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Top 10 Small Bathroom Design Ideas

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Top 10 Small Bathroom Design Ideas

Top 10 Small Bathroom Design Ideas

Small bathrooms can sometimes be difficult to design. With a limited footprint, small bathrooms can easily become cramped and cluttered. Traditional bathroom designs typically feature larger cabinets, separate tub and shower stalls, double vanities, and other fixtures that just won't work in a small space. As home trends change and people become more adventurous with unconventional spaces, we are seeing more and more small bathrooms featuring highly functional fixtures and stunning designs! With the rise of multi-functional components and minimalist design, small spaces are becoming more appealing and easier to renovate! When renovating my own small family bathroom, I wanted something that would be functional enough to meet all of my family's needs without compromising too much, while also expressing my personal design style. Whether your small bathroom is a shared family space or a master bathroom, there are many design elements that can help maximize functionality without compromising style and sophistication. In this article I'm going to share my top design recommendations for renovating a small bathroom!

Looking for more home design ideas? Check out our Top 9 Trends for the Master Bathroom in 2021!

Small Bathroom Design FAQs

What finishes should I use in a small bathroom design?

Lighter finishes like Delta's Stainless Steel or Chrome are typically recommended for smaller bathrooms. These shinier finishes will reflect light throughout the space, making it appear larger. Chrome and Stainless Steel are also great options for their high durability and spot resistance. Alternatively if going with a more minimal design, Matte Black finish can also be highly conducive to creating a luxurious modern feeling.

What design style is best for a small bathroom?

A minimalist design style is ideal for a small space. Minimalist designs like the Delta Trinsic Collection incorporate elements of simplicity and functionality that typically utilize a smaller footprint, making them perfectly suited for small spaces. Trinsic fixtures also add a touch of modern appeal to any space, making it ideal for upgrading a small bathroom.

Is a shower a better choice than a tub for a small bathroom?

Depending on the needs of your family, we recommend installing a tub and shower combination faucet in your small bathroom. Bathrooms that include both a shower and tub spout are highly functional, and are more appealing for re-sale. A tub and shower combo faucet can be installed in a traditional wall enclosed tub, as well as a variety of specialty tubs such as a free standing or soaking tub! You do not have to compromise style for functionality with a tub and shower faucet system!

How do I add more storage in my small bathroom?

Storage space is one of the biggest difficulties in a small bathroom. Installing fixtures such as a floating vanity and over the toilet cabinets or shelving can provide ample storage space in a small bathroom. We also recommend utilizing multi-functional components that serve two purposes, such as a Delta Cassidy floating shelf towel bar.

What vanity style is best for a small bathroom?

Depending on your storage needs and style preferences, many different vanity styles can work well in a small bathroom. A wall mounted floating vanity offers ample storage opportunities below, while a traditional cabinet vanity provides covered storage. If space allows, a double sink vanity is also a great option for further functionality.

What type of sink is ideal for a small bathroom?

Vessel sinks are a popular choice for small bathrooms. Because they are mounted on top of the counter, vessel sinks often utilize less counter space, leaving more open space for bathroom products and accessories. Vessel sinks are also used in conjunction with either a single hole vessel faucet that can be highly compact and functional, or a wall mounted faucet which occupies no counter space at all!

1. Delta Emerge Shower Columns

With the ability to connect both a shower head and hand shower to the same water outlet, a Delta Emerge Shower Column is a great choice for adding additional functionality to your small shower stall or tub and shower combination faucet. The Emerge Column easily installs using your existing shower control and mixing valve, and allows you to add a hand sprayer to your shower system without additional internal piping or installation. The column includes a built in diverter that allows you to run the shower head alone, the hand shower alone, or both sprays at the same time. You can also use your existing pull-up diverter tub spout, or add one in for a highly functional family feature! The Emerge Column is available in all of Delta's most popular finishes including Stainless Steel, Chrome, Matte Black, Venetian Bronze, and Champagne Bronze.

Delta Emerge Shower Column in Stainless Steel Finish

Delta Emerge Shower Column in Stainless Steel Finish

A Delta Emerge Shower Column adds instant sophistication and luxury to any small bathroom design! This blue tiled shower stall features a modern angular Emerge shower column in Delta's classic Stainless steel finish. The square overhead shower head provides a luxurious rain shower effect, while the addition of a long hand shower wand gives the user extra functionality. The inclusion of an angular tub faucet makes this shower column more family and user friendly, while complementing the modern fixture design. An Emerge column is an easy option to quickly update your small shower system, adding instant elegance and value to your home!

