Big Styling Tips for Tiny Bathrooms

Real Estate Broker/Owner

As more and more people move to urban areas where space is at a premium, living in homes with small (or at least smaller) bathrooms is a reality even for those who can afford luxury. Thankfully, there are many tips and tricks that you can use to style a small bathroom so that it will fit more features than what most would expect for its size. The best part? They can be very chic and stylish too!

Keeping things Bright


White subway tiles can do wonders for a small bathroom especially when paired with gray grout and simple accessories. It’s the perfect backdrop too for any personal touches you may want to add.

Try Indulging in Darker Shades


If white and bright is not your style, a deep taupe might be worth a try, especially for a shower enclosure. Just don’t forget to balance out lighting with this tip. The goal is to create a spa-like atmosphere, not a gloomy one.

Use Corners to the Fullest


Corner shower enclosures are cooler than you think. They fit in any bathroom and can make a small bathroom feel bigger. If you’re already happy with where your shower is, try a corner-mount furniture instead. This will open your bathroom’s space and draw the eyes to the corners.

Go for a Tiny Tub


A tiny tub beneath the eaves can make a small bathroom seem larger. To get the most out of this tip, go for a bold or uniquely shaped tub. This way, your tub will double as an interesting design element.

Built-In Shelving All the Way!


Storage space is always welcome, more so in a small bathroom. Use every inch of available space the smart way by fitting built-in shelves in nooks and alcoves. With careful colour selection and attention to details, your built-in shelving can even make your bathroom look prettier.

Use Soothing Colours


Do not shy away from using colours in a small bathroom. The trick is in choosing soothing colours that work together with the room’s architecture to add visual appeal to the space. A soft gray, pastel pink, or a wisp of blue are perfect hues to use.

Use Awkward Architecture to Your Advantage


Add unexpected finishes to awkward spaces to make them look like they should be there. For instance, if you’ve got a sloping roof, add a giant sky light to maximise space, bring in light, and make your bathroom look more interesting. 

Don’t Be Afraid to Create a Space with a Ton of Personality


Small doesn’t have to mean boring or minimalist. Your pocket size bathroom can stir quite a punch if you let bits and pieces of your personality soak into the design. If you love quirky details, go for them! Do you collect travel mementoes? Feel free to display some in your bathroom! It’s your bathroom after all!

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Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Brad these are really great tips to enhance a small bathroom.  Thanks for sharing.

Nov 30, 2016 10:38 PM #1
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

The photos also provide creative ways to take advantage of interesting architectural features.

Nov 30, 2016 11:54 PM #2
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

Lots of ways to make that bathroom "your own" from spa white to soothing cool colors...great illustration !

Dec 01, 2016 02:56 AM #3
Kathryn Acciari
Cameron Real Estate Group - Shrewsbury, MA
RSPS, SRS, REALTOR(R) Sturbridge-Shrewsbury MA

That first tip is not to be ignored. Making a small bathroom bright (and clean), even if you have a low budget, is a must.

Dec 01, 2016 04:10 AM #4
Sham Reddy
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Wow! Thanks for sharing some great ideas for new looks and upgrades

Dec 01, 2016 04:22 AM #5
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Great post to problem solving the tight space in the most important reading room in the house. Just bought another water property with a dinky, teenie weenie bathroom and your posts helps point out the ways to stretch and put all the junk in all the right places for the too small bathroom "expansion" using your noodle to make it the best and expand the spaces using other tricks and approaches Brad Miller .

Dec 01, 2016 04:35 AM #6
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This posting caused me to ponder how there is no end to the human creativity

Dec 01, 2016 06:58 AM #7
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad


There are some really wonderful suggestions in these photos that could really help buyers struggling with small baths...and that is not an uncommon issue! Thanks for the ideas and wonderful photos!


Dec 01, 2016 07:58 PM #8
Mary Jo Quay
Remax Results - Edina, MN

Most of thetime we see make overs in massive spaces.  Most townhomes, condos, and urban homes have limited space, and not so grand bathrooms.  Thank you for some fresh and clever ideas. 

Dec 02, 2016 03:06 PM #9
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

We very much appreciate you sharing this information with us today.

Dec 03, 2016 06:13 AM #10
Brad Miller

You're welcome Harry. Glad you enjoyed! 

Dec 15, 2016 08:43 AM #11
Melissa Jackson
Riverside Homebuilders - Sales Consultant - Springtown, TX
Your New Home Sales Consultant in Parker County

These are great tips for creating appeal in smaller bathrooms. 

Dec 29, 2016 08:58 PM #12
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

A plethora of great ideas. A beautiful bathroom can help sell the home faster and for more money.

Dec 10, 2017 02:02 PM #13
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