A Break-The-Rules Guide to Bathroom Design

A Break-The-Rules Guide to Bathroom Design

Jennifer Hunter
Mar 11, 2015
(Image credit: Nicole Crowder)

Your bath doesn't have to play it safe all the time. In fact, it may be the perfect place to experiment. Take a look at these common bathroom rules and the photos that prove you should break them!

Keep it simple in a small space

Nope! This statement-making tile is EVERYTHING. Without it, this bathroom would be boring. With it, it's just the right amount of fun.

Spa-like bathrooms are best

Some people like to feel zen and chill, and some people like to feel cozy. Don't let the spa enthusiasts convince you to get a wooden bath mat if you'd rather rock a toile shower curtain and a repurposed dresser vanity. You be you!

Keep clutter out of sight

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If you told me that you'd like to display your billions of bottles of nail polish, I'd probably say, "no way." But I'd be wrong because this looks awesome.

Hide the TP

Seems like some people want hide the TP to prevent embarrassment by pretending that what happens in the bathroom...err... doesn't. But it's even more embarrassing for your guests to have to drip dry or ask you for a restock. Do everyone a favor and keep TP in sight.

Keep it bright and white

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Traditional small space advice says white expands the room and makes it seem bigger, but how can you say no to this dramatic, moody black ceiling? Another rule breaking move here: the ceiling-lowering chandelier. Why question it? It just works.

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