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How to Decorate a Small Bathroom

Decorating a small bathroom can be tricky, but creating a well-designed and attractive space is definitely feasible. When getting started, remember to stay organized and incorporate lots of personal touches in order to make the most of a small bathroom space. You can also overhaul the look of the entire room for less by using shower kits to update your tub or shower.

Stay OrganizedDecorative Shelf in bathroom

Clutter can crowd a small space. Do an overhaul of toiletries and bathroom supplies to keep only the products you use on a regular basis—small bathrooms are no place for six different kinds of hairspray! To organize what you keep, try replacing a simple mirror with a medicine cabinet unit to save space. You can also use wood or glass shelves above the toilet, or even in the shower, to keep shampoos and soaps in reach.


One benefit of having a small bathroom space? Simple details can have a big impact. For example, using a fun shower curtain or displaying decorative hand towels. Try adding flair using individual pieces, like antique mirrors that will help make your bathroom look larger, too. You can also create a uniform look by matching storage containers, such as using similar glass bowls or handmade wooden baskets to display cotton balls or swabs.

Don’t forget about color schemes, either. Get creative with colors in your bathroom design, or simply select a hue that complements the overall design of your home. For example, if your home leans toward monochromatic, with lots of black, white, and gray touches, use a minimal look in the bathroom.

Proper Lighting

Bathrooms are often used just for their mirrors, so be sure to provide ample lighting—especially in smaller rooms. Use layers of light, such as adding task lighting (like sconces) to the side of a mirror for illumination without shadows. Then, layer in ambient lighting that will serve to brighten the overall space, such as pendants or perimeter lighting. Plus, sources of light can be both functional and decorative—try adding a modern glass pendant light to set the tone of the room.

Remodel Using Shower Stall Kits

You can give your bathroom a whole new look in no time using shower wall enclosures. Enclosures make the installation of new units and the renovation of existing bathtub and shower walls easy and affordable, especially when using acrylic wall enclosures. Acrylic enclosures are known for their ease of installation and minimal maintenance, making them a great choice for any home. Acrylic will not crack or yellow, and the enclosures use no grout, making mildew a thing of the past.

For more information about ways to update your small bathroom using shower enclosures, contact American Bath Enterprises, Inc. We offer two-wall and three-wall AmeriWall™ acrylic wall enclosures designed to meet virtually every kind of bathtub and shower need. Contact us for details, or to discuss custom enclosures to fit bathrooms of any size. We can be reached at (888) 228-4925.