Small Baths with Big Impact

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.


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!




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.



*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!

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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.



4. Furniture-Style Vanities

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


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.

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15 comments on Small Baths with Big Impact

    • Tidbits&Twine
      April 22, 2014 at 7:36 AM (3 years ago)

      Thank you, Kathy!

  1. At Rivercrest Cottage
    April 19, 2014 at 9:16 PM (3 years ago)

    so many inspiring ideas. love all of them, thanks for sharing this.

    • Tidbits&Twine
      April 22, 2014 at 7:22 AM (3 years ago)
  2. Phyllis
    September 7, 2014 at 2:34 PM (3 years ago)

    What is the name of the tile behind the toilet that looks like mirrored subway tile?

  3. Sherry
    September 19, 2014 at 7:21 AM (3 years ago)

    I too would like to know about that gorgeous mirrored tile please!! Where can I find it??

    • Tidbits&Twine
      September 19, 2014 at 7:40 AM (3 years ago)

      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!

  4. Patti Clifton
    January 27, 2015 at 11:05 PM (3 years ago)

    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 Clifton
      January 27, 2015 at 11:09 PM (3 years ago)

      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??

  5. susane
    February 26, 2015 at 7:25 PM (3 years ago)

    The subway tile that looks like mirrors is on the home depot website only you can order online but it is very expensive.

    • Yvonne
      March 7, 2017 at 12:30 PM (7 months ago)

      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

  6. Patsy Grace
    April 28, 2016 at 10:28 AM (1 year ago)

    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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