Neutral shades are a popular pick for bathrooms, but that shouldn’t mean that adding color is totally off limits. In such a small space, color might seem risky but it’s just the opposite. On a small scale it’s easy to go bold without going overboard.
Small bathrooms may seem like a difficult design task to take on; however, these spaces may introduce a clever design challenge to add to your plate. Creating a functional and storage-friendly bathroom may be just what your home needs.
A mix of concrete and marble targets a more dramatic and industrial feel. When lit through a skylight, the bathroom opens up to reveal details otherwise hidden behind artificial lighting during the day. Seen in Villa Extramuros in Alto-Alentejo, Portugal, this concrete and marble bathroom stands as proof that two cold materials can create an inviting setting.
Vibrancy and elegance mix together to result in a dynamic and refreshing bathroom design in the example above. Marble details, modern design lines and sleek furnishings make this Trousdale home‘s master bathroom look inviting, while the giant windows flood the space with sunshine. Who doesn’t love sunshine in the bathroom?
If you can’t afford a full gut-job then redecorating is one way to breath new life into the space without spending a fortune. There are many easy bathroom decorating ideas you can implement, from changing the hardware on your cabinetry to a new coat of paint. Colors and textures that might look ostentatious in other rooms in your home are fine in the bathroom, such as dark hues like burgundy or wild prints and patterns.
Marble has seen its fair share of creative handling and has become a favorite in many upscale residences throughout the years. Modern bathrooms can surprise you with materials and shapes you never though matched, but also with a fascinating suite of different types of marble cut and shaped into a myriad modern ways.
Older lighting fixtures and fluorescent lighting cast unattractive shadows and odd color hues on your skin. If changing a fixture isn’t possible, you can upgrade the bulb with some of the new fluorescent bulbs that are similar in color warmth to the light cast on a bright, sunny day.
Decluttering the bathroom will give it a freshly updated look. If you’re space challenged, look at how you can improve on existing storage. Adding pull-out drawers (that sort items easier) into a cabinet is an easy weekend upgrade. Standard sizes of pull-out drawers are available at most home improvement stores.
Functionality is key for a small bathroom. Small rooms can easily lead to unwanted clutter, so make sure you’re adding only design elements that are functional. Don’t add knick-knacks or objects that don’t serve a purpose.
Another example of a luxurious bathroom dressed in marble and wood comes to shine light on your decisions. Wood bathroom shelves captured in marble niches not only look good, but are also highly functional: towels, decorations or flower vases help liven up the space and allow you to play with colors and textures. Large windows help lighten up the space, while the altitude of the apartment allows full transparency.
Why are towels such a great choice when it comes to adding color: they’re available in every shade imaginable, are relatively inexpensive and super easy to swap out if you change your mind.
Within a fantastic penthouse apartment in London, this marble bathroom above acts as a private retreat where the body receives the blessing of cleanliness. Dressed head-to-toe in marble and featuring a welcoming marble shower, this bathroom design incorporates a radiant design worthy of modern living.
The most important upgrade you can make in your bathroom involves lighting. A Swedish study found that lighting, paired with the right color, affects mood. Changing out your lighting is not difficult or expensive to do, but makes a bathroom look fresher and larger.