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In most cases, bathrooms are the smallest rooms in the home. But if you aren’t ready to do considerable remodeling, there are still some tricks and ways you can make your bathroom appear larger. Here are some of the best ways you can make a small bathroom look bigger.

Lose the Curtains

There is nothing that will make your bathroom look more divided and smaller than a shower curtain that is opaque. The simplest way to maximize the feeling of light and spacious is to ditch colored curtains and put up a clear one. It will make the bathroom look airy, and it won’t feel as crowded. Another thing that you can do is to use frameless shower screens if you don’t like the look of curtains.

Light Up the Room

In most bathrooms, there is just one light bulb that is usually in the middle of the ceiling. It is what makes the room look even smaller and darker. There is nothing better than having a room filled with natural light. If natural lighting is not an option, soft LED lights can have a similar effect. Place them under your bath panel or under the sink to make your bathroom look more spacious.

Choose Neutral Colors

Bold decorative patterns and loud colors can make your bathroom feel even smaller. That’s why you should choose light, neutral colors that will create clean lines. Think about using the same or similar colors for your floor, so you get an uninterrupted feel.

Re-Think Your Storage Options

One of the most common reasons bathrooms are small is just because of the clutter. When all of your countertops are filled with stuff, it will make the room feel like it’s closing in on you. If decluttering is an option for you, then go with that. But sometimes it is not. If that’s the case, look into reconfiguring the storage space. Instead of big vanities, opt for ones that are fitted against the wall: it creates a clean line. Another thing that will make your bathroom look bigger are glass shelves.

Get Rid of Your Bathtub

Even though having a relaxing bath after a super long and stressful day is soothing, a tub is something that will take up the most space in your bathroom. Once you remove your bathtub and replace it with a shower, you will be surprised by how spacious your bathroom will become. Also, if you have a bidet, think about substituting it with bidet attachments for the toilet, so you free up more space but still have a bidet.

Go Easy on the Decorations

Going overboard with artwork, small rugs and different decorations will make your bathroom look more cramped and smaller. The key is to keep things minimal. Instead of having too many small decor pieces, opt for one large one that acts as a focal point.

Install a Larger Mirror

As most know, mirrors are the best way to make any space appear larger, and they also reflect light into the room that will also make it look bigger and brighter. You most likely already have a mirror in your bathroom, so consider dialing it up and getting a super-sized one. It will open up space and make your bathroom look airy.

Go All-White

We all know that an all-white bathroom will never go out of style. It is something that can fit in any budget and can go along with any style. By going with an all-white theme, you are making your bathroom look bigger.  Because the white will reflect light, if you combine that with mirrors and natural lighting it will make a dramatic difference.

Create Long Lines

One of the simplest ways you can make your bathroom appear bigger is by creating long lines. If you want to give the illusion of more space, you can point the way to the windiest point of the bathroom. That is done by highlighting the longest line in the room, which is usually a wall that doesn’t have a window on it. Another thing that you can do is to create a horizontal line with a shelf and it will make the room look larger.

By following these tips, you will be able to transform your small bathroom into a bathroom that looks functional and spacious. Something to keep in mind is that every single design choice matters, so even the smallest upgrade will make it look bigger.

We hope you found this blog post How To Make A Small Bathroom Look Bigger useful. Be sure to check out our post Best Ways to Make Your Home Feel Spacious and Bigger for more great tips!


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