Many homeowners can find a number of reasons why their small bathroom just doesn’t work. However, our gallery below is designed to prove them wrong by showing just how impressive a small bathroom can be when designed well. By taking full advantage of available lighting while using an eye-catching color palette and luxurious materials, a small bathroom can become just as restful as a spa retreat. The pictures below will have you eager to transform your small bathroom into the best space it can be.
This cozy bathroom may be small but it is full of personality. The soft green shiplap paneling applied to the tub apron and above creates a seamless quality to the space. The wall mounted faucet also adds a unique touch.
A great cost-effective option for a tub or shower surround is white Subway tile. Not only is Subway tile durable and easy to maintain, it also has a classic appeal. The glass mosaic accent of the tub surround coordinates beautifully with the gray-blue paint color on the walls.
A small bathroom can be made to feel much larger by installing the same tile throughout the space, floors walls and backsplash included. Another design trick to incorporate in a small space is to install larger tile – 12×12, 18×18 or 12×24 – to avoid the busy feeling of lots of grout lines.
The combination of mint and white tile in this bathroom reminds one of the bathrooms of the early 1900’s. The Shaker-style cabinetry and white shutters on the windows coordinate beautifully with the vintage-vibe of the bathroom.
If you have a small bathroom you know that it is important to use all the space available, both horizontal and vertical. This bathroom does that perfectly by installing floating shelving around the wall mounted sink. The large vanity mirror also increases the visual space by reflecting available natural light.
It’s okay to go dark in a small bathroom as well. This bathroom is a perfect example of how it can be done. The key elements to making this space feel as large as possible are the floating vanity and toilet, as well as the large scale tile installing throughout the space.
This contemporary bathroom features a combination of tile installations that work well together because they contain the same color palette. The installation of a coordinating tile on the apron of the bathtub allows the eye to move easily throughout the space.
Glass doors are a great way to make a small bathroom feel bigger. In addition, the continuation of the countertop to above the toilet provides the maximum amount of counterspace available.
The bright green walls of this bathroom provide a welcoming splash of color that contrasts well against the crisp white tile. A unique vanity and mirror combination cover the length of the wall to extend over the bathtub, therefore, making use of every square inch available.
This classic bathroom features a soft gray color palette that extends from the countertops to the floors and walls. The small tile on the floor avoids feeling to busy by using a grout color that is very close to the color of the tile itself.
This tiny bathroom has a bit of a masculine vibe with its brown tile and black accents. The floating vanity provides lots of storage by incorporating two large drawers below the sink for towels and toiletries.
If possible, it is a great idea to incorporate a window in a small bathroom since rooms of this size can feel dark and cramped. Just make sure that your window has a frosted effect to ensure privacy.
This bathroom features a combination of smooth and textural gray tile. The light wood cabinetry pairs beautifully with the soft gray tile to create a bathroom that is cool and serene.
From the warm wood accents, to the natural stone tile and potted plants, this bathroom feels like a tropical oasis. The high ceilings in this small bathroom make the room feel far more spacious than it really is.
The large scale pattern of the wallpaper in this cozy retreat doesn’t overwhelm the space because of its neutral color scheme. The soft green mosaic tile adds a pop of color to the space and pairs well against the warm whites and beiges throughout.
The efficient design of this bathroom provides enough square footage to incorporate a large shower, bathtub and double sinks. The location of the faucets make sure that every inch of the counterspace is available, as well as making cleaning the bathroom just a little bit easier.
Even a small bathroom can accommodate a roomy shower if the space is designed well. The simplistic design of this space ensures that all the necessities are available and will making the room feel as spacious as possible.
An all-white color scheme is ideal for a bathroom with limited square footage. The glossy tile and white walls reflect the natural light in the space which reduces dark corners that could make it feel much smaller.
When space is really limited it is important to choose the items that are necessary and be selective when choosing decorative elements. The bathroom above does this well without risking quality design and materials.
This tiny bathroom is designed with a one-sink vanity. While there is enough room for an additional sink, the choice to leave it out provides much needed counterspace for toiletries.
