Le Tuan Home Design – 25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger
25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger
The right design choices will make extra space appear as if by magic.
Whether it’s a teensy powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, an awkward washroom can really cramp your style. Fly through your morning routine with these easy storage and styling solutions for tiny bathrooms.
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STOCK UP ON WOVEN BASKETS
Under-mounted twin sinks were a sleek choice for this modern master bath, but the lack of cabinetry cut down on storage space.
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STASH BOTTLES IN NICHES
You could add a bulky shower caddy, but little cubbies look so much cuter. In Justina Blakeney’s “Jungalow,” a trio of alcoves keep soaps and sponges within arm’s reach.
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Make up for a nonexistent linen closet with a strategic configuration.
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Not everything has to line up flush. A corner sink maximizes every inch, while clutter can hide behind the fabric skirt.
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ADD A TROUGH SINK
Big families know that twin sinks come in handy. Just imagine using this workhorse right before bedtime.
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KNOW WHERE TO SAVE ON SPACE
If you need a big tub (it’s the only way you can unwind) then make sure you’re saving space elsewhere.
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CHOOSE A WASHSTAND WITH TOWEL BARS
“I love this washstand from Waterworks, because I can hang wet towels without having to have towel bars everywhere,” designer Barry Dixon says of the bathroom in a Washington, D.C. row house.
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TRY A TRENDY OVAL SINK
In a Lake Martin, Alabama, lake house bathroom designed by Bill Ingram, an oval-shaped sink by Toto is softer — more like a bowl — and gives you more counter space than a square.
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STYLE BUSY FLOORS WITH SIMPLE WALLS
We love the intricate details of elaborate tiled floors, but (as designer Barrie Benson knows) it’s important to keep the rest of the tiny space simple, so the room doesn’t become overwhelmed with patterns and color.
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OPT FOR A LEGGY TABLE
A small table with an open base doesn’t close off space in the master W.C. of designer Thom Filicia’s upstate New York lake house.
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DON’T FORGET TOWEL RACKS
Towel racks above the tub are both convenient and save on wall space in a Park Avenue apartment designed by Christina Murphy.
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GIVE A LONG SINK A SHOT
“My husband and I thought about two sinks, but we were about 10 inches short on space,” says designer Lynn Butler Beling, who renovated the bath in her Southampton, New York, home.
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GO BIG WITH YOUR MIRROR SELECTION
In a Vermont cottage designed by Deirdre Heekin and Caleb Barber, the cedar bathroom’s claw-foot tub is made glamorous by painting it midnight blue.
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CONTINUE FLOOR TILE INTO THE SHOWER
In a New York City bathroom, designer Alla Akimova ran zig-zag tile straight into the shower stall. “It makes the room feel larger,” she says.
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TRY TO CURVE THE CORNERS
We’re not advocating for cutting corners, just curving them.
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USE FIXTURES WITH STORAGE
A small but efficient master bath in a Los Angeles modern house designed by Pamela Shamshiri is packed with storage.
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DON’T BLOCK THE SHOWER FROM SIGHT
Sure, most people opt for a foggy glass or dark curtain to block the shower from view.
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TRY OVAL MIRRORS
Not only are these savvy shapes better for taller people (we had to),