Petite can be charming, but many people do not feel that way about their smaller-than-average bathroom. If you are blessed with a pint-sized loo, there are certainly some associated frustrations and also many benefits. For instance, you probably don't have to spend hours cleaning up the room, even though you might dislike the fact you can brush your teeth while showering and spit directly and neatly into the sink.
No, small does not mean boring, and with a few bathroom decor ideas and upgrades, your little lavatory can shine. To turn your tiny bathroom into a stylish space, follow the five tips below:
1. Look above and below for extra space
Trying to cram storage units onto a little bathroom floor is going to make any space feel tighter. Pure Wow suggests using height to your advantage. Find a row of pegs from which to hang your towels, and hang a basket or two over extra hooks. You can store hair styling equipment, magazines or additional toilet paper. If you need extra space, adding a couple of shelves a little above head height can give you more room for necessities. Just be sure you will not bang your head when you stand up from the toilet.
Some bathroom vanities are slightly elevated from the ground. If this happens to be the case in your home, look for low-profile baskets to slide underneath. There may be enough room for a couple of towels or washcloths to hide.
2. Renovate your sink
Looking for a narrow bathroom sink such as a pedestal sink will save floor space. If you need advice on how to install a new sink — or just some inspiration — the consultants at a Vague & Vogue showroom will be able to help you out. While it might seem daunting to ditch a bathroom vanity, a pedestal sink is easier to clean. Check out this renovated bathroom with a wall-mounted sink for an alternative option.
3. Go Euro
Those who love tiles might want to consider a European-style wet bath. In this kind of bathroom, the entire room is tiled and it is possible for the whole space to get wet from the shower. Since space is limited, and the shower head is often located above the toilet, with no differentiation between the shower floor space and the rest of the room.
Another European-inspired element to help a small bathroom feel larger is the wall-mounted toilet. Here, there is no pedestal or upper cistern to take up space, but you might want to leave the installation to the experts!
4. Reflect on your tiny bathroom
Adding mirrors to a tiny bathroom are a great way to make it feel larger, as mirrored walls are an easy way to create the illusion that there’s more room. While mirrors can be a go-to trick for opening up a small space such as a tiny bathroom, mirroring the walls can take a simple bathroom to a modern and glam powder room or bathroom. Don’t want to go all glam? HGTV recommends mirroring the entire wall above your sink instead of all the walls for a less glam approach.
If you don’t want to work with many mirrors in your small bathroom, you can also try using reflective wallpaper, such as gold reflective wallpaper. Pair your reflective wallpaper with some metallic bathroom décor to complete the look.
5. Bring in some nature
Adding plants to a narrow bathroom is one easy way to liven up the little space. Putting plants around your bathroom doesn’t have to be a difficult task either. Something as simple as a potted plant on a small stool looks great. Or, you can cover every spare inch of your bathroom in nature.
Try placing a plant on the back of your toilet, in a window sill, on a narrow bathroom sink, or around small shower stalls or even a small clawfoot tub. If you choose not to go all out with a natural vibe in your tiny bathroom, or if your small bathroom doesn’t get enough sunlight to keep bathroom plants alive, opt for displaying plant clippings. Clippings from healthy houseplants can survive for long periods of time in small vases of water. For instance, Apartment Therapy recommends using monstera leaves.
No matter how you choose to organize your space there are many ways to give a helping hand to a smaller lavatory. You may have to get a little bit creative—or international—but your tiny bathroom can still be cool and wholly functional.
Whether you have an apartment bathroom or a tiny bathroom that’s often found in small modern homes, your local Vague & Vogue showroom has everything you need to finish off your tiny bathroom look. Stop by a showroom today and get started on styling your space.