45 Creative Small Bathroom Ideas and Designs

beautiful white bathroom

With the housing trend going for smaller homes and minimalist designs, smaller bathrooms are also prevalent. With bathroom requirements staying the same and the space shrinking, bathroom designs need to be more ingenious and efficient. Here are some creative and amazing small bathroom ideas and designs you can steal! See the list;

1.       Efficient Minimalism

Clean, elegant and efficient. This no-nonsense design is beautiful without excessive fuss and décor. Its modern minimalist features include clean lines, neutral colours and bare walls. The huge lightbox in the shower ceiling provides ample lighting, while the black-framed glass divider separates the wet from the dry section.

modern minimalist bathroom

2.       Marble and Wood

The cool elegance of white marble comes through in this small bathroom. The smooth walls and floors are beautiful as is, its light tone helps make the room appear larger than it really is. Adding a wood-themed accent wall balances the cool of marble with the warmth of the wood’s rustic vibe.

elegant small bathroom

3.       Blue Subways

Avoid busy walls when decorating smaller rooms. This bevelled blue subway tiles can add depth and character to your smallish bathroom, without crowding the walls. The lovely blue shade is matched with white grout and counters and with deep wood accents – classic sink vanity and wall trim. 

blue rustic bathroom

4.       Glass Shower Walls

Dividers and screens will cut-off the line of vision and make a room look smaller. The glass shower wall divider is best for smaller bathrooms as it serves the purpose without limiting the view. The clean white walls and bright shower skylight help make the room appear more spacious and airier.

elegant white bathroom

5.       Rustic Red Bricks

Rustic, surprising and beautiful. Adding a red brick wall to your bathroom instantly increases its styling metre. The surprising element makes it special, while the warm red tones of natural brick bring in a good amount of pastoral charm.

rustic modern bathroom

6.       Compact and Clean

This small bathroom is complete, efficient and gorgeous. The well-planned design includes a glass-enclosed shower, toilet, sink and enough room to move around. Its plain white walls, ample lighting and dark floor contribute to the roomy feel. The modern look comes from the modern tiles – white subway for the walls and black hexagons for the floor.

small modern bathroom

7.       Box Wall Shelves

Floating shelves are common to many small bathroom ideas and designs. These floating box shelves provide needed storage and organising space in smaller bathrooms without cramping the walls. The rustic vibe of the stained wood counters the stark white of the walls.

box floating shelves

8.       Green Envy

Chic and delightful, modern and efficient. This well-appointed bathroom features patterned white walls and matching floors, glass-enclosed shower, ample storage and lighting and an accent walls in a gorgeous basil green shade. A quirky surprise element to a modern design.

white and green modern bathroom

9.       Accent Wall

An accent wall gives definition and character to a room. Adding an accent wall to a small bathroom gives the room a focal point that switches the attention from its size. This stunning accent wall features wood-themed tiles covering the wall and floor that denote the toilet area, changes the bathroom from cramped to cosy.

elegant modern bathroom

10.   Mirrors and Windows

Mirrors visually double the size of the room, making it a favourite element to add in small spaces. Wide glass windows allow natural light into the room, a great view to the outdoors and extend the vision making the room appear larger and airier. This small bathroom benefits from both design tricks.

small apartment bathroom

11.   Basket Accents

Baskets are mobile, functional and beautiful additions to bathrooms. They are great storage and organising tools, which you can easily move around as needed. They come in many designs, styles and colours from which you can find the perfect set for your bathrooms.

rattan baskets

12.   Vintage Black and White

Chic, elegant and timeless. This classy black and white bathroom brings a lot of nostalgia with its vintage theme and ambience. Black and white prints, claw-foot tub and potted plants bring back an idyllic era of grace and style. The eye-catching black penny tiles and modern fittings give the room its updated look.

vintage black and white bathroom

13.   Halving the Wall

Create an illusion of width by halving the wall and with creative tiling. This narrow bathroom gets a boost from its steel blue tiles on the lower half and plain tan shade on the upper wall portion. Light wood-themed flooring keeps the space bright, while chrome fixtures help reflect the light making the room appear more spacious.

small bathroom

14.   Mediterranean Delight

A little bit of shine and Mediterranean enchanting accents will transform your small bathroom from ordinary to fabulous. This narrow white bathroom gets an upgrade from the patterned tile walls, black-framed mirror and pendant lamp.

small Mediterranean bathroom

15.   Discreet Storage

Ample storage is essential to managing clutter and keeping the bathroom neat and comfortable. This becomes a challenge when the bathroom is small. However, creative use of space and installing discreet storage can help solve the problem. This pull-out vertical drawer with shelves can fit into awkward spaces in the room and provide the required storage.

