How To Design A Small Bathroom

It’s sometimes easy to feel disheartened after looking through inspirational images of large bathrooms in interior magazines and blogs, after all not all of us have a super sized bathroom. If your bathroom is on the small side there are plenty of ways to create an unbelievably stylish space. Remember just because you have a small room doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. It’s always best to focus on the potential rather than the limitations of your home and the bathroom is no exception.

One of the first things to consider is colour, then once you have your canvas prepared you can begin to pop in bathroom fittings, furniture and accessories, which will all, compliment a smaller space. There are plenty of ways to make small room feel larger so keep reading to follow our step-by-step guide to help you produce a beautiful bathroom no matter the size.

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Colour

Just because you have a small bathroom doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. A small bathroom can go big in colour unlike larger bathrooms, being bold can suit almost every smaller space. Obviously if you despise colour you can avoid this trick but a small bathroom is a great opportunity to go bright and bold. By painting all the surfaces the same colour you will create an illusion of more space and continuity. As an alternative you can also keep the floors dark and the walls light to make the walls expand upwards.

Mirrors

Using mirrors to create more space and light is a trick people have been using in their homes for centuries, keep the mirrors flush to the wall or install a mirrored cabinet to offer up some clever extra storage. Whatever lighting you have in the room will be reflected by the mirrors so place any wall-mounted lights directly opposite them to maximise the effect.

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Storage

It goes without saying that storage is at a premium when small bathrooms are concerned. There is a lot of wasted space in a bathroom that never gets used, as an example you can have recessed storage under your bath built in to store rolled up towels or toiletries. Slim cabinets hung on walls will create extra space, as bathroom storage does not need to be very deep to hold all the essentials. Make sure to utilise that space under the sink by installing a basin that has built in drawers or cupboards.

Fittings

Using floating sinks, toilets and cabinets will add a sense of space in your bathroom. If you can clearly see underneath the fittings a sense of airiness will increase dramatically. If you don’t have room for a bath, a corner shower does not take up much room and a frameless design will blend into the walls creating a sense of even more space.

We have a huge range of designer bathroom fittings and furniture perfect for small bathrooms and cloakrooms. You might be surprised by what you can make out of a smaller space – especially a luxury cloakroom or a small bathroom. Small spaces require big decisions, and here at Hugo Oliver we have an entire range of slim units and elegant basins that fit perfectly even in the most awkwardly-sized rooms. View our entire range here.