If you have a small bathroom, that’s not the end of the world. Having a small apartment means having a small bathroom. But you should not be dishearted at all. Experienced interior designers have resorted to many clever design tricks to present you with Small Bathroom Ideas that you and your family will enjoy.
These designs integrate three major components ( shower area, hygiene area and washing area ) into one smooth flow at minimal space.
Let us dive right into the 56 small bathroom ideas and bathroom renovations.
We start off with a small bathroom that uses excellent color co-ordinations . The sleek and seamless combination of red and white color against a deep grey wall paint makes this bathroom a gorgeous one indeed.
A sterling minimal bathroom that is narrow and long . The small potted plant makes a fresh introduction to the room.
A stylish modern bathroom with geometric tiles . The yellow pops on the nice textures of the backside wall .The main shower area is separated from the bathroom by a glass door.
An ultra-modern small bathroom . Alternating stripes of gray and white paint livens up the whole space. A series of convex mirrors appears to float like bubbles above the stone sink. The potted plants also brings in natural freshness into the room.
A modern day small bathroom that have a vanity cabinet. The cabinet is of furniture style with legs. This type of vanity will introduce a bit more airiness to the space. Users will feel a depth perception as they see underneath the vanity. You can put baskets underneath to have plentiful storage for linens and accessories.
This small bathroom adds a large mirror on a wall so that the space appears stretched. Mirrors brighten the room and adds depth . And if the mirror is large and covers a bathroom wall up to the ceiling and is illuminated with lighting on top , it can really make the space glow.
There is another nifty trick for a small bathroom. You can place the towel rack above the bathtub. Not only does it save on wall space but also makes the towel readily available after shower.
Having covered windows is a good idea. These allow natural lights to come in and brighten the place . Moreover, it add a feel of spaciousness to the room. You can leave the windows unadorned or covered with frosted glass, if possible. You might want to install a skylight to bring in natural light and offering privacy at the same time.
This modern cozy bathroom uses beige marble and dark wooden vanity to contrast against teal tiled floor. The bathroom is dominated by large glass door shower and wooden ceiling trim.
A small contemporary minimalist bathroom with natural wooden vanity and dark hard wooden flooring. The walk-in shower is surrounded by glass.
This modern bathroom features double vanity with vessel sinks. Light orange wall tones mixed with dark wood throughout creates a cozy atmosphere, although it has no window.
Small and rectangular contemporary master bathroom features a nice combination of dark tiles. The shower area is kept separated by a large glass panel.
A small square bathroom that uses white as the main color. The white along with the potted plants and upper blue coloring of the wall creates a coastal theme in this modern bathroom.
Light blue colored tiles with a touch of white and wood makes this stylish bathroom cushy and pleasant.
This rustic bathroom uses cement walls with gold finishing .
A small but beautiful modern bathroom with soothing light green color and featuring circular geometric elements and mirrors.
Upside view of a well decorated small bathroom. It mainly features white with light blue walls. The glass separated shower enclosure has black spotted tiles in the wall.
This modern bathroom sticks to an all white aura. Even the floorboards are painted white which makes the room bright and airy. The large mirror creates a spacious vibe while the pink pop pretty well.
This bathroom features cool mint color that rejuvenates the whole space. The large windows allow a lot of natural light to come in and enlighten the area.
A contemporary monochromatic black and white bathroom with all tiled floor and walls. Watch the intelligent placement of the rack for holding towels. Such smart placements are necessary in such small bathroom.
When it comes to a bathroom for the kids, make functional and playful design features. Blue mosaic tiles keep the room feeling fresh and cool. White brightens up the room. Utilizing the walls for storage is a smart use of small space such as this room.
Another playful kids bathroom with a combination of different colors that pops against all white floor, wall and roof .
A contemporary eclectic bathroom that makes use of decoupage art.
This simple modern bathroom is illuminated with brightness. Plenty of natural light comes through the large window of this all white bathroom.
A modern minimalist bathroom design that features four colors ( 3 main and 1 accent color). The main flooring and two far sided walls use large dark ceramic patterns. The wall with the white water closet uses light grey ceramic wall tiles. The floor uses an accent flooring material. The bathtub is white and black with glossy finish. The vanity counter uses the same glossy material with very bright orange finish.
This stylish bathroom uses natural limestone tiles for its walls in combination with semi-gloss white paint. This creates an illusion of a bigger space. The floor consists with large white ceramic tiles.
This modern eclectic bathroom features toilet fixtures that are of uncommon and stunning shapes. A reminiscent of modern eastern design, this stylish bathroom uses some unique combination of patterns and colors. The accent wall also uses the same style of dark tiles.
An ultra-modern bathroom that uses black granite tiles in the shower area. The remaining walls are painted in semi-gloss cream tiles.
This ultra-modern bathroom uses black Italian ceramic tiles for walls and floor. The lower half of the wall uses the same dark wall tiles. The upper half uses semi-gloss white paint that makes the interior finishing a bit economical. The curved edges of the bathroom fixtures softens the hard look of the floor. The arrangements also maximize the space of the bathroom.
A sterling green bathroom with pedestal sink that makes a cramped space more expansive. The green brisk tiles have a sleek shine to it that amplifies whatever light that comes through the small window.
An elegant and romantic bathroom that has pastel and gray tones with all natural flowers. The room illuminates with bright shine with white glossy paint on the upper part of the wall.
