10 Small Bathroom Décor Ideas

Updated: Feb. 17, 2023

Make a small bathroom feel and function bigger with these smart decorating and organizing tips.

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In the Details

Small baths deserve smart and pretty storage details, like the ones found in this bathroom by @keely.mann. The recessed medicine cabinet, mirror’s built-in shelf and trio of right-sized baskets all create sweet spots for bathroom necessities.

And open shelves are a small-bath standard for the way they add bathroom storage but not bulk. (You can also make your own!)

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Neutral Territory

Decorating with neutrals can transform a small space into a serene oasis. The gold and wood tone accents in this white bathroom from @the.orange.home are right on trend, without overpowering the room. That wainscot cap shelf adds precious horizontal surface area. And kicking the medicine cabinet off the sink wall and subbing in a big, slim mirror instead visually multiplies the space.

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Showstopping Shiplap

All the shiplap in the bathroom created by DIYer Ether of @farmhousebyadude fills the space with horizontal lines, which draw the eye around the space to make it feel wider.

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Clever Storage

Leggy console sinks don’t add extra bulk in the way a traditional cabinet vanity can, but their lack of storage presents a challenge. The right-sized rolling basket in this sweet bathroom from @craftingculture provides easy access to extra toilet paper, but tucks neatly under the sink when not in use.

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Bold Walls

The bonus of a small bath: It’s easy to get playful! Case in point: Funky wall patterns can feel overwhelming in a large bathroom. But a small bathroom offers the perfect opportunity to go bold. Choose a daring wallpaper, or create your own with paint, like @oliveandopalinteriors did. Offset all that pattern with simple flooring and artwork.

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Floor to Ceiling Tile

This small bathroom by @lottieshousebuild features floor to ceiling tile that reflects light throughout the room, making it feel brighter and more spacious. Be sure to use medium or large size tiles — if they’re too small, they’ll add visual clutter and make the room feel claustrophobic instead.

Shout-out to that glass shower door, mirror and slim heated towel rack, which also up the brightness without hogging any space.

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White and Bright

Use white on the walls and ceiling of a small bathroom to make the space feel bright and airy. A well-chosen pop of color, like this painted green vanity that @bell_and_key_redesign used, adds visual interest without weighing down the space. The cabinet-mounted TP holder and set of open shelves are smart space-making choices, too.

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Off the Hook

Bath towels tend to take over a bathroom — especially a well-used small one. One smart towel-storage solution: Use a row of on-trend hooks instead of a towel rack to fit more of them neatly in a well-used small bathroom. It encourages quick pick-up, too. No fussy folding necessary! If you’re short on wall space, hang them behind a door, like in this bathroom from @rignellranch.

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Graphic Accent Wall

A graphic accent wall like this one from @sarah.phillipshome creates a fun focal point. We love how these open diamonds draw the eye up to make the room feel taller. (Swipe through her post to see how she did it.)

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white tile bathroom
via @gtconstruction

Clear as Glass

A clear glass shower like this one from @gtconstruction opens up the view of the whole bathroom, making every precious square foot visible. Use the same floor and wall tile throughout the space to help the shower seamlessly blend into the rest of the bathroom.

Next, get more ideas from these top bathroom decor trends of 2023.