How to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

Despite being some of the most-used rooms in any home, bathrooms often have a limited footprint or are squeezed into awkwardly shaped nooks.

Still, a bathroom must contain the fixtures, storage, and light necessary for grooming and hygiene.

We’d like to share our best ideas on how to make a small bathroom look and feel bigger.

Let There Be Light

Any room feels bigger if it is well-lit, especially with natural light.

Going Light and Bright

Most interior experts advise using light color palettes for smaller spaces, especially bathrooms. Pale colors reflect light and make a room feel open and airy.

Dark on Dark

I love tiny bathrooms designed around layers of dark, dramatic shades and the illusion of depth it creates.

Color Popping

A third approach to color is using vivid colors and eye-catching patterns to distract from the smaller dimensions.


Use a more expensive material, like marble, as you will only need a little of it. To benefit from its magnificence, carry through the material from vanity to other fixtures.

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