best when it is invisible. For this reason, many companies are looking for new, innovative ways to skillfully hide water supply pipes, drainage pipes, cisterns and odour-extraction units in the walls. By seeking these companies out, you can achieve a clean and uncluttered space in your bathroom.

Buy an all-in-one sink

The last thing you want to do is to add bulky furniture or large decorative pieces into a small space, so it’s best to choose an all-in-one sink and vanity solution that is proportionate to the space in which it will be featured.

Be adventurous with the colour

A blank wall is a canvas that can add vibrancy to your bathroom. The colour of the room will also influence how light and bright it seems. So go to town with the colours, but keep the ceiling white and avoid dark colours for the walls at all costs. Rather opt for soft neutral tones as this will not only liven up the space visually, but will also guarantee added longevity to the design of the bathroom.

Use a mirror

Mirrors are a great way of making any space seem larger than it actually is. You could, for example, fill the wall with a large mirror across from the bath for that added sense of space.  With the use of decorative frames, you can complete a luxurious bath room that will be a pleasure in which to spend time. Combine the use of mirrors with slim cupboards and vanities and you will make your small bathroom easier to move around in.

With thanks to Bathroom Bizarre