1. TILE THE PANELS OF A FITTED BATH
The humble fitted bath has come in for a lot of style slack over the years but, rest assured, there are ways to make it look chic if you can't fit in a freestanding bath.
2. INCLUDE OVERSIZED ARTWORK
Artwork doesn't have to cost a fortune (there are plenty of affordable art fairs or vintage stores to rummage around) and is a lovely way to add color and visual interest to a small bathroom.
3. USE RECYCLED DRAWERS AS A VANITY UNIT
You certainly don't need to break the bank on a super-expensive vanity unit - an upcycled alternative can look even better than a high-end brand new one.
4. HANG A PRINTED SHOWER CURTAIN
It's time to get rid of that plain old shower curtain and upgrade it for a bold and beautiful one. ‘The humble bathroom is so often overlooked when it comes to color, pattern, and print and yet it’s one of the best spaces to easily embrace bold design,' says Jamie Watkins of Divine Savages.
5. UTILISE STYLISH LARGE MIRRORS
'Hanging large mirrors is a classic trick to make a small space look bigger,' says Linda Holmes, Interiors Director at LuxDeco. 'Mirrors are a key element to a small bathroom and they have the power to either make or break a space.
6. INSTALL FLOATING SHELVES
Save floor space in a small bathroom by installing wall-mounted floating shelves. Storage is always an added bonus, and a decluttered space can mean it stays hygienic.
7. SWITCH UP FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
An easy way to add verve to a small bathroom is by changing your light fixtures and hardware. Brass and matte black taps are an on-trend choice, while wall sconce styles are endless - choose from a cool fluted pendant for a little vintage industrial style or add a pleated fabric option for a cottagecore effect.
8. EMBRACE BOLD PRINTED WALLPAPER
'As one of the smaller rooms in your home, a bijou bathroom is the perfect opportunity to have fun and embrace bold pattern and print,' says Jamie Watkins, Divine Savages.
9. ADD A LICK OF WHITE PAINT
We love small dark bathrooms for an intimate, cozy atmosphere, but if it's a larger look you're after, light or white paint will work wonders. 'For a quick update, a lick of paint can always make a space feel brand new and doesn't have to be expensive,' says Xander Shreenan.
10. DON'T FORGET THE FIFTH WALL
Extending a bold patterned wallpaper onto the ceiling in a bathroom is an ultra-pretty way to make the space appear larger while remaining warm and cozy.