Not every home has a large, modern bathroom. Luckily, there are clever ways to create the illusion of a bigger space. Here are simple tips and tricks to make your bathroom look more spacious without significant renovations.

Add Mirrors to Make Your Bathroom Look More Spacious

Because mirrors reflect light, they quickly make a room seem bigger. Adding a large mirror or two will create the illusion of a more spacious bathroom. To further the effect, use frameless mirrors as the lack of a distinct border adds a feeling of more continuous space.

Increase Natural Light

If the layout of your bathroom allows for it, increase natural light in the space. You may not even need to install new windows depending on your space. To make the room look larger, clean the window glass, inside and out, to allow more sunlight to shine through. Opt for minimalist window coverings, like sheers, inside heavy blinds or drapes.

Remove the Bulky Vanity

Vanities are an excellent option for storage, but unfortunately, they take up a lot of floor space in your bathroom when you have a small space. Instead, opt for a pedestal basin. It is important to note that, although pedestal basins may save floor space, they do not offer cabinets for storage.

Wall Storage

Wall storage frees up floor space by using the walls in your bathroom. Floating shelves are functional and add to the aesthetic of the room. They’re a good option for making the bathroom seem more spacious.

Clear Glass Showers

A transparent shower partition opens the space in the room, making it appear larger than it is. A glass shower enclosure makes the shower or bath appear part of the bathroom rather than a separate section.

Use Light Colors to Make Your Bathroom Look More Spacious 

Darker colors make a room appear smaller because they absorb light. Pale shades like whites and creams have the opposite effect. Pale colors reflect light and pair perfectly with the white shower stall and toilet to make the room appear bigger.

If you have a small bathroom, there are many options to brighten up the space and make it feel larger. The improvements above are relatively easy to accomplish, and many you can DIY. However, hire a contractor to tackle these projects for quick and easy updates.

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