Another trick is to draw the eye to the ceiling with vertical elements that increase the apparent height of the room. Try painting vertical stripes, install crown molding or hang floor-to-ceiling draperies to elongate walls and bring height to your room.
Finally, look to the bath/shower area to expose additional space. If you have a glass shower door, replace it with an attractive curved shower rod and fabric shower curtain. You’ll gain more room in the shower and love the look when you pull the shower curtain back to reveal the bath, thus exposing additional space.
Color can instantly update the look of a room. Cool, soft colors tend to enlarge a room and brighten a space. Most importantly, use a monochromatic color scheme throughout the room. Paint baseboards, walls and even ceilings the same color to avoid a break in the visual plane. To add a bit of pizzazz, try using household items like sponges to paint different textures and designs bringing more depth and variety to the room, but be sure to stay away from oversized patterns that can overwhelm a small room. For additional ideas, visit your local home improvement store where they offer instructional classes on the latest painting techniques and styles.
Bright and light rooms look larger. In addition to cool wall colors, add warm, inviting lighting, such as task lighting to eliminate dark shadows and increase space appeal. When selecting your lighting, remember to choose fixtures that complement the room size and properly disperse light throughout the bathroom.
Although simple, these changes can make a big impact and give the illusion of extra space in your pint-size bathroom.