Lighter coloured tiles will reflect the natural and artificial light. White and cream are perfect and if you use light coloured grout the room will appear bigger and more seamless.
Larger tiles will also make the bathroom appear more spacious. Laying wall tiles vertically will make the space seem higher while laying them horizontally will make the space feel wider.
Using a single colour throughout the bathroom will create a more seamless look. Consider tiling to the ceiling and matching the ceiling colour with the tile colour.
Shower screens and frames can divide a bathroom, blocking light and making the space appear smaller. Clear glass as opposed to wire or opaque glass will open up the space as will frameless or semi-frameless glass.
Chunky cabinetry can look bulky and clunky in a bathroom. Minimalist cabinetry with recessed basins will look take up less space. Wall hung cabinets will provide storage for towels while the void underneath will give the illusion of more floor space.
Consider recessing a shaving cabinet into the wall for a seamless look to the walls. This will provide more storage for toiletries while the mirror will reflect light and give the illusion of more space.
Curtains and blinds can block the natural light and appear chunky on the walls. If you are renovating, remove any bulky, dark curtain rods and consider frosting the windows or installing minimal, light coloured roller blinds.
Simple, sleek accessories will create a minimalist look. Changing chunky plastic handles and knobs for simple chrome or stainless steel accessories will look much more contemporary and clean.
Recessed lighting will streamline your ceiling and designing lighting over or beside mirrors will reflect light throughout the room and ensure it doesn’t cast shadows.
These are some simple tips for maximising light and space in your bathroom. If you are building a new home or renovating a bathroom and would like advice, ideas or inspiration, speak to the designers at Windemere Interiors.