As a mama, a soothing bathroom retreat is high-up on the list of things I want in my home. It doesn’t have to be massive but it does have to be stylish, well-designed, bright and clean! A recent bathroom renovation we worked on definitely checked all these boxes.
Designing a Small Bathroom with Big Style
Just because a space is small doesn’t mean we can’t go for maximum impact. People tend to avoid dark colors and mixing patterns because they think it will overwhelm a small room. I think the opposite; I love using bold choices and large-scale patterns to make the space stand out.
Go for Maximum Impact
For this project we utilized a graphic black and white patterned floor tile to create a big design statement. These tiles from Home Depot are faux cement tiles–which means they are easy maintenance and even easier on the pocket book!
Pops of Color
I love thinking outside the box when it comes to color and it’s application. The most common place to inject color into a space is through the walls, but sometimes it can make an even greater impact if you limit its use to one impactful piece.
For this high-style bathroom we kept most of the finishes neutral and introduced a stunning teal vanity. The crisp finishes around it not only allow the bathroom to feel larger and brighter, but really let this custom vanity be the star of the show!
Mix it Up
One of the secrets to a well designed space is creating a sense of layering. This can be done through mixing and matching of patterns to create a perfectly curated space. A small space is no different. In this bathroom we achieved it by mixing in a combo of ikat pattern textile for window treatment, the tile floor and classic black and white stripe towels. All the patterns play perfectly off the overall color scheme of the room but add just the right amount of interest!
We also created visual interest by mixing the metal finishes. Antique brass finishes for the faucets and mirror balance the more modern matte black light fixtures.
Never Underestimate Fresh Flowers
Seriously – Fresh flowers are a designers best friend! A $2 bouquet of brightly colored grocery store carnations goes a long way in this small bathroom. Have a designated vase or bowl worked into the design plan and fill it regularly. Thank me later.
Small spaces don’t have to be boring, bland or non-functional. Make bold design decisions, mix patterns and finishes and add thoughtful pops of color and you will be sure to have a small space with maximum style.
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