The all-white small space bathroom features full length tile walls and flooring. The contemporary freestanding vanity showcases the stainless steel bowl sink. Designer tricks like open shelving, vertical tile work and a long rectangular mirror visually expand the space.
Install a sleek sconce on the side of the bed, instead of cramming a lamp onto a small side table, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. Sconces may feature swing arms or other ways to change the direction of the light, which helps create a comfortable environment for nighttime reading. A wire basket below a bedside table provides additional, yet stylish, storage.
Originally constructed in 1909, this small master bathroom could not be expanded in terms of space. By embracing dark, moodier colors and installing gleaming tile surfaces and chrome finishes, the room was given a larger personality.
Silver glitter creates a unique and gorgeous design in this small bathroom space. A circular black vanity is complimented with a black hand towel and black lamp shade sconce. A tray mirror finishes off the shining look and adds depth.
Changing out light fixtures in small spaces can make an enormous difference in how they look, feel and function. The key to a swift, successful lighting swap is choosing fixtures which will fit with existing junction boxes. For situations in which junction boxes require relocation, it's best to hire an electrician; however, keep in mind this will create somewhat of a mess due to patching holes with drywall mud and creating dust from sanding. This three-bulb nickel and acrylic fixture features a linen drum shade which diffuses the light, allowing the wall color to read more clearly.
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.
The unusual floor tile that mimics lattice work served as the inspiration for this bathroom. Baskets tidily corral accessories and linens in the open vanity. Tile and vanity: Floor and Decor Tenafly, NJ; Wall covering: Elitis; Sconce lighting: Robert Abbey
In small bathrooms, simplicity can be elegant. Atlanta designer Julie Montgomery used contemporary sconces and a curved vanity with marble top for her clients. “I love white walls, but if I wanted to make a dramatic yet affordable change, I'd paint the walls, trim and ceiling the same color,” she said.
This small bathroom makes a big impact with a floating vanity constructed from a barrel, a brilliant metal-framed mirror and Currey & Co. sconces that cast interesting shadows on the custom-finished walls. A navy and orange shower curtain adds a jolt of color to the room's earthy palette.
Keep it streamlined. If it’s time to swap out lighting and accessories, such as a clock, go for simple and clean fixtures, which tend to be more affordable than ornate pieces. These days, they offer an array of styles to fit any budget. In this kitchen, Terracotta Design Build creates a streamlined style with a lone clock on the wall and two small fixtures over the sink.
Inside this small transitional guest room, a pair of twin beds each have their own nook with a nightstand and mounted floral sconces. Pops of green and red accessories add a punch of color to the neutral bedroom, which features a wood-slat wall with a floral accent.
Tile cascades down the wall and flows seamlessly onto the floor in this Vanessa DeLeon designed living room. Two green chairs and a small, black round table, bench seating underneath contemporary artwork and glowing wall sconces complete this modern living room.