Delta Champagne Bronze Emerge Shower Column

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Delta Champagne Bronze Emerge Shower Column

This small bathroom is nothing if not stunning! Here we see a gorgeous Delta Emerge Shower Column in Delta's exclusive Champagne Bronze finish. The Emerge Column includes an external pipe that allows for the addition of a hand sprayer without a separate water output. The Emerge system is also designed to be used with any shower head you choose! Simply screw your favorite shower head into the attached shower arm. Choosing a bold finish like Delta's Champagne Bronze gives this small family bathroom a unique sophistication that will last generations. Fixtures purchased from an authorized Delta retailer like FaucetList.com include Delta's Lifetime Warranty, which covers the function and finish for the lifetime of the fixture.

Chrome Delta Emerge Shower Column with Tub Spout

Chrome Delta Emerge Shower Column with Tub Spout

There's no reason that a small family bathroom should be boring. Installing a Delta Emerge Shower Column to your existing tub and shower combination faucet is a great way to increase functionality and style, without breaking your renovation budget! The Emerge Column utilizes two mounting brackets, and connects directly to your existing water output to run both a shower head and a hand shower with a built-in diverter switch. You can screw on any shower head you like, including an overhead rain shower like we see here. This bathroom is also a fantastic example of how stunning Delta's Chrome finish looks in a modern minimalist design. The cool colors in this space perfectly complement the silver tones of traditional Chrome for a reflective look that makes the room appear larger. The Emerge Column pairs perfectly with a tub spout, and can be used with your existing shower control as well! With multiple premium finish choices and an easy to install design, the Emerge Shower Column is the perfect choice for updating your small bathroom shower!

Popular Delta Emerge Shower Columns

Product: D58820
Delta Chrome Finish Emerge Shower Column 26-inch Round (Requires Showerhead, Hand Spray, and Control) D58820
Product: D58810BL
Delta Matte Black Finish Emerge Shower Column 18-inch Round (Requires Showerhead, Hand Spray, and Control) D58810BL
Product: D58410SS
Delta Stainless Steel Finish Emerge Modern Angular Square Shower Column 18-inch (Requires Showerhead, Hand Spray, and Control) D58410SS
Product: D58810CZ
Delta Champagne Bronze Finish Emerge Shower Column 18-inch Round (Requires Showerhead, Hand Spray, and Control) D58810CZ

2. Tub/Shower Combo Faucets for Small Bathrooms

Nothing is more traditional in a shared family bathroom than a tub and shower combination system, but that doesn't mean they have to be boring! FaucetList.com offers a wide range of stunningly designed Delta tub and shower combination faucet packages that include all the components you need for installation. These packages are also available in some of Delta's most sophisticated and modern finishes to suit any design style. The addition of a tub and tub spout makes your small bathroom highly functional, and adds value for re-sale purposes. Delta tub and shower faucets come in many styles and finishes, with your choice of shower control and shower head to suit your design style and functional needs. FaucetList.com also offers Easy Install Tub and Shower Packages that allow you benefits of a full shower system without the cost! These packages allow you to easily upgrade your shower fixtures and add a hand shower! See some of my favorite small bathroom tub and shower combinations below!

Delta Vero Collection Chrome Tub and Shower Combo Faucet

Delta Vero Collection Chrome Tub and Shower Combo Faucet

There are many ways to increase value with a simple tub and shower combination system. The Delta Vero collection offers a variety of sleek fixture choices, showcasing clean lines and a touch of modern sophistication. This stunning tub and shower fixture features a large overhead wall mounted rain shower head that can be pivoted in any direction for a custom spray angle. A rain shower is an easy way to add luxury to a small bathroom tub and shower. This shower faucet also includes a dual handle shower control that allows you to set the water temperature with one handle and adjust the water pressure with the other, giving you a customized and consistent shower experience every time. Delta's Chrome finish is a great choice for both a traditional and modern bathroom design. Chrome's highly reflective and spot resistant polish shines as a center piece against the blue shower tiles. Your tub and shower combo faucet doesn't have to be boring, choose the Delta Vero Collection!

Matte Black Tub and Shower System

This small bathroom features a unique glass enclosed soaking tub with a stunningly modern matte black finish tub and shower combination system. The large white subway tiles and glass enclosure give this small space a large and open feeling. For maximum functionality, this shower system features a high-flow tub spout as well as an additional hand shower in Delta's most exclusive Matte Black finish. Black is an excellent finish choice for adding contrast and depth to a small modern bathroom. This shower system also features a Matte Black dual handle shower control that allows you to set the water temperature with one handle and control the water pressure with the other, as well as a single setting Delta H2Okinetic wall-mount shower head for further functionality!

