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8 smart small bathroom ideas

Smart design solutions to maximise your space

As our homes get smaller and the housing market gets increasingly competitive, smart living is both a trend and a solution. It doesn’t matter how small your bathroom is, style and practicality are within (literal) reach.

This small bathroom ideas blog is going to look at the latest design trends, the latest living solutions, and the best ways to maximise your space.

Although we spend the least amount of time in our bathrooms (unless you’re a super-soaker), their aesthetic still matters. They’re where we start and/or end our days and they’re where we clean ourselves, relax and *ahem, read the paper.

Small bathroom design ideas

A cosy, slick bathroom design idea

This is a cosy bathroom design. A nice slick space actually, with the nice patterned wall and towel rail, black and grey tiles around the toilet. Nice compact sink beside it, with enough elbow room to open your paper without bashing your arm.

Small wetroom bathroom design idea

Small bathroom solution for maintenance and practicality

Tiles from floor to walls means easy maintenance and a satisfying consistency in this small bathroom. The small compact sink sits snug. Even when the door opens, it doesn’t donk again the sink unit.

Don’t disregard storage in your designs – the floor to ceiling storage cupboard in this bathroom is genius. Easily reachable from anywhere in the bathroom.

Modern small bathroom ideas

Modern small bathroom ideas

Wall to wall mirrors, compact towel rails and neutral decor are all great ways to modernise your bathroom. Keeping it fresh, light and simple means less fuss and more breathing room. Add colour with accessories like flowers, towels, soap dishes and bathmats to add depth and character.

Grey bathroom ideas

Grey bathroom ideas

You may be surprised just how much of a difference cladding can make to a wall. Maximise the potential of your home by using this sleek bathroom wall cladding idea.

What’s more, the clever use of white textured cladding makes this space enviable for its clean, fresh finish.

A small bathroom design idea

Small bathroom ideas – less colour, more contrasting patterns

Keeping the space light and bright, consider floor to ceiling white or neutral tiles, with contrasting ceramic floors tiles for some extra design flare. A freestanding slipper tub is a great space saving option that looks gorgeous in any small bathroom, while inlet shelves can house plants or toiletries for a compact and spacious feel.

Wet room ideas

Small wet room idea

Underfloor heating cuts out radiators and dipped flooring eradicates the need for shower basins, which makes both worth considering when it comes to space-saving solutions.

Glass shower screens keep the space looking as big as it can, while the open-plan nature of wet rooms means you can get away with warmer decor and complementary colours.

Small bathroom storage solutions

Small bathroom storage solutions

Etageres, tallboys and floating cabinets are all great small bathroom storage solutions. Making good use of corners with shelves or made-to-measure furniture will maximise your storage capacity and give you back precious floor space. A tidy bathroom is a spacious one, so try to store as much as you can to keep the room looking minimalist and clutter-free.

Small bathroom decor idea with mirror

Small bathroom decor idea – mirror, mirror on the wall…

A famed trick for opening up any small space is to add a mirror or two. This year’s trend is all about the framed and the beautiful. Think big and elaborate. Let it take up an entire wall. Make it the main feature so it can prove how iddy-biddy bathrooms don’t have to look that way.

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