pull out bathroom storage

16.   Stone and Wood

Dramatic and elegant, stunning and beautiful. The spectacular interior design of this small bathroom will make you forget its size! Bring in the drama with stone walls, wood floor and accents and the arresting wall feature – a back-lit recessed shelf with a bonsai plant. Simply unforgettable.

small modern bathroom

17.   White and Bright

This predominantly white bathroom makes use of every available floor space without craping the room. The complete bathroom includes a tub, a shower, a vanity sink and counter, toilet and more than enough room to move around. The beautiful mother-of-pearl accent wall directs the eye towards it and the window, keeping the middle space clear with glass shower walls and everything set to the side.

charming white bathroom

18.   Grey Slate Elegance

The modern sophistication of grey slate and marble give this smallish bathroom a luxurious air despite its size. The unfussy and elegant grey slate walls are matched by the marble floor and minimalist interiors. The chrome fixtures give a hint of shine, while the space-saving recessed shelves provide storage space and highlight the bathroom with some mood lighting.

elegant small bathroom

19.   Living Moss Wall Tiles

This small bathroom gets a surprise element from its live moss wall tiles. The sleek white interiors get disrupted by the warm wood-themed floor tiles and the eye-catching bright green squares of wall plants. The bathroom also gets a boost in size from its wall mirrors and great lighting.

living moss wall tiles

20.   A Floating Sink

Getting things off the floor will free up floor space and makes the room look and feel more spacious. Floating shelves, toilet and sink will help create an illusion of a bigger bathroom. This scaled-down minimalist floating sink is perfect for modern bathrooms with limited space. Polished, functional and attractive.

minimalist floating bathroom sink

21.   Outside View

Adding a window to your bathroom will give a view of the outside. It will also open the up the room and visually extend its walls. This smallish bathroom appears larger than it actually is, thanks to the strategic glass window placed over the sink. Mornings can now be more inspiring with a few minutes spent admiring the views.

small stylish bathroom

22.   Black Wonder

The deep matte black of this small and narrow bathroom works, thanks to its creative and strategic lighting. Textured hexagon tiles provide character and accent to the room without disrupting its all-black theme. White accents relieve the monotony, while the narrow shelf and sink leave enough free space for foot traffic.

small black bathroom

23.   Fun Tiles

Eye-catching, gorgeous and fun! Add an accent wall of Portuguese tiles to your bathroom to relieve the monotony of modern minimalism. The tiles come in many fun patterns and colours and will be the only decoration you’ll need in your bathroom. This white and grey wall provides excitement and quirky touch to the orderliness of the modern interiors.

modern potuguese tiles

24.   Recessed Shelves

Recessed shelves are popular additions to many small bathroom ideas and designs. They provide the space required without crowding the room. This modern bathroom manages clutter while making everything accessible with strategically placed shelves. Backlighted box shelves provide more depth and personality to the room.

luxurious bathroom

25.   Sunny Yellow

Perky and bright, delightful and fun! Reinvent your small dreary bathroom into this sunny yellow fun room! A fresh coat of amber or butterscotch will liven up your generic white bathroom. The attractive honeycomb floor tiles in shades of brown perfectly complement the fun yellow accents of the room.

modern yellow bathroom

26.   Bare Concrete

Ditch all the décor and accents, just leave the room with the essentials. This bare concrete bathroom is the epitome of modern minimalism, nothing excessive or unnecessary, just the basics. Smooth bare concrete walls and floors, wide glass window, glass separator, a shelf and chrome shower set. A handy wooden seat is added for a touch of rustic.

concrete minimalist bathroom

27.   Skylights

This small bathroom appears bigger because of the big skylight, the mirror across it, the white interiors and from its ample lighting. The fern subway tile accent wall draws in the eye, while the warm wood-themed flooring adds a touch of bucolic charm.  

small bathroom with skylight

28.   Blues and White

Charming, bright and elegant. This coastal themed bathroom mixed white with several shades of blue to achieve a fun, cool and breezy vibe. The white window shutters and wood accents are charming, the dark blue flooring elegant and the stand-alone tub unfussy and modern.

bright coastal bathroom

29.   Modern Rustic

Small in size but big in style! This bathroom showcases a great combination of modern efficiency and rustic charms. Modern concrete walls and floor, clean lines and natural elements blend well with the repurposed wood sink and matte black fixtures. Cool, composed and beautiful.

modern rustic bathroom

30.   Door Storage

Limited-spaced bathroom dictates the optimised use of every available space. Installing a storage rack on the back of the door will provide an accessible space for all your bathroom stuff – out-of-the-way but still easy to reach.

