Design Ideas for The Small Bathroom

Bathroom Design Ideas

Don’t let a small bathroom ruin your inspiration, you do not only want to create the illusion of more space but also create and save space by choosing the right furniture, fixtures and fittings for the space you have available


When space is the issue having too many things in your bathroom not only impacts the internal space, but can make it appear messier than it really is.

Its very easy for a bathroom to be cluttered as it’s the room that has daily use and a high traffic area for the household.  Going minimalist means only storing the items you really need in your bathroom – this way, you can really make the most of your storage – ensuring everything you need in the bathroom has a home.

Choosing the right furniture for your new bathroom is key to keep your bathroom minimalist and clutter free

Fitted Furniture

In spaces that are a touch on the small side, finding sufficient storage (and somewhere for it to go) can feel a bit like solving a puzzle.

Fitted and built-in furniture can be a great solution for snug spaces. Up tightly against the wall, fitted furniture can help to create a neat and streamlined space. Numerous pieces of bulky freestanding furniture in a small bathroom can make the space look and feel smaller.


If you have a window in your bathroom this is a great start but it’s still worth investing in a mirror which will help illuminate the room, the mirror will reflect light from the natural or even light fittings. Creating an illusion of space is key to making the room feel bigger and brighter.

Victorian Style Bathroom Design

Traditional style sinks and taps

Carefully considering accessories and finishing touches in any bathroom is even more important with a period / traditional style bathroom suite. Modern taps could look out of place with other period / traditional style products, a good hint is to choose traditional style taps with two separate pillar taps and especially with that feature the hot and cold detailing.

Choosing accessories and ornaments, there are many options but it’s always good to put your own design ideas within the styling too, creating your own unique twist makes it more personal. Keeping it traditional by choosing traditional and vintage accessories will enhance your design to finish off the bathroom of your dreams.

Shower Rooms

Wet Room
A wet room is a bathroom in which the shower is open or set behind a single wall, its floor area being flush with the floor of the rest of the room and the water draining away through an outlet set into the floor, this styling is best suited to contemporary style bathrooms.

Designed and installed with water-tight materials, being able to manage a considerable amount of water and are commonly seen without a shower tray or screen, depending on the size of the bathroom.

Benefits to having a wet room:

  • Easier and quicker to clean than other standard showers, especially if you don’t use a shower screen or tray
  • No need to worry about excess water on the floor
  • Provides the illusion of more space, this is due to no shower door which can cause obstruction
  • Offers a step-free access, they are not always raised like other normal shower cubicles
  • Ideal designs for restricted mobility
  • Can increase the value of your home

If you are unsure what would suit your bathroom or would like inspirational ideas for a new bathroom then give our team of bathroom designers a call.