Friendly toilets are very fun spaces to decorate because, although due to their small size it may not seem like it, you can achieve charming bathrooms.
You just have to find the right details that make them special.
And that’s what we’ll see next, 17 charming service toilets, full of ideas and solutions, so you can be inspired and decorate your own. We started.
Lightweight bathroom furniture
It all depends on what you need, but, in general, utility toilets are just that, bathrooms that are usually used occasionally and that don’t need a lot of storage space.
If you think the same, and your guest bathroom is very small, go for light furniture. If they are better hung, it will make the toilet look visually lighter.
This furniture does not give you a large storage capacity, but it is not that you need it.
So you can place worktops without drawers, where you can leave towels and other items commonly used in the bathroom, creating a practical and functional toilet, but without filling.
In addition, this type of furniture and worktops give the space more personality and character.
Built-in tank or not?
Design by Paulina Łabuz
This question is easily addressed by answering the following questions: Do you plan to work?
If the answer is no, forget about the built-in cistern.
It is true that it requires minimal work, but it does.
Do you have a limited budget?
Then don’t even install it.
It is also true that it is not very expensive, but it is much cheaper to put a basic toilet without the need for work.
It should be said that we must recognize that recessed cisterns leave an extremely refined, clean and untidy finish in bathrooms and expand decorative possibilities, since we can play with the lining of the box needed to install the cistern and achieve very finishing, electricity as a service toilet we see above.
Let’s take a look at another charming toilet that gives us another good idea for its decoration:
Create a sense of depth
Design and photography by Bang on Style
A smart solution for decorating a very small toilet or a kind bathroom is to create a sense of depth.
And for that, nothing better than paint, either through ceramics or, if you are not going to tile the walls, with paint.
If you opt for this technique to decorate your bathrooms with charm, apply a very light tone, like white or broken white, to all the walls except one, which you want to give depth to.
Apply a cool, dark color to that wall.
Deep black and dark blue work best, as you can see in the service bathroom above these lines.
Although if you don’t like dark tones, medium blue also achieves this effect:
If the rest of the walls are painted or covered with a light color, such as white, a medium blue color will also create that sense of depth.
If you’re wondering which wall to apply paint to, consider the format of your bathroom’s floor plan. Is it rectangular? Then apply the paint to one of the smaller walls, this way you will emphasize its shape and it will look longer and deeper.
Is the utility toilet square? Then apply it to one of the 3 walls, except the one with the door:
That way, when you enter, you will see a painted wall of yes or yes and you will achieve that sense of depth.
If you paint the wall of the door, you will not see it and you will not achieve that effect.
If you liked this technique for arranging a very small service toilet, you can improve it even more:
Give depth to all your walls
Design and photography Just a little construction
You can also add depth to all the walls of the bathroom.
But as the colors that work best to create this effect are dark tones, instead of applying a dark color to the entire wall because you risk making a dark and irresistible cave, apply a dark color to it.
At the bottom, install the molding in light tones. Either with bright tiles, like the service toilet we see just above, or with color, painting the area below white or white.
Another trick that is very well used in the upper bathroom to keep the dark color from “eating” the bathroom is to add gold accents as they “lift” the color.
These ideas work and are applicable to almost any bathroom, but if you don’t like color or just don’t want to add those dark tones, is there a way to achieve that depth? Yes there is:
Creating depth in neutral tones
If the walls of the entire bathroom are covered or painted in a light tone like white or whitish, except for one, and we paint it in a darker tone, we will achieve that feeling.
It won’t be as pronounced or obvious as if we use cool, dark tones like blues, but still, we would succeed.
So if dark colors, whether in color or tiles, seem excessive, apply neutral tones.
If these ideas seem a bit risky and you don’t dare, the following way to decorate a very small guest bathroom may be the one you need:
There is always success in white and wood
If you are wondering how to decorate a toilet, as you well know, there are thousands, hundreds of thousands of options, and you may feel overwhelmed.
If so, bet on white and wood. There are many combinations to make this duo work, other than the one we see in the charming upstairs bathroom.
- White tiles and wooden furniture.
- Wooden floor and white tiles.
- The wall covered with tiles with a wooden effect in continuity with the floor, and the rest white.
What is certain is that white and wood always work well. Let’s say that would be a safe bet.
It is also a pair that is in fashion, and the spaces decorated with this combination have a very modern shade.
Let’s look at another way to decorate a charming service toilet:
Wallpaper for charming service toilets
Design and photography Garvin + Co
There are countless ways to decorate a bathroom. But, if what you want is a charming toilet, I can’t think of a better idea than covering with wallpaper.
Since it is a small guest bathroom and does not have a shower or bathtub, the risk of moisture damage to the wallpaper is drastically reduced.
So much so that any TNT (non-woven) wallpaper of today could pass without a hitch.
So, we have an immense range of wallpaper options for decorating walls and creating a bathroom with a lot of charm.
Whether you add a floral background of a certain classic touch or any other more modern cut, like the one we see just below:
Simplified photo of bees
This is one of my favorite wallpapers. It looks good in any room and immediately gives you style and good taste.
From the guest toilet to the children’s bedroom.
It’s a Cole and Son decoration classic called Woods & Pears. You can buy it here if you like.
Another good idea for adding wallpaper to a guest toilet is to combine it with tiles, as we see just below:
Photo by Carina Romano
It is a guest toilet that has existed for a long time, it is not a new construction, it has not even been renovated.
It is the only one that is well decorated and you can’t deny that it exudes charm in every detail that makes it.
Much of this is due to the combination of the original subway tiles with cheerful floral wallpaper that borders the top of the walls.
Like I say, wallpaper in a guest toilet is a success, but you may not like it or just don’t end up looking at wallpaper in the bathroom and prefer something more classic to cover your walls, like tiles.
Tiles to decorate the guest bathroom. A classic that never fails
Design and photography by Deeply Southern Home
The truth is, we are so used to seeing tiles on bathroom walls that tile is a sure hit.
In addition, the range of possibilities for decorating with tiles is wider than wallpaper. Practically endless.
A safe bet is to place the base of the tiles to a height of approximately 1m. or 1.10m. In light or neutral tones and the surface of the walls that is freely painted in white or neutral tones, as we see in the upper bathroom.
Another good idea for decorating a very small kind bathroom with tiles is to cover only some of the walls:
Design and photography by Andrea Cavassa
Instead of laying the tile horizontally, choose a wall or wall and span, covering the closet of the toilet or bathroom and covering the full walls with tiles, creating a great contrast.
The combination is countless, but another one I would like to highlight is the following:
If you want to add a sophisticated and elegant touch, bet on Carrara marble or ceramic imitation marble that will cover your walls even if it shines better.
No matter how small the guest toilet is, white color and shine will multiply the light making it more spacious and brighter.
If you combine it with black accents, you will achieve a very current, more modern aesthetic.
Of course, these bathrooms don’t just feed on materials in white tones.
If done correctly, all types of colors can be applied, even dark brown:
The whole set of Roca
Please note that this bathroom has all the walls covered with tiles in a dark brown tone.
Despite this, the resulting combination of its tiles and other accessories make the bathroom extremely sophisticated, modern and very elegant.
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