Traditional-Style Small Bathrooms
Tour these compact bathrooms and find classic, traditional bathroom design ideas for your small bath.
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Limited square footage doesn't prevent this small bathroom from going big on style. An arched doorway crafted with a stone-look veneer -- a feature that repeats throughout the rest of the home -- creates old-world appeal. Dark wood stains and a combination of natural stone surfaces convey drama and elegance.
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The bathroom's organic and earthy palette made it easy to furnish the space with a mix of dramatic surfaces and stunning fixtures. Here, slate tiles in the shower envelop the area with style warmth. The glass door offers an uninterrupted view from the bathroom's entrance to the back wall.
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The furniture-style vanity fits into a small niche just inside the bathroom's entrance. The piece features an open bottom, which offers storage space and prevents the small room from feeling too cramped and crowded. The stone veneer on the wall repeats the look featured in the shower enclosure.
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The vessel sink's weathered texture and copper patina give it enough heft to play well with the slate accent wall and sleek granite countertop. The arched wall-mount faucet looks elegant and graceful.
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A porthole-style window in the shower allows a steady stream of natural light into the bathroom. Paired with the glass shower door, the window offers an uniterrupted view from the bathroom's entrance to the outside.
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Traditional and Trendy
Traditional styling meets modern functionality in this small bathroom. Crisp whites mingle with darkly stained wood to create contrast and make the room feel more open. The clean-lined, freestanding tub creates a striking style statement along one wall.
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A Study in Contrasts
The vanity features simple wood cabinet doors and drawers framed with white, creating contrast and allowing the wood grain to shine. The shapely mirror above the vanity lends artistic appeal.
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Sconces adorned with crystals are both decorative and utilitarian. The fixtures look elegant when paired with the stylish mirror frame and pretty glass door pulls.
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Get Your Fill
A brushed-metal tub filler adds a splash of elegance to the clean-lined bathtub. Similar to the sconces and cabinet pulls, the faucet adds subtle shimmer and undeniable vintage style.
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The marble shower enclosure features a handheld showerhead, which is the perfect companion to a ceiling-mount rain-style fixture above. The adjustable mount is affixed to a wall bar, which provides convenience to bathers of all heights.
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This once-outdated small bathroom gets a big style boost thanks to a handful of traditional touches. White subway tile along the bottom half of the wall and in the shower surround reflect years gone by. Shimmering chrome fixtures throughout the room add sparkle and elegance.
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Clean and Simple
The bathroom's small custom vanity was painted a neutral gray and topped with crisp white marble, a surface often found in traditional-style bathrooms. The wall-mount medicine cabinet was painted the same color as the walls to blend in with its surroundings, allowing the marble countertop to stand out.
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The shower features an adjustable showerhead mounted on a chrome bar, making the shower easily accessbile for bathers of all abilities. The fixture reflects light streaming in from the nearby window and adds subtle sparkle to the shower enclosure.
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A niche in the shower provides the perfect spot for built-in shelving. A small shelf on the bottom houses a tiny bottle and bar soap, while the taller upper shelf can be used to place larger items like shampoo and conditioner.
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The shapely sink and curvy faucet add subtle feminine appeal to the vanity. Both the sink and faucet were kept relatively simple, which allows the marble countertop to take center stage.
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Light Me Up
A light fixture installed above the vanity mirror conveys vintage style, which enhances the bathroom's traditional look. The crisp white shades provide contrast to the bluish-gray wall color.
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Style Meets Function
The white subway tiles on the walls and shower surround get a splash of contrast thanks to black liner tiles that run around the perimeter of the room. The glass shower door offers an uniterrupted view from the bathroom's entrance to the back wall.
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