door storage rack

31.   Textured Walls

To avoid crowding the already small bathroom, ditch the decorations and let your walls be the décor. Textured walls are attractive and elegant. This smallish bathroom features wood-themed tiles to line its shower area and textured stone tiles for the rest of the room. The creative lighting gives the room a more defined look.

elegant modern bathroom

32.   Hide-Away Tub

You don’t have to sacrifice comfort with space availability. Optimise the use of your bathroom space with this hide-away tub. Set up in a dais and enclosed in glass walls, the shower transforms into a soaking tub by just removing its wood slat floor. This design is inspired by Japanese minimalism and space management.

hide-away tub

33.   Modern Grey Hexagons

This stunning bathroom gets its amazing look from the cool and attractive grey hexagon tiles. Covering the entire floor and its accent wall, the subtly patterned tiles give definition and a unique and stunning look to the modern bath. Keep the rest of the room in plain white so as not to overwhelm the design.

grey hexagon tiles

34.   Stunning Lights

Create the right ambience and look for your bathroom by adding the right lighting implements. This small bathroom gets a dramatic vibe from the unique and stunning tubular ceiling light fixtures. The lighting highlights the modern accent wall of patterned tiles. The reclaimed wood vanity drawers and the rattan basket inject a hint of cool pastoral charm.

small modern bathroom

35.   Luxurious Emerald

Fabulous, striking and luxurious. A posh bathroom doesn’t have to be big. This white and emerald bath is lavishly designed and looks fabulous with its marble floors and walls, modern fittings and incredible emerald accent wall. The silver-framed mirror is simply stunning and is the focal point of the room.

luxurious white bathroom

36.   Glass Wall

Open the room to the outside with a glass wall. This extends the vision and makes the small room appear bigger and more spacious. This modern bathroom features a glass wall that showcases an exotic garden outside. Give yourself a real treat by building an indoor-outdoor bathroom that is also relaxing and comfortable.

bathroom glass wall

37.   White Minimalist

Clean, bright, efficient. This complete and efficient modern white bathroom doesn’t need much space. The huge lightbox in the shower provide ample lighting, the glass separator keeps the room open and the white interiors help make the room appear bigger than it really is. Subtle textures on the stone floor and walls give the room character and a unique look.

white modern bathroom

38.   Black Concrete

Plain, edgy, black. The start bareness of the design brings in a monastic air of efficiency and simplicity. But the striking look of black concrete walls and minimalist interiors is edgy, unforgettable and beautiful. Wood elements are added for a hint of rustic charms.

black minimalist bathroom

39.   Magical Murals

Transform your small and generic bathroom into something spectacular and magical with epic murals. This bathroom features a stunning and out-worldly moonscape mural! Perfectly complementing the mural are the black counter and fixtures, the floating toilet and the moon-themed floor.

moonscape mural bathroom

40.   Modern Compact

Efficiency at its best. This modern compact bathroom is big in style, small in size and efficient in its space use. The glassed-in shower is located at the end of the room, next to an accented toilet area. Closest to the door is the white vanity complete with storage drawers, a sink, ample counter space, a wide mirror and stylish pendant lights.

small modern bathroom

41.   Ladder and Baskets

Ladders are popular among small bathroom ideas and designs. They are mobile, flexible, quirky and attractive. Ladders can serve as towel bars, storage shelves or organisers. This ladder and basket combi is charming and functional in helping manage bathroom clutter.

ladder and basket bathroom storage

42.   Floor Impact

The walls and ceiling of this bathroom are in minimal styling – subdued colours and minimal textures. The floor is a different story – bright colours and striking patterns. Too many details on the walls can crowd the room, unlike floors. So, when designing a small bathroom, focus your grand design ideas on the floor and keep your walls clean.

modern bathroom

43.   Powder Blue Charm

This cool and charming shade of powder blue works well with most neutral tones that are popular in modern designs. It is light enough to keep the room from looking cramped and cool enough to counter the starkness of white. This cool bathroom features white subway tiles, blue walls and an eye-catching blue and white patterned floor.

white and blue bathroom

44.   Rich Metallic Accents

Your modern minimalist bathroom doesn’t have to be boring and mediocre. This small and modern bathroom takes on the modern look with a lot of aplomb coming from the striking metallic accents. This edgy bathroom shines with its matching brushed bronze fixtures. Completing the stunning look are the backlit moon mirror and black marble counter.

luxurious modern bathroom

45.   Pink Sophistication

Feminine, stylish, elegant. This fabulous white and pink bathroom takes pretty to another level. The white interiors gets a luxurious boost from the marble wall and classy elegance from its pink herringbone tile accent wall. The gold-framed mirror and matching pendant lights are delicate, stylish and posh. Perfect!  

modern pink bathroom

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