It’s the oldest design question in the book — “how do you make a small room look bigger?”
As one of the smallest rooms in your home, bathrooms can sometimes feel cramped when you’re trying to get ready for the day. Fortunately, it’s possible to make this space bigger without taking down any walls.
Tips for Making a Bathroom Feel Bigger
Install a large mirror.
No matter what room you’re in, mirrors have the power to make any space feel larger than it is by reflecting light and opening up the room. Especially in a bathroom, you can easily upgrade a small mirror above the sink to one that takes up the entire wall.
Keep your decorations and shelving minimal.
Bathrooms already have a lot in them — a tub, shower, vanity, sink, toilet, etc. Sometimes adding too much into this space can make it feel smaller than it really is. If you are looking to add some color, consider hanging wall art and saving your floor space.
Choose light and natural colors.
A good rule of thumb when designing any small room is to keep colors light and natural. Just like mirrors, light colors will reflect light better than dark hues (which typically absorb light) and give the appearance of more space.
Recess your cabinetry.
Even in larger bathrooms, it can be hard finding enough storage. Rather than adding shelves or cabinets that take up a lot of space, consider adding recessed shelves in the shower for shampoo and conditioner, and a recessed medicine cabinet behind your mirror.