This blue and white modern bathroom has a masculine tone with deep blue colored upper wall and rustic wooden cabinets.
White glossy appliances and a large mirror makes this small bathroom appear more spacious.
Sometimes a piece of furniture can turn a small bathroom into a gorgeous one. The mint colored antique cabinet is the focus point of this bathroom.
A luminous shining bathroom with corner shelves . The corner placement of the shelves adds more space. You can put some antiques as well as some common useful items.
Adding a lace valance in small bathroom modernizes the place . The lace serves to separate the bathtub in this particular case.
A long shower curtain ( roof to floor) adds a feel of height to the room . Yellow vanity creates a special touch.
This small eclectic bathroom has a polished and organized look.
A traditional rectangular bathroom with white cabinetry and greenish grey wall. The artistic window allows natural lights to come in.
A small bathroom with gray colored walls and deep gray cabinets. The main cabinet area is separated by a glass partition. Enough shades of natural light comes in through the blurred glass doors to enlighten the bathroom.
Bathtubs can set the tone of the room and define the mood of the space. The modern whirlpool bathtub in this bathroom greatly enhances the style of the room. The soothing light blue floor tiles creates a smooth and light space.
An example of corner toilet that saves much space. The corner placement of the toilet seat is critical to squeeze out some extra space. The cherry wooden vanity is trendy.
A small bathroom with smart usage of every bit of space available. Small bathtub is used to save space that might reduce the comfort a little bit, but increases the maneuverability manifold. An active person who prefers short showers will not feel much affected by this arrangement .
A modern bathroom with no bathtub. A shower cabinet is used instead. This is another example of clever arrangements to make some extra space. Experts in interior design recommend the usage of small bathtubs or even replace bathtubs with shower cabins in small bathrooms. The blue vertical stripes create a feel of elevation.
A small contemporary bathroom with diagonally placed floor tiles . The lower part of the wall uses tiles similar to that of the floor tiles. The upper part of the wall uses glossy white tiles.
A narrow rectangular bathroom having cream colored walls and patches of green color on the upper part of the walls. The light color of the walls make the dark vanity pop exclusively. The far side shuttered window allows natural light to come in.
A small bathroom with spotted grey tiles in floor, wall and surrounding bathtub. It creates a rustic feel to the space. The metallic shines of appliances adds to the beauty of this gorgeous bathroom.
A state-of-the-art bathroom with small bathtub. The light green stripes creates a smooth feel in the space. Touches of red and wood enhances the gravity of the room.
A modern bathroom with glossy blue tiles in floor and walls. The shower area is separated by glass door. The beautiful blue color creates a cool vibe in the room.
A small contemporary bathroom with excellent decorating lines in the walls. The amazing circular window with wooden frame and beautiful chandelier easily grabs the attention of the viewers.
The rustic walls in the shower enclosure and behind the toilet seats & basin creates a sharp contrast to other contemporary fittings and fixtures of the room.
An ornate stylish bathroom with gold and silver color all around. The hexagon shaped rare silver-lined mirror and the trapezium-shaped basin are the main focus points .
A stylish bathroom with cream colored walls and light grape colored tiles-laden shower area. The wooden wall closet over the basin has mirrored doors. It acts as a mirror and storage space . This arrangement saves some space .
A majestic modern bathroom with brown and white walls. The rain shower saves a lot of space . The bench mounted on the wall serves as a great spot to apply shampoo and gel before rinsing off.
Black and white complements each other pretty well. This combination makes way to a trendy contemporary design for small bathrooms.
Finally, a white theme bathroom having cabinets and built-in wall storage installed to utilize the available space.
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April Cook says
I want to renovate my bathroom this summer, and there are so many ideas I don’t know that to do! I love the look of the subway tiles and the grey claw foot tub. I think it’s the perfect mix of traditional and modern. Is it easier to install a claw foot tub than a built in shower? Thanks for all the inspiration and ideas!
Home Zenith says
Thanks for your question. Sorry for the delayed response.
Clawfoot tubs are among the most iconic fixtures in all of bathroom design. They’re classic, elegant, attractive, and work equally well with a vintage or modern style.
Is it easier to install a claw foot tub than a built in shower? Well, it is a little harder. I would like to discuss from Placement and Plumbing point of view.
Its freestanding style makes for a lot of freedom. Clawfoot tubs work equally well installed just about anywhere in your bathroom, parallel or perpendicular to the wall or in the middle of the floor. Depending on the size of your bathroom, a clawfoot tub can serve as a very literal centerpiece .
But Clawfoot tubs are almost always larger in almost every dimension than a standard built in tub – the feet make them taller, and in addition to being long and deep (after all, they are meant for soaking), you also want to leave a little “elbow room” around the tub. Clawfoot tubs, especially slipper-style ones are designed for you to put your arms on the sides, and you should ensure there’s ample space to do so. Moreover, cramming a clawfoot tub into a small built-in size niche is not only uncomfortable, but ruins the look, too.
The plumbing for claw foot tubs can be as iconic as the tub itself. The unfortunate drawback to this flexibility is an extreme spike in difficulty and expense. It’s one thing to install a clawfoot tub against a wall, where there’s already an existing spout and drain. But to install one anywhere else in your bathroom means having to move your water supply line and drainage lines to where you want to place the tub, which can mean ripping out your walls and floors just to accommodate the new fixture.
Having said that the artistic look of claw footed tubs makes the efforts worth it.
Bathroom Central says
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