10 Small Bathroom Design Ideas to Make the Most of Your Space

10 Small Bathroom Design Ideas to Make the Most of Your Space

If you want to make the most of a small bathroom, it's important to choose the right design elements. Here are 10 small bathroom design ideas that will help you do just that!

White pedestal sink with round mirror and bathtub

1. Choose a pedestal sink

A pedestal sink is a sink that sits on top of the countertop rather than recessed into it. This makes it easier to clean under the sink and more hygienic because nothing touches the floor as you use your toilet or shower. Pedestal sinks can be quite large for their size, which means that you can fit more items in your bathroom and keep everything organized.

Bathroom with large grey times, black double sinks and white tub

2. Use large tiles

You can't do much about the size of your bathroom. But you can make the most of the space you have. One way to do that is by using larger tiles on the walls and floors, as well as smaller tiles for accessories like sinks and toilets. The larger tile will continue through from floor to ceiling and surround everything in sight. This creates a less cluttered look, which makes it easier for you to keep things organized and clean

White bathroom with big frameless mirror and white bathtub

3. Hang a frameless mirror wherever possible

It’s no secret that mirrors can make a room look bigger. But if you’re short on space, don’t just hang one on the wall. Instead, use a frameless mirror to create the illusion of more space in your bathroom. When choosing a frame-free glass panel, consider whether you want to place it on a door or hang it from your favorite feature wall.

White bathroom with black tile shower and curtains

4. Shower with a curtain or glass door

When it comes to your bathroom, there are two types of shower doors: curtains and glass. If you have a smaller space, I recommend using a curtain instead of glass because they're more affordable and easier to clean.

White bathroom with spacious cabinets and bathtub with curtain

5. Think about towel storage

Hang your towels on the doors of your bathroom cabinets. This one is a no-brainer! It’s often suggested by interior designers, but many people still don't think about it. Consider using towel rails and hooks that are designed for hanging towels, or even just leaving the doors open so you can grab them easily and use them as a drying rack if needed.

Bathroom with Buddha wall art

6. Have your flooring run the same way as the longest wall in the room

Have your flooring run the same way as the longest wall in the room for a natural flow. This can be hard to picture on an existing bathroom, but if you’re remodeling a space, consider how long the walls are and where doors are placed. When designing new spaces, it’s good to keep in mind that people move from one side of the room to another using their dominant hand.

Bathroom with large glass door shower, double sink and wood flooring

7. Paint your walls white

Painting your walls white will make the space feel larger, brighter and more open. White paint also gives a feeling of cleanliness to even the dirtiest bathroom. If you have high ceilings or lots of natural light that comes into your bathroom, white is an excellent choice for making your small bathroom feel larger than it actually is.

Bathroom with white bathtub and toilet, dark grey floor tiles and windows

8. Put your toilet near a vent

One of the most important things to consider when planning a bathroom is ventilation. The bathroom is one of the most humid places in your home, and this can have a negative effect on both your health and your possessions. To combat this, you should make sure that there are plenty of vents in the bathroom allowing steam and moisture to escape.

Bathroom with double mirrors and big wooden cabinet

9. Use wood tones to make your space feel bigger

Use wood in your flooring, furniture, and accessories such as towel rails to give the room a sense of warmth and coziness. Wood tones will make your space feel more open and inviting.

White and grey bathroom with black sink and storage ladder

10. Create the illusion of a bigger space

Use mirrors and lighting to make the space look bigger. Mirrors reflect light and provide instant visual interest by breaking up plain walls. Use furniture that doubles as storage. Go vertical instead of horizontal when lining up items on shelves and counters. Storage baskets are a great way to store toiletries neatly without taking up much counter or shelf space at all.