Every year in late summer the new Ikea catalog comes out. We have summarized the highlights for the bathroom from the new magazine for you and show you the 10 most beautiful Ikea bathroom ideas for small rooms. When it comes to functional, inspiring and cost-effective bathroom design, the 2025 catalog is one of the best sources of inspiration. Find out how you can combine bathroom furniture and bathroom accessories effectively, as well as which tiles are currently very popular.
Ikea bathroom ideas: 1. Pure glamor
Not simple: This year, Ikea bathroom furniture is more glamorous than ever. The high-gloss bathroom cabinets with 3D patterns on the fronts impress with their stylish and functional design. Shiny bathroom fittings made of stainless steel and polished ceramic washbasins fit harmoniously into the modern living environment. Bathroom mirrors with wooden frames and shelves made of natural wood loosen up the strict, minimalist look of the bathroom cabinet and bathroom accessories add color accents.
In the family bathroom, storage space is the be-all and end-all of any successful bathroom design. Clever storage is an absolute must, especially in minimalist bathrooms. Ikea’s organization systems offer space-saving solutions for small rooms. Cosmetics and accessories are stored clearly in several boxes with compartments in the drawers of the base cabinet. This means that the available space in the bathroom cabinet can be used optimally.
The monochrome bathroom has enjoyed great popularity in recent years. To ensure that the black and white color scheme does not appear too cool and sterile, accents are set in natural colors. Wooden boxes and boxes, bathroom stools and rattan baskets add a homely touch to the interior.
2. It’s all about the right bathroom accessories
A bathroom renovation costs a lot of time and money. But you can save yourself the expensive renovation work and instead set accents in the room with bathroom accessories. They give the bathroom character in no time. However, if space is limited, opt for accessories in the same color family. Modern wall shelves can effectively solve the space problem and provide support space for soap dispensers, towels, perfumes and cosmetics. The glass shelves also have a fine design language and look extremely decorative.
If you have cosmetics in colorful and unsightly packaging, you can pour them into stylish soap dispensers and arrange them in wooden boxes. Not only do they look very decorative, but they also take up less space. You don’t have to look for the shampoo or the new perfume every time, you always have them at hand. You can keep an overview even in a small bathroom and don’t have to constantly put things away. The cosmetic bottles fade into the background and let the bathroom accessories play the main role.
A large bathroom mirror makes the bathroom appear larger. It is better to opt for a frameless mirror with integrated lighting.
3. Space-saving bathroom furniture and accessories for narrow bathrooms
If the bathroom is narrow, space-saving bathroom furniture and clever room solutions are ideal. Here are some tips to help you design:
- A large sink can narrow the passage. Instead, opt for a compact model with a shallow depth.
- The shower bathtub is the perfect option for small bathrooms because it takes up less space than a bathtub.
- Hang a large frameless mirror on the long side. It will reflect light and make the bathroom appear wider.
- To take away the length of the tub bath, paint the front wall in a light accent color. Nude shades or peach colors are perfect for bathrooms with windows, darker colors such as turquoise blue look good in bathrooms without windows. You can lay the long walls with light tiles with a natural stone look.
- Space-saving storage options for rented apartments include shower baskets with suction cups. They can be attached where you need them with little effort and no drilling required.
- Hanging storage for the bathroom door is a practical option for narrow bathrooms. It offers enough space for brushes etc.
- A Bluetooth speaker turns the narrow bathroom into a real refuge where you can relax in the evening and recharge your batteries in the morning.
4. Retro style ideas
Colorful, chaotic and yet somehow inviting and practical: this is how the retro style bathroom can be described. The walls are deliberately kept as simple as possible, and color accents are set primarily with the colorful textiles. The child-friendly design places great emphasis on functionality.
Colorful coat hooks, numerous storage options for soap, toys and bathroom utensils, as well as practical towel holders make the retro bathroom a comfortable room where young and old are guaranteed to feel at home. Children love colorful designs, so you can boldly combine colors. Red, black, dark blue and bright yellow form a cheerful color scheme that awakens creativity and puts you in a good mood in the morning.
Plain square tiles with grouting in a contrasting color form the perfect background for the Ikea bathroom furniture and bathroom accessories.
Colorful coat hooks give the room an additional splash of color.
A perforated plate gives you the opportunity to keep medicines, cosmetics and utensils within easy reach and safe. This means that small children cannot reach the shelves, the wall holders and the bags and, for example, injure themselves with the razor.
5. Set up a purist bathroom
Clear lines, a successful combination of materials and a neutral color scheme characterize the puristic bathroom. The furnishings at Ikea are kept to the minimum according to the motto “Less is more”. A small porcelain sink, a base cabinet with two drawers, an upper cabinet with a mirrored door and two bathroom stools complete the bathroom program. You can spruce up your dream bathroom with textiles in accent colors.
Interior designers are increasingly abandoning tiles in both large and small bathrooms. Instead, the walls are cleaned and sealed. An exception are niches for showers. These are usually tiled. Shimmering mosaic tiles in particular can add some charm and character to the niche. In the puristic bathroom, simple white tiles create an attractive contrast to the plastered wall or the exposed concrete wall.
6. Ikea bathroom ideas in country house style
In the Ikea country house style bathroom, the utensils become home accessories. In contrast to the solid, minimalist bathroom furniture, the white bathroom cabinets with their open construction do not block the view. Make-up and cosmetics are displayed in a glass display case, the towels, bath brushes and bath sponges look very decorative.
A visual trick makes the bathroom appear more spacious: the emptier the wall shelves are, the larger the bathroom looks. So it’s better to distribute the cosmetics in groups on the shelves than to arrange all the bottles next to each other.
7. Patterned tiles
In the coming year you can boldly combine not only colors but also patterns. Natural motifs are even better combined with geometric patterns such as stripes, triangles or rhombuses. And if you dare, you can even lay half-height tiles on the bathroom walls and then wallpaper them.
The mix of colors and patterns creates an eclectic interior. The individual elements harmonize surprisingly well with each other and give the bathroom a distinctive character.
8. Order in the family bathroom
We have already touched on the topic of “order”. A clear division is of great importance in the family bathroom. Little tricks make everyday life in the family bathroom much easier. Storage baskets, for example, are labeled with the first letters of the name. Each family member has towels of a certain color.
9. Create a wellness oasis
Transform your bathroom into an oasis of well-being. You can create a relaxed atmosphere with LED candles. Pamper yourself with homemade masks and treatments. And even if you don’t have room for a bathtub, a foot tub is just as fun.
10. Set up in an environmentally friendly manner
Another topic addressed in the new catalog is “environmentally friendly living”. With these tips you can save water and electricity and do something good for the earth.
- Install faucets with a water saving feature.
- If possible, invest in solar water heating.
- Install LED lighting in the bathroom.
11. A small bathroom with a big impact
Bathroom furniture from Ikea is a real quick-change artist: it can be successfully integrated into almost any living style and decorated as desired. Be inspired by the suggestions in the new catalog and create a stylish oasis of well-being in your own four walls.