The courtesy toilets are very fun spaces to decorate, because, although it may not seem like it due to its small size, you can achieve charming bathrooms.
You just have to find the right details that make them special.
And that is what we are going to see next, 17 charming courtesy toilets, full of ideas and solutions so you can be inspired and decorate yours. We started.
Light bathroom furniture
It all depends on what you need, but, in general, courtesy toilets are just that, bathrooms that are usually used occasionally and do not need large storage capacity.
If you also think the same, and your guest bathroom is very small, then go for light furniture. If they are suspended better, as they will make the toilet appear visually lighter.
These furniture do not give you much storage capacity, but it is not that you need it.
Thus, you can install countertops without drawers, where you can leave towels and other items that are usually used in the bathroom, creating a practical and functional toilet, but without recharging it.
In addition, this type of furniture and countertops add more personality and character to the space.
Built-in cistern or not?
Design Paulina Łabuz
This question is easily resolved by answering these questions: Do you plan to do work?
If the answer is no, forget about the built-in cistern.
It is true that it requires minimal work, but it does.
Are you on a tight budget?
Then don’t install it either.
It is also true that it is not very expensive, but it is much cheaper to put a basic toilet without having to do work.
That said, it must be recognized that recessed cisterns leave an ultra-refined, clean and uncluttered finish in the bathrooms, and expand the decorative possibilities, since we can play with the lining of the box that is needed to install the cistern, and achieve very finishes. current as the courtesy toilet that we see above.
Let’s see another charming courtesy toilet that gives us another good idea to decorate it:
Create a sense of depth
Design and photography Bang on Style
A smart solution to decorate a very small toilet or courtesy bathroom is to create a sense of depth.
And for this, nothing better than color, either through ceramics or, if you are not going to tile the walls, with paint.
If you decide to do this technique to decorate your bathroom with charm, apply a very light tone, such as white or broken white on all the walls, except one, in which you want to give depth.
On that wall, apply a cool, dark color.
The ones that work best are deep blacks and dark blues, as you see in the courtesy bathroom above these lines.
Although if you do not like dark tones, medium blues also achieve this effect:
If the rest of the walls are painted or covered in a light color, such as white, a medium-tone blue will also create that feeling of depth.
If you are wondering which wall to apply the color to, think about the format of your bathroom floor plan. It is rectangular? Then apply the color on one of the smaller walls, in this way you will accentuate its shape and it will appear longer, deeper.
Is the courtesy toilet square? Then apply it to one of the 3 walls other than the one with the door:
In this way, when you enter, you will see a painted wall yes or yes and you will achieve that feeling 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 to decorate a very small courtesy toilet, you can enhance it even more:
Give depth to all your walls
Design and photography Just a Little Build
You can also add depth to all bathroom walls.
But, as the colors that work best to create this effect are dark tones, instead of applying the dark color on the entire wall, since you run the risk of creating a dark and overwhelming cave, apply the dark color on top .
At the bottom, install a skirting board in light tones. Either with light tiles, such as the courtesy toilet that we see just above, or with color, painting the area below white or off-white.
Another trick very well used in the bathroom above to make the dark color not “eat” the bathroom, is to add gold accents, as these “lift” the color.
These ideas work and are applicable to just about 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 with neutral tones
If the walls of the entire bathroom are covered or painted in a light tone such as white or off-white except one, and we paint it a darker tone, we will achieve that feeling.
It’s not going to be as pronounced or obvious as if we were using cool, dark tones like blues, but still, we would get it done.
So if dark colors, whether in paint or tiles, seem excessive to you, 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:
In white and wood is always a success
If you are wondering how to decorate your toilet, as you well know, there are thousands, hundreds of thousands of options, and you may be feeling overwhelmed.
If so, bet on white and wood. There are many combinations for this duo to work, beyond the one we see in the charming bathroom upstairs.
- White tiles and wooden furniture.
- Wooden floor and white tiles.
- A wall covered with wood-effect tiles in continuity with the floor and the rest of it white.
What is certain is that white and wood always work well. Let’s say that would be the safe bet.
It is also a couple that is in fashion and the spaces decorated with this combination have a very modern hue.
Let’s see another way to decorate a charming courtesy toilet:
Wallpaper for charming courtesy toilets
Design and photography Garvin + Co
There are endless ways to decorate a bathroom. But, if what you want is a charming courtesy toilet, I can’t think of a better idea than covering it with wallpaper.
As it is a small guest bathroom, and does not have a shower or bathtub, the risk of moisture damaging the wallpaper is drastically reduced.
So much so that any TNT (non-woven) wallpaper of today would do without problems.
Thus, we have an immense range of wallpaper options to decorate the walls and create a bathroom with a lot of charm.
Either adding a floral wallpaper with a certain classic touch or any other more modern cut, like the one we see just below:
Simplified Bee Photography
This is one of my favorite wallpapers. It looks good in any room and immediately gives you style and good taste.
From a guest toilet to a children’s bedroom.
It is a classic of the Cole and Son decoration called Woods & Pears. Here you can buy it if you like it.
Another good idea to add wallpaper to a guest toilet is to combine it with tiles, as we see just below:
Photography Carina Romano
It is a guest toilet that has been around for a long time, it is not a new construction, it is not even renovated.
It is only well decorated, and you cannot deny that it exudes charm in every detail that makes it up.
Much of this is due to the combination of the original subway tile with the cheerful floral wallpaper that lines the top of the walls.
As I say, the wallpaper in a guest toilet is a success, but you may not like it, or you simply do not finish seeing a wallpaper in a bathroom, and you prefer something more classic to cover your walls such as tile .
Tiles to decorate the guest bathroom. The classic that never fails
Design and photography Deeply Southern Home
It is true, we are so used to seeing tiles on the walls of the bathrooms, that the tile is a sure hit.
In addition, the range of options to decorate it with tiles is wider than that of wallpaper. Practically endless.
A safe bet is to put a base of tiles up to a height of approximately 1m. or 1.10m. In light or neutral tones and the surface of the walls that is free to paint it white or neutral tones, as we see in the bathroom above.
Another good idea to decorate a very small courtesy bathroom with tiles is to cover only some walls:
Design and photography Andrea Cavassa
Instead of applying the tile horizontally, choose a wall, or a wall and a span, that covers the toilet or bathroom cabinet and covers those full walls with tiles, creating a great contrast.
The combinations are endless, but another one that 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 to cover your walls, and if it is in gloss better.
No matter how small the guest toilet is, the white and gloss will multiply the light, making it appear more spacious and brighter.
If you combine it with black accents you will achieve a very current, more contemporary aesthetic.
Naturally, not only materials in white tones are nourished by these bathrooms.
If done correctly, all kinds of colors can be applied, even dark browns:
The whole set of Roca
Note that this bathroom has all its walls covered with tiles in a dark brown tone.
Even so, the resulting combination between its tiles and the rest of the accessories make the bathroom extremely sophisticated, modern and very elegant.
You can also see:
Small Bathrooms: 50 Modern and Beautiful Small Bathrooms
Colors to paint a bathroom: Without tiling and half tiled half paint