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.
Bring in natural light from above: Interior bathrooms don’t always have the opportunity to have a window in the wall. Consider bringing in light with a skylight or a sun lighting tube. A sun lighting tube is installed from the roof down into your bathroom and utilizes reflective material to bounce light down into the room. You will be surprised how bright your bathroom looks when you add natural light from above.
Use lighter wood color for cabinetry: If your bathroom has under counter cabinetry at the sink consider using lighter woods as opposed to dark colored woods. A light colored wood will allow for more light to reflect off of surfaces and will not make the eye stop abruptly at the dark cabinetry. If you are renovating consider using a light colored sink to coordinate with the lighter wood.
When dealing with a master suite personal style reigns supreme. Are you someone who prefers a claw-foot tub for long baths over a quick shower? Done. On this project though your goal is to appeal to the masses: your best friend your mother-in-law and everyone in between.
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.
In you follow design trends closely you’ll have noticed that copper has been popping its head up left right and center. In the bathroom industrial copper based designs are in where extravagant copper pipes are showcased as features. Copper baths featured in a more traditional setting are making wider inroads in 2014 closely embraced by the dauntless and audacious designers amongst us.