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9 Simple Design Tricks for Small Bathroom

Bathroom is a small room in a home where you groom yourself and refresh your mind after a long day. If you have a relatively small bathroom, you don’t want to feel being confined in a closed space and like getting out of the room as soon as possible. Adopting the following simple and amazing design tricks can help you tackle the problem of a tight space and still let you enjoy the time in a small bathroom.

1. Open Vanity

Open Vanity(image credit: houzz.com)

Use open storage under the vanity to open up the space and make the bathroom look bigger. Keep the bathroom colour scheme light and bright can help enhance the sense of space. The walls in the shower area in the photo are fully covered with light grey mosaic tiles, thereby drawing the eyes upward and making the bathroom feel larger.


2. Tall Plant

Tall Plant(image credit: houzz.com)

Put a tall plant on the sink or toilet tank to emphasize the space in height. By placing a tall plant beside a mirror over the sink, you can double the visual effect in vertical space.


3. Vertical Tiles

Vertical Tiles(image credit: houzz.com)

Install the subway tiles vertically instead of horizontally which is how we normally lay the tiles. This bathroom’s walls are fully covered with vertical subway tiles and it emphasises the height of the bathroom. To further enhance the sense of space, the two big mirrors in the photo are placed to visually expand the bathroom.


4. Floating Vanity and Toilet

Floating Vanity and Toilet(image credit: houzz.com)

Use floating vanity and toilet to keep the ground floor clear of anything and to open up the space. This way, you can gain extra square inches of floor space and thereby take the opportunity to make a statement on the floor with patterned tiles.


5. Ceiling Illusion

Ceiling Illusion(image credit: houzz.com)

Create an illusion on the ceiling and upper portion of each wall by covering them with geometric wallpaper to make the ceiling look taller. This will draw the eyes upward so that the eyes will not focus on the tight space.


6. Skylight

Skylight(image credit: houzz.com)

Let natural light shine into the bathroom with a skylight. Not only the bathroom will look brighter with a lot of natural light flooding in, it will also look more spacious with the overhead window that opens up to the outdoor view.


7. Cove Lighting

Cove Lighting(image credit: houzz.com)

Install cove lightings under the wall-mounted cabinets to add depth to the bathroom visually. The cove lightings under the cabinets give an illusion of the walls being brought farther visually by a few inches. The mirrors on the cabinets work perfectly together with the cove lightings to enlarge the bathroom.


8. Mirrors

Mirrors(image credit: houzz.com)

Floor-to-ceiling mirrors behind the sink make the bathroom appear larger and double as a backsplash. The mirrors conceal the cabinets that offer tons of storage in the bathroom. The floor space with statement floor tiles in pastel colours extends into the mirrors.


9. Wall-Mounted Faucet

Wall-Mounted Faucet(image credit: houzz.com)

This tiny dark-hued powder room looks specifically big and deep with a long and narrow wall-mounted sink that offers a lot of countertop space and also a wall-mounted faucet. The big vase of flowers surprisingly works well in this tiny powder room, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling mirror behind the toilet that adds a lot of depth to the powder room visually.