A few key design choices can update the vibe of your bathroom in a snap. Want a clean, modern look? All-over white does the trick. Use colorful accents like rugs, towels or even wallpaper for a more inviting space. And of course, get all of the storage secrets to house every last beauty essential.
Don't let windows get in your way. Pulleys and rope can hoist mirrors into place for a rustic vanity.
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With a little ribbon and some fabric glue, ho-hum shades get a custom look. and add extra glam every time you reach for the toothpaste.
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Swipe paint behind shelves for an unexpected accent that'll put your perfume collection front and center. Corralled on a glam tray, bottles feel like decor, not clutter.
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In a waterfront home, beachy details like colorful towels feel breezy without going overboard. Upkeep is also a cinch thanks to to fingerprint-proof hammered-metal accessories.
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Maximize sunlight with a pure white color scheme and shiny hardware that reflects rays. In a Connecticut cottage, the windowed doors also let light in from the adjoining bedroom.
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Another trick for bright lighting? Install sconces directly on the bathroom mirror like in this family home. The reflective surface bounces light all over, faking a bigger room.
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A small space has a secret advantage. Take the opportunity to use bold wallpaper that would overwhelm a larger room. This beach house bathroom features cheeky lobsters, but any favorite print will do.
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Master a cohesive style by echoing design elements from other areas in the home. Here, patterned tiles topped with a Persian runner emulate the rest of a cozy California house.
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Timeless style comes together with chrome, marble and cool whites in a coastal home's master bathroom. Skip a traditional shower door or curtain for a sleeker look (and easier cleaning).
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In a small apartment, extra shelving makes all the difference. Here, wooden cubbies house essentials while an invisible glass ledge provides a perch for fresh flowers.
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Instead of hiding your prettiest linens in a closet, put them on display via a wooden ladder. In an airy beach house, the upgraded towel bar stands within reach of a freestanding tub.
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In a tiny guesthouse, even the bitty bathroom doesn't feel cramped thanks to white-washed siding. A set of mismatched mirrors doubles down on charm.
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Warm up cold tiles with a house plant or leafy arrangement like this rela retreat. If you're lacking a green thumb, choose wet-loving vegetation such as a Boston fern or dracaena.
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Experiment with Old-World-style cement tiles in a bathroom where the small square-footage is less of an investment. To make those pretty colors last, protect tiles from water damage with a penetrating sealer.
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His-and-hers sinks look less clunky with two tall mirrors versus one long one. This beach house lightens the look even more with clear storage in apothecary jars.
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Put awkward corners to work by adding extra shelving. Display your nicest linens or use the ledge for some sweet-smelling candles.
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Yep, fine furniture can go in the bathroom. If you've got the space, a comfy seat cozies up a master suite.
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If you can't commit to an all-white space, add a pop of color at your feet. Bright blue floors warm up an otherwise stark room.
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A freestanding tub looks a lot less plain thanks to decorative baskets. Use them to hold towels or swap in a pair of ceramic stools for added color.
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Up the glam factor with floor-to-ceiling mirrors. They'll brighten and enlarge the room more than a coat of white paint would.
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A tall cubby takes up almost no floor space but multiplies storage in a snap, especially in the absence of a vanity or medicine cabinet. Put out your prettiest products, but remember makeup, nail polish and perfume should stay far away from the humidity.
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Let natural light in without sacrificing privacy. Skip blinds (the cords always end up tangled anyway) and install a charming set of shutters as window treatments instead.
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There's no furniture more versatile than a tiny table. Here, wooden stools do the trick for holding fresh flowers, candles and other spa essentials.
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