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13 Design Tricks for Small Bathrooms

03/23/2015 11:52 am ET | Updated May 18, 2015

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photography by PAUL COSTELLO

optical illusions
Long-paneled mirrors arranged on adjoining walls create the appearance of a much larger space.

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photography by LESLEY A. UNRUH

deck the walls
Floating shelves provide extra storage options for bath and beauty essentials.

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photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE

wrap around
Horizontal patterns create a visual movement within a space, guiding the eye beyond the square footage.

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photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE

modern metallics
Sleek details accentuate the character of a room, elevating even the most monochromatic designs.

A few of our favorite bathrooms that are sure to inspire.

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photography by TARA MARIE DONNE

the element of surprise
An animated piece provides a lively detail to a bare decorative scheme. We're all for splurging on a statement piece!

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photography by MICHEL ARNAUD

go for the unexpected
Paint the inner tiles of the shower for a pleasant and refreshing touch.

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photography by LOUPE LIMITED

walls that wow
Skip the paint and opt for a vibrantly colored set of tiles for a revitalized look that will transform your space.

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photography by MIGUEL FLORES-VIANNA

basic elements
Stick to a neutral palette with subtle textures and bold features that highlight the decor's key pieces.

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photography by FRANCESCO LAGNESE

storage kits
Keep the aesthetic clutter-free by merging commonly used items for easy accessibility.

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photography by RENE STOELTIE

dictate the flow
Vertical stripes elongate an otherwise narrow space, maximizing the length of the room.

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photography by JOSHUA W. MCHUGH

in continuity
A pattern that extends beyond the floor will evoke an uninterrupted quality that can visually challenge the depth.

Great bathroom design ideas you can't miss!

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photography by LAURA RESEN

accessorize
Don't be afraid to fill the space with unique elements and textured accents. A few pieces can effortlessly elevate any aesthetic!

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photography by PAUL COSTELLO

find what works for you
The powder room is the perfect spot for vibrant shades and daring pattern combinations.

A lively hue is all you need to overshadow a lack of space!