Functionality is key for a small bathroom. Small rooms can easily lead to unwanted clutter so make sure you’re adding only design elements that are functional. Don’t add knick-knacks or objects that don’t serve a purpose.
It’s time to tear up the walls (or add new ones) for cubbies. The inset wall cubby is an ingenious way to add integrated storage to a small bathroom without sacrificing space. It’s also known as an alcove niche or recessed niche. Behind bathroom walls between the studs is just enough of a gap to create a useful cubby. And nowadays you can even buy a DIY tile-ready niche at Lowe’s.
One of the 2014 trends for bathroom design is the use of marble and onyx slabs to create glamorous private spaces. Take as example this Harlem apartment’s bathroom imagined by designer Nicki Clendening. By mixing a killer-looking marble with inexpensive craft paper to decorate the designer introduced an inspiring eclectic style.
Choosing lighting is a crucial part of modern design style especially in the bathroom. There are plenty of lighting choices available to you. Modern design is all about lines and geometric shapes so keep that in mind when shopping for light fixtures windows and placement of lighting. However make sure to remember that the quality of the light is further more important than the actual light fixture. Skylights are great idea for modern bathrooms because they add more natural light and interest to your bathroom.
Tile is more expensive than paint so the amount of material and the complexity of your design will likely depend on budget. Options range from minimal use in a border for example to maximum use in floor-to-ceiling executions. And each implementation of course can be done in different materials be it in a classic subway tile or multicolored mosaics.
If you can’t afford a full gut-job then redecorating is one way to breath new life into the space without spending a fortune. There are many easy bathroom decorating ideas you can implement from changing the hardware on your cabinetry to a new coat of paint. Colors and textures that might look ostentatious in other rooms in your home are fine in the bathroom such as dark hues like burgundy or wild prints and patterns.