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Small Bathroom Design Ideas

by Carl Doogan April 11, 2020 2 min read

Bathroom Decor Ideas

We would all love to bring the hotel bathroom back with us from holidays, a pristine, well worked out space that we can luxuriate in and spend time pampering ourselves. If your bathroom is less than palatial don’t despair however. There are many ways to make yoursmall bathroom, shower room or WC feel more spacious with great bathroom decor ideas. The following guide might help you when considering ways to redecorate ordesign your small bathroom. We’ve researched10 of the best small bathroom ideas.


  • Optimising the layout

This might involve moving things around to achieve a more practical layout. Making sure that the door swings do not take up valuable space. And that the sanitaryware and furniture are configured in the optimum way for a bathroom layout that includes shower, bath, wash hand basin and WC. 

  • Storage and clutter

The more storage and less clutter in the bathroom the larger it will seem. Choose storage units carefully and remember hanging wall units off walls helps clear floor space.

  • Cladding materials and finishes

Make sure that the cladding materials and flooring are not too fussy. While colour can add dimension it should be used sparingly, white and off white tends to expand small spaces.

  • Make the most of glass 

Using glass shower doors can give even a small bathroom the sensation of space. Mirrors together with reflective materials are another way of instantly achieving additional dimension.



  • Roof space

If the bathroom, shower room or WC is located in a roof space under the eaves don’t be afraid to make a feature out of a sloping ceiling. Clad the underside of the sloped ceiling with matching tiles. 

  • WCs and shower rooms

Small spaces don’t have to be boring. Add a feature wall paper (ensuring that it is moisture resistant).

  • Colour and how to use it 

Generally speaking white or off-white tones tend to open a space and make it seem larger. However a dash of colour can help create an illusion of depth as well as a focal point in the room. 



  • Furniture and accessories

Scale is important, a smaller piece of furniture will make a space look bigger while the opposite is also true. Keep accessories such as amenities and decorative objects to a minimum and choose carefully.

  • Allow for a dado rail

Simply by dividing the bathroom walls into two using a dado rail with tiling below and a painted or wall papered finish above. This is both practical and has an optical effect of making the ceiling appear taller.

  • Wet room for showers

By not having a shower tray or a shower screen but instead laying the entire floor to a fall towards a floor drain the sensation of space will be maximised.








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