The Best Ways to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

Lights, mirrors, action.

Every home has one of “those” bathrooms. You know, the outdated bathrooms that have so much potential but are just a little too small? Although it can be a challenge, you can upgrade your bathroom and even make your space look bigger with these small bathroom design tips.

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Boost Natural and Artificial Light Sources
The number one way to make a small bathroom appear bigger is to increase the amount of light that fills the space. A simple way to accomplish this is to add chandeliers, wall sconce lights or lamps.

Natural light, of course, will add even more light than artificial light sources can. If you have the budget for a bathroom renovation that involves adding a window, check out our window installation guide to learn more about how the process works.

For flawless natural light and additional ventilation, consider adding windows near or above a shower or bathtub. If the window is placed high enough, you won’t have to worry about others looking in. However, if the window is placed at a height below your height, you’ll want to consider glass with a textured pattern. These elegant glass styles create privacy while adding style to your space.

Choose Paint and Tile Colors Wisely
Avoid using dark colors and shades, which can make an already small room feel tiny and cramped. Bright and light colors, like white or the soft blue in the above photo, will help make your bathroom look bigger and create a more relaxing atmosphere.

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Install a Glass Shower Door
Shower curtains can add clutter and decrease the amount of square footage you can see when you walk into a bathroom. Consider installing transparent glass shower doors, which will give your home a modern look and open up the room’s floor plan.

Make Room for Mirrors
In addition to light, if there is one thing that you can’t have enough of in a small bathroom, it’s mirrors. Mirrors can instantly double the appearance of your bathroom’s square footage by creating a simple reflection.

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Less Is More
When it comes to décor in any small space, less is more. We love the simplicity of this modern industrial style bathroom, which features a small bonsai tree and natural wood mirror frame to create a serene and spacious bathroom design.

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An Instagram enthusiast and tiny house fanatic, Kolbie is a member of the Pella Marketing team, focused on social media and brand strategy. In true Iowa fashion, her free time varies by season. You can find her in the gym coaching high school basketball throughout the winter, attempting to roller blade through downtown Des Moines in the spring, and sipping iced coffee on the back of a boat every other chance she gets.