Just because a bathroom is tiny doesn't mean it can't pack a stylish punch like its more sizable sisters. In fact, the challenge of a small space can often conjure some really creative ideas that result in a pretty special little place—and these 2016 small-space trends prove why. So in honour of all the diminutive restrooms out there, we went on a hunt to find the chicest and most stylish we could find. Scroll down to see our top picks.
It seems like the smaller the space, the bolder and more daring you can be with the decorating—well, interior experts say the bathroom is where you should experiment and play around. So despite its teeny size, this bathroom is proof that you can mix marble with striped gold wallpaper and get away with it. That's one invigorating room to take a bath in, right?
If serenity is what you seek from your bathroom, then this bright, light-filled space will be your idea of heaven. This cute baño has all the classics in one place; from the white subway tiles to the chevron flooring and brass hardware, we've fallen hard.
If you really want to make a statement, do it with your tiny restroom. There are so many glam elements in this Hollywood Hills bathroom that you don't even notice its size. From the sparkling Sputnik chandelier to the retro freestanding bath and the mirrored wall tiles, the design showcases some great ways to make a space appear bigger than it really is.
If bright and bold interiors aren't your style, this stripped-back monochrome look will do the trick. With signature subway tiles and industrial hardware, this space looks chic (and will for years to come).
What it doesn't have in size, it definitely has in possibility. This is your room to really go crazy, push boundaries, and do something out of the box. It can be a little pocket of fun that brings a smile to your face every time you open the door. This bathroom certainly did, and it looks amazing.
If there's one tried-and-tested recipe for style success, it's black and white with metallic accents. Case in point, this über-chic bathroom by Katie Martinez Design. The San Francisco native nailed this tiny bathroom: It's so cool that the size pales in significance; in fact, it almost enhances it.
If you need to break up a small space, consider a custom-made shower enclosure. This chic glass divider sections the room to give a feeling of more space. We love the bright honeycomb tiles from floor to ceiling, which apart from looking cool have an infinity effect and open the space right up.
This hexagonal tile mosaic across the floors and the walls is such a subtle way to add a unique design difference to a little restroom. It actually maximises the narrow shape, featuring a skinny wall shelf and rectangular-shaped sink. The vintage-inspired brass faucet really adds to the modern aesthetic.
If you're limited for space, and wall racks or shelving don't fit with your look, consider a stylish side table. It doesn't have to be bathroom-specific either; we love this Moroccan-inspired piece, or pick something that showcases your personal style. It's an elegant addition to any restroom.
Who said your tile choices have to match? This House Beautiful shot proves that even a space-challenged bathroom can incorporate several elements at once for a chic, eclectic feel. This invigorating zone blends a marble wallpaper feature with varying gray tiles, and a checkerboard shower floor—too cool, too cool.
Mix your modern with traditional elements to create a truly rich and colorful bathroom. Wallpaper is a great way to play with pattern or add a feminine flair with floral prints. There's a lot going on in this tiny area, but it's certainly entertaining. It's a dose of cheer every time you are near.
If you've always wanted to paint it black like The Rolling Stones, now is your chance. A small bathroom is a great place to slather the inky hue everywhere and step over to the dark side for a little while. It's super cool and totally wild, yet thanks to the ebony tone, it's sleek and always in style.
If your bathroom has access to natural light, let it all in. This feminine space has been built around that rectangular window at the end, and it certainly gives it that sunny disposition. Who wouldn't want to take a bath here while reading a book? Yes, please.
This space doesn't care that it's small; clearly it has bigger ideas in mind, including its patterned wallpaper, a large-scale round mirror, a double wall sconce with extending arms, and even a side table in a complementary shade. We love how fearless this bathroom is, breaking all the rules and wowing us with its charm.
If you love wallpaper and marble as much as we do, we highly recommend you combine the two and slather your small bathroom walls with marble wallpaper. It really doesn't need anything else.
Do you experiment with bold decorating in small bathrooms too? What are your small-space tricks? Share them below.