Modern Small Bathrooms 2022: decoration ideas + 70 photos

Whenever you have small spaces, you can make maximum use of it. The bathroom is no exception. It is very common in new constructions to save space in all rooms of the house, especially in the bathroom.

For this reason, we will show you some tips so that you can make small bathrooms a pleasant, comfortable place, taking advantage of every inch of surface and also, that you can create the optical illusion of greater amplitude, and all this, following certain criteria to make it look modern, elegant and functional.

One of the main things to define is the choice of the elements that will give life to the walls, furniture or accessories, as well as the colors that you will use in the decoration.

Furniture for small bathrooms

Minimalist cabinets

A fundamental point in the task of visually enlarging a bathroom is the minimum incorporation of furniture, in order to allow good circulation and a broader view of the floor, the walls and the space in general.

minimalist cabinets
In addition, to achieve a contemporary look, it is advisable to use minimalist furniture, that is, with simple lines and designs. This will also help create a larger space, as over-the-top furniture and accessories tend to create a zoomed-in effect.

minimalist cabinets
Whether you have bold tiles, colorful wallpaper or whimsical light fixtures, while they play a key role in your bathroom decor, it’s important to keep things in balance, and this can be achieved with a minimalist cabinet. Decorate it with simple handles to make sure the space doesn’t feel too stuffy.

Dark-colored cabinets

Dark cabinets made their way into kitchens last year, and now the trend is making its way into bathrooms. Navy blue and pure black are going to be very used tones this year. These bold hues look stunning with gold fixtures or white countertops.

dark colored cabinets
dark colored cabinets
dark colored cabinets

Open shelves

You can make good use of space and use open shelves to store anything. This will help the bathroom improve its functionality.

open shelves
Take advantage of every inch of the wall. Try to place shelves that you really need, not just to decorate.

open shelves

Creative storage

It seems like there’s never enough storage space in the bathroom, so it’s good to get creative.

creative storage
creative storage
creative storage
creative storage

Chairs and tables

You can give your bathroom a personal touch by adding a stool and mini table to make it feel luxurious and give your makeup routine its own special space.

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Chairs and tables

Walls and floors in Small Bathrooms

2022 promise to bring a lot of personality with texture, color and accessories. Colorful wallpaper, stylish furniture and graphic tile patterns will turn the bathroom into a mini sanctuary. Whether you’re planning a renovation or just want some decorating inspiration, here are some stylish trends.

Rear wall and floor

Using a backsplash and floor covering that is different from the other walls can create the optical illusion of depth and more space.

Rear wall and floor
Rear wall and floor

Mediterranean tiles

Mediterranean-style tiles, made of encaustic cement, are on the rise. They’re making a huge comeback, and if you’re a fan of intricate Moroccan designs or modern geometric shapes, now is a great time to use them.

mediterranean tiles
mediterranean tiles

Subway tiles

This type of elongated tiles is very fashionable today.

subway tiles
subway tiles

Fish scale tiles

This type of tile is gaining more and more strength within the trends.

fish scale tiles

Combine tiles

The combination of various types of tiles promises to be a beautiful and simple way to achieve a totally personalized bathroom. Try to use a monochrome palette for a nice visual impact and play around with subway, hexagon and square tiles.

combine tiles
combine tiles

Wall art

The fish and aquarium theme is often used on the bathroom wall, but nowadays unexpected works of art are also another option.

wall art
wall art

Accessories for Small Bathrooms

Sinks

The sink should not be huge, but as small and classic as possible. Despite the fact that it often has storage space, we recommend those that do not, for a small bathroom.

sinks
If it is not a very tiny bathroom, a cabinet under the sink is an excellent option to keep everything tidy and in place. Remember that it is advisable for the bathroom to look as clean and uncluttered as possible so as not to create a feeling of being overwhelmed.

sinks

Wall-mounted faucets

Small bathrooms can use a clever space-saving trick by simply mounting the faucets directly to the wall. This trend looks especially stylish in brass and black finishes, against white tile or colored walls.

wall mounted faucets

Longitudinal mirror

Mirrors are one of the most used tricks in decoration to visually enlarge spaces. When the bathroom is small, a longitudinal mirror can double the feeling of space.

longitudinal mirror

Mirror that occupies the entire wall

Mirrors should be as large as possible as they give a greater sense of depth and dimension just like clear or mirrored tiles. Being a surface that reflects, that surface is not limiting, but rather acquires depth.

