Big bathrooms don’t seem to be a priority in new properties now, gone are the days of having a large bathroom with space for that stunning roll top bath and walk-in showers. Maybe it’s because the old houses have transformed a bedroom into that lovely bathroom space. 

However, it doesn’t mean you can’t have that stunning bathroom and create a bit of luxury in a small bathroom. 

How To Design A Small Bathroom

Light Colour Scheme 

The biggest one has to be the colour choice. As soon as you use a neutral light colour scheme it instantly will make the room feel bigger. We have cream tiles from floor to ceiling and it feels so light in there. 

A NEUTRAL CREAM BATHROOM TOUR. Large cream tiles, with brown and bronze mosaic tiles. Adding in accessories to create a luxe finish to the bathroom. Brown and cream bathroom. Cream and brown shower room. Bathroom tour with accessories.

Storage 

The magazines make it look like people live without any toiletries, medicines or toothbrushes, but we do don’t we! So creating some storage is a must in a bathroom. Add in cupboards to fill with all your bottles and storing medicines safely away.  

Add shelves up high in a small bathroom allows you to bring items up off the floor level, and make use of all the wall space. Rolling up your towels to store looks nice too. 

You can even get baths with storage underneath it to make use of all space! 

Wetroom

Wetrooms are a brilliant choice for a small bathroom, everything can be open and airy. ‘Placing a simple glass door to separate the shower area makes the room feel so much bigger without any framework to block the eye. Why don’t you get help to design a compact yet stylish wetroom from Harrogate Bathrooms to see what options there would be in your small bathroom. 

Plants 

Plants aren’t’ something that I would first think of adding into the room to make it feel bigger. But it brings the room alive instantly. Adding colour, texture and providing oxygen into the room. If you’re worried about keeping them alive then add some faux ones! A NEUTRAL CREAM BATHROOM TOUR. Large cream tiles, with brown and bronze mosaic tiles. Adding in accessories to create a luxe finish to the bathroom. Brown and cream bathroom. Cream and brown shower room. Bathroom tour with accessories.

Lighting 

Think about lighting when designing your small bathroom. Adding lights over the shower cubicle will keep this area well lit, but also adding lights to mirrors will bounce lighting around the room. You can get lights in all different ways now, rope lighting, spotlights and bulbs. You could try some smart lighting to create ambient mood lighting to relax in the bath in. 

What Do You Need? 

Think about what you need in your small bathroom. Do you need a shower? Do you need a bath? When we moved into our house we only had a bath, our previous house had a shower over the bath so we weren’t used to only having a bath. We had this for a year and hated every day with it! So when we re-designed our bathroom we got rid of our bath! Best decision for us as now we have a good sized walk-in shower and can fit everything we want into the bathroom. 

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    • Plants really do make a difference don’t they, I will happily be adding more to the house too

  1. We have a tiny bathroom and storage is a big problem so that would be top of my list when designing a bathroom. And although I like the idea of a larger shower, we’ve been without a bath for 18 months and I do miss it.

  2. Great tips. We did the same with the colour scheme but went for white – we even have a white floor. I have no idea how we came about having a plant in there but yes it is a nice touch. The cupboards to hide the toiletries was the best thing for me too.

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