Delta Stainless Steel Finish Easy Install Tub and Shower System with Hand Shower

Delta Stainless Steel Finish Easy Install Tub and Shower System with Hand Shower

It can sometimes be hard to get all of the things you want in a small bathroom renovation to fit inside your budget. Luckily, the Easy Install Custom Luxury Shower Systems packages from FaucetList.com are designed to give you all the benefits of a full shower system at a fraction of the cost! Shower Systems in the master bathroom have proven to increase the value of your home. Easy Install shower systems install like a traditional shower, utilizing a single water output for both a shower head and a hand shower. and can be customized to suit your specific needs. Most system packages require all the components of a basic shower installation, with the inclusion of a hand shower and shower arm mount diverter. You can also include a tub spout or specialty shower control cartridge, such as Delta's Thermostatic cartridge technology, for enhanced functionality! With the attached external diverter switch, you can easily run the shower head, the hand shower, or both sprays at the same time! The inclusion of an Easy Install hand shower in your small bathroom adds endless functionality and value to your home, without breaking the bank! Choose an Easy Install Tub Shower System Package for your next small bathroom renovation!

Popular Tub and Shower Faucets

Product: D328V
Delta Trinsic Modern Chrome Tub and Shower Combo Faucet Includes Valve D328V
Product: D979V
Delta Linden Chrome Tub and Shower Handheld & Shower Head, Includes Valve D979V
Product: DSP2243V
Delta Dryden Stainless Steel Finish Tub and Shower System w/Hand Shower DSP2243V
Product: D3338V
Delta Ashlyn Matte Black Finish Monitor 17 Series In2ition Showerhead/Hand Shower and Tub Spout Combo Includes Handles and Valve with Stops D3338V

3. Single Handle Bathroom Sink Faucets

In a small bathroom, maximizing space and function is essential. Choosing fixtures that offer ultimate functionality without taking up too much space is the key to utilizing your small space to the fullest. A single handle bathroom faucet is a great choice for adding style and performance without taking away too much usable counter space. Delta offers a wide variety of uniquely designed single hole bathroom faucets to suit any home design style! These single post faucets include one handle that allows you to adjust both the water pressure and temperature with ease, all while using minimal counter space. Delta's single handle faucets are available in all the top finishes including Stainless Steel, Chrome, Matte Black, Venetian Bronze, and Champagne Bronze, so you're sure to find the perfect faucet to fit your small bathroom!

Small Bathroom with Black Shower Stall and Black Single Handle Faucet

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Small Bathroom with Black Shower Stall and Black Single Handle Faucet

This small bathroom features a big design! Choosing a bold finish like Matte Black adds a unique level of depth and dimension in an otherwise monotone and white space. This bathroom includes a traditionally designed Matte Black single handle faucet mounted against a classic white marble counter top for stunning contrast. Here you can see just how minimally designed a single handle bathroom faucet can be, leaving ample counter space for other products and bathroom accessories. Matching your bathroom faucet with your cabinet hardware, and even your floor tiles as shown here, is a great way to give a small space an extra touch of sophistication and style. Matte Black, when used as an accent finish, can be a really great design element in a small space!

Delta Trinsic Black Single Handle Faucet

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Delta Trinsic Black Single Handle Faucet

This small bathroom has a lot to offer! The neutral white walls and counter top make the perfect back drop for the bold black finishes and blue shower tiling. This is a great example of the function of a single handle bathroom faucet in a small bathroom. The Delta Matte Black Trinsic Single Hole Bathroom Faucet stands out as a bold contrast against the white counter. As you can see, the single handle function preserves counter space while offering an additional modern element to this stylish bathroom. The Delta Trinsic Collection is the ideal choice for modern minimalism in any space. The sleek edges and rounded design add easy sophistication that will last through many home design trend changes. The Matte Black finish is also highly durable and spot resistant, making it the perfect choice for a busy bathroom.

Black Single Handle Bathroom Faucet with Floating Vanity

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Black Single Handle Bathroom Faucet with Floating Vanity

There's just something about a sleek single handle bathroom faucet that just stands out in a small bathroom design. This is another great look at the sophisticated single handle bathroom faucet in Matte Black finish, this time with a gold handle accent. This minimalist faucet style boasts both modern and functional designs. The compact single hole footprint allows for ample counter top space, while the highly functional single handle allows the user to control both the water pressure and temperature with one quick motion. With a modern Matte Black finish, this simple faucet is transformed into a small bathroom centerpiece!

