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10 decor slip-ups in small bathrooms

Leigh Leigh
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Let's be honest with ourselves, small spaces sometimes need small changes not only to become more stylish but also to become more functional. 

When it comes to the bathroom, people often think that improving the space is just about knocking down a wall and making it bigger. However, we know that sometimes it's more than just adding space. 

This is why today at homify, we are going to look at all sorts of bad decisions we make when it comes to bathroom design so that we can avoid them. We are going to explore little changes that we can make today, which don't involve knocking down a wall!

Remember that sometimes you may also need some help and advice from a design or decor professional when it comes to your bathroom, but we can start you off on the right foot with some easy solutions that you can implement today. 

You'll also learn some tips and tricks when it comes to making the absolute most of the space available to you.  

So let's take a look at some common mistakes so that you can avoid them!

1: A sink in the middle of the bathroom

modern Bathroom by LEIVARS
LEIVARS

Wimbledon

LEIVARS

It is better to position a sink in the corner of a small bathroom rather than in a central location where it will take up valuable space!

2: Staying clear of patterns

modern Bathroom by homify
homify

Bathroom Design

homify

Bold and eye-catching designs and patterns can enhance a small space visually, distracting us from just how small the bathroom truly is.

3: Chunky shower doors that open inwards or outwards

 Bathroom by Gentry Home
Gentry Home

​Vasca Tulip

Gentry Home

Doors that open inward and outward in small bathrooms aren't always practical as they take up unnecessary space. It is better to fit a curtain around the shower or doors that slide sideways.

4: Square toilets or large features

When it comes to smaller spaces, it is better to opt for oval accessories and equipment. These are modern and space-efficient!

5: Using up valuable floor space

modern Bathroom by Patience Designs
Patience Designs

St John's Wood

Patience Designs

You don't want to end up taking up more floor space than necessary with cosmetics or cleaning products. Make the most of the storage space available to you in the form of medicine cabinets, drawers and shelves.

Have a look at these tips: take your bathroom to the next level: 6 storage ideas.

6: Small mirrors

modern Bathroom by Pientka - Faszination Naturstein
Pientka – Faszination Naturstein

Pientka – Faszination Naturstein www.adrianpientka.de

Pientka - Faszination Naturstein

In smaller bathrooms, you want to install the largest mirror possible. It will widen the space and add depth to it.

Don't you love how this very classic design is enhanced by the large mirror?

7: A space-consuming towel rack

modern Bathroom by Studio Duggan
Studio Duggan

​MORSHEAD MANSIONS

Studio Duggan

Storage in a small bathroom is not easy. Instead of taking up space with an additional towel rack or even cabinet, install a few niches in the walls where the towels can be stacked neatly away. 

The rest of your towels can be stored away in another room or in a cupboard in the hall.

8: A sink that doesn't work with the room size

modern Bathroom by Pientka - Faszination Naturstein
Pientka – Faszination Naturstein

Pientka – Faszination Naturstein www.adrianpientka.de

Pientka - Faszination Naturstein

Go for a minimalist sink that doesn't overwhelm the space. A narrow sink like the one in this design is always a great option. It's still stylish and chic, while fitting neatly into the bathroom.

9: Avoiding cabinets

The addition of even one small cabinet can completely change a bathroom. We can store towels, bathroom accessories and cosmetics neatly out of sight.

10: Wasted corners

eclectic Bathroom by Studio Duggan
Studio Duggan

Hurlingham

Studio Duggan

Don't overlook those wasted corners or spaces! Make the most of strange rooms like the designers have done here, converting an attic into a bathroom.

Also have a look at how you can get creative with those wasted corners.

If you've enjoyed this ideabook, also have a look at these brilliant, beautiful bathroom trends.

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