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Sarah Shermansamuel

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10 Tricks to Transform Your Tiny Bathroom Into a Home Spa

ladder for hanging towels in the bathroom
Sarah Shermansamuel

From astronomical housing prices to the ever-growing popularity of tiny home living, there is a wide range of reasons you might be working with a small bathroom. But just because it’s small doesn’t mean it also can't be a relaxing and rejuvenating oasis.

In fact, tight quarters tend to be much easier than larger spaces to revamp and update because even the smallest update makes a big impact on the overall aesthetic. The key is knowing what, exactly, those updates should be to achieve that coveted spa-like atmosphere.

Whether you’re a full-time subscriber to the tiny home lifestyle or you’re simply working with less square footage than you’d like, these tricks will transform your bathroom and make everyday a spa day.


This Folding Trick Will Turn Your Bathroom Into a Spa

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    Add Some Gilded Goodness

    gold details in bathroom decor
    Interiors by Studio M

    Little feels more luxurious than gold details in the bathroom, and integrating them couldn’t be easier. Consider swapping your current handles,​ pulls, and faucets for a gilded update and your bathroom will instantly feel more luxe and lovely.

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    Bring in a Bathtub Caddy

    bathtub caddy
    A Beautiful Mess

    If you currently have a bathtub sans caddy, you’re missing out on some serious spa vibes. This simple addition makes a big impression and it comes in a variety of styles—from reclaimed wood to lucite—so you’ll have no trouble finding one to suit your style sensibility.

    Lucite Bathtub Caddy DIY from A Beautiful Mess

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    Make Magic With Shelving

    bathroom shelving
    Jay Adores

    Shelving is a small space dweller’s best friend, especially when it comes to the organizational challenge that is a small bathroom. Install a few tiers of open-shelving on your walls, add a few baskets for towels, fancy soaps, and a decorative accent or two and voila! Instant spa retreat.

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    Play With Plants

    bathroom plants
    Honestly WTF

    Plants have a unique way of making a room feel more inviting and sophisticated, and the bathroom is no exception. Consider incorporating a few easy-to-care-for succulents or air plants for a low-maintenance high-style solution.

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    Curate Your Candles

    bathroom candles

    Don’t overlook the power of candles to significantly enhance your ambiance while helping you de-stress after a long day. Even the simplest arrangement will make a difference, but you really can’t have too many.

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    Warm Up Your Floors

    bathroom rug
    The Socialite Family

    Rugs do more than keep your bare feet comfortable; they bring an additional layer of sophisticated luxury to a design. And bathroom rugs, in particular, are getting a trendy makeover, featuring unexpected by oh-so-stunning styles like this. Try a kilim rug in lieu of a traditional bath mat for a fresh dose of sophistication. 

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    Add Some Artwork

    bathroom artwork
    Marcus Design

    Just as artwork makes a living room or bedroom design more dynamic, it does the same for a bathroom. Integrating a large print or a gallery wall will add a dimensional layer of intrigue to your design while making it appear more complete and welcoming.

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    Dispose of Old Dispensers

    marble and rose gold soap dispensers
    Amina Chehaita/Pinterest

    If you pour your soaps, shampoos, lotions, and potions into their own set of cohesive dispensers, you’ll be amazed by just how much it transforms your look. This trick packs a major design punch and is a breeze to execute.

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    Transform With Towel Storage

    ladder for hanging towels in the bathroom
    Sarah Shermansamuel

    A wooden ladder in lieu of a traditional towel bar (or in addition to one) will immediately warm up your look while providing a proper place for you to showcase the fancy towels we’re about to discuss. They also add an inviting organic touch that only elements from nature can bring.

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    Invest in Fancy Towels

    bathroom towels
    The Zhush

    If you’re working with a small bathroom, then chances are your towels are always visible, which essentially makes them built-in decor whether you like it or not. That’s why investing in at least one pair of nice-looking towels can upgrade your space tenfold, ensuring they look intentional rather than messy.