Not all of us are blessed with giant bathrooms that have ample space for our plethora of products. Just because your bathroom is tiny, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your products or that it can’t still be cute and functional. Here are some hacks that will help you make the most out of a tiny bathroom:
1. Frame Your Mirror
Put up a wooden frame around your bathroom mirror. It’s a quick and simple way to update the feel of your bathroom. Use molding and you can paint it whatever color you want to go with your bathroom décor. If you want a less traditional look, experiment with different times of trim and framing to create the frame that works best for you.
2. Hang Spice Racks for Your Products
I think one of the biggest struggles with a tiny bathroom is how to store your beauty products. Chances are you don’t have enough drawer or cabinet space for them. Hang spice racks either on the wall near your sink or even inside a cabinet to store your products, especially the ones you use on a daily or regular basis. You can paint or stain the racks to match the rest of your bathroom if they are visible.
3. Use Coat Hooks Instead of a Towel Rod
If you share a bathroom, a shelf of coat hooks is a much more decorative way to hang everyone’s individual towels. You can also use the shelf above the hooks for additional storage.
4. Put a Bookshelf Above the Door
Hang a single bookshelf above the bathroom door to provide you with extra storage. This is obviously not ideal for items you use on a regular basis, but can be used for the items you use less frequently, such as extra towels, cleaning supplies, or products you only use semi-regularly.
5. Create a Focal Point to Draw Attention
Make your shower the focal point of the bathroom so attention will automatically be drawn there instead of on how small the bathroom is. Keep everything else very simple, but make your shower pop. You can use two shower curtains instead of one, hang a waterproof art piece inside the shower, or make it pop with color.
6. Use a Stacked Plate Rack for Extra Storage
Counter space is generally a challenging area in small bathrooms. If you find you are seriously lacking in counter space storage, use a stacked plate rack. You can store things like your toothbrush and toothpaste, ponytail holders, or contact lenses’ case on them without taking up too much space.
7. Make a Magnet Board for your Makeup
Disclaimer: this doesn’t really work for people with an exceptionally large makeup collection (guilty), unless you have the space for a wall-size magnet board. Make a magnet board that you can hang on a wall or inside of a cabinet to store your makeup. It can make finding your makeup a lot easier and can serve a decorative function as well. Here is a tutorial for how to make one yourself.
8. Roll Your Towels
You may have heard of this rolling trick when it comes to packing; rolling your clothes allows you to fit much more in your suitcase and helps prevent wrinkles. The same applies to towels. Rolling your towels will take up less space than folding them. You can place them in a nice basket that matches the rest of the décor. If you have them visible, it will give your bathroom more of a spa feel.
9. Use Pull-Out Drawers or a Lazy Susan in Your Cabinet
Putting a Lazy Susan in your cabinet will allow you to easily find and access all your products. Because of the multiple levels, it allows you to store more in the amount of space than you would normally be able to. Installing a pull-out drawer will also give you easier access to your items without having to dig through the cabinet. You can also install multiple shelves to give you the extra layers of storage.
10. Multiple Towel Rods on the Back of the Door
This is another particularly useful trick if the bathroom is shared. Install two or three towel racks on the back of the door so each person has their own place for their towels. You can also use hooks on the back of the door to allow people to hang towels or bathrobes separately. This will also free up some wall space that could be repurposed for something else.
11. Use Mason Jars
This one also requires wall space but it frees up space elsewhere in the bathroom. Hang mason jars on the wall to store small things like Q-tips, makeup sponges, and cotton balls. You can get creative with how you want to hang the mason jars, but here is one method for doing it that is fairly easy.