Small bathrooms can be tricky to use and design. You will want to get the most use out of all of the space available, but not sacrifice floor space or make it feel cramped. Here are our top seven tips for making your small bathroom awesome!

1. Install a Corner Sink

In the case of most bathrooms, a traditional bathroom sink takes up floor space for traffic and breaks up the “open” feeling you will want to go for. Installing a corner sink takes up often-wasted space AND opens the floor and your entire design.

2. Expand the Mirror

In small spaces, a large bathroom mirror will give the illusion of more space. Plus, having a longer mirror in the bathroom means two people can use it at once.

3. Use a Large-Scale Pattern

A large-scale pattern can trick the eye into seeing expanded space. The bathroom will feel bigger, and the design will have much more impact. Try bold stripes or a wallpaper pattern with very large designs.

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4. Bring in Light

One of the first things to think about in small bathroom design is the light and colors. Generally speaking, you will want to go light and bright to make any space feel larger. Be sure to use large windows, skylights, sheer curtains, and bright bathroom lighting. For colors, focus on light-reflecting colors.

5. Use Open Shelving

Use open shelves added to the walls to organize your toiletries and towels while still keeping that “open air” feeling. Don’t forget: a single shelf can go above the door for extra storage!

6. Use Small Shelves Inside your Vanity

When you only have one cabinet, you have to maximize that tiny space. Use small shelves inside the door of your bathroom vanity or medicine cabinet and you can add a few extra items in there as well as keep them all organized.

7. Create a Focal Point

Draw the eye to a single place with a bold focal point. A large decoration, amazing shower curtain design, or even hand-painted stencil on one wall will draw all of the focus to one area. Keep everything else in simple, and the room size won’t even matter!