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Very Small Bathroom Ideas

Updated: Oct 11, 2023

Do you have a small bathroom and are wondering how to make the most of every inch of space?

Bathrooms should feel like a sanctuary. They should not only be a place where we freshen up and brush our teeth every day, but that we can relax in and prepare ourselves for the day ahead…or wind down in after a busy day!

It is important to think about what is important to you…are you a bath person or a shower person or both? Anything is possible (most of the time!). Baths come in all shapes and sizes and so there are solutions for even the smallest of spaces. I love quirky small tubs and think they can make the most fantastic feature in a bathroom.

If you would rather a shower, consider continuing the same floor tiles throughout the space to make it feel larger. Or if you can’t decide between a bath or shower, then go for the classic all in one combination.

As space is limited, you don’t want it to feel overcrowded or cluttered, so storage is essential. If you are prone to hoarding those mini toiletries then invest in under sink storage. There are some great options from cupboards and drawers to vanity units with space for baskets to keep everything organised and stashed away. In fact the best solution for your space might be a custom design to make the most of a small area. Additionally, if you have any space for shelves, these look great with baskets and you can also add in some decorative items for that finishing touch!

Mirrors make spaces feel larger and are also a bathroom essential. Above the sink is the obvious position and usually the best option, the bigger the better! Bonus points if you can get a mirror with storage.

Don’t forget that lighter paint colours are another great way to make smaller spaces feel bigger and brighter and also create a clean look. Speaking of bright spaces every bathroom needs good lighting, especially if it is lacking any natural daylight.

For tighter budgets, a simple option to maximise space is to ensure the door opens outwards rather than into the room. Or if space allows you could even add in a sliding door – perfect for an en-suite!

I made this gorgeous small bathroom a reality from concept to completion. Storage was achieved through the use of a cupboard under the sink and a marble shelf behind the bath for toiletries. A monochrome colour scheme keeps the bathroom light and natural wood accessories complete the look of the space.

If you are looking for some more helpful hints or tricks for smaller bathrooms or other spaces and want to discuss your requirements further with an interior designer, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at

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