Small Bathroom Ideas with Crosswater

It’s common to have a guest bathroom in the house or a bathroom that has been converted from a closet.

To make the use of all of the small bathroom space available I added some practical bits and brightened up the room too. Below are a few top tips to think about when redecorating or planning a new bathroom.

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Towel rail, soap holder & tumbler (Central Collection) c/o Crosswater

Cath Kidston towel & lavendar soap – Amara Living

1. Paint Small Rooms a Light Colour

Believe it or not the bathroom you see in the pictures was actually painted a DARK BLUE by the previous owners. So the first thing that I did was paint it white. Yes, it took many layers of white to get rid of the blue underneath but it brightened up the space with even my first paint stroke. The smaller the space the lighter the room should be painted in my opinion. You need help from every possible surface to help bounce the light off of.

The white scene is modern at the moment but you could also go for a pastel colour, such as a light magnolia or pastel blue or green.

2. Space Saving Solutions

Utilise your space to the max. Add storage to the corners that are not being used and transform wall space in a clever way. That’s exactly what I did with my Crosswater bathroom additions*. Apart from being very impressed with myself because I can now use a drill, I was very excited to have a towel rail that doesn’t get in the way of guests trying to dry their hands. I cleverly hung the soap holder in the corner too so that there is a choice between a liquid and a solid soap… although I will be lying if I didn’t say it’s mostly to show off my lovely decorative additions 😉

Then there’s also the tumbler, which I had the choice of hanging too (so if you’re tight for space you can definitely fix it into the wall too) but I like it around and more often than not have it on the window seal or even the sink itself.

3. Add a Pop of Colour and/or Pattern

To style up my new space I added fun patterns and bright colours using bathroom decorative accessories – perfect for Spring! From a Cath Kidston floral towel to bright toothbrushes and a funky soap, I gladly added some colour and pattern to the little room and it fitted in easily since I painted it white! 🙂

4. Fresh Flowers

Although the soap smells sublime of lovely lavender, fresh flowers can add that fresh feeling as you walk into your bathroom. Small spaces don’t need much so even a regular potted plant with bright flowers will make a difference.

What are your small bathroom ideas? Join the bathroom styling talk using #CrosswaterBloggers 😉


Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • April 26, 2015

    Melanie Kay Zelnick

    These are such great tips! I love those towels!
    melanie @

    • June 10, 2015


      Glad you liked it Mel, thought it needed brightening up! X

  • February 19, 2016

    Walk in Bath

    I loved that froggy or a turtle…not sure, but it is just so cute.
    Nice tips though..thanks for the share.