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Take your bathroom from predictable to picture-perfect with our ten tips for creating a magazine-worthy space like this one.
1. Strip Bathroom of Anything That Sticks out From Walls
"Avoid having anything that sticks out from the walls especially in very narrow bathrooms. This means that maybe you forgo a towel bar and mount one on the back of the door. Go with built-in toilet paper holders and magazine racks. Even try to avoid decorative shelves. All of this takes away precious square footage." - Dawn Falcone Lifestyles
2. Install Clear Shower Enclosures to Emphasize Visual Pass-Through
"To give the illusion of more space eliminate as much visual clutter as possible when selecting fixtures and materials: Clear shower enclosures with minimal hardware; swinging doors rather than bypass if possible." - Faulkner House Interior Redesign, LLC
3. Get Creative With Storage By Using Every Available Nook
"Storage must-haves: towels, toilet paper, daily supplies (teeth supplies, cleansers, makeup, etc.). Wasted space: Pedestal sinks (beautiful, but not functional if you have limited space). Consider: Behind the door hooks for towels and robes or over the door pouches for holding small suppliers (hair, makeup) and medicine cabinets and/or shelving set inside the walls, in between the studs." - Storage and organizing expert Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO
4. Uplight Your Ceiling With Sconces to Create the Illusion of a Taller Ceiling
"You can use design tricks through lighting to visually enhance the space in a small bathroom. To make the room appear larger, try up-lighting the ceiling with wall sconces or cove lighting. It will create the impression of higher ceilings and more expansive space. For a narrow room, illuminating one wall with light will give the illusion of a more open area." - Pegasus Lighting
5. Limit Yourself to Two Paint Colors (More Than That Feels Busy)
"Keep it simple. Busy wallpaper, too many paint colors, patterned fabrics and accessories will make the room feel cluttered and smaller. Two colors will work great in a small bath. One for wall color and another for accessories." - Dawn Falcone Lifestyles
6. Replace Shower Curtain With Glass Door
"Open up the room with glass. If your bathroom only has a shower stall consider not only a glass door but partially taking out another wall & replacing it with glass. Even a small tub area will benefit from some clean, clear glass doors. If the glass is not an option then use clear shower curtains that will allow light in." - Dawn Falcone Lifestyles
7. Big Tiles Look Best in Small Bathrooms
"Select larger floor tile to open up space. Lesser grout lines give the illusion of a bigger space." - Bloom Designs
8. Emphasize Texture Over Color
"Bring in texture, not color, to add interest without it getting too busy. Add one unique element --a cool mirror, a unique piece of art, a funky sink. One carefully chosen focused piece can transform it from small and boring to cute and chic. " - Workshopapd
9. Layout: Push Bathing Facilities Against Farthest Wall
"Depends on the space - I've even designed powder rooms to tuck in under a stair - but, if you have a typical rectangle space, have the tub/shower area on the far wall. This allows you to make maximum use of the space. Try to have a window on this wall. Have the sink as you come in and the toilet between." - Emme Levine
10. Install a good showerhead - you can get the water streaming out like natural rain when you install a rainfall shower in your bathroom. In this way, you can get to relax when you are having your daily baths. Gone are the days of having painful water jets sprouting water at you.
- Mai Perez
We all have different styles and personality and do you know that it shows in
your color choices what kind of personality you have.
But what does the color of your bathroom say about you? Bango Design, designers complied a color psychology guide below:
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- Mai Perez
Looking for something to warm up your home, use earth tone rugs. Because
Round, plush, square, or fluffy. We love rugs in equal parts for their ability to liven up a room, and well, just the fact that they make things so darn cozy. Not to mention they can help create a sense of definition in your space. Whichever one you choose, rugs are an essential part of any home.
- Mai Perez