Bright Country Bathroom With Book-Page Wall Decor & Skirted Sink
Careful attention to design ensured that this already-small bathroom would not feel closed in. Wine boxes add beautiful, warm color and create easy storage. A skirt for the sink provides extra storage underneath, and the pages of an old book are taped to the wall for inexpensive and effective decoration.
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.
The wild patterns in this amazing bathroom shouldn't go together, but they do (brilliantly!) thanks to a similar color palette and the small-scale size of the sconce's stripes, dish towel's beading and the mosaic tile floor.
Contemporary Master Bath With Multipurpose Shelving
Sometimes, a storage unit can play more than one role in a space, as in this contemporary master bath designed by Alisha Hillary. “The towel caddy was installed between the vanity and the toilet primarily to stop the view straight to the toilet when walking into the bathroom,” says Hillary. “It also serves as a great spot to store hand towels or candles and other small decorative items. The small stone feature tile running up behind the caddy references back to the travertine on the floor.”
Powder Room with Dark Wood Vanity Cabinet and Attractive Storage
Make your storage do double duty as decor. While the vanity cabinet in this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winning powder room is custom made, a standard vanity without doors on either side can add decorative storage to any small bathroom, says designer Stephanie A. Bruntz of Studio B Design. Bruntz says the diagonal slats in her custom cabinet are one of the more expensive elements, so adding a horizontal shelf or no shelf at all would be much cheaper. She adds that a stylish pendant can also create a designer look without breaking the bank. You can buy frosted mini glass pendants at Home Depot for under $20, while regular sizes range from $80-$100.
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.
Black trim on this wee bathroom's white roman shade has all the tailored elegance of a tuxedo. Paired with the room's playful use of pattern and interesting textures, it's a handsome way to finish off the space.