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Mirror that occupies the entire wall
Placing the marble countertop at an angle with the mirror, completely hiding the wall, helps create the feeling of space to support things.

Mirror that occupies the entire wall
Mirror that occupies the entire wall

Round Mirrors

Mirrors are a must, and this year the trend is round and as big as you can fit on the wall. You can go rustic or glam depending on whether you prefer to frame them or leave them natural. Either way, they manage to make the space feel much more glamorous than their boxy counterparts.

Round Mirrors

Spa accessories

Why not turn your bathroom into your own private retreat? Personality is key in bathroom design, and the addition of elements such as plants will help achieve this.

spa accessories

Rugs

Bathrooms are being treated like any other room, so a rug normally found in the living room or bedroom can be used.

rugs
rugs

Colors for Small Bathrooms

Bright colors

Colors play a fundamental role if you are looking to create the feeling of spaciousness. Light colors are one of the best allies that we can find, since they have the gift of moving the walls away from the receiver. If you combine them with vibrant colors you will achieve a revitalizing, energizing and very pleasant space, as we see in the photo below. However, it should be noted that modern bathrooms are mainly characterized by using a neutral color palette: white, grey, beige and natural wood.

bright colors

Neutral colors

The pastel color, earth color or neutral colors in light tones help to generate the feeling of more space. The same with the floor, we personally recommend a light color, with a bath mat in a soft and light color too. You can add touches of color in the accessories, such as a toilet lid, a row of colored ceramic tiles, etc.

Neutral colors
Neutral colors

Dark walls

This is another trend: use a very dark color on one of the bathroom walls. Contrast it with natural textures, like a jute rug and a wood-framed mirror, and you’ll have a space that will never go out of style.

dark walls
dark walls

Brass, silver and gold

These colors will continue to play a prominent role in bathrooms, but in darker shades. They look spectacular with pastel walls, modern cabinetry, and vintage accents.

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Brass, silver and gold

Small Bathroom Lighting

To successfully complete this type of decoration, a good luminaire must be incorporated. It should not be dim, but very bright, adequately reflecting light walls and pops of vibrant color. Remember that dark walls and objects tend to create the effect of approaching, and what is sought is to move away the walls and all the elements that are part of the decoration.

Small Bathroom Lighting
Natural light is always the best, otherwise apply lights that illuminate a large part of the bathroom, pointing specific lamps at different points of interest, such as the mirror in front of the sink.

Small Bathroom Lighting
Why is the bathroom always the last room to receive attention? A nice and elegant accessory in the decoration will add important personality to the space.

Small Bathroom Lighting

With a shower

A small shower can leave space to place the toilet. This will help make the most of the space. They can be showers with full glass doors, which will help create a feeling of greater space.

With a shower
With a shower
With a shower 
With a shower
With a shower
With a shower
Curtains can also be used.

With a shower
Or small dividing walls.

With a shower

With shower trays

The use of space when it is reduced is essential. There is no need to rush and the location of each element must be well designed; after installed, wanting to change it is very complicated, tedious and expensive.

with shower trays
with shower trays
with shower trays

With bathtub

The idea that those who have a small bathroom cannot have a nice, cozy bathroom or a good bathtub is not correct. The techniques for the good management of space in bathroom decoration exist and we must take advantage of them. Look below where we leave you some images that show that it is possible.

with bathtub
If your dream is to have a bathtub, do not forbid it, they exist in the most diverse sizes; if this leaves the bathroom extremely small, add a mirror from floor to ceiling that generates the feeling of extra space, to counter subtract.

with bathtub
If you have the possibility to invest a good sum in building the bathroom of your dreams, invest it, time will show you how rewarding it is.

with bathtub
with bathtub
with bathtub
with bathtub
with bathtub
with bathtub
with bathtub
with bathtub

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