This small bathroom is anything but ordinary. The curved, soaker tub is the ideal place to rest at the end of a long day. The soft accents such as the ornamental rug and accent chair create a welcoming spa atmosphere as well.
This bathroom features a unique rustic barnboard feature wall that reflects the natural elements seen outside. A double vanity and matching mirrors provides plenty of room for two to get ready for the day.
The unique design elements in this bathroom – the rustic, overhead beams and the decorative wall niche – go the extra mile to make this tiny space memorable.
The flooring in this bathroom is installed to flow uninterrupted through the entire space and into the shower. The installation of the same tile in the shower continues the simple, modern design.
This modern bathroom makes a statement with natural stone feature wall located directly behind the deep, soaker tub. A floating shelf installed to carry from the vanity and over the toilet provides the ideal place for a few decorative items.
The wall tile in this bathroom is installed in a unique pattern that resembles wooden planks. In addition, the tile feature on the floor provides an visual anchor for the space and creates the illusion of an accent rug.
The variety of materials in this small space could feel busy but because they all fit into a similar color scheme they actually coordinate quite well. The shower is made to feel more spacious by the installation of large glass partition and 12×24 tile.
As seen in the picture above, the choice of limited materials and variation creates the desired effect of a more expansive bathroom. The large, seamless vanity mirror continues that theme by reflecting light from the window above the shower.
Clean up is an easy task in this bathroom. The seamless application of water-repellent materials throughout the space does not require a glass partition to keep the water at bay. The windows above keep the space bright and airy.
The installation of a simple, white floating vanity is a great idea for any small bathroom. Not only does it create the illusion of more space but it also makes clean up a little easier since there are less corners to work around.
The textural wall tile in this bathroom provides an unexpected element. The use of a vanity that is long and narrow ensures that there is adequate room to move around in the space without skimping on the necessities.
Even though it is small, this space feels welcoming and restful with its simple ornamentation and use of natural materials. The glass partition creates a space for a shower and freestanding tub as well.
This eclectic space features a number of unique items and materials. The black and white floor tile provides a graphic foundation for the room’s red accents. The open shelving provides space for decorative items and toiletries.
This bathroom features a unique shower and tub installation where the tub is actually housed behind the glass partition with the shower. The white tile and the natural light in the space actually make it seem as though their isn’t a glass door at all.
The white paneling in this bathroom provides the opportunity for a rich wall color above. If the entire space, with its peaked ceilings, had been painted this bright blue it may have felt overwhelming.
You can never go wrong with a black and white color palette. This bathroom effectively creates an atmosphere of simple elegance with its all white furnishings and materials accented by two, matching black mirrors.
When a small bathroom has ample access to natural lighting it is possible to go a little darker with the wall color. The warm brown walls in this space pair well with the white and gray pieces in the room.
The pop of green tile in this bathroom is the perfect accent against the white Subway tile. The coordinating set of open shelves above the toilet and below the bathroom mirror provide storage options that are easily accessible to those using the space.
The use of vertical stripes in this bathroom draws the eye upward;therefore, creating the illusion of high ceilings. The installation of the bathtub and shower along one wall also provides a clear view to the end of the room which once again makes it feel much larger.
This feminine bathroom features simple black and white art prints set against soft lavender walls. A coordinating shower curtain provides an element of interest while also providing a barrier from the moisture of the shower.
The design of this bathroom does a great job of keeping the foundational elements classic while incorporating a few color accents for the kids. The clean gray and white color scheme is accented by colorful pieces of children’s artwork.
This bathroom is designed with a classic color palette of black, gray and white that creates a feeling of relaxation and simplicity. It creates the ideal place to relax after a day at work.
This bathroom features a number of unique items such as the two-level vanity with Shaker-style cabinetry. The rustic pulley hung from an overhead beam provides an unexpected place to hang a towel.
This elegant bathroom features a beautiful marble countertop, undermound sink and coordinating penny tile flooring. The installation of a curved vanity makes sure that no one has to run into any sharp corners.