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Small Bathroom Ideas and Designs

Harpes Road 2
Harpes Road 2
The Homeworks
Rebecca Woodall
Design ideas for a small contemporary shower room bathroom in Other with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, a one-piece toilet, beige tiles, white walls, a pedestal sink, beige floors and white worktops.
Warwick Townhouse Bathrooms
Warwick Townhouse Bathrooms
Christopher Peters Kitchens and Interiors
As part of this townhouse project we designed and made bespoke bathroom storage for an en-suite in a modern shaker style, which included pull-out laundry bins. We also designed and made bespoke vanity units in two further en-suite bathrooms. All sanitary ware is by Victoria & Albert. Bathroom storage hand painted in Farrow and Ball's Blackened with lacquered oak interiors.
Town Apartment Bathroomd
Town Apartment Bathroomd
Kuche & Bagno
This is an example of a small contemporary shower room bathroom in London with a shower/bath combination, a wall mounted toilet, mosaic tiles, black walls, a pedestal sink, black floors, an alcove bath, black tiles, brown tiles, grey tiles and an open shower.
Two Storey Loft Conversion
Two Storey Loft Conversion
Invent Architecture & Design
Small contemporary shower room bathroom in Essex with flat-panel cabinets, medium wood cabinets, a two-piece toilet, grey tiles, porcelain tiles, grey walls, porcelain flooring, grey floors, white worktops, a single sink and a built in vanity unit.
Alchemy Hill
Alchemy Hill
Unique Homestays
Unique Home Stays
Inspiration for a small shower room bathroom in Other with a claw-foot bath, stone slabs, beige walls, beige tiles, a console sink and beige floors.
Bathroom Refurbishment Wandsworth
Bathroom Refurbishment Wandsworth
The Better Home Company
Photo of a small contemporary ensuite bathroom in London with a wall mounted toilet, grey tiles, grey walls, a wall-mounted sink, grey floors and an open shower.
Dalston Mansard Extension
Dalston Mansard Extension
APE Architecture and Design Ltd.
Peter Landers
This is an example of a small victorian bathroom in London with a wall mounted toilet, white tiles, grey walls, ceramic flooring, multi-coloured floors, a console sink and metro tiles.
Stylish Guest Bathroom
Stylish Guest Bathroom
Happybeams Interiors
Inspiration for a small scandi bathroom in West Midlands with blue cabinets, metro tiles, white walls, a vessel sink and white worktops.
Ensuite
Ensuite
HCC Interiors
A small ensuite to a master bedroom under the eaves. Antique French black marble basin on bespoke steel console base, Dornbracht tapware, Original BTC wall lights and bespoke towel warmer. Photo by Simon Upton
Eclectic Bathroom
Eclectic Bathroom
Photo of a small eclectic shower room bathroom in Hampshire with blue tiles, white tiles, white walls, a console sink, a sliding door, an alcove shower, mosaic tiles, mosaic tile flooring and multi-coloured floors.
Southgate, North London Extension and Renovation
Southgate, North London Extension and Renovation
MODEL Projects Ltd
Inspiration for a small classic bathroom in London with a wall mounted toilet, white tiles, white walls, a vessel sink, terrazzo worktops, multi-coloured floors, grey worktops and a floating vanity unit.
45 Cromwell Road
45 Cromwell Road
Anya Brakha
This is an example of a small classic grey and white shower room bathroom in London with an alcove bath, an alcove shower, a wall mounted toilet, grey tiles, a wall-mounted sink, grey floors, a hinged door and a single sink.
End of terrace home transformation in North London
End of terrace home transformation in North London
VORBILD Architecture
Photo of a small classic shower room bathroom in London with a walk-in shower, white tiles, white walls, porcelain flooring, a pedestal sink, grey floors, a hinged door and a single sink.
Attic En-Suite
Attic En-Suite
Storylines Interior Design
Small contemporary ensuite bathroom in Other with white tiles, porcelain tiles, grey walls, porcelain flooring, open cabinets, a one-piece toilet, a wall-mounted sink and multi-coloured floors.
Suffolk BnB
Suffolk BnB
Red Wren studios
Glen Farthing
Photo of a small country bathroom in Other with a two-piece toilet, a pedestal sink, a claw-foot bath, multi-coloured walls and brown floors.
Hungerford Road
Hungerford Road
Studio 22a Architects
Small eclectic ensuite bathroom in London with flat-panel cabinets, medium wood cabinets, a built-in bath, a shower/bath combination, a wall mounted toilet, brown tiles, ceramic tiles, brown walls, ceramic flooring, marble worktops, grey floors, black worktops and a wall-mounted sink.
West 5 Apartment
West 5 Apartment
Brosh Architects
Bathroom
Photo of a small contemporary cream and black family bathroom in London with beige cabinets, a built-in bath, a built-in shower, a wall mounted toilet, beige tiles, ceramic tiles, beige walls, ceramic flooring, black floors, feature lighting, a single sink and a built in vanity unit.
Hampstead Family Home
Hampstead Family Home
Avocado Sweets Design Studio
Photo of a small contemporary shower room bathroom in London with a corner shower, black tiles, grey tiles, ceramic tiles, a wall-mounted sink, multi-coloured floors and a sliding door.
New Park Road, London, SW2
New Park Road, London, SW2
Marsh & Parsons
Photo of a small classic bathroom in London with a claw-foot bath, grey tiles, grey walls, a console sink and grey floors.
Ensuite
Ensuite
Built Works
copyright Ben Quinton
Inspiration for a small classic ensuite bathroom in London with a walk-in shower, a wall mounted toilet, blue tiles, porcelain tiles, blue walls, marble flooring, a pedestal sink, black floors, an open shower, a wall niche, a single sink and a freestanding vanity unit.

