Use space above the doorway for storage: The next time you are in your bathroom observe how much vertical space in your bathroom isn’t being used. Typically the space above a doorway is vacant. Especially if you have higher ceilings than the minimum clearance you can install decorative storage shelves to house bath tub salts scrubs etc… in a decorative basket. If you aren’t concerned about décor use the shelf for storing extra toilet paper and cleaners to free up valuable storage area below the sink
Every bathroom needs storage. For the guest bathroom in particular we recommend using open storage solutions. Look for shelving units bins or cubes that allow you to keep your linens and lotions on display. That way your guests won’t need to root through your belongings in order to find everything they need.
Take the time to consider how you can include touches like these into your guest bathroom. Even one or two should be enough to stop the room from feeling purely functional and help transform it into something special.
However the one factor to consider before taking the plunge with brass is that it does require some regular maintenance to keep it looking great. It’s always best to adhere to the manufacturer’s specific upkeep instructions so routine wipe downs should be done with an approved cleaner.
To pull this off we recommend that you stick to a fairly neutral look. Think about incorporating a monochromatic color scheme in your design. This color combo adds a sense of classic elegance to the space and will never go out of style.
Most people enjoy having maximum room around the toilet although this is not always a realistic option in today’s small bathrooms. If you’re able to change out the toilet they come in smaller sizes that take up less floor space and allow for more room around them. If you cannot change the toilet try to minimize floor items like scales trashcans and laundry hampers in the bathroom. The more floor area you can see and use the better you will feel.
Maximize vertical space: If your bathroom offers you the luxury of adding vertical storage and display then go for it! Your walls above 7 feet are usually wasted with empty area. This is a gold mine for storage of toiletries and bathroom cleaners and sprays. Consider having cabinetry built to extend up to the ceiling. If you would prefer decorations and splashes of color can also be added above mirrors and cabinetry. Adding color at a vertical height will cause the eye to go up and therefore enlarge the bathroom space and feel.
Pair paneled walls with chrome fixtures and black-and-white floors in a circle star pattern for a look that’s as fresh as it is versatile. Banish boring with complementary colors and patterns like these mauve coral and dark burgundy tiles.
Once you have your storage options in place remember how the items are displayed is just as important as what’s available. Just as you would with any other styled surface do your best to create specific groupings. Vary the items in each grouping by height size and number to create visual interest. If you need to consider looking up bathroom design ideas on Freshome for inspiration.
The bathroom trend over the past few years has been dominated by straight lines however in 2014 curves and rounded edges has put it’s proverbial foot in the door and is forcing its way in. This curvature applies to anything and everything within the bathroom including walls bathtubs sinks mirrors cabinets and shower enclosures.
In most small bathrooms you either have a combination bathtub with the shower inside or you only have a shower. If your budget allows lose the shower curtain and add a glass door enclosure. Glass will create the illusion of a bigger bathroom and when you’re using the shower it will feel larger too. Consider using clear or lighter colored shower curtains if installing a glass door is not an option. If you have tall ceilings install the shower curtain at a higher head height to elongate the feeling of the room.
These patterns can work with old school claw foot bathtubs as well as modern stainless pedestal sinks and back-lit mirrors (as per below). As long as you’ve got the eye you’ll be able to make it work with almost anything. Go bold bright and utilize patterned mosaics and tiles in your designs this year; a certain winner.
When we truly give time to thinking about how to solve painful problems we envision sound and sometimes creative solutions which will solve problems. Let’s admit it with the noise and mental stimuli which our minds are addicted to (i.e. cell phones) it’s difficult to enter into a place of deep thinking and meditation. People are now realizing the need to find an escape away from technology a place to relax think recharge and claim authority over a run away cloudy neurosis.
Dark colors will make the room feel smaller and lighter colors will make the room feel larger. If you have the luxury of having natural light pour into your bathroom it will feel much bigger. Mimic the feeling of natural light with neutral and sunny tones that feel warm and inviting. Change your light bulbs to ones that emit a warmer glow. Light bulbs play a huge role in how you see yourself in the mirror. You will hate using the bathroom if you hate how you look in the mirror!
The challenge is achieving that middle ground. How do you infuse warmth into the space while still benefiting from stylistic contrasts and how do you keep it from looking too clinical? Take a look at our suggestions below; we’re confident that you can put together a space that’s as comfortable as it is stylish.