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Small Spaces: Accessorising tips for small bathrooms

Small Spaces: Accessorising tips for small bathrooms

Posted by Ruth Foster in Inspiration | 5 years ago 3 min read

Who says small spaces can’t be stylish? I certainly don’t! With these 9 accessorising tips for small bathrooms you will have a cohesive, beautiful and, most importantly, practical bathroom in no time at all.

1. Start with scale

Think about adding a range of differently sized bathroom accessories. Using too many small accessories can make your space feel cluttered. I always suggest working to the power of 3 and clustering products together. Keep clusters to 3 products in a range of shapes and sizes.

2. Expand your space

Unless you're thinking of adding an extension, you can't literally expand your bathroom. You can, however, make your space feel bigger by simply adding a mirror. Mirrors are great at reflecting light and making your bathroom appear roomier than it actually is.

3. Sensible storage

Utilising all available space and storage is key for compact bathrooms. Re-arrange your products in drawers and cupboards to conceal bottles and lotions. If you don’t have enough storage, consider shelving and boxes to hide your toiletries away.

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4. Get creative

Colour is the perfect way to add character to your bathroom. Just because your bathroom may be compact, doesn’t mean it can’t be vibrant! Adding a touch of colour to your walls distracts from the small size of your space and makes it feel just as stylish as the rest of your home. Where possible, use light colours like we have below.

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5. Bright lights

Adding good quality lighting is a must for a small bathroom. Aim to light up every corner of your bathroom by considering spotlighting, perfect for brightening up those potentially dark and dingy corners. Wall lights are great when used either side of a mirror, adding a decorative touch. You could even incorporate strip lighting into your furniture!

6. Rise to the top

Making the most of your wall space really helps when it comes to small bathrooms. There are some incredibly stylish vertical radiators and heated towel poles available from our bathroom suite collections. With slimline designs, you won't have to use too much space to keep your bathroom looking beautiful without compromising on functionality.

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7. Dual purpose

Why have 2 objects in your bathroom when you could have one? Items with dual functionality are perfect when it comes to small spaces. A bench acts as an accessible shelf when you’re using a freestanding bath but can also be used as a handy accessory or plant stand. Ladder shelving adds character but is also brilliant for hanging all your towels neatly.

8. Corner solutions

Make use of every corner in your bathroom by adding a corner shelving unit or shower caddy. It's an awkward space which would otherwise go to waste—every square inch is vital!

9. Layer up

Layer up your towels and accessories. Using different colours and textures will add the perfect final finish. Not only will it look decorative whilst being practical, it also doesn’t eat into the footprint of your room.

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More small bathroom ideas and advice

Check out our Small Spaces page for all the small bathroom ideas, inspiration and advice you'll ever need.

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Author, Ruth Foster

Posted by Ruth Foster in Inspiration | 5 years ago

As our resident Interior Designer, Ruth is passionate about home-related trends and loves light, airy interiors shaped by organic forms and colours. With a background in textiles for interiors, she is studying for a masters in interior design.

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