Popular Single Hole Bathroom Sink Faucets

Product: 579528
Delta Cassidy Single-Hole 1-Handle High Arc Bathroom Faucet in Chrome 579528
Product: 590139
Delta Trinsic Modern Single Handle Champagne Bronze Bathroom Faucet 590139
Product: D559HABLDST
Delta Trinsic Matte Black Finish Single Handle Bathroom Faucet D559HABLDST
Product: D553LFGPM
Delta Vero Collection Chrome Finish Single Handle 1 or 3 hole Installation Centerset Lavatory Bathroom Sink Faucet with Drain D553LFGPM

4. Above Counter Vessel Sinks

As mentioned in the last section, preserving counter space is vital in a small bathroom, especially if it is a shared family space. When designing my own small shared bathroom, I wanted so make sure I had as much counter space as possible. A vessel sink is typically a bowl or basin that mounts on top of the counter, allowing you to use the surrounding counter space around the bowl for additional bathroom accessories. Vessel sinks require an equally unique faucet, like a tall single post vessel faucet or a wall mounted bathroom faucet. I chose a classic porcelain bowl vessel sink and vessel faucet for my tiny vanity, giving my family enough surrounding counter space for everyday use. Vessel sinks can be made out of nearly any material, and can add a unique design to your small bathroom! Check out some of my favorite small spaces featuring vessel sinks below!

Eclectic Small Bathroom with Vessel Sink and Wall Mount Bathroom Faucet

I love elements of wood and industrial materials in home design. This small bathroom features a unique wooden floating vanity with corresponding wooden floating shelves. The outstanding porcelain vessel sink stands on top of the custom vanity, leaving ample functional counter space for bathroom accessories. The designer chose to keep the sink piping exposed for a unique and industrial look. The wall mounted lavatory faucet pairs well with the exposed pipe, while also ensuring no counter space is wasted. The classic white tiles, Chrome finishes, and lighter wall color gives this small space a more open and inviting feel. Choosing a classic white porcelain bowl vessel sink complements the traditional design in this space.

Modern Farmhouse Design with Gold Wall Mount Faucet

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Modern Farmhouse Design with Gold Wall Mount Faucet

This small bathroom has many unique elements throughout. The one-of-a-kind vanity cabinet complements the contemporary farmhouse design, while also offering the perfect counter top for a large rectangular vessel sink. This white porcelain vessel sink offers a shallow basin, perfect for a family bathroom that will be used by younger children. Having a large vanity cabinet allows enough functional space in this area for things like a soap dispenser and even decorative flowers! Mounted above the rectangular vessel sink is a very eye catching Champagne Bronze wall mount bathroom faucet. The Modern Brushed Gold finish is the perfect choice for a pop of elegance in a rustic bathroom design. With unique tile work, touches of modern sophistication, and a classic rustic design style, this small contemporary bathroom is a great example of personal style and functionality!

Black Widespread Bathroom Faucet on Above Counter Sink

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Black Widespread Bathroom Faucet on Above Counter Sink

Vessel sinks come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. A white porcelain sink is classic, but a porcelain vessel sink is uniquely sophisticated! This small bathroom features a large rectangular porcelain vessel sink that functions like an over-sized basin. The unique widespread bathroom faucet is mounted on the rim of the sink for a modern look. The heavy wood vanity below the sink offers great contrast and warmth to the otherwise modern looking space. Porcelain vessel sinks are traditional, and pair well with any design style.

5. Lighter Walls & Gold Finishes

We've all heard how white walls can make a space appear larger. While that is true, sometimes a monochrome white space can be boring and dull. I like to use white or light colored walls as a canvas to showcase accents of bold colors and finishes! While a small bathroom can quickly become cluttered, you should still incorporate your favorite colors and patterns. Using lighter colors for the walls and tiling allows you the freedom to choose bold finishes for your fixtures, counter tops, accessories, and even flooring! Finishes like Delta's Champagne Bronze really pop against a neutral white background, while modern gold also adds a touch of sophistication and luxury to any bathroom design! Take a look at some of my favorite neutral small bathrooms that feature pops of bold color!

Gold Widespread Faucet with Gold Rain Shower Faucet

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Gold Widespread Faucet with Gold Rain Shower Faucet

This is one of my all-time favorite small bathroom designs! The use of white as the primary color throughout really opens the small space up, while the contrasting blacks and golds add depth and luxury. Floor to ceiling white subway tiles give this bathroom some texture, while also making the ceiling feel higher. Using black quartz for the counter top and tub rim is a great way to add intensity and contrast, while also complementing the unique floor tiling. What I really love about this bathroom, though, is the use of the gold finish throughout! Modern gold finishes are designed to be highly durable, and will add luxury to any home design for generations. The gold widespread bathroom faucet includes a long neck that stands tall over the black counter tops. The open tub and shower stall includes a gold overhead rain shower head and gold tub/shower combo faucet for a touch of modern sophistication and style. Matching the cabinet hardware with the gold faucets is a great way to have a cohesive and bold design throughout! Maximize the design in your small space, and use contrasting and bold colors for a unique look!

