Keep in mind that part of what sets the hotel experience apart from that of a typical home is that not only are these items on-hand they’re also meticulously displayed. With just a glance you know exactly what towels and toiletries are available to you. When designing a guest bathroom your goal should be to have your family and friends feel the same way.
Natural isn’t wood exclusive either. Natural stone slate and other earthy materials are all viable options which means there is usually a natural option which’ll work for most designs. Worn rugged and spalted are the preferred choices however as long as it’s natural it’s likely to be in.
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.
Adjustable lighting will create a multifunctional bathroom: When a space is limited to only one function it can feel smaller than it is. For example if you only have one overhead light in the bathroom you will find only utilitarian tasks to occupy your time and then leave. Add a dimmer switch to that same lighting fixture and now you can get ready for work in the morning and in the evening relax in the tub or shower. Your small bathroom just got a lot larger!
Use a monochromatic color scheme in a small bathroom: Depending on the color you choose and how much natural light illuminates your space one color can make your bathroom feel larger. Remember one color doesn’t mean you can’t use hues of one color. A bathroom with varying shades of one color will accomplish the same goal. Soft neutral tones are perfect for this eye fooling trick. If you are able to keep it clean white will make your bathroom feel the largest!
A small space like a bathroom is a great place to try out bold colors and finishes that might not work in larger areas. We’ve rounded up 17 colorful bathroom tile ideas to show you how. Whether you want to plaster your bathroom with stripes and ombré or just make your beige a little less blah these ideas will give you some inspiration to pump up your space’s style.