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Small Bathroom Ideas and Designs

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.
Bathroom | Contemporary Guest Annexe | West Sussex
Bathroom | Contemporary Guest Annexe | West Sussex
Woodmans Construction
Andrew Beasley
Design ideas for a small contemporary family bathroom in Sussex with white cabinets, a built-in bath, a shower/bath combination, white tiles, ceramic tiles, white walls, concrete flooring, grey floors, white worktops and a console sink.
Foxcote Cottage - Shower Room
Foxcote Cottage - Shower Room
Oliver Grahame Photography
Inspiration for a small country shower room bathroom in Gloucestershire with beige tiles, beige walls, beige floors, an alcove shower, a wall mounted toilet, a vessel sink 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.
North London House
North London House
Architecture for London
Christian Brailey
Inspiration for a small scandinavian bathroom in London with grey tiles, matchstick tiles, white walls, a wall-mounted sink, grey floors and an open shower.
Conifer Bathroom
Conifer Bathroom
Kuche & Bagno
Inspiration for a small contemporary ensuite bathroom in West Midlands with beige walls, porcelain flooring, a vessel sink, tiled worktops, grey floors, a sliding door, grey worktops, grey tiles and an alcove shower.
Loft Conversion Bedroom & Ensuite. By Born & Bred Studio.
Loft Conversion Bedroom & Ensuite. By Born & Bred Studio.
Born & Bred Studio
This is an example of a small scandi shower room bathroom in London with white tiles, ceramic tiles and an open shower.
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
Country cottage
Country cottage
Kate Lovejoy Interiors
Small traditional ensuite bathroom in Oxfordshire with an alcove shower, blue tiles, green walls, a vessel sink, white floors, an open shower, white worktops and a single sink.
Wandsworth Home
Wandsworth Home
The Unruffled
Small contemporary grey and white shower room bathroom in London with grey tiles, porcelain tiles, porcelain flooring, solid surface worktops, double sinks, a floating vanity unit, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, an integrated sink and white worktops.
Hilside Road Streathm Top Flat
Hilside Road Streathm Top Flat
Oakman Architecture Limited
This is an example of a small contemporary shower room bathroom in London with a built-in bath, a shower/bath combination, a wall mounted toilet, white tiles, blue walls, a vessel sink, wooden worktops, multi-coloured floors, an open shower and brown worktops.
Contemporary geometric shower room
Contemporary geometric shower room
Anna Rickard Interiors
Contemporary shower room with vertical grid matt white tiles from Mandarin Stone, sanitary ware and matt black brassware from Saneux. Slimline mirror cabinet from Wireworks, wall light from Brass and Bell, toilet roll shelf from Breton.
Extensions and internal refurbishment of a family home in Kilburn
Extensions and internal refurbishment of a family home in Kilburn
VORBILD Architecture
Photo by Chris Snook
Photo of a small classic family bathroom in London with shaker cabinets, beige cabinets, a built-in bath, a shower/bath combination, beige tiles, ceramic tiles, multi-coloured walls, ceramic flooring, beige floors and a console sink.
Kings Hall Road Project
Kings Hall Road Project
Clare Elise Interiors
Contemporary take on a traditional family bathroom mixing classic style bathroom furniture from Burlington with encaustic cement hexagon floor tiles and a bright blue on the walls. Metro tiles laid in chevron formation on the walls and bath panel make the bathroom relevant and stylish
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.
Brixton Townhouse II
Brixton Townhouse II
Indie & Co.
Anna Stathaki
Small contemporary family bathroom in London with a built-in bath, white tiles, ceramic tiles, white walls, ceramic flooring, a wall-mounted sink, marble worktops, black floors, white worktops and a built-in shower.
Brockley SE4, Bathroom
Brockley SE4, Bathroom
K Space
This is an example of a small urban ensuite bathroom in London with a freestanding bath, a one-piece toilet, brown walls, white floors, white tiles, porcelain tiles, porcelain flooring, a vaulted ceiling and brick walls.
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.
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.
Firefly
Firefly
Unique Homestays
Small country ensuite wet room bathroom in Cornwall with a freestanding bath, metal tiles, beige walls, cement flooring, concrete worktops, beige floors, an open shower, beige worktops, a single sink and wood walls.

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 92,075 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including The Unruffled and Oakman Architecture Limited. 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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