Whenever small spaces are available, maximum use can be made of it. The bathroom is no exception. It is very common for new buildings to save space in all environments of the house, especially in the bathroom. For this reason, we will show you some tips so that you can make small baths, a pleasant place, comfortable, taking advantage of every inch of surface and also, that you can create the optical illusion of greater amplitude, and all this, following certain criteria so that look modern and contemporary.
A very narrow bath that has been given depth with the wall in the background in black, as well as the floor. The side walls are white, creating a sense of spaciousness.
One of the main things to be defined is the choice of the elements that will give life to the walls, furniture or accessories, as well as the colors that you will use in the decoration.
The idea that those with a small bath cannot have a nice, cozy bath or a good bath is not correct. The techniques for the good management of the space in the decoration of bathrooms exist and you have to take advantage of them. Look here below where we leave you some advice on how to do it.
Modern Small Bathroom Trends 2018
2018 promises to bring a lot of personality with texture, color, and accessories. Colorful wallpaper, elegant furniture and graphic patterns on tiles that will turn the bathroom into a mini sanctuary. Whether you’re planning a renovation or just want some inspiration in the decor, then we show you trends with style.
With striking tiles, colorful wallpaper and extravagant light fixtures that play a key role in bathroom decor, it is important to keep things in balance, and this can be achieved in a minimalist wardrobe. Decorate them with simple handles to make sure space does not feel too full.
You can give your bathroom a personal touch by adding a stool and a mini table to make you feel luxurious and give your makeup routine your own special space.
The Mediterranean-style tiles are booming. The encaustic cement tiles are returning very strongly, and if you are fond of the intricate Moroccan designs or modern geometric shapes, this is a good time to use them.
The combination of various types of tiles promises to be a pretty and simple way to get a fully customized bathroom. Try to use a monochrome palette for a nice visual impact and play with subway, hexagonal and square tiles.
This is another trend: use a very dark color on one of the bathroom walls. It can be contrasted with natural textures, such as a jute rug and a wood framed mirror, and you will have a space that will never go out of style.
Art on the wall
Often, the subject of fish and aquariums is used on the bathroom wall, but this year you will see a resurgence of unexpected artwork.
Carpets & Rugs
Bathrooms are being treated like any other room, so you can use a carpet that you normally find in the living room or bedroom.
Mirrors are a must, and this year the trend is round and as large as it can fit on the wall. You can go to a rustic or glam style depending on whether you prefer to frame them or leave them to the natural. Either way, they manage to make space feel much more glamorous than their square counterparts.
Wall mounted faucets
Small bathrooms can use a smart space-saving trick, simply by mounting the faucet directly on the wall. This trend is especially elegant in brass and black finishes, against white tiles or colored walls.
Fish scale tiles
This type of tile is taking increasingly strong within trends.
Why not turn your bathroom into your own private retreat? Personality is key in the design of the bathroom, and adding elements like a fern will help achieve it.
Why is the bathroom always the last room that gets attention? A pretty and elegant accessory in the decoration will add important personality to space.
The bright and colorful cabinets entered the kitchens last year, and now the trend is entering the bathrooms. Navy blue and pure black are going to tone going to be heavily used this year. These bold shades look stunning with gold fixtures and white countertops.
Brass, silver, and gold
These colors will continue to play a prominent role in the bathrooms, but in darker shades. They look spectacular with pastel walls, modern cabinetry, and vintage accents.
There seems to never be enough storage space in the bathroom, so it’s good to be creative.
Colors for Small Bathrooms
Colors play a primordial role if you are looking to create the sensation of amplitude. The light colors are one of the best allies we can find since they have the gift of moving away from the walls of the receiver. If you combine them with vibrant colors you will achieve a revitalizing, energizing and very pleasant space, as we see in the picture below. However, it should be noted that modern bathrooms are characterized mainly by using a neutral color palette: white, gray, beige and natural wood.
The pastel color, earthy color or neutral colors in light tones help to generate the sensation of greater space. Same with the floor, we personally recommend a light color, with a bath rug in a soft and clear color too. You can add touches of color to the accessories, such as the toilet lid, a row of colored ceramics, etc.
Furniture and Accessories for Small Bathrooms
Another fundamental point in the task of visually enlarging a bathroom is the minimal incorporation of furniture, in order to allow a good circulation and a wider view of the floor, walls, and space in general. In addition, to achieve a contemporary look, you must use minimalist furniture, that is, with simple lines and designs. This will also help to create a larger space since the furniture and accessories overloaded with details tend to create an approaching effect.
On the other hand, mirrors should be as large as possible, as they give a greater sense of depth and dimension just as do clear or mirrored tiles. Being a surface that reflects, that surface is not delimiting but acquires depth.
The sink should not be huge, as small and classic as possible, although it often has storage space, we recommend those who do not have it, for a small bathroom. If it is not a very tiny bathroom, a cabinet down the sink is an excellent choice to keep everything tidy and in place. Remember that it is advisable that the bathroom look as clean and as clear as possible so as not to create a feeling of overwhelming.
If your dream is to have a bathtub, do not forbid it, they exist of the most diverse sizes; if this leaves the bathroom extremely small, add a mirror from floor to ceiling that creates the feeling of extra space, to counter. Mirrors are one of the tricks most used in decoration to expand the spaces optically.
Small Bathroom Lighting
And to successfully complete this type of decoration, you must incorporate a good light. It should not be a dim light, but very bright, which adequately reflects clear walls and vibrant color touches. Remember that walls and dark objects tend to create the approaching effect, and what is sought is to remove the walls and all the elements that are part of the decoration.
Natural light is always the best, otherwise, it applies lights that illuminate a good part of the bathroom, pointing specific lamps to different points of interest, such as the mirror in front of the sink.
Walls in Small Bathrooms
You must take every inch of the wall, so you can place shelves you really need, not just to decorate.
Tips for Building Small Bathrooms
The use of space when it is reduced is fundamental. Do not rush and design the location of each element well; after installed, wanting to change it is very complicated, tedious and expensive.
If you have the possibility to invest a good sum in building the bathroom of your dreams, invert it, the time will show you how rewarding it is. We will show you 5 ideas that you can keep in mind.
1) Using a liner for the back wall and flooring other than the other walls can create the optical illusion of depth and more space.
2) Putting the marble countertop with the mirror, completely hiding the wall, helps generate the feeling of space to support things.
3) A small shower can leave room to place the toilet. This will help you make the most of your space.
4) Again we appeal to the solution of the mirror. When the bathroom is small a longitudinal mirror can double the feeling of space.
5) You can, without abuse of the space, make shelves (where possible open to not lose depth) for storage or whatever. That will contribute to not lose functionality the bathroom.