When decorating a really small bathroom, choose light paint colors, as they create the illusion that a room is larger than it actually is. If the small bathroom has a window, take advantage of the natural light by choosing curtains or shades that are translucent, according to HGTV.
An overall light color scheme helps to brighten a small bathroom and make it appear bigger, but it can be boring. To give some personality to a small, light-colored bathroom, add some small pops of color, such as some flowers in a simple vase by the sink, suggests Better Home and Gardens. Also, consider choosing colorful towels, tiles or translucent curtains to offset a light color scheme.
Task and decorative lighting help to open up and illuminate a small bathroom space. Strategically placing task lights at the sink and shower areas and decorative lights in the spaces over and below cabinets help to create a sense of height and depth. To create more floor space in a small bathroom, consider putting in a wall-mount sink, according to Better Homes and Gardens. Also, a decorative shelf-and-hook combo or a wall-hung shelving unit creates more storage and display space, without taking up any floor space.