We all want a bathroom that’s clean, uncluttered, and shiny. The trouble is that keeping your space clean and inviting can be challenging.
Add to this the constraints of a small bathroom and you only add to the difficulty of decorating in a way that’s both uncluttered and functional.
Read on for some tips on how to create a stylish bathroom with these simple ideas for decorating small bathrooms.
1. Choose a soothing palette
Opt for bathroom decor that uses neutral colors such as whites, off-whites, and tans to create a calming effect.
2. Add (the appearance of) more floor space
A wall-mounted sink and/or toilet frees up floor space, making the room seem larger than it is.
With modern fixtures and more floor space, your small bathroom will look less cluttered and more spacious. A side benefit – it’s faster and easier to keep the toilet and the floor under all of your fixtures clean!
3. Choose a mix of prints and textures
When decorating your small bathroom, don’t be afraid to mix prints and textures. To create the perfect look in your bathroom, choose colors you love that work well with the rest of your home and that will work with multiple prints and patterns.
4. Think vertical
Make the most of the wall space in your small bath. Add open shelves to a feature wall for more storage and open baskets or boxes for your essentials.
5. Incorporate your linens
Use your bathroom towels as part of your color scheme.
Instead of a long bar for your towels, use large, oversized hooks placed on the wall or add a bar or hook underneath your open shelf.
6. To add character, use inexpensive moldings
Consider adding a wall moulding treatment to the bathroom to add character.
Trimwork and beadboard or simple trim hung at chair rail height will add a touch of sophistication to any space, large or small.
7. Take advantage of mirrors
Another way to make a space look and feel more spacious is to use mirrors.
For example, if your bathroom has a window, hang a mirror where it can reflect the sunlight beaming in to make the room feel bright and airy.
Consider the size and shape of the mirror. If you have hard, straight lines throughout the room (e.g. vanity, towel bar), a small-ish round mirror creates visual interest without overpowering the space.
8. Get creative with your bathroom window
If your bathroom has a window that passersby could peek into, you don’t have to block the window entirely, as it will reduce the natural light of the room.
Use window film. Not only will it help improve the functionality of your small bathroom, but it will also increase the feeling of spaciousness.
In this way, you let in natural light without feeling exposed when you’re in the bathroom.