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Small Bathroom Pictures to Inspire You

Updated on September 28, 2013

Enjoy These Small Bathroom Pictures

Looking at pictures of other people's small bathrooms is a great way of getting ideas for your own, whether you plan to rip out the whole thing and replace it all (as I did) or just do a little redecorating to freshen the room up. So, take look through this lens, and for even more pictures and ideas, visit my main bathroom site at Small Bathroom Designs.

Intro photo credit: kevinw1

Photo Credit: respres on Flickr. Used under CC By 2.0 license

Here's a small bathroom picture with a number of good ideas you can use in your own bathroom.

The large mirror which comes right down to the vanity counter, and stretches wall-to-wall, immediately makes the room feel twice as big to anyone standing in it. Slight downside is that guys have to face up to themselves when using the WC.

Pictures on the wall make this feel like a "real room", not just a utility space. The background wall color is also a "real room" color and makes a very good backdrop for the pictures.

The vanity counter stretches across the top of the WC, making the line along the wall longer and smoother which gives a more spacious feel, and adding storage and display space. if you plan on building something like this, be sure to make it removable if you need to access the top of the tank for maintenance.

The tile vanity top has a slightly raised edge to catch spills before they hit the floor - very practical - and a subtle decorative touch in the backsplash with the small colored tiles. The wood floor and wood vanity also blend nicely together.

Photo Credit: Jacob Bøtter on Flickr. Used under CC By 2.0 license

Here's a very tiny bathroom where it looks like the whole room is the shower area, like on a boat - see the floor drain and the shower curtain which pulls across the room door. The decor is very plain so any change in the accessories has immediate impact. A bold colored or patterned shower curtain would change the feel of the whole room, and you could easily ring the changes by changing curtains.

Slightly more work but still quick and easy in a room this size would be to change the wall color above the tiles.

Photo Credit: exfordy on Flickr . Used under CC By 2.0 license

This beautifully finished white, black and gray bathroom is almost a blank slate for color in the shape of fabric and accessories. The tile band in shades of gray is elegant, and the geometric look - squares and circles - is very consistent.

With no shower curtain rod in view over the tub, maybe there won't be a shower curtain in this room which adds to the geometric minimalist style. It may be difficult to keep the minimalist look, though, once the room is in everyday use, as there doesn't seem to be much space for hiding away the paraphenalia of everyday life like toothbrushes.

Photo Credit: this_could_be_my_house on Flickr. Used under CC By 2.0 license

Now here's a small bathroom which definitely isn't a blank slate. The shiny brick red mosaic tiles are very assertive but the amount of white means that they are not overpowering, and the variety of shades included in the mosaic give a lot of subtle movement to the surface.

Both the WC and the vanity are raised up off the floor, leaving the floor clear to the walls so more of it is visible and the space feels larger. Even the cleaning brush on the floor is tall and slimline, made of elegant stainless steel instead of boring plastic, and adds to the look instead of detracting from it.

There's no closed storage visible in this shot, though a fair mount of open display in the niche over the WC. No mirror over the vanity is an unusual choice.

For many more pictures and ideas, especially for small bathrooms, visit my main bathroom site at Small Bathroom Designs and Ideas.

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Tell us about your small bathroom - What are your best ideas or techniques for making the most of the smallest room?

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      5 years ago

      use mirrors. it will make a wider space illusion

    • mel-kav profile image


      6 years ago

      My new house has a small bathroom that I am struggling to find ideas for to make it user friendly. Thanks for the ideas and links.

    • KateHonebrink profile image


      6 years ago

      I have used a floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall mirror on the sink wall of a powder bath to great, dramatic effect. Love all your bathroom ideas!

    • Frischy profile image


      6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      I like seeing bathrooms in real houses, ideas that are affordable and doable by the average homeowner. You have done a good job of providing some great ideas that almost anyone could implement.

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      Mary Norton 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I really like the red and white one. Our cottage has small bathrooms so I am constantly looking for ideas to enhance its look.

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      6 years ago

      We have a very small bathroom. It works but some of your ideas will help us out when we get ready to change it.

    • bbathrooms profile image


      6 years ago

      My bathroom isn't too big so it's good to have a few pictures to give me some ideas. Thanks a million!

    • ClassyStuff profile image


      6 years ago

      great ideas here - I'm about to re-do my bathroom and you've inspired me!

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      6 years ago

      awesome lens!

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      6 years ago

      thank you for the pictures, looking for ideas and they helped out alot

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      6 years ago

      For small bathroom I try to put too many around the corners to create a spacious look. Thanks for your clean look bathrooms, great lens!!

    • Joan Haines profile image

      Joan Haines 

      6 years ago

      I like the black and white in a small area.

    • renstar lm profile image

      renstar lm 

      6 years ago

      Nice Lens

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      6 years ago

      Would love to see more pictures of your creations; Inspiring, Thank you

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      6 years ago

      I just rebuild my 2 sqare meter bathroom and it's amazing how much room there is. I also made squidoo lens with pictures about my bathroom remodeling.

    • mivvy profile image


      7 years ago

      What a great suggestions. I'll tell my daughter who is moving into a new house

    • shandigp profile image


      7 years ago

      great! I would LOVE to see more pictures! Do you have plans for adding more?

    • Kevin Wilson 2 profile imageAUTHOR

      Kevin Wilson 2 

      8 years ago

      @anonymous: One frequent suggestion for adding storage under a pedestal sink is to add a curtain round it (held on with stickyback velcro, usually). I have a feeling this would get wet and soapy quite often, and need washing often as a result, but it does give you hidden space under the sink where you can stack trays or bins of some kind.

      Is there any wall space over the sink? A really large (but shallow) mirror front wall cabinet can provide a lot of storage for small items like toiletries, while at the same time having the same space-expanding effect as a large mirror.

      If you have no floor space or wall space free, consider wall cabinets or shelves right up at ceiling level, extending from wall to wall across one complete end or side of teh room. If they are above head level they won't stop you using the whole floor space of the room, but they can hold things like spare towels and toilet rolls which don't need to be accessed every day.

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      8 years ago

      I have the tiniest bathroom under the sun wracking my brain to figure out how to add stuff in it without making it look cluttered. The toilet is stright ahead with a shower right next to it. Then there's the pedestal sink. That's all there is. Now where to store everything....... any ideas?

    • Kevin Wilson 2 profile imageAUTHOR

      Kevin Wilson 2 

      8 years ago

      @anonymous: My personal preference is to have some contrast between trim and walls, but you may feel differently. Given how small a bathroom is, it's not much of an investment in paint and time to do the job - why not just do it and see how it looks. If you don't like it, you can always change the trim afterwards.

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      8 years ago

      I have a small bathroom. I want to paint the walls a medium shade of gray, the window & woodwork a slightly darker gray (not DARK) & the ceiling white. What do you think?


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