Modern Brushed Gold Widespread Faucet and Shower System

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Modern Brushed Gold Widespread Faucet and Shower System

This small bathroom has a lot of bold design elements! From the neutral white walls to the striking accent colors and finishes, this small room is a prime example of modern sophistication! The use of navy blue on the vanity breaks up the bright white elements, while the coordinating floor tiles give the room a splash of eclectic energy. My favorite element in this small bathroom is by far the remarkable use of modern gold finishes throughout the space! The gold widespread bathroom faucet shines against the white countertop and deep white undermount sink. The matching gold cabinet hardware adds a luxurious touch to the navy vanity as well. As if that wasn't enough, this small bathroom also features a large walk-in shower stall with a brilliant gold custom shower system and matching shower enclosure hardware! This small bathroom is impressive from all angles!

Gold Shower System with White Tile and Single Handle Sink Faucet

A black and white bathroom design is classic, and will last through many design trend changes. You're never wrong when choosing to incorporate a bold finish into your traditional bathroom design! This small bathroom features a collection of bold and dazzling modern Champagne Bronze finishes that add a uniquely luxurious touch to this otherwise simple bathroom. Delta's exclusive Champagne Bronze finish is an updated version of the traditional gold and brass finishes from older design styles. Unlike the older gold finishes, Champagne Bronze has a matte finish that has a unique sparkle and stunning appeal. The brilliant custom Champagne Bronze shower system includes a large wall mounted rain shower head that furthers the luxury in this small bathroom. Choose a modern gold finish for easy sophistication and unmatched boldness in your next small bath reno!

Popular Modern Brushed Gold Fixtures

Product: 614920
Delta Trinsic Modern Champagne Bronze Widespread High Arc Bathroom Faucet 614920
Product: 579527
Delta Cassidy Single-Hole 1-Handle Champagne Bronze Bathroom Sink Faucet 579527
Product: D645V
Delta Trinsic Champagne Bronze Modern Shower Only Faucet with Valve D645V
Product: D546V
Delta Cassidy Champagne Bronze Thermostatic Large Tub & Shower with Valve D546V

6. Stainless Steel & Chrome Finishes

If white walls and tiling just isn't your thing, choosing a more neutral finish like Chrome or Stainless Steel is a great option to give your small space the appearance of being larger! Silver toned finishes pair great with more vibrant wall colors and tiling, and can give the same effect as using white walls in a small bathroom. Delta's classic Chrome is a highly polished finish that reflects light throughout a space, making the room feel brighter and more open. Stainless Steel finish fixtures typically have the same silver undertones as Chrome, but with a more matte finish that keeps the room feeling light and airy. Both finishes complement any color scheme, from bold blues and greens to neutral whites and yellows, and will pair seamlessly with both contemporary and modern bathroom designs. Check out some of my favorite small bathrooms featuring Delta's Chrome and Stainless steel finishes below!

Modern Chrome Shower System and Single Hole Faucet

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Modern Chrome Shower System and Single Hole Faucet

Choosing a finish for your small bathroom can be difficult. Chrome is an easy choice for any home design! The shiny silver base means chrome pairs well in both a modern or contemporary bathroom style. This small bathroom has a lot of classic modern pieces, like the partially glass-enclosed shower stall and the floating shelves. The use of Chrome finish throughout adds another layer of modern sophistication. Modern single handle bathroom faucets are a popular choice for small bathrooms because of their compact footprint and functional design. The modern styling is continued into the shower with a custom chrome finish shower system that includes a wall mounted rain shower head, a hand sprayer, and a tub spout for maximum functionality! This small bathroom is a perfect example of modern performance and style!

Stainless Steel Finish Single Handle Bathroom Faucet and Shower Faucet

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Stainless Steel Finish Single Handle Bathroom Faucet and Shower Faucet

Stainless Steel is my favorite neutral finish! Like Chrome, Stainless Steel finish has a silver base finish that complements nearly every home design. But unlike Chrome, Stainless Steel's matte finish and yellow undertones give this finish a modern sophistication unlike any other finish on the market! The use of Stainless fixtures throughout this small bathroom creates an illusion of openness and elegance. The open channel spout faucet offers a unique waterfall function, while the Stainless finish shines under the overhead lighting. The corresponding Stainless Steel finish shower only faucet complements the gray and tan tiling throughout the large glass-enclosed shower stall. These stunning fixtures will last through many bathroom design and color changes as well!

