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11 Tips For Making a Small Bathroom Look Elegant


Just because you have a small bathroom doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful bathroom. To help you transform your bathroom, we’ve pulled together 11 easy tips for making a small bathroom look elegant.

Bathrooms are one of the hardest working rooms in the house, packing a whole lot of functionality into one compact room which is made more challenging the less space you have. 

From shower to the bathtub, and vanity to the toilet, it can be overwhelming to think about how to up the luxe factor without breaking the bank or knocking down some walls.

Luckily, there’s a number of simple tips and tricks that will help you transform your small bathroom into the beautiful oasis you’ve always dreamed of. Here are some of our favorite ideas.

Add some warmth.

Wooden accents, even something small, like a wooden bath tray, or something more impactful, like timber plantation shutters — look luxurious and chic in a bathroom. Timber and white is a classic combination, after all!

Paint the tiles.

Give your tiles a refresh by painting them (use tile paint) and updating the grout. If you’re (extremely) patient, you could even try a black and white checkerboard effect.

Float your vanity.

A floating vanity looks elegant and also makes a small space look more open.

Open the vanity.

Open shelving in your vanity looks incredibly chic, as long as the items within it are organized neatly. Let this be a warning to you!

Go for glass.

If your budget extends to a new shower, consider going for a total glass (i.e. no steel frame) shower. This not only looks stunning, but it also offers the illusion of more space – particularly when creating a walk-in shower.

Install dimmer lights.

Give your bathroom a spa-like feel with dimmer lights to soften the feel of the room. An electrician should be able to knock this over in a day (meaning you could potentially be having a bath under your newly dimmed lights this weekend).

Don’t forget the little switches.

An oil diffuser, soft white towels, candles for ambiance — these are small, simple fixes that can really help your bathroom look (and feel) more luxurious.

Update your fixtures.

Rose gold, copper, and matte black fixtures are all having a moment, and we get it: they’re stunning. Switching out your default bathroom tapware for something chic is a simple, effective way to add elegance to your bathroom.

Add a large piece of artwork.

Art, in the bathroom? It’s surprising — and that’s why we like it. An oversized artwork, or mirror, looks great over a tub.

Think about storage.

If you’re renovating, consider a wall shelf — in your shower, and near the bath — to add sleek bathroom storage without compromising space.

Add more lighting.

Battery-powered stick-on LED lights are great for under the kitchen cupboards, but they also work in the bathroom. Add some under your vanity mirror for extra task lighting.

This article originally appeared on our sister site, Homes to Love.

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