In a West Village powder room by designer Ashley Darryl, a towel bar is fastened to the side of the floating sink.
20. Upgrade Your Bathroom Accessories
Patterned towels, vintage rugs, and sophisticated lighting also add pops of personality. “Lighting and bath fixtures are like the jewelry of the room. Use them to bring a little glamour into the space,” says Los Angeles–based interior designer Sarah Samuel.
21. Rethink Your Sink
If you’re designing your tiny bathroom from scratch (or remodeling), consider a tiny corner sink. There’s no rule that says you have to have a full-size standard sink. A corner sink gets the job done just as well—plus it gives you plenty of space and less to clean.
22. Choose Compact Pieces
Hulking vanities and blocky tubs may look at home in a larger bathroom, but they can make a small bathroom feel claustrophobic. Install compact toilets and sinks or consider floating versions to open up the space. If a tub is a must, consider a Japanese soaking tub to add serenity without taking up square footage.
23. Use Closed Storage to Stay Organized
Bottles and tubes scattered on the countertops are guaranteed to distract from even the most gorgeous bath. Samuel suggests closed storage, such as a linen closet or vanity with drawers and doors, to keep things tucked away. “Display only your favorite and most frequently used, well-designed products.”
24. Get Your Cabinets in Order
Don’t forget about what’s inside the cabinets too. Compartmentalize your cabinets with specific storage sites for tools and toiletries. Large baskets keep hair dryers, flat irons, and brushes from becoming a tangled mess, while smaller trays are great for holding makeup and beauty products.