The bathroom has come along way in the past one hundred years. Once just a basic tub set in front of the living room fire and filled with buckets of water, the bathing experience is now a luxury in almost every western home. Back then, a bathroom was something only the wealthy and privileged could afford to have in their house. It was this trend which lead to the mass production of bathroom products. The Edwardian and Victorian styles of the time are still a popular choice today. They look exquisite in a villa or cottage bathroom, and never loose their appeal in terms of design.
Over the past decade, with the popularity of TV shows like Changing Rooms, the trend for old-fashioned bathrooms has seen a real upsurge. A rare gem of an old slipper bath or rusty traditional faucet may be found at a scrap yard or in a skip, but thankfully manufacturers are keeping up with demand with skillfully crafted traditional bathroom products.
While it is true that mirrors create a feeling of space, overdoing it shows otherwise. Using too many mirrors in a small bathroom only emphasizes the corners of the room. Be very careful where you install your mirrors. Installing them opposite of each other will not do. You should limit the mirrors for it will only show you how small the space is. Clear out your bathroom walls to create more space for your small bathroom design.
Do you have enough lighting planned for your bathroom? Natural light is an important element in bathrooms. A window, a wall or roof skylight will bring in natural light, a view or a dramatic skyscape. Having a skylight that opens is great because moisture build-up is reduced. Artificial lighting is also vital and often overlooked in a bathroom. Without good lighting, the decor and the personality of your bathroom can not be developed properly. Lighting for your bathroom can be natural and manufactured. Lighting should be used to brighten and define the space since both can affect your mood and how you feel inside your home.
A common error with small bathroom owners is that they tend to be focused on their walls that they forget that they have a door. This door is actually more useful than acting as an entrance and exit. You can install some towel and clothes hangers at your door to conserve space. This will also give you more wall space for your small bathroom design.