Designing small spaces is always a challenge — especially with a room like a half bath, which might feel out of place and without a proper theme. Replace your frustration with inspiration! These tips will help you take your basic half bath and turn it into a dream bathroom for you and your guests.
Start with your cabinetry.
In a half bath, the only furniture you’ll likely have is bathroom cabinetry. Start the design process by really focusing on what vanity will suit the space. If you need a helping hand, tap into the amazing design resources available to you at Willow Lane Cabinetry. Our team offers complimentary design services to ensure you find the right pieces for your unique space and taste. We understand that home design can be overwhelming, especially if you’re starting from scratch. Let us help you narrow down your search and design that dream bathroom that you deserve.
Pick a metal for your bathroom hardware.
Hardware is one of those small things that make a huge difference. We always suggest that our clients really take into consideration which metal they want to incorporate into their bathroom design. In addition to the pulls and knobs on your new bathroom cabinetry, bath hardware comes into play. When purchasing paper holders and towel rings for your half bath, make sure you choose a complimentary collection in your finish of choice.
Build your color scheme.
Once you have your foundation, it’s a great time to put together a color scheme. You may prefer a monochromatic design, such as an all white half bath. But if you’re going down a more colorful road, be thoughtful with your choices. A color wheel can help guide you. You also don’t want to overwhelm the room, so stick with a maximum of three colors. One will be your neutral shade, the second will be your bold color, and the third will be an accent hue. The gold or silver of your hardware doesn’t have to be included in your color scheme — but it certainly can be.
Break down which elements in the room will fall into each color.
Once you have a color scheme, you can start designing the room around these colors. A good rhyme to remember is, “the most light and the least bright.” A 70/20/10 proportion is commonly used to break this down. As an example, let’s say your color scheme is white, blue and yellow. Your bathroom should be approximately 70% white, 20% blue and 10% yellow.
You will distribute this color in different ways, such as wall paint or wallpaper, flooring choices, bathroom accessories (such as hand towels or a trash bin), and any décor. For many, picking décor is the most exciting part of bathroom design. These tiny additions allow you to really express your personal style — and take your half bath from basic to beautiful.
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