The lack of square footage, limited natural light, and number of fixtures to squeeze in make a small bathroom one of the more challenging spaces to decorate. But done right, the whole room can seem brighter and more spacious.
Small bathroom ideas go beyond making the most of the available space and prove that bold design elements can be right at home in even the tiniest rooms. Here are the best ways to turn powder rooms, half-baths, and just little tiny (sometimes windowless) bathrooms into less cramped, more enjoyable situations. Your small bath may just be your next favorite room.
Glass Shower Door
If you’re starting your small bathroom design from scratch, consider scrapping the curtain entirely.
Upgrade Your Bathroom Accessories
Patterned towels, vintage rugs, and sophisticated lighting also add pops of personality. Lighting and bath fixtures are like the jewelry of the room. Use them to bring a little glamour into the space.
If you’re designing your tiny bathroom from scratch (or remodeling), consider a tiny corner sink. There’s no rule that says you have to have a full-size standard sink. A corner sink gets the job done just as well—plus it gives you plenty of space and less to clean.
Use Creative Bathroom Storage
In cramped rooms, any open space is an opportunity. Take the area underneath the sink in this Carnemark-designed bath, which is just the right size for a stack of artfully rolled towels.
Install a Skylight
This is one of the more ambitious small bathroom ideas, but it will make a major impact. Installing a skylight will open up your entire bathroom and significantly brighten the space.