When it comes to the bathroom, every square inch counts. Get inspired by these easy-to-steal decorating tricks for transforming a small and narrow space.
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Splash of Pink
Sticking to an all white bath will keep it feeling airy and bright. In this sleek space, even the floorboards were painted white. For a modern touch, hang a pendant and pull in modular storage pieces. Want some color? Hang an eye-popping magenta shower curtain.
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Inviting unique pieces of furniture into the bathroom can add personality to the space. No closets or cabinets? Put a handsome display cabinet to work holding towels and extra amenities like shampoo, soap, rolls of toilet paper.
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Sea of Green
For a cool and rejuvenating vibe, surround the tub with floor to ceiling tiles in shades of spearmint.
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Shady Days of Gray
A narrow space thrives on consistency and a refined palette. Pairing white with gray gives the space a modern look. Choosing large squared tiles will fool the eye into believing the space is larger than it actually is. Keep the accents minimal so the room feels sleek and uncluttered.
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While a monochromatic black and white bathroom is contemporary, it’s also invigorating. Floor to ceiling tiles provides a fresh twist and opens up the really tight quarters. Be smart with storage space by hanging a rack for holding towels within reach.
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Order of Operation
There are just so many goodies that belong in the bathroom. If you share this space, bring in a slim storage piece that has separate compartments for holding items for everyone in the household.
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Before making any big decisions, think about how your bathroom will be used. If it will be a space for escaping to and relaxing, then design it with that intention. A stunning freestanding roll top bath says: serenity now.
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Case of the Blues
If you’re in the mood for color, don’t be afraid to add it to the walls. Be daring and thoughtful with your approach. In this bathroom, one wall gets mosaic tiles; the other gets a coat of navy paint. If your palette flows together, the space will feel cohesive.
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Bright and cheery accents can transform a white bathroom. This vintage storage cabinet in vibrant turquoise pairs well with stools in invigorating hues of lemon and baby blue.
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Time for Reflection
When you think of a rejuvenating bath, blue immediately comes to mind. This mosaic tiled shower feels open, refreshing, and cool. Accent pieces (rainfall showerhead, hanging towel racks) in shiny nickel are sleek and modern choices.
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Singing the Blues
When it comes to a bathroom for the kids, make design decisions that are functional and playful. Blue mosaic tiles keep the room feeling fresh and cool. White (for the ceiling and top portions of the walls) brightens up the room. Utilizing the walls for storage is a smart use of space (especially if you have a lot of stuff).
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A sleek pedestal sink helps a tight space feel more expansive. Crackle glazed brick tiles offer an unexpected decorative touch.
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A bright white bathroom gets a lift from the modern sink and oversized mirror. Finding unexpected spots (under the sink, along the top of the tub) for storage comes in extra handy when you realize your collection of rubber ducks keeps growing…and growing.
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Wallpaper adds an attractive splash of color to the bath, especially when paired with a freestanding sink and modern-style mirror.