Browse All Recipes

Like on Facebook

Daily Newsletter

EBook - Buy One Get One!

HomeTipsEbook

iTunes | Stagetecture Radio

Ronique Gibson - Stagetecture.com | Blog Talk Radio Feed

Most Recent Posts

  • Fall Dessert: Iced Pumpkin Cookies Recipe
    Fall Dessert: Iced Pumpkin Cookies Recipe
  • 5 Easy Ways to Spruce up your Home on a Budget
  • Fall Dessert: Apple Crumble Bars Recipe
  • Halloween Party: Healthy Halloween Treats
  • Spicy Lamb Burgers with Onion Relish Recipe
Posted by

How to Make the Most of your Small Guest Bathroom

 Entry #2658, July 16, 2013

Small bathrooms are often neglected when it comes to interior design.  Too small for furniture or much effort, it’s easy to ignore them altogether.  In reality, there’s no reason to carefully decorate a guest room (or a master), only to leave a design “black hole” in the bathroom!  Small bathrooms are inexpensive to decorate and truly put the finishing touch on your home.

Focus In

With such limited space, having a laser-focused theme is key.  A few minutes of writing down your ideas is worth the time, money, and final result.  Consider what will stay or change: will you swap fixtures or leave them?  Can you easily update hardware like switch plates and drawer pulls?  Will you paint the walls or cabinets?  All of these options are small, affordable adjustments that will keep your bathroom from looking like a forgotten footnote in your home.

guest bathroom ideas

Create an inviting guest bathroom for your guests

Image via: Your Space Our Design 

Clean and Fresh

When planning your theme, a clean, fresh look will make or break your guest bathroom.  In a small room, choose a light, non-saturated color for the walls so they aren’t overwhelming or cramped.  If bright color or pattern is part of your design, use them in hand towels, framed art, or a shower curtain for color that is used in proportion to the size of the bathroom.  Know what items you’ll keep handy (sets of extra towels, toiletries, etc) so you can plan a place for everything.  Fresh white paint, clear shelves mounted on the walls to maximize vertical space, and just a little bit of color will bring life and light to even the tiniest of guest bathrooms.

guest bathroom interiors

Have a plan when designing your guest bathroom

 Image via: O Interior Design

Plan your design for the guest bathroom

Having a plan will come in handy when you look for all the items you need.  Stick to your design or you may find yourself trying to add too much to a small space.  Focus on adding items only if they are useful, like a soap dish, towel bar, or jewelry box and make each one stylish.  The only non-functional piece in a small bathroom should be wall art: a single picture or small grouping that really captures your style.  Stick to your plan, keep it light and simple, and you’ll have a guest bathroom that you’re proud to show off!

For more kitchen & bath ideas on Stagetecture, click here.

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Receive Stagetecture's Daily Lifestyle Ideas

FREE - Daily emails with recipes, home decor, D.I.Y, and lifestyle tips! : ) Who doesn't need help?

0 1 16750 16 July, 2013 Kitchen and Bath, Kitchens and Baths July 16, 2013

1 comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Stagetecture Favorites

  • Helpful Tips for Choosing the Right Tile for your Remodel
    Helpful Tips for Choosing the Right Tile for your Remodel
  • Easy Bathroom Organization Ideas
  • I’m Ready for #Cersaie Tile Show – Bologna Italy – Sep 22-26
  • Kitchen Organization: How to Add a Multifunctional Island
  • How to Incorporate Modern Kitchen Details in your Design
  • Smeg Refrigerators: Retro Style & Summer Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe
  • Kitchen Organization: Creating a Functional Kitchen Pantry

Join Me

Search

About Me

Stagetecture combines my passions - architecture, home staging, organization, food recipes, decor, and everything home! Poke around, stay awhile, there's something here for you!

-Ronique Gibson, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

Ronique's Full Profile

 Meet Stagetecture Contributors  

My Writing Services

Writing Services
BlogTourLA_Stagetecture

Pinterest Favorites

  • Dirty computer? We’ll help you clean it up!
    Dirty computer? We’ll help you clean it up!
  • Guest Blogger: Beautiful Home Decor That Can Improve Your Mood
  • We taught you how to paint, now let’s pick colors
  • Helpful Tips to Brighten Your Spring Home Office
  • The Benefits of Getting Double Glazing Windows
  • How to Stage your Home with Resort-Style Curb Appeal
  • D.I.Y. Saturday #22 – How to Paint the Window Frames of your Home