How To Make a Small Bathroom Look Luxurious


Many of us will have a smaller bathroom space than we’d ideally want, but you can still make it into a room that truly helps you to relax and feel at home. You don’t need to move to a bigger house just to get the luxurious bathroom of your dreams! You just need a clever design which maximises on the space available, so we’ve put together a selection of ideas for making a small bathroom look luxurious.

Tips To Make a Small Bathroom Luxurious

Good-Quality Tiling

Much of the aesthetic of a bathroom will depend on the tiling, so if you’re going to invest in one thing, make it that! Part of the quality will be the tiles themselves but part of it will also be how they are installed in the bathroom. A bad tiling job can ruin the luxurious feel of a small bathroom and it really stands out, so make sure you opt for a professional and trustworthy service.

Built-In Storage

You can get some high-quality freestanding storage but, in general, it can look like a bit of an afterthought. Plus, it can take up valuable space in your bathroom which can limit the overall aesthetic.

Instead, it’s a good idea to include built-in storage options in the design of your small bathroom. This might include mirrored cabinets, under-basin storage or wall niches for storing toiletries. If the storage is a part of the design, rather than an addition, it will look far more luxurious. 

Clean Finishes

It may sound obvious, but one of the main things that makes a small bathroom luxurious is the quality of the finish. If all the elements have been carefully planned and executed by a professional, you can be sure that the finished result will have clean lines and no half-finished elements. However, if you choose a contractor because they are cheap, they might be rushing to get the job done and may not give you the same quality.

Monochrome Colours

We’re not against a splash of colour in a bathroom, and it can look really cool, but if you’re trying to give your small bathroom a luxurious feel, you can’t go wrong with monochrome! Black and white look sleek, simple, and well thought out in a small bathroom as it helps you to avoid fussiness and excessive pattern or colour which can make a small bathroom appear cramped.

Marble Effects

There is nothing more luxurious than a touch of marble, whether it’s in a huge bathroom or a tiny en suite. You can choose marble for the entirety of your bathroom, or simply add touches here and there with your decor and accessories. One option we like is having a marble splashback over your basin which adds that touch of luxury without you having to fully commit to the marble look!

Mirrored Cabinets

Whether you like staring at your reflection or not, you can’t deny that mirrored cabinets can make a small bathroom feel sleek and stylish (as long as you keep them clean!) Here at The London Bath Co, we love mirrored cabinets for small bathrooms as they add storage and reflect light to make the space look bigger.

Walk-In Shower With Wall Niche

Our final tip on making your small bathroom luxurious is to opt for a walk-in shower with a built-in niche. Walk-in showers blend seamlessly into your space and really help to modernise a small bathroom if you replace your bathtub with one. 

Rather than having a shelf or shelves in your shower, which can look clunky, we like the idea of having a handy niche to store your soaps, shower gels and shampoos. If this is a topic you’re interested in, you can read more about the benefits of shower niches vs. shelves.


We hope this blog post on making your small bathroom luxurious has given you some inspiration for your own space! If you are looking for help, our talented bathroom designers can give you some pointers on where to start.

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