Easy Design Tips for Updating a Small Bathroom

April 20, 2021

The anticipation of remodeling a room, big or small, adds excitement to our lives. What starts out as a Pinterest board turns into a much-awaited reality and is only the beginning of the adventure.

Small rooms can be challenging, especially if you are planning to renovate a small bathroom. In this case, the most important words to remember are: keep it simple. Small spaces don’t have to feel small. Any size room can feel spacious, as long as you pay attention to detail. 

If you are doing a complete remodel, that suggests a new shower or tub. When choosing a tile, keep in mind that the smaller the tile, the bigger the area will appear. There are many choices today for beautiful tiles, including glass. Glass tile alongside another tile, or by itself, gives the illusion of space. If going with a pre-fab unit for your shower or tub, chose a light tone since this is the most prominent bathroom fixture in a limited area.

Now for the question of preference, do you choose a free-standing sink or a small vanity? A free-standing sink will provide a feeling of openness but has limited storage. A vanity will provide storage for toiletries and supplies but takes up more space. Whatever your preference, consider white fixtures for a small space. White works well in a small area and allows for a lot of freedom in choosing wall and accessory colors. Regardless of the size of a bathroom, the mirror is always your focal point. It catches your attention immediately, and the reflection of your room can appear to add space. 

Finally, don’t forget about texture! Amidst all the hardware in the room, texture helps to soften your space and add warmth. Shower curtains, towels, and rugs make the room pop. These home accessories can also be more on-trend colors or modern designs since they are easy to update every couple of years.      

It’s easy to forget how much time we spend in a bathroom each day, even a small one. Make it a room you enjoy by surrounding yourself with color and pattern that makes you happy.  and keeping it free from unnecessary clutter. 

Do you have a small bathroom you love? Tag us on Instagram so we can see your space! 

This blog post was written by Ann Hayes.