5 Simple Yet Creative Ways to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

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Spark some creativity in your home with these ideas on how to make a small bathroom look bigger, calming, and above all else, clean and tidy.

If you are looking for ideas on how to make a small bathroom look bigger, you are not alone. So are most NYC dwellers. Designing a small bathroom is indeed a real challenge, considering the finite amount of bath space to work with, limited natural light, and several fixtures to squeeze in. However, no matter how challenging it is, there are actually ways to make a small bathroom look bigger. All it takes is a bright paint color, the right type of storage, and a bit of optimism to make your small bathroom serious #GOALS.


Floating Vanity

Installing a floating vanity can create a proper storage area for your bathroom essentials and towels. It’s also an ideal spot for your bathroom plant. Plus, a floating vanity can make your small bathroom feel bigger since it doesn’t take any floor space.


Good Lighting

One of the ways to make a small bathroom look bigger is to install good lighting. Lighting choices can make or break your small bathroom’s design and mood. It’s important to consider scale when choosing a light fixture for your small bathroom. Additionally, it’s best to layer lighting for a balanced effect. We recommend that you install at least three sources of light in your bathroom, including the mirror areas and sink.

Light, Bright, Neutral Paint Colors

When it comes to choosing the right paint color, we recommend bright neutral shades to make your small bathroom feel as airy and bright as possible. Consider how much natural light the space is getting, as well. White can make a small bathroom look clean and crisp, which we all want our bathroom to look like. Wallpaper is another great way to make a small bathroom look bigger. It can make the whole space look stylish at an affordable price.


Lush Bathroom Plants

Transforming your bathroom into a green oasis is one of the ways to make a small bathroom look bigger. Plants can help beautify the space and improve the air quality by cleaning the toxins from the air. Additionally, bathroom plants can brighten your small bathroom and create a more spa-like experience. Be careful not to overwater your bathroom plants as they won’t dry out as quickly compared to your bedroom plantshome office plants, and kitchen plants. It’s best to check the soil every week before watering again.


Placing a mirror in the correct area of your bathroom can make a small bathroom look bigger since it reflects natural light, which can make the space look airy and bright. In case you don’t have enough natural light in your bathroom, use a wall-to-wall mirror to create the illusion of a bigger space. If both do not apply to your small bathroom, you can simply add multiple mirrors to one wall.

Just because you have a small bathroom, doesn’t mean you can’t make it feel bigger and stylish. Try these quick ways to make a small bathroom look bigger on your next weekend home project!

Learn more interior design tips and ideas on Omysa’s Design blog. Happy decorating!

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