If you get out of the shower feeling cramped and stressed instead of relaxed and rejuvenated, it's time to make your shower space look and feel larger! Here are 5 easy, sneaky tips to make your small shower look bigger without remodeling.
First, clean up the clutter. Dirty, unorganized spaces feel crowded and unwelcome. Give your shower a quick and efficient deep clean with this easy routine from DIY Network. Then keep your shower sparkling with these tips from Apartment Therapy.
Now it's time to recycle those empty bottles, toss all but one of your loofahs and poofs, and give away any soap, shampoo, and whatever other shower supplies you don't love but hate to throw out to your friends. Keep your favorite shower products in a shower organizer like these bathrooms above from Simple Human and interior designer Claudia Leccacorvi.
Doesn't that look better already?
If your shower curtain is dark, heavy, and nontransparent, consider upgrading to a lighter fabric. Airy fabrics in bright or white colors allow more light into your small shower. Transparent or semi-transparent shower curtains allow you to see out to the bathroom, creating one big space instead of two smaller ones. Plus, it psychologically takes up less space than heavy curtains or opaque shower doors. You can see what we mean in these bathrooms by CWB Architects and Rivet Management Ltd.
Upgrading your shower rod from the old, straight kind to a curved design makes a huge difference in shower space. Curved shower rods can expand your shower by up to 33%, providing ample elbow room and ensuring that sticky, wet shower curtains steer clear of clean skin. Just look at all that extra shower space in these bathroom photographs from Bed Bath & Beyond and LindenCraft Fine Renovation and Design.
If you love the way curved shower rods increase shower space but don't want to lose any of your small bathroom taken up by your shower curtain, click here to learn more about Rotator Rod, the curved shower curtain rod that rotates!
Finally, whether you upgrade your shower rod or not, hang it as close to the bathroom ceiling as possible. This simple trick makes your shower walls look and feel taller than they actually are! Don't believe me? Just look at these bathrooms from Jacqueline Hosford Interior Design, LLC (first image in post) and Facet 14 Studio LLC.
What are some ways you make your small shower look bigger? Have any of these tips worked for you? Tell us what you think in the comments section below or join the conversation on social media now!