Kid-Friendly Bathroom Update with Wall Art and Grasscloth
Start with a theme, even in a small bathroom. Robin LaMonte, owner of Rooms Revamped Interior Design, continued the travel motif from a nearby bonus room into this bathroom, by using framed photos of planes and a faux propeller from a discount home decor store. For an interesting background, she covered the walls in grasscloth. While grasscloth can be expensive, you can find it at a discount if you look around -- this one was $45 for a roll and more than half off the usual price, she says.
Vintage Small Bathroom with Green and White Tile and Pedestal Sink
For a budget bathroom update, Patti Wagner and her husband replaced the damaged green floor tiles with inexpensive hexagon-shaped white tiles in their Minneapolis home. “The white floor really makes the room look bigger,” says Wagner, a senior product designer for Target. They also maximized the small space by keeping the existing pedestal sink and large medicine cabinet. Towel hooks also are great for small bathrooms, because they don't take up much space and you can place them anywhere, she says.
HGTV's Property Brothers transformed this small bathroom with luxurious tile and updated fixtures. The shower's iridescent backsplash shimmers against peacock blue walls and the gray bathtub surround. Gold trim tile is an edgy touch.
Chic White Bathroom with Red Chair and Sleek Cabinets
Keep it simple. By using a modest color palette with just a pop of color from the red chair, this bathroom demonstrates simple elegance in a small area. If possible, avoid buying window treatments to create an illusion of more space. “A minimalist look eases the budget,” says Stephanie Andrews of Atlanta-based Balance Design.
A floating vanity and spacious glass shower open up this previously cramped bathroom. Rather than splurging on stone slab counters, Brown Design Group cuts costs with a one-piece countertop and sink. A single glass-panel shower helps the room feel larger while saving on extra hardware for a swinging door. Large-format wall tiles make for a quick install.
Wallpapered Powder Room with Mirrored Vanity and Chinese Porcelain
Even small powder room counters deserve a little panache. A powder room rarely requires space for toiletries or cosmetics, but that little piece of countertop is sometimes an overlooked spot for decorative accents. Clinton Rice, owner of Clinton Lane Rice Design in Atlanta, brought this collection of blue and white Chinese porcelain into his powder room, adding another layer of pattern against the existing geometric wallpaper.
This turquoise mirror frame is a cheery thing to see first thing in the morning, waking up the bathroom's neutral palette. Navy blue accessories and cabinet pulls are a fun pairing with the bright color.
Updated Shower With Glass Door & White Subway Tile
This remodel was in conjunction with a few other projects in one residence, all in preparation for the arrival of a new baby.
The shower stayed in the same place, although the plumbing was moved. The toilet was moved to the opposite wall, and the sink was moved to the center of the bathroom. A freestanding tub was then installed on the opposite wall from the shower. Classic white subway tile on the shower walls and tub wall create a clean backdrop for the geometric pattern cement floor tiles.
Modern Black and White Bathroom Vanity With Small Subway Tile Backsplash, White Vessel Sink and Double Bulb Sconce
A white vessel sink sits on the black countertop over this small bathroom vanity. Long, thin tile with a mix of black, white and gray shades forms a small backsplash connecting the countertop to the mirror. A sconce mounted high on the wall keeps the space bright.
Elegant Powder Room with Bowl Sink on Columned Pedestal, Wallpaper and Mirror
For no cost, something as easy as a strategic placement can offer a beautiful reflection and color in a small bathroom, says Atlanta interior designer Alice Cramer. In this Atlanta powder room, she placed the mirror in just the right spot to reflect a piece of art for an eye-catching result that added depth and interest.
When faced with a tight bathroom, designers have to get creative when planning storage. "This was a small space with little room to spare for storage,” says designer Kari Arendsen. “I found these cute storage boxes and hung them from the wall to save space and keep floor space clear. Also the choice of a high contrast application on the walls is helpful to make a space feel larger than it really is."
Contemporary White and Blue Bathroom with White Marble Shelves and Baskets
Remove the shades from sconces in order to streamline the style and the space, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. Then, instead of a cabinet, use fancy open shelves with baskets to hold toiletries and corral clutter.
In this small but fancy bathroom, the design inspiration started with a golden antique mirror. Brass and bronze fixtures were chosen to complement it; black and white tiles are the perfect backdrop. Sink: Duravit; Plumbing fixtures: Lightinthebox; Sconce: Restoration Hardware; Tile: Nemo Tile