To help, we searched our house tours high and low and
rounded up some of the savviest small bathroom ideas we could find. From
floating shelves to mosaic tile, here are 50 ways to maximize even the
smallest of bathroom spaces—without sacrificing an inch of style.
Take a cue from Sadie and Dana Solomon’s Santa Barbara home
by bringing some boho flair to a small bathroom. The duo used a mix of
textures and textiles, like the woven rug, linen shower curtain, and
Looking for an easy way to upgrade your small bathroom
in a pinch? Replace your current mirror with a more sophisticated
one—like the round floral bone mirror we found in Jane’s San Francisco apartment—to elevate the entire ambiance of your bathroom. No renovations necessary!
Working with little to no surface space for storage on
your pedestal sink? Mount a floating picture ledge above your sink to
store cosmetics, perfume bottles, and other small bathroom necessities,
as we saw in Anne-Aurelie’s Paris apartment.
A pair of gallery walls filled with eclectic artwork
brings color and personality to a small bathroom—no floor space
required, as we found in Apartment Therapy editor Adrienne Breaux’s New Orleans home.
Searching for a stylish way to free up space around your sink? Swingarm sconces—like the ones we saw in Diana Marsh’s Michigan home—will provide plenty of accent lighting without taking up an inch of surface space.
Cover a single wall in a fresh coat of chalkboard paint
to make an artful statement in a small bathroom, which will also keep
you entertained while you’re in there. Let Antena and Miles David’s Rhode Island home serve as the perfect bathroom inspo.
Not working with a ton of wall space to hang art in your tiny bathroom? Learn from Cupcakes and Cashmere
founder Emily Schuman and prop a piece of art above your toilet tank.
Let it lean against the wall for a sleek, nails-free display like she
did inside her Los Angeles home.
Hang an eye-catching curtain panel or two in place of
traditional shades or drapes to make a bold statement with your window
coverings in a small bathroom. Let Carrie and Patrick’s Los Angeles rental show you how it’s done.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful, and gallery
walls in a small bathroom are no exception. Take a cue from Thomas and Tara Steffen and install floor-to-ceiling gallery displays on every wall of your bathroom for an impactful maximalist scene.
Invest in a sleek and slender hanging rail system, like the FINTORP series at IKEA, so you won’t waste an inch of precious sink space on toiletries. Jordan and Brittany Griggstake their storage strategy to the next level with this hack.
If you’re working with little to no storage space around
your shower or bathtub, mount a floating shelf or picture ledge on the
wall above the tub to store your shampoo, conditioner, and soap. Fernando and Maximiliano’s Buenos Aires home strikes a balance between form and function.
When you don’t have any surface space around your
pedestal sink, consider employing a petite, tiered side table to create
some instant storage opportunity. Emily Waldmann’s Austin abode gets the job done in style.