Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Designing a Small Bathroom

Do you have a "cozy" bathroom that needs a little help?  Decorating tight spaces has really become a designers forte.  Whether you live in a small urban studio or a charming cottage, your bathroom can make a huge statement no matter the size.  

Be as monochromatic as possible!  Opt to paint cabinetry similar to the wall color to make it feel less heavy and imposing.  Select tile and counter in similar tones.  Let's look at these monochromatic bathrooms...

Ok that last photo brings up my next topic, the vanity.  An open, airy vanity feels great in a tight bathroom.  Pedestal sinks are also a great option, if you have a linen closet or other storage close by.  Lastly, if you choose to stick with a traditional cabinet, a furniture looking piece may feel better.  Go for smaller legs or feet rather than something heavy and blocky.

Ooh that last pic brought up another good point....the tiled wall is a great way to draw attention to the wall and make it appear larger.  Imagine that same bathroom with a small 6" backsplash that is the width of the no, that wouldn't have the same affect as the lovely photo above.  A tiled wall can really help fill the space out, just keep it clean.

Next piece of advice is pretty widely known, but just in case you are new to home improvement, open shelves are a fitting addition to the small bathroom.

My final piece of advice would be to select light fixtures with clear glass.

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