Or is it? How do you make your average sized bathroom look twice its size? Read on.
Add a massive mirror.
Framed or unframed, who cares? The point is to have that mirror above the vanity take up as much space as possible. Yes, your mind is playing tricks on you. The room is now twice it’s pre-mirrored size.
Show and tell in the shower.
Goodbye room dividing shower curtain. Hello glass shower door. Congratulations. You have doubled the look of your bathroom by creating a more unified space.
Let there be light.
Up your wattage, install additional fixtures, and put a shade or blind on the window that can zip all the way up to the top. Don’t forget to light up all areas of the bathroom to create a uniform and, you guessed it, larger looking bathroom.
Consider a wall-mounted vanity.
Don’t try to create space for 30 towels and industrial-sized packages of toilet paper under your vanity. Sequester everything you don’t use on a daily basis to a linen closet, garage, or basement storage area. Then, install a beautiful yet under-sized vanity. It’s like switching out a twin bed for a king in your bedroom.
Go white or light.
There are many reasons to paint bathrooms white. White is neutral, reflects light, makes the room look more spacious, and is clean and modern. If going completely colorless feels wrong, choose a light color that matches the palate of the rest of the home. And, if you really want to maximize the effect, keep your towels the same color.
Powder desperately seeks pattern.
Forget everything I just said about white. Boldly patterned wallpaper adds drama to these diminutive spaces, helping make the most of natural light, and accentuating the character of a well-designed home. I cannot say enough about wallpapering powder rooms. You will drink more water just to have a reason to go in there! Looking for inspiration? Follow my wallpaper Pinterest board.
Throw those tiles down on an angle.
This is a very old, but good designer’s trick. Why exactly this makes the room look larger I don’t know. But it does. Probably has something to do with physics and biology, and I have no intention of dragging myself down that rabbit hole.
Comment below if you have anything else to add!