15 Budget-Friendly Small Bathroom Renovations

If we are being honest, expansive bathrooms can easily impress guests. But decorating a small, compact bathroom with style takes a lot of skill. Every corner, nook and cranny is on display when you have limited space. So, each element must be able to bridge the gap between function and form.

Any small bathroom, whether it’s a powder-room or single-shower stall can benefit from an update. We have 15 ideas for a complete redesign or to add some personal touches.


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Accessories: Don’t Be Afraid to Buy Them

When working in small spaces, we love the less-is more moment. However, you may benefit from a little overaccessorizing. The use of bold wallpapers, sconces and exposed piping along with a Turkish towel can help you to make up for the lack of space.


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Work from Wall to Wall

Don’t let any space be wasted on either side of the vanity set-up if your sink is in a corner. This powder room is a great example of how to maximize the space around the sink. The counter, the under-the-sink storage shelf and the mirror ledge are all positioned from wall-to-wall.


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Live Art: A New Way to Enjoy It

The greenery can instantly open up a room, and it’s because they have a natural ability to clean the air. Staghorn Ferns are the best wall plants. The two in this bathroom are our favorites. The plants are sturdy and they grow vertically, giving the illusion that it is sprouting out of your wall.


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Put That Baby in the Corner

Consider placing a corner sink that is the right size in a tiny bathroom. This will be functional for both you and your guests, but it won’t take up valuable bathroom space.


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Work Your Windows

Dark and cave-like spaces make small rooms appear smaller. Add more windows to let in the light. This small bathroom proves that one window is good, but two is better.


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Prioritize Storage

The lack of storage space is perhaps the biggest drawback of a tiny bathroom. If you want to have plenty of space for toiletries, beauty products and cleaning supplies, then invest in a vanity with lots of storage.


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Next Level Tiles

Even the smallest bathroom can be transformed into a luxurious oasis with a stunning tile design. This scalloped tile is a work of art. It uses a variety of pinks, corals and whites to create a stunning composition. The best part is that less material will be needed because you have less space.


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Create a Coastal Retreat

The coastal style’s light textures, soft colors, and open feel can help to expand small spaces. This bathroom’s blue and cream color scheme creates an illusion of more space.

Incorporate light blue and linen patterns, jute accents, fresh greenery, and jute into your bathroom to create a coastal theme.


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Choose Details Wisely

Don’t be tempted to focus on the size of the bathroom when designing it. Bigger is not always better. The classic wainscoting, vintage light fixture and marble sink of this small powder room vanity are all a big style. You can find stunning pieces at flea markets and antique stores.


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Work Your Angles

You can work with awkward angles rather than trying to work around lines that are unwieldy. Do yourself a favour and embrace an awkward powder room or nook. You can play up the angles by using equally angular items like a hexagonal vanity mirror or pyramid-shaped sconce.


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Create a Design on a Stand

If space is not a concern, choose a pedestal over a bulky vanity. The space underneath your sink will make your bathroom appear larger and more spacious by visually expanding the square footage.


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Do Not Be Afraid Of The Dark

Painting your walls black will actually make your space feel larger. Use metallic patterns and shiny surfaces to reflect light and make the space feel bigger, lighter, and more spacious. Consider using metallic spray paint to update existing decor on a budget.


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Master the Art of Minimal Maximalism

This seemingly neutral powder room appears simple and clean at first glance. This bathroom is a visual stunner. It incorporates many design elements that are usually seen in maximalist spaces. For example, the wallpaper, the contrasting tile, the grout and fixtures, as well as a bowl-shaped sink. The achromatic palette lets those special details shine through without being overwhelming for those who prefer streamlined designs.


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A wide color palette is always beautiful, but nothing grabs your attention more than a floor to ceiling monochromatic painting. A single color can be a thousand times cooler than a variety of colors, especially when it’s a deep shade like sapphire. Who knew that a can could make such a difference?


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The Future Looks Bright

A general rule in interior design is to use pieces that draw the eye upwards. This will elongate the room and give the impression of a larger space. This bathroom passes the test thanks to a tall mirror placed above the sink and high-up sconces.

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