Design Ideas for Small Bathrooms
Few of us have the luxury of a large home, never mind a palatial bathroom. Fortunately, there are simple steps and clever styling tricks you can employ to create a soothing, tranquil bathroom that at least feels more spacious than it is!
System Slim Depth Mirror, aim basin mixer & System 500MM Wall Mounted Basin Unit in Gloss Light Grey.
It’s hardly surprising that white and neutral tones give the impression of a lighter, brighter space and the same applies to bathroom design. White needn't be boring however- layer a white palette by mixing textures and materials through the colour. Elevate the modest white tile with an elegant herringbone pattern, stay contemporary with a sleek white System gloss unit or lightly sand and whitewash any darker wood features for a distinctly airy Scandi look.
Create the illusion of space and light by using a white or neutral palette in a mix of textures & materials.
scheme 800mm wall mounted double drawer basin unit IN GLOSS LIGHT GREY, aim basin mixer & scheme illuminated mirror
A wall mounted or floating unit is a great way to create a more spacious feel to a smaller bathroom by opening up the floor space and creating the impression of a continuous line. Optimise on space by choosing a double drawer unit, such as our Scheme furniture range, which also features convenient in-drawer dividers.
Wall hung vanity units give a feeling of lightness and space to a room, as well as a clean, contemporary look.
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Make a room look larger by keeping things consistent- tiling your floor and shower enclosure in the same pattern will help prevent your bathroom from looking disjointed and busy. If you miss the whimsy of a varied space, opt for a single accent colour that runs throughout your design.
Extend the feel of your bathroom with a glass shower enclosure that gives the illusion of more space. A contemporary frame-less walk-in shower is an ideal solution to a smaller space bathroom, with a pentagon, or cut rectangular style being best suited to utilising awkward corner spaces. Be sure to opt for a protective coating on your shower glass to help prevent hard water deposits to maintain the clear glass, clean lines effect. A concealed shower system such as Storm creates a streamlined look that is not only space saving but easy to clean.
Walk in or floor level showers with clear glass panelling and minimal framing are a simple way to open up small space bathrooms.
Mirrors & Mirrored Cabinets
Draw the eye upwards and save on precious floor space with floating fixtures such as a vertical radiator and towel rail, or a Pursuit wall mounted mirrored column. Mirrored detailing across your bathroom furniture will also automatically introduce light and make the most of even minimal spaces- taller, vertical mirrors such as the Eminence Pill Mirror or the Ultra Slim Mirror are especially effective.
Mirrored surfaces are not only practical, but capture & project light into darker corners to open up your bathroom space.
Pursuit 600mm basin unit in charcoal elm, stage vessel basin, pursuit mirrored storage unit in charcoal elm
20 Minute Bathroom Makeover
You can make the most of corners and otherwise wasted wall spaces by taking just twenty minutes to put up some simple shelves or corner baskets. A concealed fixing system and a sleek chrome finish make our Halo collection an easy space saving solution. For an even quicker solution, simply clear out your bathroom of unsightly plastic and empty bottles. Minimise clutter and make a subtle style statement by using brown glass or old pharmacy bottles for beauty products, then be brutal and tidy everything else away!
Minimising clutter in small bathrooms is one of the quickest and most effective space savers.