An all-white bathroom does feel brighter and lighter but it can look a little cold or lack the depth your eye registers as space. Adding black to your bathroom in the form of black walls or a black-and-white tile design or a black ceiling adds the “POW!” your small bathroom is begging for.
Using tile is more expensive than painting however so if you’re on a budget either choose an iteration that doesn’t use a lot of it or just use paint. Make sure the proper additive is mixed in with your paint color in order to keep it from getting mildewy and if you’re using tile look for stain-resistant grout (more expensive but worth the extra cost). White and off-white are the most popular bathroom color ideas and neutral colors also help make the space feel calm and fresh. Choosing a monochromatic color palette where you base the whole color scheme off of one main color is another popular option and will make the space feel bigger.
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.
Whether you’re looking to redecorate your entire bathroom or just want to update your style with an eye-catching piece we have plenty of bathroom mirror ideas to get you inspired.
A simple mirror can get a glamorous update with the addition of backlighting. You can purchase mirrors with built-in lights or add them yourself to the mirror of your choosing. Illuminated mirrors are ideal for applying makeup and seeing your face in a detailed (but flattering) way. They’re great for bathrooms with low natural light. Just be sure that your lighting is soft not harsh or fluorescent.
Small bathrooms may seem like a difficult design task to take on; however these spaces may introduce a clever design challenge to add to your plate. Creating a functional and storage-friendly bathroom may be just what your home needs.