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Tips for decorating and designing a small bathroom


It’s easy to get discouraged by a small bathroom when it’s time for a redesign; you might feel like since there’s little room to work with, that it’s pointless to make adjustments to the space. But just because the square footage of your bathroom is minimal, doesn’t mean you can’t redecorate and redesign it in a way that provides that revival and refresh you’ve been craving for years. In fact, even the smallest moves made to the bathroom can make a major impact if executed correctly. There are even certain design schemes and tricks that can make the bathroom feel much larger than it actually is.

Ready for a revamp? Here are some of our tried and true tips for decorating and redesigning a small bathroom:

Give minimalism a shot
A room that is small from the start should never be cluttered with unnecessary items, accessories, decorations and furniture. If your bathroom is in need of a new look, first consider the way it currently looks and feels. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is it filled to the brim with accessories?
  • Does my accent furniture make the space feel cramped?
  • Do the pieces of wall decor make the bathroom feel too busy?


You can still revamp a small bathroom.You can still revamp a small bathroom.

The bathroom is generally a place you come to pamper yourself, unwind and relax. Busy colors, accessories and unnecessary furniture can make it difficult to achieve these actions and feelings. A minimalist approach to design and decor may be your ticket to relaxation — white walls, neutral accents, minimal countertop accessories and vertical shelving and storage can help you achieve that simplicity and style.

If minimalism isn’t your style, choose uniformity instead
Maybe the idea of utilizing neutral colors and keeping the walls bare simply isn’t your style. You can have fun with your new bathroom redesign, but just plan to decorate with uniformity in mind instead. Perhaps that means following a certain color scheme, or hanging decor in a way that complements the rest of the room instead of making it stick out like a sore thumb.

Make functionality a top priority
The bathroom is the last place to clutter with furniture, but there’s no denying the need for ample storage in the space. Organization, style and functionality are essential elements to remember when designing your bathroom, so keep this in mind when choosing storage options. Hanging shelves on the walls is the easiest way to maximize the floor space and keep it clean. You can also consider a storage solution in the linen closet — organizing your items in a stowed away space helps to keep the bathroom clean and sleek.


Natural lighting is your best friend in small spaces.Natural lighting is your best friend in small spaces.

Take advantage of natural lighting
One of our top design and decor tips, no matter the room, has always been to maximize natural lighting whenever possible. Bathrooms tend to have a single small window, so be sure to take advantage of the natural lighting to your best ability. The easiest way to do this is with sheer curtains and light walls — the natural lighting will bounce off the walls and make the room feel open and airy.

Call a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors for assistance
If the idea of redesigning your small bathroom on your own intimidates you, consider calling Decorating Den Interiors for a helping hand.

One of our experienced design consultants will come to your home for a free consultation where he or she will assess your bathroom and develop a proper plan of action based on the amount of space you’re working with. During the initial discussion, your personal decorator will take the time to get to know you, understanding your personality and style preferences so they can be implemented during the redesign process.

Don’t let the idea of tackling this project on your own keep you from revamping your bathroom. Call a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors today to bring your living space back to life today.

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