Brilliant contrast for these white walls in a compact bathroom by Bill Cook and Michael Faust of Atlanta's Vermilion Designs Interiors, red lampshades and a scarlet skirt for the sink bring a modern punch to the space.
The bench in the corner of the shower area gives patrons a place to hang their towels while they shower. The blue floral pictures add color to the space, while the fish floating overhead add an interesting pattern.
Mix paint and tile. Take time to consider your paint choice and try it out on a sample board before putting it on all of the walls. This is a simple way to save time and money when redecorating a bathroom. “Make sure you like the color throughout the day,” says California designer Cindy Garten of Unique Techniques. “It will help you decide what color is best because of the different light throughout the day. Try it with the window open and closed. You may not like it. It ends up saving a lot of work and money, because all you end up doing is getting another sample board.” This bathroom was a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winner.
You could get the look of these costly acrylic cabinets at a fraction of the price by alternating white and black high-gloss paint. Designer Laurie Haefele of Haefele Design adds that using hardware that screws into cabinets or no hardware at all would be significantly cheaper than the recessed drawer pulls she used. This bathroom is a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winner.
For funky, chunky bathroom knobs, head to arts and craft supply stores. If you’re redoing a small space and just looking for a couple of knobs, you can find an affordable selection there, says Jennifer Foster with Eanes Foster Design. For her daughter’s bathroom, she found lightweight painted resin knobs that matched the Benjamin Moore Coastal Paradise paint on the walls. The wave series of paintings -- originals by Foster and her daughter -- were a way for mother and daughter to bond while decorating with cheap canvases.
A space-saving pedestal sink and streamlined toilet make this small area seem more open and airy, as seen on HGTV's "Flipping the Block." Reclaimed wood artwork and gray walls coordinate with the color scheme used throughout the condo.
For this small bathroom, designer Kriste Michelini created a luxurious hotel feeling by keeping the floor and wall tiles the same. The entire space is wrapped in a black tile that's offset with a wall-mounted vanity.
Use every nook and cranny. The creative design, by interior designer Jenn Ryan, in this metro Atlanta bathroom, features a niche with a towel bar and tucks in shelves for towels in an otherwise-neglected spot.
As seen on Good Bones, Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak bring a sunny disposition to this updated bathroom. Golden yellow arabesque prints and fresh yellow flowers brighten the space, while the geometric mirror complements the patterns and adds personality.
As seen on HGTV's hit show Love It or List It, Hilary has designed a bathroom that makes the most of its space. The solid floor to ceiling color gives the room a more spacious look, while the dark cabinet and patterned tile on the floor and in the shower draw your eye and become focal pieces for the room.
The largest bathroom that luxury tiny home builders, Tyson and Michelle Speiss, have ever built, this space measures at a whopping 29 square feet and features a 4-foot antique-style clawfoot tub, hardwood floors, a modern vanity and more.
Make a tile “area rug.” If you’re already switching out the tile on your floor, adding this decor detail doesn’t cost you any extra -- but it can go a long way toward bringing you the stylish bathroom you want. Designer Nancy Keenan of Harris Park Homes used the technique here to add visual interest and to tie the detailed tile work in the shower with the rest of the bathroom.