Small can be beautiful. Your choices actually expand because the small size allows you to spend more per square foot without breaking your budget. Now is the time to visit those areas of the store you’ve been avoiding because of cost.
Consider an old-style two-color tile floor with a lot of personality. Installing a pedestal sink creates the perception of space because you can see more of the floor. With the smaller walls, how about tiling the back wall? The wall opposite the door has the most impact, both in the room and outside in the hall. Another choice is a floor-to-ceiling panel of some beautiful tile behind the sink. Paint the rest of the walls a similar color, so that the space doesn’t feel split.
If you choose a shiny tile and a glossy paint, the whole space will shine. Or you could choose a matte finish textured tile pattern and use flat paint that highlights one of the tile colors on the rest of the walls. Don’t eliminate the possibility of wallpaper. One double roll will probably finish the space, so you can splurge. If it’s a light paper, consider papering the ceiling too.
Bring some decoration into the space with a beautiful and unique mirror. One nice accessory in the same style pulls the room together without making the space feel crowded. Finish with a fun light fixture – something that shines, maybe even a small crystal chandelier.
Think jewel box, take some design chances, and make your guest bath something to make you proud.