If you have desired the high end bathrooms we often see on the home improvement magazines, you are probably not alone. If at all the size of your bathroom leaves something to be desired, then you might not know what to do. However, the following design ideas can turn your bathroom into the luxurious room you have always wanted.

Older homes usually suffer from having small bathrooms that measure approximately 8 by 5 feet. In order to overcome the extreme fear of confined places, you should scale down the size of the objects in the bathrooms. You can begin by installing a pedestal sink instead of those that come with cabinets and large counter space which will just limit you. Also, choose light tiles and bright paint to create a feeling of space as darker colors tend to make the room feel more confined.

You can employ an Asian inspired design in your bathroom to enhance the play of light in addition to dark colors. A powder bathroom that has a Japanese feel to it will enable you to mix old world designs with the modern features. Also, avoid an all brown layout as it can make the bathroom feel more cramped. You can switch the deep brown and chocolate colors with a beige and white splash.  

Take advantage of all your bathrooms space, but do not make it feel too confined. Employ some light wall colors and some vanity lighting to enhance the feeling of the room being more spacious. If necessary, you can incorporate some oak finish to expand your bath and storage.

If you envy a more modern look to your bathroom, you can go with the horizontal tiles and a frameless mirror which essentially creates an illusion of extra space. You can also use the wall and ceiling vanity to supplement your bathroom space and lead the eye seamlessly around the room. Finally, install a cube less shower in addition to a small toilet which will save on space and at the same time create a luxurious feel and a larger appeal.

You can also take advantage of your bathroom by going with a small but effective vanity. This calls for a dark colored vanity for the light walls and ideally light vanity for the dark walls. You can also increase the storage space by buying a vanity that has drawers under the sink where you can put your accessories.

If your bathroom has too much wall space, and has nothing to conceal it, you can choose the Zen method of decoration by using a long horizontal mirror. This will help you stretch the wall space and create an illusion of a much larger room. In this regard, you can go with a dark framed mirror that has thick framing.

Painting the bathroom might not be enough to make a confined space look or feel larger. But you can complement the illusion by using frameless mirrors and marble tiles which all work together to create a feeling of more space.

There is no reason why a small bathroom can’t be luxurious or stylish. Most homeowners opt for expanding their bathrooms at an extra cost but that is not really necessary. You can use light and dark colors to enhance the feeling of a more spacious bathroom.