My Small Guest Bathroom


Enjoy this small bathroom tour from our previous home.  We’re currently remodeling a new-to-us home.  Click HERE to see how I’m totally changing my decorating style!

Photographing a small bathroom is no easy feat, but I wanted to share the beach inspired bathroom that is attached to one of my guest bedrooms.

It has a beachy vibe just like the bedroom that it’s attached to.

A neutral and aqua small bathroom with a beachy vibe.Pin

In fact, this bathroom, along with the attached bedroom, was inspired by the serene painting of the ocean that is hanging in there.

You may not be able to tell from my photo, but the artist’s use of soft color makes it one of the more realistic looking ocean scenes that I’ve ever seen depicted in an oil painting.

A neutral and aqua small bathroom with a beachy vibePin

This bathroom is so small that I wasn’t able to capture the entire room in one shot, even using my wide angle lens.

The sink is beside the doorway leading into the guest bedroom.

Plates on the wall aren’t just for dining rooms and kitchens.  I used them in here to add a nice pop of bold color.

Aqua decor tiles on the wall beside the sink in the bathroom.Pin

The towel bar hangs on the other side of the room and is sporting a mixed of layered towels.

Layer towels of different patterns and colors together in a bathroom.Pin

A favorite trick of mine is to use one or two curtain panels in place of a standard shower curtain.  Buy a long enough curtain so that you can hang it high to make a statement.  If it’s a plain curtain like this one, I like to add a ribbon border using iron on tape.

To protect the panel, I add a clear plastic shower curtain to a separate rod that is hung directly behind the one holding the drapery panel.

Use a drapery panel for a shower curtain. Hang a clear plastic shower curtain on a separate rod on the backside to protect it while showering. Use iron on tape to add a border of ribbon to the edge of the panel. Pin

You can see from all of my photos that we added beadboard paneling to each of the walls.  We had it cut to size for us at the home improvement store, which made it super easy to bring home and install.  A simple piece of trim tops off the raw edge of the paneling.

One last shot of the bathroom includes the patterned area rug that I picked up at Target.  It helps to pull the whole look together.

There is an oil painting hanging above the toilet in the guest bathroom.Pin

In case you missed it, you can see the attached bedroom HERE.

The guest bedroom with neutral and aqua decor.Pin

Thank you for stopping by!

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  1. Very pretty, Suzy! And yes, I know how hard it is to photograph a small bathroom! The pics of me taking pics were way funnier than the “real” pics!

    1. I remember your struggles, Marty, and thought of you the whole time I was taking the photos!

  2. Nancy Carroll says:

    Too cute! Question: Do you know where to find “long” clear shower curtain liners for this purpose? I can’t hang the shower curtain as high as I would like because the liner is too short.

    1. I’ve found them at Bed, Bath & Beyond. You could probably find them online too.

    1. Thank you, Ashley. I dearly love that painting. Glad you think the photography was ok. That was tough!

    1. Thank you, Barbara, and thank you for stopping by too!

  3. Such a soothing color palette. I love the touches of turn against the neutral backdrop. Love the decorative plates on the wall in particular. A fun surprise in the bath. Nice!!

    1. Hi Lory. My daughter always pokes fun at me when I hang plates on the wall anywhere except in a kitchen. lol Glad you like the bathroom!

    1. Thank you, Martina. Hope you’re doing well.

  4. Absolutely lovely!!! I love the idea of using curtains for a shower curtain!! Your bedroom is also beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much, Selene!