It’s common to have a guest bathroom in the house or a bathroom that has been converted from a closet.
To make the use of all of the small bathroom space available I added some practical bits and brightened up the room too. Below are a few top tips to think about when redecorating or planning a new bathroom.
1. Paint Small Rooms a Light Colour
Believe it or not the bathroom you see in the pictures was actually painted a DARK BLUE by the previous owners. So the first thing that I did was paint it white. Yes, it took many layers of white to get rid of the blue underneath but it brightened up the space with even my first paint stroke. The smaller the space the lighter the room should be painted in my opinion. You need help from every possible surface to help bounce the light off of.
The white scene is modern at the moment but you could also go for a pastel colour, such as a light magnolia or pastel blue or green.
2. Space Saving Solutions
Utilise your space to the max. Add storage to the corners that are not being used and transform wall space in a clever way. That’s exactly what I did with my Crosswater bathroom additions*. Apart from being very impressed with myself because I can now use a drill, I was very excited to have a towel rail that doesn’t get in the way of guests trying to dry their hands. I cleverly hung the soap holder in the corner too so that there is a choice between a liquid and a solid soap… although I will be lying if I didn’t say it’s mostly to show off my lovely decorative additions 😉
Then there’s also the tumbler, which I had the choice of hanging too (so if you’re tight for space you can definitely fix it into the wall too) but I like it around and more often than not have it on the window seal or even the sink itself.
3. Add a Pop of Colour and/or Pattern
To style up my new space I added fun patterns and bright colours using bathroom decorative accessories – perfect for Spring! From a Cath Kidston floral towel to bright toothbrushes and a funky soap, I gladly added some colour and pattern to the little room and it fitted in easily since I painted it white! 🙂
4. Fresh Flowers
Although the soap smells sublime of lovely lavender, fresh flowers can add that fresh feeling as you walk into your bathroom. Small spaces don’t need much so even a regular potted plant with bright flowers will make a difference.
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