Chrome Finish Fixtures in White Tile Bathroom with Blue Accent

Chrome finishes have been used in bathrooms of all design styles for generations, and for good reason! Chrome is a highly durable and reflective finish, making it a superb choice for high traffic areas like small bathrooms. This small bathroom design incorporates a few of my favorite classic design elements, like a tiled half wall, exposed piping, and stunning Chrome fixtures throughout the space! With the natural light from a large picture window, the Chrome widespread faucet's highly polished finish shines! This small bathroom also includes a bold navy blue accent that adds a modern element to this otherwise contemporary bathroom style. For more ways to incorporate Chrome in your small bathroom design, check out this Ultimate Guide to Chrome!

Popular Delta Faucets and Showers

Product: 614922
Delta Trinsic Modern Chrome Finish Widespread High Arc Bathroom Faucet 614922
Product: 521806
Delta Vero Widespread 2-Handle High Arc Stainless Finish Bathroom Faucet 521806
Product: D262V
Delta Trinsic Modern Chrome Tub and Shower Combo Faucet Includes Valve D262V
Product: D2229V
Delta Trinsic Collection Stainless Steel Finish TempAssure 17T Watersense Thermostatic Tub and Shower Combo Faucet Includes Valve without Stops D2229V

7. Small Bathroom Natural Lighting

Choosing lighting for any space is a very important part of any home design, but lighting in a small space is even more important! Lighting can affect the size appearance of a space, as well as the way different colors and finishes work in a room. Natural lighting sources, like picture windows or even certain light fixtures, can make a small space appear larger and more inviting. Regardless of what design style you choose, lighting can completely change the ambiance of a small space. Overhead lighting casts shadows down throughout the room and can leave pockets of dark spaces. Natural lighting, or smartly placed light fixtures, can illuminate specific areas and make your small space bright and spacious!

White Bathroom with Red Mirror and Lots of Natural Light

Sometimes the natural lighting just hits right! This small bathroom features a large picture window that offers ample natural light, giving this small bathroom the illusion of openness. The high ceilings and glass tub and shower half enclosure continue the illusion of a larger and more spacious bathroom. The warm sunlight beaming through the window shines off the marble countertop and Chrome fixtures. Chrome finishes are a fantastic choice in a small space that includes natural lighting because of its high reflective shine! As you can see in this space, the bright sunshine reflects off the Chrome faucet and the hanging vanity mirror, creating the feeling of a large and open bathroom!

Master Bathroom with Natural Light, Bathtub, and Dual Vessel Sinks

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Master Bathroom with Natural Light, Bathtub, and Dual Vessel Sinks

This may not be the smallest bathroom, but it is a fantastic example of just how much a large window and natural lighting can affect a bathroom design! This stunning bathroom includes 3 oversized picture windows that allow in ample natural lighting to reflect off the glass shower enclosure and double vanity mirrors, making the space feel very open and breezy. The use of neutral creams and whites throughout the design complement the warm sunlight bouncing around the contemporary styled bathroom. The tall windows balance out the narrowness of the room, giving the illusion of taller walls. Incorporating natural lighting in your bathroom creates a warm and inviting environment.

Small Bathroom with Wall Mount Faucet and Vessel Sink with Natural Light

Without a source of natural lighting, this small bathroom would feel rather cramped. But the large double-paned window brings in ample natural sunlight and a feeling of openness into this otherwise narrow small bathroom. The lighting from the tall rectangular windows reflects off the unique Chrome wall mounted bathroom faucet, Chrome accessory fixtures, and wall mounted vanity mirror. The floor to ceiling wall tiling gives this small space a modern feel, while the bold floor tile design adds an element of contemporary design. In a small bathroom design, natural lighting can make all the difference!

8. Matte Black Accents for Small Bathroom

Black is often avoided in home design, especially in small spaces. But did you know that Delta's Matte Black finish adds sophistication and depth without creating darkness in a small bathroom? Matte Black is one of Delta's most durable finishes. The matte finish makes each black faucet and fixture highly spot resistant. Matte black is a unique finish in that it is bold enough to stand out as a center piece, but also minimalist enough to suit any home decor design! I chose a Matte Black vessel faucet, black cabinet hardware, and corresponding bathroom accessories to add modern sophistication my farmhouse style small bathroom! Check out some of my favorite small bathrooms featuring matte black accents!

