As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, Jillian's beach inspired design continues into the bathroom. The flamingo wallpaper gives the space a vacation feel, while the white mirror and vanity and contemporary lighting gives the space the contemporary design of the rest of the house.
The graphic patterns and bold colors characteristic of midcentury style can overwhelm a small space. But with a little creativity you can get the same effect, as designer Michelle Lord did in this bathroom update. Adding a lattice panel between the vanity and toilet/bath area not only created a sense of privacy but also incorporated pattern and texture, without straying from the all-white and wood palette.
This simple guest bathroom features a walk-in shower and dark brown vanity. To give the space a custom look, bands of green glass tiles are used in the shower and a creamy onyx countertop sits on the vanity.
Small Bathroom With Pedestal Sink and Glass Shower
With a pedestal sink, cabinet for linens and a stall shower all in the same spot, this bathroom really maximizes its small footprint. Patterned tile adds some interest to the floors, while still complementing -- rather than competing with -- the white subway tile backsplash.
A Chevron Black and White Shower Curtain Adds Whimsy to the Bath
Black and white is a great choice for a small bathroom because these colors can serve to enlarge the space. Here, Pure Interiors Design kept the black tones to a minimum by employing it solely in the shower curtain as the focal point in the room. White tiles walls, simple fixtures and a large mirror with a beveled inset complete this pristine look.
Designer Kari McIntosh Dawdy charmed her client with this bathroom transformation that used a monochromatic, unadorned design to achieve a spa-like atmosphere. Sometimes the less-is-more approach works magic for a small space.
Here’s a designer trick for oversized artwork, when you can’t afford an original painting for the entire wall. Buy two of the same pieces of abstract art (these floral pieces were discounted at a home goods store), and then hang one upside down, says Jennifer Foster with Eanes Foster Design. It looks like a diptych and takes up a large amount of wall space for maximum effect, she says.
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.
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.