Here’s a small bathroom design tip that may not sit well with traditionalists: tear out the bathtub and add a modern walk-in shower surrounded by seamless glass. It’s a great way to save tons of space in your small bathroom. A seamless glass door may be more expensive than a shower curtain, but will definitely be more durable. Not to mention, it will open up the space and add value to your home.
Every design element in a small bathroom should have a purpose and be functional in some way or another to create a space-saving sanctuary. Before you dive in, if you are looking for space-saving furniture ideas, be sure to check out our top products for small bathrooms.
One of the 2014 trends for bathroom design is the use of marble and onyx slabs to create glamorous private spaces. Take as example this Harlem apartment’s bathroom imagined by designer Nicki Clendening. By mixing a killer-looking marble with inexpensive craft paper to decorate, the designer introduced an inspiring eclectic style.
You’re now on your final bathroom decorating stages. This part’s like adding a giant bow to a present. Donate or throw away your old, mismatched towels and add new soft goods to your bathroom. An accent color or pattern would be a modern design touch.
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.
A well-placed piece of wall art is an easy way to add a pop of color. Keep in mind when finding wall art for the bathroom, it’s important to take moisture into consideration. Be sure to either choose a water resistant material or add a frame for protection.
You’ll want to select a tile that has a water absorption rating of less than 3% (lower than what’s recommended for the floors) and has good traction (a coefficient of friction that’s greater than or equal to .60). If you’re debating between an open or closed shower take a look at our pros and cons to help make your decision.
If you’re looking for a striking display of marble in your bathroom, the example above will serve you well. It’s part of the Project 910 by Kiko Salomão an astounding apartment in São Paulo, Brazil. Bold-colored details like a simple and sophisticated bunch of bright flowers break the monotony of a marble-encrusted bathroom design.
A marble-detailed bathroom with filtered natural light flooding its darkest corners might be just the thing you were looking for to keep you relaxed and joyful. This two-story penthouse on the Lower East Side in Manhattan proves that comfort in the city includes a fabulous bathroom design. All those reflecting surfaces create a cheerful play of light.
Once you clear clutter and replace the oversized bathroom vanity with something more minimalist, think of all the useful things you can do with the space. Like adding an all-in-one washer and dryer. Or creating a vanity space.
Marble bathrooms in darker colors can enhance the coziness effect and start you off with a smile. Designed by Canny, this chocolate marble bathroom design in Canterbury, Australia, surprises the need for a dark yet cozy and soothing private bathroom. Chocolate marble tiles and wooden furniture provide the natural visual background that beautifies your daily activities. So why not start each new day with a big smile on your face reflected in the bathroom mirror?
A highly modern marble bathroom design can showcase a very inspiring combination of horizontally-veined marble. The Marmara White marble (or Marmara Equator) is an unique type of marble featuring dark colored parallel veins and looks exquisite in a modern bathroom like the example above. You can make your home look and feel like a luxury hotel by emphasizing its elegance with marble.
A marble bathroom separated from the bedroom by only a glass wall is not for everyone. Many people feel that privacy lacks in these spaces, but they have the power to undress you of preconceptions. This beautifully lit marble bathroom in this Lake House designed by architect Igor Sirotov serves as inspiration for those who prefer an open contemporary design.
One common misconception is that since bathrooms are often smaller than the other spaces in your home, you don’t need to worry about decor items. The opposite is true. A few well-placed decor items are the secret to making this space feel truly pulled together. Consider using candles, baskets or decorative display shelves to really drive your design home.