Looking for small bathroom ideas? Even with a small bathroom, you can still make it practical, be stylish, while making the best use of the space. So, you have a small bathroom to work with and you are looking for some ideas on how to make your small space feel and look bigger. At Houzz, we have all the inspiration for small bathrooms you need to create the room you want.

Light is a great way to make a small bathroom feel and look bigger

In a bathroom, especially one that is lacking in space, this simple trick makes all the difference. Natural light is best so if possible, installing a skylight can help, particularly when windows are not enough. Keep windows clear too and avoid blocking or obstructing them. When it isn’t possible to get natural light into a room, for example in a small downstairs cloakroom, using good spotlighting will help to bring more light into the room. Mirrored and high shine surfaces are also a good way to reflect and refract light around the room. This again will add to the illusion of more space.

Use colours to brighten up your bath

Other than using light to make your small bathroom look bigger, you can also use colour and various wall coverings to create this effect. Lighter shades give the illusion of more space as they keep it feeling airy. White is the best colour to do this with and is a great colour to use in a bathroom as it also gives a clean feel. Beige or cream can also be used in a bathroom and feel a little warmer than white. Pale blues and green shades work well to reflect the light around the room, opening up the space and making it feel bigger too. In a small bathroom where the ceiling is a little low, painting the walls and ceiling the same colour will help the eye travel effortlessly throughout the room, once again giving the appearance of a more spacious bathroom. Adding vertical stripes can also have this effect by making the room feel taller. Horizontal stripes will make a room appear wider which is perfect for a bathroom where the walls are close - the stripes help the eye to travel around the room. Keep the same colour on the walls and ceiling - makes it look like the walls blend in and extends the wall height.

Storage is key in small bathrooms

With a small bathroom, you do not only want to create the illusion of more space with the tricks mentioned, but also save space by choosing furniture, fixtures and fittings that take up less room. Instead of having a bulky cabinet sink, install a floating basin. With less space, a typical vanity unit may be too big to fit in a smaller bathroom, so considering other storage options is a must. Alcoves and niches are a good way to store items without taking up lots of additional space. Radiators often take up much needed space but are especially needed in a bathroom. Consider underfloor heating to get around this issue.

With these small bathroom ideas and tips, you have all the inspiration you need to create something you can be proud of.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a small bathroom renovation or are building a designer bathroom from scratch, Houzz has 91,256 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Kuche & Bagno and The Better Home Company. Look through bathroom photos in different colours and styles and when you find a small bathroom design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful small bathroom ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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