The bathroom is usually the smallest space in the home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create a room that’s full of character. Make sure to follow these five small bathroom decorating ideas for some handy tips.

Decide on a theme

bathroom suite

The bathroom is supposed to be a space where you can relax, as well as get ready too. But, before you start any decorating, it’s a good idea to decide on the way you would like your bathroom to look and feel. Do you want your bathroom to look like a relaxing spa-like retreat? Or what about a coastal inspired look? Maybe you would like a vintage style bathroom? By deciding on a theme, it will be easier to choose a colour scheme as well as fixtures and accessories too.

Choose a standout feature

modern shower

Any bathroom needs a focal point, but adding too many features can make a small space feel cluttered. The key is to focus on one main element that you want to highlight, which could be the shower area for example. Why not choose a stylish shower head for a touch of designer style?

Hide clutter

bathroom cabinet

The bathroom can easily become cluttered with towels and toiletries, everything that we need on a daily basis. A small bathroom full of clutter can make the room appear cramped and uninviting, so keep toiletries hidden away in a vanity unit, mirrored cabinet or wicker baskets, and store spare loo roll and towels in a tall, wall-mounted cupboard to help enhance a sense of space.

Create a bright, airy space


A simple and effective way to create the illusion of more space is to paint the walls a neutral colour, and add a large mirror to bounce the light around. Natural light is perfect for creating a relaxing space too, but if you don’t have a window, fit bright lighting to open the space up.

Where to save and spend

bathroom accessories

Accessorising your bathroom doesn’t have to cost the earth, but make sure not to scrimp on items such as towels and hand lotions, especially if you have guests visiting. But, accessories such as toothbrush holders, soap dishes, toilet roll holders or shower curtains can be bought without having to splash the cash.