As with other optical illusions, adding stripes to your room does not actually make it larger, but it sure makes it feel larger.
Our eyes tell us the direction the stripes run is longer than it really is. The opposite direction (going against the stripe) appears smaller to us.
Want your bathroom to feel taller?
- Paint the walls a color that is not white, and paint the ceiling white.
- Have some form of stripes that run up and down the walls.
To feel shorter?
- Paint the ceiling a darker color than the walls.
- Have some form of stripes that run across the walls.
This can be done with more than just wall paint. If you want the room to feel wider, you can install rectangular floor tiles (the thinner the tile the greater the effect) such that the long side of the tile runs side to side.
Alternatively if you want the room to feel deeper, run the floor tiles with the long side of the tile going up and down the length of the room.
You can this with the tub/shower tiling as well.
To our minds, stripes are stripes. The exact way you create them can differ.
Paint is merely the easiest and cheapest way.
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