21 big design ideas for your tiny bathroom

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The bathroom—it’s that one room where, even if you have children, you lock the door behind you and have at least a chance at being alone with your thoughts (or your iPhone). Or it’s where your guests are isolated from whatever gathering you’ve orchestrated, left to ponder who you and your family are and what you represent. No pressure.

Luckily, the bathroom—particularly a small one—is the perfect place to experiment with the big design ideas you’ve been pondering but were perhaps too timid or pressed for time to execute. Bold colors and crazy patterns are well contained in a small bathroom. And it’s less daunting to redecorate if you find you’ve made a terrible mistake.

Plus, if the decor is interesting enough, your guess may be tempted less to snoop in your medicine cabinet.

Here are some ideas for making your tiny bathroom interesting with wallpaper, mirrors, color, tile, and art.


There is no end to the interesting wallpaper you can find to spruce up any room. But installation can be daunting. Luckily, a tiny bathroom means less expense and less time getting it on the wall. And if you’re really non-committal, there are lots of removable decal wallpaper designs that look just as chic as the real thing. Get more ideas here, here and here.

Angela Tafoya bathroom

Photo via Lonny

West Elm pink wallpaper

Photo via West Elm


Whether you place a smattering of small plants around your bathroom, hang some from the ceiling, or go nuts with foliage in every corner, the bathroom is one place your plants will thrive while giving the room life.

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A plantastic bathroom we can get behind, from @vineandvintage — thanks for the tag! 🌿💖🌿💖🌿 #jungalow

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AD This is my tiny bathroom in our Victorian house – many people turn the 3rd bedroom into a bathroom in our style of property but we never did. Even though it’s little, I love it. I painted it all green last year and added loads of plants, fragrance and texture. In fact, I probably gave it a biophilic design without even thinking about it. I love the idea that biophilic spaces increase our connection to the natural world and help improve wellbeing and happiness in the home. This little space does it for me, although it doesn’t always look this neat and tidy. There’s more about how to achieve this look and how it can help improve our mood on the blog. use the link in my bio @jenstanbrook and choose Love Chic Living. Have a great weekend. I’m planning some retail therapy, oh and a tap dancing exam. Wish me luck! #lovechicliving #suyhome #walltowallstyle #simplystyleyourspace #biophilicdesign #bathroomdesign #bathroomtrends #smallbathroom #greenbathroom #urbanjunglebloggers #plantsagram #plantsmakepeoplehappy #indoorgarden #bathroomremodel #plantsarefriends #botanicalpickmeup #plantlover #greenfingers #botany

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Statement mirror

The vanity mirror doesn’t have to be a simple circle or rectangle. And it doesn’t have to be called a vanity mirror to be used as one. Place virtually any mirror above your sink to make a statement in your home’s smallest room. Find more statement mirrors here, here, and hereIKEA STORJORM Mirror with built-in light

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The bathroom is a fun place to experiment with a gallery, use that thrift store find, or for framed poster art.

expansive gallery wall small bathroom

Photo via White Cabana

See the rest of this tiny home here. Photo by Anna-Alexia Basile.
small bathroom framed posters

Photo via AirBnB

Experiment with black

We know the old saying that black makes everything look smaller, but that happens to not be true when it’s used wisely in a tiny bathroom, as the following examples illustrate.

Ann Sacks graphic floor tile bathroom

Photo via Ann Sacks

House of Brinson One Room Challenge BathroomPhoto via House of Brinson


Tile is a natural fit for a bathroom, and with Heath Ceramics, Fireclay, and Ann Sacks creating incredibly gorgeous offerings, your choices and creativity are endless.


Photo via Heath Ceramics

Green 60s style tile small bathroom

Photo via Sweeten

Get Crazy

If you’re gonna do it, do it in your tiny bathroom!

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