5 Ways to Make a Small Bathroom Look Larger

Are you stuck with a small bathroom that you wish was larger? Well lucky for you, there are several tricks you can implement in your small bathroom to help it appear larger than it really is.

1. Use paint wisely. Use softer, pale colors to create the illusion of more space. Avoid dark or stark colors as they will make your space feel smaller than it really is. Save your favorite brighter colors for accents with towels and other accessories. This bathroom used a soft green wall color to create a cool, serenity-filled space for their smaller bathroom. Accents of yellow, brighter green, and pale pink compliment the space.

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2. Install a pedestal sink. Swapping out a clunky, large vanity for a simple pedestal sink is probably less expensive than you think. Pedestal sinks can be found for as little as $80 at Lowes. And if you’re worried about storage space, consider using shelves or a nearby linen closet instead.

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3. Add some light. You may not be able add a window for your space, but you can add additional light in the form of recessed lighting, wall sconces, counter top lamps, or even skylights. Adding light, in any form, will open up your space and add warmth.

Wall sconces, in addition to the overhead light in this bathroom, help this space feel open and bright. Picture link here.

Wall sconces, in addition to the overhead light in this bathroom, help this space feel open and bright. Picture link here.

4. Add a larger mirror. Mirrors bounce light and images, so adding a larger one to your space can only help you. Circular bathroom mirrors are definitely “in” right now, too. We love the reclaimed lights and circular wood mirror in this space:

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5. Choose lighter flooring. The same principle we talked about with walls applies to floors as well. Use flooring that is lighter colored–perhaps even a light hardwood–to help your space feel larger. This master bathroom uses light green flooring, combined with a similar wall paint, to help their space appear larger. We also love the creative ladder the owners use for hanging up towels.

See more pictures of this "This Old House" project here.

See more pictures of this “This Old House” project here.

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