Up the Wall
Graphic tiles transform this little loo from simple to remarkable. Running across the floor and up the wall, the tiles add texture and depth to the space. Optimise Design finished the room with a white wall-mounted toilet and glass shelf, which don’t visually compete with the statement-making tiles.
Crisp and Clean
Even the tiniest bathrooms can take on a contemporary aesthetic. These homeowners channeled modernity with a wall-hung toilet and flush button, round vessel sink, floating vanity, and mirror with build-in LED lights. Gray-toned floor tiles hung on the back wall complete the simple and sleek space.
Zillow Digs home in Lighthouse Point, FL
Mirrors, Mirrors on the Walls
Adding mirrors to a small bathroom makes it appear larger. Here, the homeowners installed two side-by-side medicine cabinets for increased illumination and added storage. Under-cabinet lighting, a frameless glass shower door, and pops of matte black complete the room.
Center of Attention
A vibrant green shower serves as an eye-catching focal point in this urban bathroom. The remaining wall space is outfitted with white subway tile and gray grout, whose muted tones allow the green to really pop. The homeowners also added thin (but deep!) cedar storage shelves to a narrow niche alongside the shower.
Despite its tight quarters, this small loo is given a decidedly decorative lift with fun pineapple wallpaper. While dark colors usually make a room appear smaller, in this case they actually can take the focus off the bathroom's size and onto far more interesting design elements.
Swinging doors take up precious real estate in any room, and they can greatly limit the design options of a tight lavatory. Consider installing a sliding door for added space. As a bonus: Farmhouse doors are trendy and beautiful!
Design-savvy homeowners can let their personality shine through their small bathroom design. Here, The New Design Project bold relied on bold wall graphics, diagonal wall tiles, a bright blue sink, and a checkered bathtub create a playfully urban aesthetic.
The shower is incorporated right into the greater space in this diminutive wet room by McCrum Interiors. Waterproof tile ensures mold-free longevity, while built-in shelving holds shampoo, towels, and other shower supplies.
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In this quaint bathroom, the thin pedestal sink lends an illusion of spaciousness. Wall-mounted shelving makes up for lack of cabinet storage, while the white wainscoting and penny floor tiles create country-inspired charm.
Zillow Digs home in Alexandria, VA
This hidden half-bath by My Bespoke Room takes advantage of the oft-forgotten extra space under the stairs, all but disappearing when the door is shut. Dark-colored walls create a bold visual effect when paired with the white door and ceilings.
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Nooks and Crannies
Tiny bathrooms need an extra dose of creative planning, and dead wall space should not go to waste. Consider adding recessed shelving between the wall studs to maximize your storage options.
Room for a Tub
Who says homeowners can't squeeze a full-sized bathtub into a minuscule bathroom? Although this tub touches the toilet and vanity, it doesn’t look overly cluttered, thanks to a minimalist design that incorporates only three colors (white, black, and brown). Recessed shower shelving and a medicine cabinet lend extra storage to the small space.
In this modern bathroom, the shimmery porcelain tile and brushed nickel finishes look both trendy and futuristic. But perhaps the most interesting element is the countertop, which extends behind the toilet to make a shelf-like structure.
In the Details
This serene bathroom is full of decorative accents, from the patterned window glass to the penny tile flooring. Since the homeowners maintained a neutral color palette, however, the space doesn't look overwhelming.
Zillow Digs home in Seattle, WA
Short on storage space in your bathroom? Take a cue from this tiny loo, which has corner shelves conveniently placed above the toilet. The wooden ledges are perfect for stashing toilet paper, extra hand towels, cotton balls, and decor pieces.
Zillow Digs home in Traverse City, MI
No room for a full-sized vanity? These homeowners ditched the classic counter and opted for a shabby chic dresser instead. A circular vessel sink fits perfectly on top of the rustic-inspired piece.
Zillow Digs home in Savage, MN
A corner sink opens up this tiny bathroom, giving the homeowners sufficient space to reach the toilet. A mirrored wall-mounted medicine cabinet, conveniently located above the sink, serves as a catchall for toiletries.
Bold and Beautiful
This stunning, two-toned bathroom mixes black and white to accentuate the room's distinct features. The basket weave floor tile adds originality, while the beveled white wall tile contrasts with the darker elements of the room.
Decorative tile adds instant appeal to any bathroom, especially when extended halfway up the wall. The neutral-toned elements in this room, such as the wooden vanity and matching mirror frame, don’t clash with the statement-making tiles.
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Zillow Digs home in Maple Valley, WA
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