Is your bathroom so small that you can touch both walls when standing inside? Small bathrooms are a huge challenge to use and to decorate. Some bathrooms have the ability to feel bigger while others may need small renovation projects to improve the square footage. Depending on your particular bathroom the options can be easy. Decide what your budget is and then follow these big design ideas for your small bathroom.
Showers in the past used to be comprised of just a shower head inside of an existing bath tub enclosure and that was it. Today showers have come a long way and they are separated from the bathtub to give more space versatility and visual aesthetics for your bathroom. Enclosed showers are enjoyed by many for the added benefit of having more privacy and still looking stylish. Open showers are becoming more popular in bathrooms that need to be accessible for all and they open up a small space to appear larger. Here are the pros and cons of open and closed showers.
Vibrant and energetic both words which most of us need to have an injection of in our lives. Nothing gives this feeling quite like intrepid floral wall art. We’ve seen this trend grow in the bedroom and it’s also growing in the bathroom market too. Take the design below it’s enough to blow the mind of everybody who enters the bathroom (for better or worse depending upon taste) but one thing is for sure; it’s going to pull the eyes of every set which enters into that bathroom.
Traditionally choosing furniture for a modern space meant staying within the Art Deco Shaker or Mission styles. More recently Scandinavian-inspired products have also been included in this category. Whichever design your bathroom furnishings are try to ensure that they are as simplistic as possible and have a clearly defined shape.
Window treatments can add height: Bathrooms that have windows shouldn’t forget these important features when giving the illusion of space. Windows not only allow natural light but give the eye a place to wander outside of the small room. To add height consider adding valances or cornices that make the window feel dramatically adorned. This illusion will draw the eye upward and away from the floor. Use coordinating colors to the palette of the bathroom and stay away from heavy and dark materials which will give the eye an abrupt place to stop.
Day spas and spa hotels are classic examples of escaping and recharging a trend which has pierced the home improvement market. Designers and architects are adding those places of escape within the home including steam shower rooms saunas whirlpool baths and hot tubs into their designs in response to this need. Take the gorgeous example below which sports a sauna and steam shower combination unit; a perfect addition to an at home spa retreat.