How to Make a Bathroom Look Bigger

If your home has a small bathroom, you may feel like your interior design options are limited. Whether you don’t have enough space to move around freely or can’t store your items without the room looking cluttered, it’s not uncommon for bathrooms to be neglected – especially when they tend to be the smallest room in the house.

Fortunately, there are a few simple techniques that you’re able to use in your small bathroom to give the illusion of a more spacious area.

In this article, we’ve detailed the four simple methods that you can implement within your bathroom to make it feel larger, along with how strategically placing certain furniture items can help to maximise space:

Opt for hidden storage furniture

One of the simplest ways to make your bathroom feel much larger is to incorporate practical furniture items that allow you to hide items that don’t always need to be on-show.

Hidden storage cupboards that are able to hold items such as toothbrushes, shampoos and cleaning products mean that you can make a smaller bathroom feel less-cluttered, helping to make the room seem more spacious and open.

Experiment with lighting

You may have already noticed that lighting has a huge impact on how big a room feels. Rooms with multiple windows and lighting fixtures always feel larger and when paired with lightly-coloured walls, your bathroom could feel much more spacious when experimenting with lighting fixtures.

Waterproof lighting such as downlights can be incorporated in your bathroom ceiling to give some interior design value to your space, and you could even play around with the type of lighting – such as warm and cool tones – to change the ambiance of the room.

You should also think about the colour you’ve painted your bathroom. Bold and dark colours will absorb light, whereas lighter and neutral colours can help to bounce light around, giving the appearance of more available space in your bathroom.

Use ceiling cladding

You could also consider using ceiling cladding in your bathroom to act as your wall decor. Not only are these panels easier to install than typical tiles but they can also be chosen to contain sparkling materials that help to reflect light, giving the illusion of a larger room.

There are also ceiling cladding panels that can be chosen in lighter tones such as white and chrome. This can help with the previous point about incorporating lighter colours into your interior design and offer a bonus benefit of being much easier to clean than other wall alternatives!

Place mirrors opposite windows

Whilst you may already have a collection of mirrors within your bathroom, placing them strategically throughout the room can help to make a small bathroom look bigger.

If your bathroom has a window, consider placing a mirror on the wall or cupboard directly opposite. This will help to manipulate the natural lighting and bounce it around the room.

If your bathroom is windowless, you could achieve a similar effect by displaying a mirror opposite any lighting features – such as spotlights and/or wall lights – that the room has.

As you can see, you don’t have to suffer with a small bathroom that looks cluttered and too-busy. In fact, these four simple techniques will allow you to completely transform your bathroom and make it into a space that you’ll love to be in.