Lighting: Now that your stuff is out of the way, you now need to spotlight the space you’ve created. In small bathroom design, natural illumination is a great way to cast some light in dark corners. So install a skylight or add a window. If that’s impossible, make use of the light you have. Put in a glass-block window that lets light in from other rooms. Mount some wall sconces that take up little space yet shed lots of ambient light. Or just fire up some candles to generate a romantic mood. Walls: Along with lighting, another key bathroom design idea is color coordination. Letting your walls stay neutral (white or beige) generates an impression of more space. Plus, if you draw the eye upwards, the room will look taller; so add a border around the ceiling to create more vertical depth. Also, installing polished tiles and hanging mirrors lets the area reflect itself, thereby creating the feel of additional square footage.
Largely due to a lack of space, small bathrooms usually have showers installed instead of tubs. A prefabricated stall can be installed fairly easily if existing plumbing is used, but the lack of space could make maneuvering difficult. Though more expensive and time consuming, many homeowners find it easier to buy a shower pan and install the sealant and tiles separately. If you decide to tile your shower, opt for larger sizes. While smaller tiles can sometimes appear busy, consider smaller sizes for accents (like a narrow band halfway up your shower).
Small and luxurious is a myth, right? Wrong. If you’re struggling with finding space in your cramped bathroom or half bath, all you need is a little creativity and design know-how. Here are some tips to get you started: Transforming a bathroom from cramped to cozy requires efficient use of space: Less is more: Homeowners have a tendency to keep all of their conveniences nearby. If you’re dealing with a small bathroom, try only to include the basics. Because you’re limiting the items in your bathroom, feel free to include higher-end toiletries like luxury towels and designer soaps (keep accessories like hair dryers in a nearby linen closet). Open up floor space: If you have a cabinet under your sink, consider replacing the entire unit with a pedestal or wall-mounted sink.
Tub/Shower: Tub and shower kits are available in various sizes including those for small bathrooms. While colors are sometimes limited, a shower pan can be used instead of an entire shower kit (which will leave room for tiles and other decorative touches). If you’re using existing plumbing, modifying the look of your shower or tub is a simple DIY project. But, replacing a tub with a shower (or anything involving modifying the plumbing) should be left to professionals.
Of course, it’s not easy to stay bold with your bathroom decorating while also staying within a budget. Here’s a rundown of some of the best bathroom decorating ideas we could find with a brief note about their budget implications.Bathroom Walls: Doing something exciting with your walls is one of the cheapest ways to make a bold decorating statement. Vibrant paints are easy, but you might also think about wainscoting, wood paneling or backsplash tile.Contemporary Lighting: New lighting design and fixtures is one of the most cost-effective and underrated ways to improve your bathroom decorating. Recessed lighting and modern wall sconces are just two of the more common and ways to improve your bathroom lighting design.
One of the most enjoyable experiences resulting from remodeling your bathroom comes from soaking in the tub when the work is finally completed. One of the most enjoyable aspects of soaking in the tub is experiencing the natural light and warmth of the sun streaming in from a well-placed and creatively designed window system.