08/04/2014 01:12 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

4 Ways to Make a Small Bathroom Feel Huge

Incorporate storage and smart solutions to make up for the lack of square footage.

photography by JAMES WADDELL

Even the smallest room in the house can exude a spa-like serenity with these great decorating ideas.

See more bathroom design ideas and a before-and-after bathroom makeover.

photography by JUSTIN BERNHAUT

Slight and Slender
A lean, graceful pedestal sink flanked by sconces makes a modest bathroom feel more expansive. A freestanding table functions as a highly edited medicine cabinet.

Library Sconce

photography by ANITA CALERO

Sink-side Seating
Tucked beneath a basin, a pair of low stools stand at the ready (and serve as out-of-the-way storage spots in the meantime).

photography by JAMES WADDELL

Reflecting Tools
Pearlescent tiles and a decorative mirror bounce limited light around a room that often needs it.

Deco Venetian Mirror
Arabesque Mirror

photography by JASON PENNEY

Store towels and toiletries neatly on elegant shelves (an especially useful strategy when there's no spare closet). A hamper with handles stowed beneath an open sink goes directly from bathroom to laundry room.

Asterix 5 Shelf Ladder
Library Ladder with Galvanized Shelf

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