Having a small bathroom, whether it’s a powder room or a full bath, doesn’t mean you have to forgo a space that feels luxurious and elegant, it just means you have to get creative!  In fact, one of my all-time favorite sink consoles is actually designed for use in small spaces.  To me, the Parisian pedestal is an elegant statement piece, but still simplistic enough to not overpower a small space.

{via Pottery Barn}
{via Pottery Barn}

 

Less is More!

The key to creating a big impact in a small space is to create a unified look with just one “wow” factor, while the other elements play a supporting role.  Okay, so maybe you can’t have a fabulous clawfoot tub, spacious shower and oodles of storage in a small bath, but the rooms below prove that when it comes to creating a beautiful space, size doesn’t matter.  Here are 5 ways to make a statement in your small bath!

 

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1. Wall Coverings

A bold wall covering adds instant drama and is often, unexpected in a small space.  And a small wall covered with tile from floor to ceiling adds elegance.

{via Twist Interior Design}
{via Twist Interior Design}

 

{via GR Interiors}
{via GR Interiors}

 

{via Troyer Builders}
{via Troyer Builders}

*You can find similar mirrored subway tiles via this aff. link: Abolos Echo Subway Tile

 

 

2. Lighting

Think outside the typical bathroom light fixtures!  While the lighting around the mirror is important {especially if overnight guests will be using the space to apply makeup}, you can still look for more decorative options like chandeliers and sconces.  Sometimes, even a small table lamp on the counter that creates a bit of ambiance makes all the difference!

{via Pinterest}
{via Pinterest}
{via Rita Konig}
{via Rita Konig}

 

{via Pinterest}
{via Pinterest}

 

 

3. Wainscoting

Often times, small bathrooms are small square or rectangular rooms void of architectural details.  A simple wainscoting  – whether beaded, raised, flat or recessed – adds a bit of sophistication and interest to the space.

{via Alexandra Luhrs Interior Design}
{via Alexandra Luhrs Interior Design}
{via Cramer Kreski Designs}
{via Cramer Kreski Designs}
{via Elizabeth Reich}
{via Elizabeth Reich}

 

 

4. Furniture-Style Vanities

Free-standing furniture style vanities can add a lot of character and charm, giving a small space a big personality.

{via Tres McKinney Design}
{via Tres McKinney Design}
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{via Shannon Ggem ASID}
{via Eskuche Design}
{via Eskuche Design}

 

5. Floating Vanities

A pedestal sink is great for small spaces since it has a small footprint, but it doesn’t provide much usable space on the countertop.  An alternative is a floating vanity, which gives the illusion of more space but still offers storage both on and below.

{via Pinterest}
{via Pinterest}
{via Tumblr}
{via Tumblr}

 

{via Prestige Homes}
{via Prestige Homes}

 

 

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16 comments on “Small Baths with Big Impact”

    • Hi! I’m really not sure what the time is, but I imagine that if you click on the source link you could contact them to find out. Good luck! It’s definitely gorgeous tile!

  1. Can you identify the 3″ x 6″ (subway) style tile used by Troyer Builders in the third picture? I can’t tell if it’s a stone, ceramic or glass!?! Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you.
    Patti

    • Oops! Just saw a reply to Sherry above me. If anyone has managed to find out anything about it please share! I work for a retail stone, ceramic tile shop and we aren’t able to find out anything yet. One of the owner’s seems to think it’s glass, I’m not so sure!! Help??

    • Hi Susane – I am on the Home Depot website , can you tell me what the name of the product -the subway tile that looks like mirror

      Thanks in advance

  2. Can you please let me know where I can purchase the mirrored tile here in the Dallas, TX area? I’m redoing my guest powder room — a DIY! This is exactly what I’m looking for but I want to see it in person. Help! Thanks a bunch!

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