There are so many ways you can trick the eye into thinking your tiny bathroom is larger than it really is. We have gathered 5 of the best ways to make your tiny bathroom look bigger, all of which won’t completely break the bank.
If you do any, or all of these, pretty soon you’ll enjoy spending time in your small bathroom…
1. Light It Up
Try to keep your bathroom as light as possible. If you have windows, don’t put any kind of window treatment on them if you don’t absolutely have to. If you must, use something that is sheer where it will keep your bathroom private, but still allow light to come it. If you don’t have the luxury of having any windows in your bathroom, keep as much light as possible in it. You can install extra vanity lighting as well as lighting in the ceiling. Try to get light bulbs that are very bright that will really light the room up and keep it light and airy.
2. Less Is More With Decorations
When it comes to decorating your small bathroom, less is certainly more. You don’t want to clutter the space with lots of decorations. The more clutter there is, the more the room will feel like it is closing in on itself. Keep decorations at a minimum. You can actually decorate with functional items such as putting cotton swabs and cotton balls in pretty jars and vases or putting hand soap in beautiful containers.
3. Keep Everything White
When it comes to large furniture pieces or large decorative pieces in your bathroom, try to keep them white. The toilet, sink, shower curtain (unless clear), towels, shower tiles, paint, etc., should all be white. If they are all the same color it will trick the eye into thinking the room is one seamless large room and it won’t be broken up by large pieces in different colors. Also, the lighter colors in the bathroom, the better. Lighter colors will do two things: one, they will reflect more light, which will make the room seem larger, and two, they will visually look smaller when lighter in color. A darker color will look more bulky and large and appear as if it’s visualy taking up more space.
4. Make Your Shower See-Through
Anything that will break up the eye as you look around your bathroom like a shower curtain or heavy shower door will make the room look much smaller. In order to avoid this, try installing a completely smooth glass shower door so it looks almost as if there’s nothing even there. If doing so is not in your budget, try putting up a clear shower curtain where people’s eyes will still be able to look through it as if it’s not even there. If you really don’t want to have a clear shower curtain, choose a very light color and leave it as open as possible so it looks like it’s not even there.
5. Install A Pedestal Sink
One of the largest pieces of “furniture” in a bathroom is the vanity where the sink is usually installed. To save square footage in your small bathroom, completely remove the whole vanity and install a pedestal sink. These types of sinks take up very little room and will drastically increase the square footage in your bathroom and will make your room look much larger.