Before you head to Ikea and stock up on adorable little knickknacks, countertop sinks and trendy art pieces, take a look at exactly how much space you have. The No. 1 way to ruin any decor project in any space is by adding too much stuff. Keep your ideas simple, but sophisticated.
The first rule of updating a small bathroom is to look between and betwixt. If you plan on doing a major renovation in your bathroom and can’t change the footprint, then consider using the space between the studs. Cubbies, shelves and ledges that can be fit between studs create perfect landing places for towels, toiletries and other necessities. When you don’t have much space to begin with, the last thing you want to do is add bulky furniture or decorative pieces. Instead of adding a sink and a vanity, why not add a dresser or vanity and install a countertop sink? This saves space and gives your room a sleek, modern look.
Personalize with details
Just because your bathroom is small doesn’t mean you can’t make it your own with unique details that fit you and your family’s personality. Instead of replacing all of your drab tile, why not add a few tiles of stone or mosaic? Adding these bright, festive flooring tiles will not only cost you way less than replacing all of the flooring, it’ll give your space depth and color without adding clutter. If you have a bare wall, add a fun family photo gallery with different sizes of frames and mirrors. You can also add one statement mirror, across from your sink or bathtub, which will automatically make your bathroom look larger. Some cheap ways to add personality include fun shower curtains and bath mats. Just be sure to stick to a theme or color scheme so the pieces don’t clash.