Whether it's a tiny powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, a small bathroom can make mornings even worse than they already are. But you don't need to move, you just need some strategic styling. We've got 20+ easy storage and styling solutions that'll make you forget how small your bathroom actually is.
Natural light is the key to make a small space feel bigger. Skylights are a great option for when windows aren't enough.
Under-mounted twin sinks were a sleek choice for this modern master bath, but the lack of cabinetry cut down on storage space. Oversized bins do the trick instead, with plenty of room for fluffy towels.
Skip bulky cabinets and install a floating basin sink to save space. Plus, it looks incredibly chic.
Make up for a nonexistent linen closet with a strategic configuration. The mirrored medicine cabinet in a New York apartment measures two feet deep to fit towels. Shelves inside are staggered around the pipes, while a custom vanity hides laundry bins.
You could add a bulky shower caddy, but little cubbies look so much cuter. Alcoves keep soaps and sponges within arm's reach.
Inspired by showers in Europe, this is enclosed by a simple curtain and drain save serious space compared to traditional full installs.
Make sure every piece has a purpose. Choose mirrors with drawers or shelves if you don't want to go for a traditional medicine cabinet.
Some may say its boring, but an all white bathroom makes any tucked away space feel bigger and brighter.
Sharing a bathroom is tough, but there's an easy way around it. A large trough sink in a kids bathroom can accommodate three kids at once, with step stools to match.
If you need a big tub, then make sure you're saving space elsewhere. Incorporate built-in shelves into the wall behind the bathtub for towels and products.
An oval-shaped sink looks softer and gives you more counter space than a square. And if you're lacking in drawer space, you need every inch of counter you can get.
No walls to hang a mirror? No problem. Just hang it in front of the window, which creates privacy with a purpose.
Towel bars = the best way to save surface space. If you can get a washstand with towel bars, it'll look even sleeker.
Choose a small table with an open base so it doesn't close off space. It'll give you a spot to set magazines, flowers, or candles.
We love the intricate details of elaborate tiled floors, but it's important to keep the rest of the tiny space simple, so the room doesn't become overwhelmed with patterns and color.
Instead of a double sink vanity, a long design could save you serious space. The sink and countertop are all one piece and it's long enough that two people can get ready at the same time.
Towel racks above the tub are both convenient (no more tip-toeing around when you're soaking wet!) and save on wall space.
Don't be afraid of large pieces in a small bathroom. A giant mirror over a tub creates the illusion of a larger space.
Run tile from the bathroom floor straight into the shower stall. It makes the room feel larger. If you change materials, it interrupts the space.
By making the edge of your vanity soft and rounded, you'll gain back space and you're less likely to bang into the edge when you're in a rush (win-win!).
Skip the foggy glass or dark curtain, and opt for glass doors. It'll make the shower feel like livable square footage.
Since these mirrors appear to stretch upwards, they make ceilings feel taller and bathrooms feel bigger.
Try a curtain that looks more like a drape than your average plastic shower curtain. It not only makes the room feel more sophisticated, but it also makes the shower feel like more than just space reserved for later use — it feels like a bonus room!
Natural light is too important for cramped spaces to block with a dingy shower curtain. Instead, opt for clear glass doors instead.
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If your bathroom doesn't have a built-in vanity, opt for a ledge right above the sink. This will hold all your daily essentials (toothpaste, soap) but won't take up as much floor space as a big piece of furniture.
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Brass shower accessories, like the door handle, knobs, and even drain, add decorative elements to the bathroom, which allows the room design as a whole to feel clean and open (but not overwhelming).
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Sometimes that giant storage unit is just not worth the bulk. Here, a vintage table with open shelving feels slimmer and adds an airiness to the space.
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Mirrors are useful for more than just touching up your makeup: Light bounces off the reflective surfaces and helps make rooms appear bigger. So even if you can only fit in a mini mirror (like the one on the hanging shelf in this bathroom) it makes a big difference.
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Instead of a door on a hinge that, when open, takes up space in your small room, opt for a door on a rail that stays parallel with the wall at all times.
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