Use recessed accessories to free up moving around area: Consider using a recessed toilet paper holder and create niches in the wall for holding towels toiletries and display items. Niches in the wall will create visual interest and will help avoid objects protruding into valuable floor area. Use this same trick in showers and bathtubs to hold soap and bath accessories. If you’re renovating your bathroom create niches in the shower wall and use tile inside the niches for a custom look.
Take the picture above for example. In it you can see that whoever designed the space has taken the time to add plenty of fresh towels a plush robe a variety of high-end soaps and lotions plus spa-like bath treatments can be found on the back wall.
Choose smaller fixtures: Believe it or not they make all size sinks toilets bathtubs and shower/enclosures. If space is inadequate in your small bathroom consider replacing a few of your fixtures with smaller ones to gain more space to maneuver. In a small half bathroom instead of using a vanity sink with cabinet below opt for a pedestal sink. They look gorgeous and take up half the space
More of a rarity at this time but when done right they look breathtaking. Take the example below by Siol it’s simply stunning adding vibrancy and tangible life to the bathroom which would be difficult to achieve in any other way. The main concern people may have regarding living walls is the watering of them. I’m not an expert on the finer details of them however I do know there are watering systems for potted plants which automatically water based on time or moisture level of the soil.
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.
Using natural materials is a trend which you’ll see in every other sphere of the design world in 2014. Natural materials unlike the riskier patterns above are generally timeless and will stand the test of time. If it’s a renovation look to see if there are natural aged beams in the ceiling which have the potential to be uncovered and reconditioned with stain or a lovely beeswax.