Hidden Spaces in Your Small Bathroom
Creating space in your small bathroom means looking in unexpected places and making bold choices.
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In a tight space, it's extremely important to consider visual balance. Too much art on the wall or too many decorative items on a shelf and the room will feel cramped. "For a healthy mental environment, you need to keep at least 40% of the room as negative space," Barnard says. "That means empty walls. No art, no towel racks, no cabinets."
In this bath, for example, a quiet, soothing tile rather than a busy pattern counts as negative space. A mirrored medicine cabinet in addition to the over-sink mirror produces the illusion of depth, but the lion's share of wall space is free of ornament and restful to the eye.
Make the natural world the focal point of your Zen bath by adding a window, a piece of art or a beautiful plant.