Furnishing a small bathroom means to leave space to creativity and at the same time comply with the mandatory minimum measure and distance requirements. Furnishing a small bathroom needs special tricks to make sure that it will be comfortable and cozy and make the best use of small spaces. The reduced dimensions of the space lead to search for solutions that allow to save space offering at the same time a highly functional bathroom with all comforts. Here you will find 7 ideas to furnish a small bathroom and make the best use of the available space.

How to furnish small bathroom playing with design

To design at best the furnishing proposal for a small bathroom, it is important that you are aware of which effect your choices will have on the final result. The objective is to find solutions to increase the perception of width in the bathroom. Among the design elements to consider you have:

1. Ideal cladding to furnish a small bathroom

Choosing light and luminous colors is the first principle you have to follow for giving the impression that the bathroom is wider than it is in reality. So colors ranging from white to beige, and from sand to cream are ideal for cladding a small bathroom and make it seem wider and bigger. The size of tiles too play a very important role. Big tiles with a homogenous color create a seamless effect increasing the perception of width with smooth surfaces. If small tiles are used it is possible to play with mosaics or to combine different sizes to create 3-dimensional effects.

The materials used for cladding a bathroom will have to ensure hygiene and comfort. Gres porcelain tiles are ideal to avoid mold and bacteria thanks to a little porous texture. According with the new tendencies it is possible to find gres porcelain tiles with a natural stone effect or with wood veins for a warm and cozy atmosphere.

It is important to insert the finishing chosen for the design proposal, so that the customer can see the effect in preview. With a professional software like ArredoCAD Designer you have a library containing more than 15,000 textures. From floors in wood or ceramic to cladding, from wall paper to products of the most prestigious Italian brands. Once floor or cladding have been laid out you need a click to change it and show different design solutions to you customer in real time.


2. Focus on an element to furnish a bathroom

Choosing light and neutral colored cladding allows to play with furnishing elements and to catch attention make surrounding space standing out. A particular sink, a niche with a different color, a space for the shower with decorated tiles are possible solutions for an eye-catching corner in which the element stands out. An optical illusion that makes the decorated space look more valuable and the bathroom wider.

In the catalogs look carefully for the brands with the right items to find the ideal solutions according to the style of the item and its position in the project. If you can use a software like ArredoCAD you can choose among the furnishing 3D items of the most popular Italian brands for decorating bathrooms and show how your proposal looks like. From sinks to WCs, from bathtubs to accessories, from shower boxes to cabinet modules available in different colors and materials.


3. Furnishing style that makes the best use of space

The most recent tendencies for bathrooms offer many furnishing solutions inspired by Art Deco and nature. You should avoid eclectic approach when furnishing a small bathroom preferring a minimalistic style that leave surfaces free. Green light to solutions with extractible elements for small spaces. Cabinets with hidden washing machines and an essential design allow to avoid a stuffy room. You can find the right inspiration and style leafing through the new catalogs of brands and participating in events for the design sector like the International Salone Cersaie Bologna from 26 to 30 September 2022.

4. Mirrors to double surface

A technique that has been used since a long time to furnish small bathrooms and in general small rooms is the use of mirrors. The reflections of mirrors is an optical illusion that makes the space seem twice larger. Bathrooms are the ideal rooms for using this option exploiting the light incidence and orientation and get the expected results. A 3D preview of the design project in high resolution allows to analyze carefully the position of mirrors in relation to light sources.


5. Bathroom cabinets for small spaces

The choice of saving space furniture for a small bathroom allows to make the best use of the available space, hide accessories, bathroom products and household appliances. For saving further space you can choose wall or modular furniture, from cabinets to furniture for washbasin. You can also opt for inserting some accessories to get a more realistic preview and show the customer how the your design solution for him will look like. Some interior design software have a function for the automatic inserting of objects that make this operation easier. With a simple click you can visualize a space fully accessorized and modify it as you like.

6. Lighting small bathrooms

Light is a wonderful tool to configure space and obtain particular effects. The most recent trends for decorating bathrooms focus on light scenic effect. Ranging from LED light used to shape space and make the best use of volume, from the light source carefully designed to the domotic lighting for much comfort. Cold light for small bathrooms and shadows, brilliant details and soft light for showers make the best use of the volume of the room. Be careful when it comes to create shadows: they can make a space cramped and oppressive. If you have ArredoCAD Designer use the function Lighting management to visualize with a preview the light in a scene and decide where to position light sources.


7. Square or rectangular small bathroom

The shape of the bathroom has a big impact on designing and furnishing a small bathroom both for positioning of sanitaryware and choosing furniture.

How to furnish a small square bathroom

When it comes to furnishing a bathroom, the most important think is respecting the minimum distances between walls and sanitaryware and between sanitaryware as well. It is very important that you carefully place furniture according to the square plan and take a decision after several trials. For example, you can position a cabinet for washbasin in a corner to save space and test, if that is the right position for a comfortable use and try to open eventual cabinets to test if the space is enough. Besides, you can choose small sanitaryware and wall units for a minimal design.

How to furnish a small rectangular bathroom

A small rectangular bathroom offers a wide range of furnishing options. For example the shower tray can be angular, square or rectangular extend on the longer side. WC and eventually bidet can be positioned on the long side maintaining the mandatory minimum distance. Washbasin with cabinet can be placed on the short side. In this case too sanitaryware and wall cabinets make the best use of space with a light atmosphere.


An always valuable suggestion: transparency of proposal

When it comes to furnish small spaces it is possible that the customer has a precise idea of what he asks for. The space of different furnishing items in the position desired, the rendering of colors and textures he prefers can have a different impact from what he expected. To avoid disappointment and big changes it is vital to share doubts and solutions with transparency.

Once your proposal is ready make sure that you can show a high quality preview to the customer so that he can get a detailed idea and perceive what kind of atmosphere will be created. if you want to amaze him, you can use a software like AArredoCAD Designer to interact using the Real Time Player to navigate in 3D in your project as in a virtual space. You can open bathroom cabinets and cabinets doors, modify lighting and change finishing and textures in real time, choosing among many options. In this way you can involve the customer and make him interact actively with the project choosing different options and make sure that the result of your presentation will be excellent.

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