Designing or updating a small bathroom can feel like a chore, but when done correctly, it will make the biggest difference. After all, having a luxurious bathroom, no matter the size, will instantly up both your daily life and your home’s resale value.
When in doubt, white works wonders in small spaces. The brightness, Gray notes, helps to make the space feel much larger and it keeps you from having to worry about the “right way” to incorporate color without shrinking your bathroom.
Other light neutral tones like grays and beiges can also help small bathrooms feel bigger and warmer.
Perfect for small bathrooms, a floating vanity will create more available floor space and, therefore, openness.
Though it may seem counterintuitive, large patterns work best in small spaces because they actually make a space feel much bigger visually, while small-scale patterns do the opposite.
Sufficient lighting is a small bathroom must, so get fancy with it to create a bright focal point using light fixtures like chandeliers, pendants, or sconces.
Storage in small spaces is limited, so don’t sacrifice precious wall space for a mirror that doesn’t reflect your needs. Medicine cabinets or mirrors that pull out to reveal space to keep your toothbrush and other toiletries are truly a lifesaver.