A small bathroom doesn’t have to be boring. Jazz it up with clever storage tips and eye-popping design ideas.
A sink skirt is a smart way to hide clutter while also keeping everything easily at hand.
Who said a small bathroom can’t be bold? In this 60-square-foot bathroom, bright colors and fun accents were carefully combined to create a small bath that’s big on style.
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Color, Color, Color
This once-boring en suite bathroom was given a stylish makeover to make the most of the space. It may be small, but a fresh color palette and a few trendy accessories made all the difference.
Light, ethereal curtains give a soft, airy vibe to this petite bath. A splash of color and a gorgeous chandelier bring attention to the high ceilings, making the entire room feel more spacious.
A bathroom, particularly the main bathroom, can’t be functional without proper storage. Line the walls in custom shelving for a design that doesn’t waste valuable space.
In the Clear
By keeping the walls around your shower totally clear, you can visually expand your space and avoid blocking off the bathroom, which can cause the room to feel even smaller.
Small bathrooms call for small-scale furnishings. The delicate light fixture and perfectly-proportioned mirror are just the right size for this petite space.
Don’t dismiss awkward space in your tiny bath. In the small apartment bathroom featured here, the alcove behind the toilet is the perfect place to add a couple of shelves for extra storage.
If built-in shelving is simply not an option, or if you love to mix up your bathroom design, try a storage ladder or shelf that can be easily painted or moved, depending on your preferences.
Do It Yourself
Often cheaper than store-bought shelving units, crates are a trendy alternative that offer much-needed storage, while boasting fun, DIY charm.
A predominantly white color scheme can make any room feel larger. Add a mirror and good lighting to give your tiny bath an extra boost.
Mix patterns in a similar color palette, such as the vase and tile featured here, to instantly give your small bath more character.
Any small bathroom could benefit from this sink’s sleek design, which allows you to hang towels directly from the sink while storing essentials neatly behind it.
Add interest and storage in your petite powder room with an extra cabinet that hides toiletries without taking over the space. The bright blue cabinet here is just the right size for the small room’s layout.
Use every square inch by filling niches with built-in storage. If you are remodeling, consider this tactic to maximize space.
By keeping a light and cohesive color scheme, the various textures in this bathroom add subtle interest for major impact.
If you think your tiny bathroom can’t be helped, make sure you haven’t forgotten the walls. Take advantage of vertical space to create extra storage and display personal decor.
Basin legs add extra floor space while also visually expanding a small bathroom. Plus, there is plenty of room for storing a trash bin or other necessities underneath.
If you have the option, consider extending your countertop over the toilet, which will give you extra space in an area that is ordinarily unusable.
Keep It Simple
Too many decorations can make a small space even smaller. A pretty curtain and coral-colored wall are all this little bathroom needs to make a big impression.
If you don’t have room to add shelving, decorative baskets can be a great way to hide extra toiletries. Keep them stacked by the sink for easy access.
Think you can’t do graphic wallpaper in a small space? Think again! A small bathroom is the perfect place to try out a daring wall treatment.