9 Tricks to Make your Bathroom Seem Bigger

Today’s guest post has some very clever tips and tricks on how to make your smaller bathroom look and feel bigger. I have a tiny main bathroom and I’m always on the lookout for more ways to help it feel more spacious. Do you have the same problem? Enjoy!

9 tricks to make your small bathroom seem biggerHaving a teeny tiny bathroom can be very frustrating. If you aren’t smart about how you decorate your small bathroom, it could end up feeling claustrophobic and looking even smaller than it really is. There are so many clever tricks that can make even the most miniscule bathrooms look twice the size.

Pinterest is a great place to look for interior design inspiration, but another thing this savvy social site is perfect for is space saving ideas. But try magazines, blogs and high street store website for more inspiration. We have found some of the best space saving tips along with some examples to give you ideas. Here are nine clever tricks to make your small bathroom appear bigger.

How to Make Small Bathrooms Appear Bigger

  1. Go for big mirrors

make your small bathroom appear biggerIf you have a super small bathroom, don’t go for small mirrors. Large mirrors can make small spaces appear to be a lot bigger than they really are. They also reflect the light which makes your bathroom brighter. Place a big mirror across from a window or above your sink and you will quickly notice how much bigger your bathroom feels.

  1. Clear glass shower 

Glass showerWhere possible, opt for a clear glass shower. This will give the impression of more space as it allows the eye to travel the length of a room. Misted glass or a non-transparent surface will make your bathroom look smaller.

  1. Let the natural light in 

One of the best things you can do to make your bathroom seem bigger, or any room in fact, is to let as much natural light in as possible. Having large windows creates a feeling of openness and space. Don’t obstruct windows with big objects that might block the light and make the most of the natural lighting you have available by opening the windows and blinds.

  1. De-clutter and reorganise

Before you think about completely redesigning your bathroom, give it a good clean and reorganise everything. After a good de-clutter you might realise you have more space than you thought. A messy, cluttered bathroom will always look smaller and seem claustrophobic. Those with smaller bathrooms should opt for a more minimalistic look. GoodhouseKeeping.com have some excellent space saving ideas.

  1. White to reflect the light

White and Green Children's BathroomWhen it comes to painting your bathroom, avoid using dark colours. Where possible, opt for fresh, lighter colours. White is possibly the best option because it reflects the light and can help to make a bathroom appear larger.

  1. Open shelves

As well as being very on trend and looking stylish, open shelving can help your bathroom look bigger. Seeing the wall behind open shelves makes it look like a room is more spacious. Just make sure you keep them tidy because if they become cluttered they could have the opposite effect.

  1. Smart storage

Black and White Fabric Laundry BinAnother thing Pinterest is particularly good for is smart storage ideas. There are so many pins detailing clever ways to store things around the home. Hanging and hidden storage can save space and help you to achieve a minimalistic, clean look.

  1. Choose tiles wisely

The type of tiles you choose can have an enormous impact on how spacious your bathroom feels. Larger tiles are usually better, and it’s best to avoid too much contrast when it comes to tile colour and design, and how the tiles fit with the rest of the room. Again, opt for lighter colours.

  1. Bath design and placement

Think carefully about what sort of bath would fit best in your small bathroom. Speak to an interior designer about how you can make the most of your space. Some baths take up a lot more space than they need to, and others fit into some spaces perfectly, such as the bath in this Pinterest example. A modern space saving bath can also be an excellent way of saving vital floor area, Carron baths have an excellent range of space saving solutions.

Images: Bathroom || Bathroom mirror || Glass shower via Shutterstock || White Bathroom Farrow and Ball || Rigby and Mac

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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
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  1. Suzie
    February 16, 2016 / 9:16 am

    Clear glass shower is a great idea, but I think I’ll stick to lighter colors, bigger tiles and some smart storage ideas 🙂

  2. Kate Holmes
    February 17, 2016 / 11:27 pm

    I have a smallish bathroom that is all white tiles wise. It lacks colour for me and was cluttered so I went to the charity shop and bought small colourful baskets for about 10 pence each and now each person has their own basket for their own toiletries and there is an injection of colour too. Fortunately there is lots of natural light and you can’t have enough mirrors in my view. Really love the clear glass shower idea

  3. Jo
    February 18, 2016 / 6:48 pm

    We have a tiny bathroom so thank you for these tips! I agree that shelving and mirrors do help a lot.

  4. Johnson
    February 19, 2016 / 8:08 am

    Very nice Blog! These are the best trick to make our bath room looks good and bigger. Thanks for sharing great tips.

  5. Jennifer Cooper
    February 19, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    Fab tips. We had a small bathroom in our last renovation property. Installed a small (1500mm) bath/shower, under sink storage and a large mirror – it seemed to do the trick.

  6. Katie
    February 22, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    Great post, I think sticking to light colours and adding glamour with accessories is a sure option. Love an oversized mirror in every room of the house!

  7. Bathroom Tiles
    March 1, 2016 / 6:33 am

    Hii, yes i agree on No. 8. Larger bathroom tiles with lighter color will make your bathroom looks spacious, & yes very wonderful article again, Jen. Keep blogging!

  8. Arnabranjan Mohapatra
    March 10, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    Fab tips!!
    Clear glass shower is a great idea, (y) Loved the idea of under sink storage and a large mirror. <3

  9. Seyi
    August 9, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful article as always and yes i definitely agree the number 8. Thanks again

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