Think Big in Small Spaces: Bathroom Ideas

Looking for ideas to set up a classy bathroom in a small space? Here are some cool ways to create a small yet classy bathroom

Think Big in Small Spaces: Bathroom Ideas

Designing and decorating small bathrooms can be a challenge. Even professionals struggle to create an ergonomic bathroom with an oddly shaped small space. There are a few design ideas that can effectively transform your small bathroom to look spacious and use up every inch of space inventively to make for ease of use and comfort.

Small Tub Cum Shower

Just because your bathroom is handkerchief-sized doesn't mean you have to go without a tub. A small tub cum shower fitted along one wall will up the oomph factor of even a small bathroom. Indulge yourself in a long leisurely soak or take a quick shower, this option gives you the options.

bathtub and shower


Exploit corners in small bathrooms by placing the tub, the wash basin cabinet, or even a standing shower stall in a corner. Placing a large piece of bathroom furniture in the corner will minimize the space used and this will let you move around without bumping into things.

small bathroom

Go Tiny

In incredibly unusual bathrooms go the 'miniature' route with fixtures like the WC, sink, and even the taps. Small and oddly shaped with other constrictions like sloping roofs benefit from the illusion of space created by the miniaturization of all other elements. When picking out bathroom furniture pay particular attention to the dimensions, you'll be surprised at the variations available in the market once you start to actively search out smaller designs. Smaller fixtures make a tiny bathroom look more spacious.

miniature wash basin

A Spacious Retreat

Making the bathroom a part of the bedroom is a design idea that is definitely not for everyone, but it sure is worth considering if your bedroom is small and your bathroom even smaller! Taking out an adjoining wall between a bathroom and a bedroom helps open up both spaces, making it one cohesive large area. Space is an attractive plus, while also creating a superb design talking point in your home. New age and avant-garde as it is, this idea does compromise on one important requirement in a bathroom, privacy! Working with a reputable bathroom remodeling company can also provide invaluable insights and expertise, ensuring that your small bathroom is optimized for both style and functionality.

bathroom and room with no seperation

Go Glassy

Instead of no wall at all, a different spin on the above idea is a patterned, or transparent, glass wall as a separating feature between a bathroom and the adjoining space. This is another way to make your small bathroom look larger and add a unique design element to create a chic effect that is seldom used in bathrooms. A patterned glass wall between a powder room sink and a living room.

room seperated by Glass wall

Lighten Up Or Unleash the Drama

In a small bathroom, the color on the walls can take up the largest amount of visual square footage. Choose a lighter color to open up the space and make it feel airy and bright. Bright lighting also helps to magnify the same effect in addition to the light color. "It's also possible to get tinted windows so that a degree of privacy is maintained," comments UK homebuying expert James Durr.

full white color bathroom

Either a light and airy color or you can go the absolute opposite way and pick a dark and bold color for your small bathroom to create a space with a brooding, dramatic personality! The dark color has a startling effect on a small space, making it feel intimate, almost as if the space itself closes in and encompasses you completely. 

dark color bathroom

If you are planning a small bathroom remodel, these ideas should help you think in novel ways about designing a chic-er small bathroom! If you have a small bathroom that you've renovated, or a brilliantly effective design idea used in your own remodel, do share it with us in the comments section below.