70 Of The Best Small Modern Bathroom Ideas For Minimalists
Looking for unique small modern bathroom ideas? I’ve compiled a list of some of 70 trends, designs and hacks for redecorating your bathroom space below. Whether you’re renovating on a budget or just looking to spruce things up, I might just be able to help.
I grew up with a small bathroom, and everywhere I’ve lived has featured a small bathroom, so I’m no stranger to the tolls of decorating these types of spaces. In an ideal world (and with an unlimited budget) I’d have a huge bathroom featuring one of those Insignia Steam Shower Enclosures, a claw tub bath, and a luxury (yet tasteful) chandelier. But I digress…
1 Under Cabinet Lighting To Enhance Space
Perfect for illuminating small spaces, LED under cabinet lighting can really boost the look of a small bathroom.
2 Minimal Country Design
Think country style with a modern twist. Shabby chic white and copper finishes are the perfect combo for this trend.
3 Pink & Unique
Baby pink will always be in style, so why not throw hints of pink into your bathroom decor?
4 Stripes & Eclectic
An eclectic style doesn’t have to mean clutter. Mix up your decor with contrasting styles for that pop.
5 For The ‘Gram
Have a pooch at hand? Throw in a statement bathmat and snap it for the grid; perfect if you’re on a budget.
Show off your bathroom with statement patterns in either paint or wallpaper.
7 Half Blinds
These are perfect for illuminating darker bathrooms, and can really make a statement depending on the fabric you use.
8 Polka Dot Haven
Whether it’s a shower curtain or wall decals, polka dots are very big in interiors at the moment.
Pair with wooden accents for the perfect theme.
10 Fab n’ Fruity
For the quirky interior buffs, make a statement with a bold shower curtain or large print.
11 Blue & Bold
Pairing a strong wall colour with a patterned tile will have guests talking about everything but the size of your bathroom…
12 Country Chic
Think stripped back wooden furniture and brass accents.
13 Unique Wall Storage
Take your storage to the next level with shaped shelving.
14 Jungle Retreat
Embrace your tropical side with banana leaf wallpaper and bold coloured accents.
15 All Natural
Pair natural stone with brown tones for the perfect natural theme.
Focus on making your small bathroom a bit more cosy with lots of candles and house plants.
17 Shelf Highlights
Install statement shelving where possible for that extra solution in a small bathroom.
18 Brilliant Blue Tiling
A bold blue tile will make any small bathroom space stand out
19 Half Wall Panelling
Make your bathroom look larger with a deceptive half wall.
Similarly, choose two paint colours and really make your room stand out. This is perfect if you’re on a budget.
21 Indented Shelving
Set your shelves into your walls to create ingenious storage hacks.
22 Ladder Storage
Perfect if you’re on a budget, ladder storage can spruce up a small bathroom immediately.
23 Grey Tiling
Always on trend, grey tiling looks perfect in any bathroom.
24 Half Walls For Privacy
Decorating a wet room? Install a half room to break up the space between your toilet and your shower in order to create the illusion of space.
25 Space Saving Hacks
Optimise your space in the most wonderful and DIY ways.
26 Tile Madness
Pair mix match tiles for an eclectic touch.
27 Mixing Natural Stone
For that stunning natural and tonal look.
28 Elevated Flooring For The Illusion Of Space
Create your bathroom on a split level to create the illusion of space.
29 Your Own Botanical Garden
House plants feel at home in the bathroom, fill your shelves where possible and watch them thrive.
30 Modern Country
Think stripped back pipes and wooden accents along with floral tones.
31 Yellow & Contrast
Go bold with strong colours and contrast it where possible.
32 Bring Back The Brass
Pair bright whites with brass pipes for an industrial chic vibe.
33 Wooden Tiling
Buy porcelain tiles in a wood effect for that homey vibe.
34 Concrete Chic
Strip back your bathroom to the bare minimum for the ultimate minimal style.
35 Grey All Over
I love the grey trend. Pair tiles and paint alike for an urban twist on minimalist style.
36 Shower Tiles
Mix tiles and paint for a unique take on alternative decor.
37 Organise, Organise, Organise
Put storage at the forefront and watch your space transform.
38 Easy Access
Create storage hacks made for ease of use.
39 Hidden Storage Options
Maximise your small bathroom space by adding hidden shelves.
40 Gold & Bold
Pair gold with a strong colour for a unique look.
41 Strip Back Silver
Silver accents and stripped back silver pipes for a minimal bathroom dream.
42 Bold Wallpaper
Show off your space with a stunningly bold wallpaper.
43 Pop Of Colour
Choose a white colour palette with pops of colour throughout.
44 Wooden Accents
Do the same with wooden accents for that country vibe.
45 Victorian & Floral
Take inspiration from the past with Victorian style decor.
46 Green Supreme
Take a walk on the green side with green paint or tiles.
47 Blue Shower Enclosure
Have your shower be your statement with coloured shower tiles.
48 Asymmetric Tiles
Change up the pace with stripped back tiles in a rage of sizes.
49 Low Hanging Lighting
Hang low hanging statement lights above your sink to draw the eyes away from dull spaces.
50 Bathroom Gallery Wall
Gallery walls look great anywhere in the house, so why not try one in the bathroom?
51 Alternative Modern Mix
Mix a range of alternative styles to create your own.
52 Optimise Your Door Space
Sliding doors such as barn doors can really optimise a small bathroom space for the better.
53 Brass & Green
Pair these two tones together for that ideal country living look.
54 Asymmetric Floor Tiles
Create the illusion of space with bathroom tiles that differ in size.
55 Intelligent Storage Cupboards
Utilise your space where possible in order to add more hidden storage solutions.
56 Wooden Storage Boxes For Your Wall
Stand out from the crowd with handmade boxes. Perfect as a plant shelf if you ask me…
57 Stacked Utilities
Does your bathroom double up as a utility space? Stack your washer and dryer in order to maximise the room.
58 Wooden Country Style
Strip back unique wooden furniture for a real country kick.
59 Towel Racks For Your Door
Add towel racks to your space to maximise storage.
60 Floating Cupboards
Again, highlight your bathroom by adding floating cupboards. You can still use the space underneath if necessary.
61 Easy Access Cupboards
Need to grab something from the bath? Easy peasy when you have built in cupboards.
62 Glass Partitions
Separate your shower cubicle with a glass partition to add dimension.
63 Grey Tiles & Wooden Features
Mix old and new with this emerging trend.
64 Industrial Lighting
Recycle old fixtures for that perfect stripped back option.
65 Maximise Your Corners
Install corner shelves in your shower for your toiletries.
66 Floating Toilet
Again with the illusion of space…
67 Easy To Reach Wooden Shelving
One cheap way to create your own shelving is buy wood locally and install shelves yourself. Add this to your bathroom as a towel storage for that easy to grab finish.
68 Singular Units
Not enough space for a couple of units? Simply use one and maximise your room space by doubling it up as a bathroom sink.
69 Hidden Shelving Units
Hide shelving in your shower unit (perfect if you have a lot of toiletries like me).
70 Royal Yet Subtle
Choose regal accents and use them sparingly.
Let me know what your favourite trends are at the moment! I love the majority of these hack and trends, especially ones that include storage hacks for small bathrooms. For more of these posts, head to my Tips & Tricks Section.