Whenever you have small spaces, you can make maximum use of it. The bathroom is no exception. It is very common in new constructions to save space in all rooms of the house, especially in the bathroom.
For this reason, we will show you some tips so that you can make small bathrooms a pleasant, comfortable place, taking advantage of every inch of surface and also, that you can create the optical illusion of greater amplitude, and all this, following certain criteria to make it look modern, elegant and functional.
One of the main things to define is the choice of the elements that will give life to the walls, furniture or accessories, as well as the colors that you will use in the decoration.
Furniture for small bathrooms
A fundamental point in the task of visually enlarging a bathroom is the minimum incorporation of furniture, in order to allow good circulation and a broader view of the floor, the walls and the space in general.
Dark cabinets made their way into kitchens last year, and now the trend is making its way into bathrooms. Navy blue and pure black are going to be very used tones this year. These bold hues look stunning with gold fixtures or white countertops.
You can make good use of space and use open shelves to store anything. This will help the bathroom improve its functionality.
It seems like there’s never enough storage space in the bathroom, so it’s good to get creative.
Chairs and tables
You can give your bathroom a personal touch by adding a stool and mini table to make it feel luxurious and give your makeup routine its own special space.
Walls and floors in Small Bathrooms
2022 promise to bring a lot of personality with texture, color and accessories. Colorful wallpaper, stylish furniture and graphic tile patterns will turn the bathroom into a mini sanctuary. Whether you’re planning a renovation or just want some decorating inspiration, here are some stylish trends.
Rear wall and floor
Using a backsplash and floor covering that is different from the other walls can create the optical illusion of depth and more space.
Mediterranean-style tiles, made of encaustic cement, are on the rise. They’re making a huge comeback, and if you’re a fan of intricate Moroccan designs or modern geometric shapes, now is a great time to use them.
This type of elongated tiles is very fashionable today.
Fish scale tiles
This type of tile is gaining more and more strength within the trends.
The combination of various types of tiles promises to be a beautiful and simple way to achieve a totally personalized bathroom. Try to use a monochrome palette for a nice visual impact and play around with subway, hexagon and square tiles.
The fish and aquarium theme is often used on the bathroom wall, but nowadays unexpected works of art are also another option.
Accessories for Small Bathrooms
The sink should not be huge, but as small and classic as possible. Despite the fact that it often has storage space, we recommend those that do not, for a small bathroom.
Small bathrooms can use a clever space-saving trick by simply mounting the faucets directly to the wall. This trend looks especially stylish in brass and black finishes, against white tile or colored walls.
Mirrors are one of the most used tricks in decoration to visually enlarge spaces. When the bathroom is small, a longitudinal mirror can double the feeling of space.
Mirror that occupies the entire wall
Mirrors should be as large as possible as they give a greater sense of depth and dimension just like clear or mirrored tiles. Being a surface that reflects, that surface is not limiting, but rather acquires depth.
Mirrors are a must, and this year the trend is round and as big as you can fit on the wall. You can go rustic or glam depending on whether you prefer to frame them or leave them natural. Either way, they manage to make the space feel much more glamorous than their boxy counterparts.
Why not turn your bathroom into your own private retreat? Personality is key in bathroom design, and the addition of elements such as plants will help achieve this.
Bathrooms are being treated like any other room, so a rug normally found in the living room or bedroom can be used.
Colors for Small Bathrooms
Colors play a fundamental role if you are looking to create the feeling of spaciousness. Light colors are one of the best allies that we can find, since they have the gift of moving the walls away from the receiver. If you combine them with vibrant colors you will achieve a revitalizing, energizing and very pleasant space, as we see in the photo below. However, it should be noted that modern bathrooms are mainly characterized by using a neutral color palette: white, grey, beige and natural wood.
The pastel color, earth color or neutral colors in light tones help to generate the feeling of more space. The same with the floor, we personally recommend a light color, with a bath mat in a soft and light color too. You can add touches of color in the accessories, such as a toilet lid, a row of colored ceramic tiles, etc.
This is another trend: use a very dark color on one of the bathroom walls. Contrast it with natural textures, like a jute rug and a wood-framed mirror, and you’ll have a space that will never go out of style.
Brass, silver and gold
These colors will continue to play a prominent role in bathrooms, but in darker shades. They look spectacular with pastel walls, modern cabinetry, and vintage accents.
Small Bathroom Lighting
To successfully complete this type of decoration, a good luminaire must be incorporated. It should not be dim, but very bright, adequately reflecting light walls and pops of vibrant color. Remember that dark walls and objects tend to create the effect of approaching, and what is sought is to move away the walls and all the elements that are part of the decoration.
With a shower
A small shower can leave space to place the toilet. This will help make the most of the space. They can be showers with full glass doors, which will help create a feeling of greater space.
With shower trays
The use of space when it is reduced is essential. There is no need to rush and the location of each element must be well designed; after installed, wanting to change it is very complicated, tedious and expensive.
The idea that those who have a small bathroom cannot have a nice, cozy bathroom or a good bathtub is not correct. The techniques for the good management of space in bathroom decoration exist and we must take advantage of them. Look below where we leave you some images that show that it is possible.