Delta Stryke Collection Matte Black Bathroom Faucet and Shower Fixture

Delta Stryke Collection Matte Black Bathroom Faucet and Shower Fixture

This is a fantastic example of using black accents and fixtures to add boldness and diversity to a small bathroom! The floor to ceiling white subway tiles give this room a traditional contemporary feeling, while the marble counter top and industrial elements add a touch of modern sophistication. The black shower enclosure hardware, black mirror and matching black metal vanity base break up the uniformity of white throughout the space. Utilizing the Delta Stryke Collection, this small bathroom also features a one-of-a-kind Stryke Collection single handle bathroom faucet in Delta's Matte Black finish. The single hole faucet design allows for ample counter top space, while also complementing the modern industrial style. The glass enclosed shower stall includes a modern square Stryke Matte Black shower only faucet that completes the bathroom design.

Farmhouse Small Bathroom with Black Cast Iron Sink

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Farmhouse Small Bathroom with Black Cast Iron Sink and Dual Wall Mount Sink Faucets

The farmhouse style has become increasingly popular in home design. I even used some farmhouse elements in my own small bathroom renovation! This bathroom incorporated all the best elements of the farmhouse style, including the black and industrial accents. The focal piece of this small bathroom design is a large double faucet cast iron utility sink with a black underside, featuring 2 wall mount sink faucets. This unique sink complements the bold black tiled flooring and black tile grout on the walls. The black accents are continued throughout the space with dual hanging black light fixtures, a black linens basket, and a matching black stool. This small bathroom is a perfect example of modern meets rustic for a sophisticated design!

Above Counter Porcelain Sink with Matte Black Finish Wall Mounted Faucet and Round Mirror

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Above Counter Porcelain Sink with Matte Black Finish Wall Mounted Faucet and Round Mirror

Black and white in a bathroom design just looks so clean and put together! This small bathroom features a white subway tiled wall with contrasting black grout for a bold and classic look. The use of a white porcelain vessel sink pares well with the white toilet, and complements the modern marble counter top. In keeping with the traditional black and white design, this small space includes a unique black single handle wall mounted faucet and corresponding black towel hook. The uniquely designed bath towels add a modern twist while the inclusion of a snake plant includes a natural element to break up the minimalist style. With a large round mirror and natural lighting, this small space is absolutely stunning!

Popular Matte Black Finish Fixtures

Product: D3559BLMPUDST
Delta Trinsic Collection Matte Black Finish Two Handle Modern High Arc Spout Widespread Bathroom Lavy Sink Faucet with Drain D3559BLMPUDST
Product: D559LFBLMPU
Delta Trinsic Collection Matte Black Finish Single Handle Modern 1 or 3 Hole Installation Bathroom Sink Lavatory Faucet with Metal Pop-Up D559LFBLMPU
Product: D2399V
Delta Trinsic Collection Matte Black Finish Monitor 14 Single Lever Handle Tub and Shower Faucet Combination Trim Kit Includes Valve without Stops D2399V
Product: D2296V
Delta Ara Collection Matte Black Finish Modern Temperature and Water Pressure Dual Control Tub & Shower Faucet Combo Includes Rough Valve with Stops D2296V

9. Small Bathroom Minimalist Designs

Minimalism is becoming more and more popular in home design, especially in smaller spaces. My favorite minimalist designs include traditional black and white elements with bold tiling or fixture choices. Minimalist style incorporates many different design elements, like contemporary rounded edges and the sleek lines that are more synonymous with modern designs. One of my favorite choices for a minimalist design is the Delta Trinsic Collection! This assortment of stunning faucets and fixtures feature all of hallmarks of modern minimalist design, and are perfectly suited for a small bathroom renovation! Check out some of my favorite minimalist bathroom designs below!

Small Bathroom Minimalist Design with Matte Black Shower System and Wall Mount Faucet

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Small Bathroom Minimalist Design with Matte Black Shower System and Wall Mount Faucet

This is a very classic minimalist bathroom design. From the glass enclosed shower stall, to the minimal sink and black and white color scheme, this bathroom incorporates all the best elements of traditional minimalist design. The use of a bold black faucet and fixtures throughout the space adds a level of sophistication and refinement to the small space. The extensively tiled walls and floors keep the small space feeling modern, while the unique tile shapes add a one-of-a-kind element. This small shower stall features a large black shower system with overhead rain showerhead and additional side sprayer for maximum functionality! Who says minimalism has to be boring?

