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Small bathroom with white walls and exposed wood beams

Is your bathroom no bigger than a broom cupboard? Don't despair, as we have a whole host of ideas for decorating a small bathroom. No matter how compact your room, we will have a chic design to fit your needs and space.

A small bathroom can be a stylish, practical and with the right know-how, space-efficient. Make a small bathroom look infinitely bigger with neutral colours and tiles that run along the floor, up the walls and even continue onto the bath and loo. This will create a feeling of never ending space, rather than breaking up the bathroom into separate areas, making the room feel boxed in.

Or, add depth to a narrow bathroom with a feature wall. One block colour or exposed bricks work well. Don't be afraid to go for dark colours as well. They will add an elegant and opulent touch to a small bathroom.

Think about adding in a skylight to open up your bathroom and create a light and airy space. White furnishings will help to bounce light around the room, meaning you can inject personality with some interesting accessories.

If vintage style is more you thing, there is no need to keep a small bathroom plain and minimalist. Clever storage, hung on the walls and pale pastel hues will help to bring your bathroom to life, but still keep a feeling of space and sophistication.

Make an impact with a hotel-style bathroom. Choose chic black and white, peppered with soft grey for a fresh and modern take on monochrome. Or, a wet room could really open up a small bathroom and create a feeling of luxury and create a spa-like Zen in your home.

Small rustic bathroom

Untreated timber planks fitted around the bath give this small bathroom a real presence. Tucking the bath behind the door and between the wall and toilet cistern maximises the use of space. A gingham shower curtain adds a charming period touch.

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Photograph by Robert Sanderson