Puppies, gummy bears, robin’s-egg-blue jewelry boxes: Good things come in small packages, you know? And that applies to tiny bathrooms, too — if you have some tricks up your sleeve. Below, ten very chic, very easy updates to make yours a place of beauty and function.
HANG BASKETS FROM TOWEL PEGS
The first task in a small bathroom? Utilize sneaky storage spots hiding in plain sight — like the pegs of your towel bar. These knobs are the perfect spot to hang storage baskets filled with soaps, toiletries, cotton balls and other necessities alongside your (preferably chic and Turkish) towels.
See the full bathroom tour on She Holds Dearly.
USE A COCKTAIL TABLE AS TOWEL STORAGE
Our favorite trick in the book: Use a small-silhouetted drinks table, preferably with two tiers, as a stylish spot to stow your towels. Curate a bathroom vignette (Candles! Art! Cotton balls!) on the tabletop for extra design cred.
See the full bathroom tour on New Darlings.
Related: 7 Simple Storage Hacks That Cost $0
SLIDE BASKETS BENEATH YOUR VANITY
Got clearance underneath your sink? Don’t waste that precious real estate. It’s a great spot to sneak in shallow storage — aka discreetly hide your hoarder-status collection of beauty products. (We won’t tell if you won’t.)
See the full bathroom tour on W. Collective.
ADD AN OVERSIZE MIRROR
We’ll say it ’til we’re blue in the face: There’s no easier way to open up a small space than to introduce a light-bouncing mirror. And for small rooms, the same design principle applies to mirrors as it does to area rugs: Going bigger actually makes things look bigger.
See the full bathroom tour on Randi Garrett Design.
MAXIMIZE A LEANING LADDER
With their shallow footprint and ample height, wood ladders are an excellent multi-storage vessel. (Just look how this houses towels, scrub brushes, plants and products.) Plus, they’re incredibly chic in that modern-boho way you’ve been admiring.
See the full bathroom tour on The Mama Notes.
STORE TOILET PAPER ATOP YOUR TOILET
When you’ve got nowhere else to stow the essentials, remember the truly transformative powers of a decorative tray or woven basket. The upper lid of your toilet? Yup, now totally a focal point.
See the full bathroom tour on Bre Purposed.
SNEAK IN A STORAGE UNIT
Even in the tiniest of bathrooms with no closet or built-ins to speak of, there’s usually a hole to introduce a small storage piece. Look to non-bathroom furniture, like a miniature hutch or filing cabinet for a narrow silhouette that also packs a big punch.
See the full bathroom tour on Burkatron.
INCORPORATE AN ACCENT CHAIR
Fun from a decorative standpoint and endlessly versatile in its utility, a chair provides a clean place to leave your clothes when showering, a beautiful perch for stacks of towels or magazines, and the perfect spot to disguise the contents of a storage basket beneath. (Plus, if your bathroom is as gorgeous as this one, you can just come in and hang out.)
See the full bathroom tour on Claire Brody Designs.
HANG A HARDWORKING SHELF
A metal shelf with hooks below and a ledge up top makes a beautiful home for both storing and drying towels, as well as displaying products and essentials. (Bonus points for hanging lavender sachets to perfume the room like a French lady in the countryside.)
See the full bathroom tour on Tidbits.
CRAFT AN EPIC GALLERY WALL
Because well, just look at it. But also because going up in scale when it comes to decor in a small space can actually make it feel grander and more expansive.
See the full bathroom tour on Sypsie Designs.