10 Ways Glass Can Make Your Small Bathroom Look Bigger

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Many homes have small, cramped bathrooms. If you want to make a powder room seem more inviting, you might be looking for illusions to make it seem bigger.

In this blog, we list 10 uses of glass that can make your bathroom appear larger than it is. While some glass projects cost significant time and a full renovation budget, others of those listed below only require you to change your décor slightly-but with a large payoff at the end.

We’ve divided each of these ideas into accessorization, small renovations, and major renovations to make it simple for you to find solutions that are right for your bathroom.


The decorations in your bathroom set a visual tone, but bulky, dark-colored accessories can make your bathroom appear cluttered. Consider these decorative glass solutions.

1. Apothecary Jars

While you keep most toiletries in drawers or cupboards, some may be more accessible on your countertops. Instead of keeping Q-tips and cotton swabs in boxes, keep them in glass jars, such as apothecary jars. Because you can see through these containers, they appear not to take up as much space.

2. Decorative Mirrors

Using a mirror to reflect the surface of another mirror can make a space appear larger. If you’re happy with your main mirror, consider using smaller decorative models to catch light and reflect the large mirror.

3. Glass Decorations

If you choose to use decorations on your shelves or walls, consider glass options. For example, colored glass containers with fresh flowers or sea glass art make lovely statements without appearing bulky.

4. Glass Shelving

Shelving that’s a different color than your walls creates a visual divide, making the space look smaller. Consider painting the shelves the same color as the walls behind them or simply replacing them with strong glass shelving.

Small Renovations

If you’re looking for a bigger change than simply switching out your current décor, these fundamental renovations may work for you.

5. Bigger Main Mirror

Small primary mirrors can often make a bathroom appear even smaller than it actually is. Similarly, framed mirrors can interrupt the visual flow of a wall, changing its perceived dimensions.

If you have one of these main mirrors, replace it with a larger frameless version. You can even install a mirror that extends from one wall to the other to maximize the visual impact.

6. Frameless Shower Enclosure

As with a frame around your main mirror, frames on a shower enclosure can make a bathroom appear smaller. Consider using clear or partially textured glass as part of a frameless shower enclosure instead.

7. Strategically Positioned Mirrors

When you aren’t standing in front of your bathroom mirror, what does the mirror reflect? To make a space look bigger, shift your mirror so that it reflects something that gives off light or which has a soft color. For example, move your mirror so it reflects the natural light from a window.

Major Renovations

Want to revitalize your entire bathroom? Try these large-scale renovations.

8. Expanded Window

If your bathroom features a single small window, you may have trouble inviting in natural light without sacrificing privacy. Consider expanding the dimensions of your window or adding a second window to make the space seem brighter and bigger.

9. Glass Tiles

Unlike most other tile materials, glass tile catches light and is mildly transparent, which gives a room enhanced dimension. Glass tile works well in backsplashes, flooring, shower tiling, and artful mosaic sections.

10. Skylight

If you’re working in a top-floor bathroom, bring in more natural light and open up the space by installing an overhead skylight.


Ready to change your bathroom for the bigger? Consult with Glasshopper Schor Glass for changes from glass shelving to beautiful large windows.

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