Get Inspired by These Absolutely Elegant Small Bathrooms
A lack of space does not have to mean a lack of style. In fact, small baths and powder rooms are the perfect places to experiment with wallpaper, patterned tile, statement sinks, and unusual light fixtures. Take a cue from the 14 chic spaces below—all proof that good things really do come in small packages.
In this small guest bathroom, walls are upholstered in a Ralph Lauren Home striped fabric. A raw wood vanity and stone sink create textural contrast.
A convex Mexican mirror pairs perfectly with the tone-on-tone wallpaper in this bright and cheery space. The pale colors help make up for the small room’s lack of natural light.
Classic subway tile and globe sconces are unexpectedly paired with an inlaid Moroccan mirror in the petite bath of blogger and designer Christine Dovey.
The gray hexagonal wall tiles in this Australian bath are echoed by a similar treatment on the floor. Subtle brass detailing is a perfect match for the tiles’ smoky color.
Bright-blue patterned tiles add a cheery element to this classic bath. A pedestal sink and shaded nickel sconces are timeless finishing touches.
This powder room stands out thanks to its textured, geometric wall covering and unusual use of marble. An industrial, exposed bulb pendant keeps the space from feeling too serious.
In this powder room, a mirrored wall visually doubles the size of the space. A sink balanced on thin chrome legs makes the piece appear as if it’s floating.
Floor-to-ceiling bold stripes cover everything in the powder room of the J.Crew Collection store in New York. Because everything is painted (including the trim, paneling, and shelf), the classic stripes feel modern.
A floor-to-ceiling installation of mosaic tile creates a stunning focal point in this powder room, and is an unusual way to add pattern.
A floating stone sink that looks to have been carved out of a boulder makes a big statement in this small space. Modern sconces and a minimal mirror add a contemporary element to the rustic look.
An ornate, gilded mirror and small art elevate the look of this powder room, while a white shelf adjacent to the floating sink provides a surface for grooming essentials.
Black and blue have never looked better than in this fun bath where retro-inspired wallpaper is paired with black subway tile. A gracefully-shaped beveled-edge mirror is a feminine addition to the bold, small space.
A vintage mirror and small sink with an angled faucet are totally chic in this tiny water closet. A collapsible table tucked into the corner holds soap and a hand towel.
An industrial wallpaper (designed to resemble panels of bolted steel) is an unusual choice for this small bath. A classic gilt mirror and streamlined vanity with mismatched hardware soften the look, resulting in a compelling juxtaposition.
How do you make a design statement in a small bathroom? Share your tips in the comments!