Tips to Make Your Bathroom Seem Bigger


Small bathrooms can feel cramped and cluttered. Whether it’s your only bathroom or a half bath used by guests, tiny spaces leave something to be desired.

Luckily, there are plenty of easy ways you can create the illusion of space in small bathrooms.

No matter what style of bathroom you have, it can probably benefit from a few basic upgrades that make the space look and feel much bigger than it actually is.

Ready to learn more? Some of these ideas require renovation, but others are surprisingly simple.

Here’s how to make your bathroom seem bigger regardless of its size.

Put glass to work.

If there’s a shower in the bathroom, one of the best ways to open up the space is to replace rods and curtains with glass walls instead. Glass shower walls are a modern upgrade and create the illusion of more space.

Make good use of wall space.

In the absence of abundant square footage, use your walls. You can replace traditional vanities and sinks with wall-hung units that take up less space and help open up the feel of the room.

No need to sacrifice storage, though. There are plenty of options for floating cabinetry that look great and still help you stay organized.

Take color into account.

You don’t need to stick with the typical white palette that’s so common for bathrooms in order to make the room feel open and bright. Try tone-on-tone paints of any color in lighter shades.

Blues, greens, pinks and even purples in various light tones all maintain design character without being too intense.

Once you’ve chosen a color, stick with the same one for both the floor and ceiling to create a cohesive look.

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