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Small Bathroom Design Ideas

Having a small bathroom doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on style! These ideas can help you not only add your small bathroom design, they can also help you find or add more storage space. I couldn’t believe the difference the few small changes we’ve made over the years in our home has changed the feel of our bathroom.

I received a SwitchArt frame and compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. 

Small bathroom design ideas

Use Texture – Adding in different textures  will give your bathroom depth and interest. Some of the pieces I used in my design to add in interest included a ceramic vase, burlap ribbon, a woven basket, plank wood frame, metal storage shelf, and other elements.

Small bathroom design ideas

Add Color – Pick a color scheme and run with it! Don’t be afraid to add in the opposite color on the color wheel for some contrast or other hues in the same color family. A good place to start your color scheme is your shower curtain if your bathroom needs one. The shower curtain takes up a lot of the visual space in the room and can be perfect for inspiring your theme. I got my shower curtain at Target and I absolutely love it!

Make More Storage Space – Small bathrooms always suffer with little storage space. You can easily add more storage, function, and a place for decor with an over the toilet storage shelf or tall shelving unit. I choose a simple wall only unit as I didn’t want my splashing boys to ruin a tall standing unit. The hanging rod at the bottom gives a place to hang hand towels where we otherwise didn’t have room. We added a storage basket with extra toilet paper rolls on the shelf and wash cloths.

Small bathroom design ideas

Replace the Builder’s Mirror – One way to make a huge impact in your small bathroom is replacing your builder installed mirror. We replaced this bathroom’s mirror with a large mirror we picked up at Walmart and just pulled off the builder installed one from the wall. You can also just frame your builder installed mirror with some molding. We framed our master bedroom mirror, and loved how it turned out! Had we done that mirror first, we likely would have just framed this bathroom mirror, too. Both ways look great!

Small bathroom design ideas

Use Pictures and Art – You should make your space personalized with your own interests and style. Like for me, I love “beach” bathrooms, but I don’t want it to look overly beachy. Just a few touches are perfect for me. So, I printed out a few pictures of our family at the beach in black and white and framed them. They bring back memories of fun times and are perfect for our space. I also made a cute bathroom words printable art that clipped onto a unique frame we have in our space. I love the hanging clock because it adds style and function. We also hung a really unique SwitchArt frame.


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SwitchArt is this really cool magnetic frame that can be customized throughout the year with magnet art. You can easily swap whenever your space needs an update! I selected this great everyday print that works wonderfully with our color scheme. I love the print, and it’s the main image we’ll have up in our bathroom.

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When Christmas rolled around, I could easily pull off the top magnetic print and switch places with my secondary print I store safely below it. In just a few second my small bathroom design was updated and it changed the whole room’s feel to reflect the Christmas spirit.

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SwitchArt is available at where you can pick from tons of available art prints or even print out your own family or vacation photos onto a magnetic sheet to work with your SwitchArt frame. You could even upload one of the cute holiday printable art pictures to switch up your frame throughout the year. I love being able to switch up the picture without having to mess with removing the back and rehanging the frame.

Check out all the SwitchArt prints available or start uploading your own images to customize your own small bathroom! You can purchase SwitchArt frames and prints at

Joni Mason

Monday 30th of March 2015

I've never heard of Switch Art Prints and I love this idea! I am always trying to change up my decor according to the season and this is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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Wednesday 4th of February 2015

[…] Here’s how the sign looks hung up in my bathroom. I love how it adds color and interest, it really adds to our small bathroom design! […]

Kelly Nicholson

Saturday 24th of January 2015

some great ideas..dont know if i would use them all...looks cozy..

Kim J

Friday 16th of January 2015

Great ideas. Thanks

CR Williams

Tuesday 6th of January 2015

I would love to redesign my bathroom, thanks for sharing!

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