An intimate bathroom requires thoughtful design solutions. One such innovation from Garrison Foundry, featuring a frosted glass shower panel that lets light into the space.
Light colors make a room feel larger, making them an excellent choice for small bathrooms. Grays and beiges can easily coordinate together while looking very elegant.
Assembling your bathroom in a darker hue can also create the illusion of more space by tricking the eye into thinking the room is larger by creating depth.
Neutrals and whites are ideal bathroom colors because they reflect light around the room, but don’t be intimidated to experiment with other hues on your walls. Yellow hues add warmth and brightness, while ice blue hues evoke tranquillity and peace.
If you like the idea of adding floral elements to your bathroom but lack space for murals, patterned wallpaper with coordinated accents could provide an instant update to a powder room or guest bath. Designer Whitney McNell put up this fierce cat wallpaper in one powder room as an unexpected touch of fun!
Mirrors are the ultimate bathroom space-savers and an effective way to make smaller areas appear larger. Plus, mirrors reflect light back into darkened rooms which is essential in creating the feeling of more space and light!
If you’re opting for darker-toned bathroom designs (which is so on trend right now), adding reflective surfaces and mirrors is crucial to keeping it bright and airy. Both natural light and artificial lighting sources will diffuse throughout the space to keep it feeling open and airy.
Mirrors add a sense of glamor that’s ideal for small bathrooms, whether that means installing large-framed or frameless mirrors over the basin, double mirrors, sconces or even single ones – regardless of style you can find something suitable. When shopping around you can choose something from our wide variety of styles that fits in perfectly with your decor or opt for frameless alternatives for an uncluttered and modern appearance.
Lighting in a small bathroom is absolutely crucial, as it can either make the space seem larger or smaller and set the perfect atmosphere – from an invigorating shower or cleaning session, to relaxing bath time at the end of a busy day. Lighting should set an inviting and relaxing tone in this intimate space.
Many believe that light colors make rooms appear larger, yet it’s equally important to showcase our individuality through color. Zandy Gammons created this bathroom from floral wallpaper and Biggie Smalls art pieces to achieve a vibrant yet airy look in this bathroom from Zandy Gammons.
Maximize the natural light available to a compact bathroom by installing clear glass shower doors and mirrors that reflect sunlight. Or install a skylight like Studio DIAA’s to bring in natural lighting without compromising privacy or taking up wall space, adding floral arrangements, snake plants or greenery for extra flair and an upbeat atmosphere in this space. Finally, accent with flowers or snake plants as natural accents that will keep it feeling lively and cheery!
“To keep small bathrooms feeling open architecturally and visually, it is best to edit amenities frequently by hanging towels on bars or hooks, keeping patterns at a minimum, limiting clutter, and editing amenities,” advises designer Barbara Sallick. While not always possible in terms of the build stage, recessed mirrored cabinets provide effective storage that won’t protrude into the room.
Shelves, whether fixed or floating, provide an elegant way of displaying decor items in the bathroom (think candle jars, houseplants and prints). Plus they’re useful storage solutions if space under your sink is at a premium – look for shelves with front and side racks that can tuck under pipes!
Don’t overlook your ceiling as a source of storage – installing shelving there can provide extra room without taking up floor space, perfect for items you might not use often like toilet paper and candles. Plus floating shelves make an attractive display space for artwork or photos!