3 Ways to Make a Small Bathroom Feel Bigger

Posted February 26, 2021 by in Decor

Living in a home that does not have much square footage as you would like can be frustrating at times. Finding the right space for storage and the overall feeling of being a bit cramped in your surroundings can leave you wishing for a larger home. That being said, just because your current home is lacking in square footage, which does not mean you have to feel closed in and cramped.

There are a number of things that you can do to make the smaller spaces of your home feel much bigger than they are. Even the rooms in a generally smaller house to being with, such as the bathroom, can be made to feel more inviting and spacious.

If you are looking to make your small bathroom feel bigger, here are three things that you can consider doing:

1. Let the Light In

Everyone knows that light is one of the best helpers for making a space feel bigger. Natural light is by far the best option that you can go for in this regard. If your bathroom does not already have a window, you should consider having one installed, if that is possible.

The type of window that you choose and its placement in the space will play the biggest role in how much bigger you can make the space feel. For instance, a skylight or keylite windows roof lights can work wonders in a smaller space. With all of that natural light pouring in throughout the day, you will find that your tiny bathroom feels much more open and spacious than you had thought possible. Where natural light is not possible, there are many light sources that can mimic natural light to give a similar feeling.

2. Use Multiple Mirrors

Another thing that you can do to make your small bathroom feel bigger is to incorporate the use of mirrors in the space. Mirrors help to reflect the light that you already have in the space. This can help intensify the light that you are working with and brighten up the space instantly.

If the bathroom mirror that you have already is on the smaller side, switch to a larger one that takes up a greater portion of the wall on which it hangs. You can also add a smaller second mirror on the wall opposite it to reflect light and brighten things up.

3. Go for Glass

One of the things that can make your tiny bathroom feel more cramped is a shower curtain. This is because a shower curtain will divide up the space that you have into segments and hide a decent portion of the space. 


Instead of using a traditional shower curtain, have a glass shower door installed. Since you will be able to see right through it, your eyes will be able to take in the entirety of the space all at once. This will automatically make the room feel larger and more open than it did before.

*Photos by Karolina Grabowska