Rustic Farmhouse Minimalist Bathroom with Chrome Finish Fixtures

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Rustic Farmhouse Minimalist Bathroom with Chrome Finish Fixtures

When I think of minimalist design, I usually think of the traditional white tiled walls, black finishes, and only essential fixtures and features throughout the space. This small bathroom is proving that minimalist design does not have to be boring! With bold wood flooring, a shiplap accent wall, and a stunning tiled tub and shower enclosure, this contemporary minimalist bathroom is stylish and sophisticated! The porcelain pedestal sink is a classic choice in a minimalist design, while the Chrome finishes throughout add a slight modern feel. The inclusion of a large soaking tub and tub and shower combination faucet adds additional functionality, and makes this small bathroom more family friendly. The uniquely placed shower control handle in the center of the wall allows the user to turn the water on and adjust the temperature before stepping in to the shower. This small bathroom is a great example of modern minimalist design!

Traditional Minimalist Tiled Bathroom with Matte Black Shower System and Widespread Faucet

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Traditional Minimalist Tiled Bathroom with Matte Black Shower System and Widespread Faucet

I love a traditional minimalist bathroom design! The contrasting white subway tiles, black hexagonal floor tiles, and complimentary black finishes throughout the space give this minimalist design a bold and clean look. Minimalism is all about using functional fixtures and simple yet unique design elements to create a stunning and sophisticated space. I think it's safe to say that this small bathroom accomplishes that design goal entirely. The oversized open shower stall features a one-of-a-kind Matte Black full custom shower system that includes an overhead rain shower as well as a large hand shower wand that be adjusted up and down the bar for a custom spray height. This stunning shower system adds incredible value and functionality to this modern space. For help with designing your own, check out our guide to custom Matte Black shower systems!

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10. Floating Bathroom Vanities

Floating vanities became popular in many contemporary home designs in the early 2000's and beyond. Wall mounted vanities can be styled with endless sink and faucet combinations, and require minimal wall space for use, making them a perfect choice for a small bathroom! Depending on your choice of fixtures, a floating vanity can provide ample counter top space, as well as plenty of storage opportunities below! Almost anything can become a floating vanity, making them highly versatile and customizable. Take a look at some of my favorite small bathrooms featuring unique floating vanities!

Modern Single Sink Small Floating Bathroom Sink Vanity

Floating vanities often offer more versatile storage options than traditional bathroom vanities. This unique wall mounted floating vanity includes a large floating shelf below that provides an additional storage option as well as a functional design element! The matching wood vanity above also includes a set of double drawers for hidden storage. With a custom porcelain vessel sink and wall mount bathroom faucet, this floating vanity also offers ample counter space for all of your bathroom products and accessories. Choosing a wood floating vanity can suit nearly every home design, and is a great option for both functionality and style. The darker wood of this wall mount vanity breaks up the neutral walls, and adds a unique contrasting element to this contemporary design.

Farmhouse Bathroom with Floating Vanity and Chrome Finish Wall Mount Faucet

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Farmhouse Bathroom with Floating Vanity and Chrome Finish Wall Mount Faucet

I absolutely love this small bathroom design! From the classic white shiplap to the contrasting wood floors, this room has a lot to offer! The oversized wooden floating vanity steals the show however. Mounted next to a large picture window, this stylish wall mounted vanity has ample natural lighting and a feeling of openness. The combination of the wood element with the classic porcelain vessel sink keeps this modern farmhouse design feeling traditional and contemporary. As if there wasn't enough counter space, choosing a wall mounted faucet above the vessel sink offers additional room for bathroom products and accessories. Below the heavy wall mount vanity is a large open area that can be used for storage baskets. Floating vanities have so much more to offer!

Rustic Floating Vanity with Vessel Sink and Stainless Steel Finish Faucet

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Rustic Floating Vanity with Vessel Sink and Stainless Steel Finish Faucet

This wall mounted wooden floating vanity looks stunning in this small rustically designed bathroom. The contrasting woods and metal mounting hardware give this unique vanity an industrial element. With the basin style vessel sink and single handle vessel sink faucet, this space highlights just how perfect these elements work in a small bathroom together! This oversized floating vanity also includes large double drawers below for ample hidden storage. As with most floating vanities, there is also a large open space below that can be used for additional storage. The possibilities are endless with floating vanities! To see more of my favorite floating vanities, check out the Top 9 Trends for the Master Bathroom!

Conclusion: Small Bathroom Design Ideas

Small bathrooms don't have to be boring! There are many ways to incorporate your favorite design elements into a small space without losing valuable functional space. Using components like natural lighting, lighter colors, and bold fixture finishes can give your small bathroom an open and sophisticated feel. Small bathrooms are great places to experiment with design trends and changes! Experiment with different finishes and functional elements to create the unique small bathroom of your dreams! FaucetList.com is the easiest place to buy a bathroom sink faucet or full custom shower system for your small bathroom renovation!


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