Replacing a traditional vanity cabinet with a console will help make a small bathroom appear larger. This Petaluma Single Sink from Pottery Barn features turned legs, a painted white finish, and Carrara marble top. At Pottery Barn; from $299.
The Everett Towel Rack from Ballard Designs is the perfect small bathroom accessory. Finished in a mosture-resistant powder coat, it features multiple arms in graduating lengths that swing a full 180 degrees for convenience—and capacity. Ballard Designs; from $25
Organization is a "must" in the small bathroom. These tapered totes of slatted bamboo from Crate and Barrel, are not only beautiful but practical, as each one comes with a fitted canvas liner. At Crate & Barrel; in sets of three ($104.85) or separately ($29.95-$39.95).
Lighting can make a big difference in a small bathroom. Consider wall sconces, like this Regency-inspired Pilmico design from Restoration Hardware, to provide soft, even and adjustable illumination. Made of brass with polished nickel finish, it features an adjustable swing-arm. At Restoration Hardware; $439.
Glass Bath Jars
These Apothecary Jars from Restoration Hardware, will look light and airy in a small bathroom. Featuring a cast-pewter base and lid, their snug-fitting tops will keep contents free of moisture and dust. At Restoration Hardware; $65-$79 each
Sometimes replacing a larger vanity with a smaller one can open the space in a small bathroom. This petite vanity from Fairmont Designs features bow-front doors, rich veneer wood grains and bead detailing. It also comes with a matching arch-top mirror. At homeandstone.com; $669.50.
This over-the-toilet shelving unit from Organize.com is a great space-saver for any bath, but especially the small bathroom. The cabinets are made from dark brown wood, lined with canvas and finished with bronze grommets. At Organize.com; $189.99.
Shelf with Towel Bar
The Dottingham Double Glass Bathroom Shelf, shown here from Allied Brass, not only offers decorative shelf storage, but a towel rack, too—making it ideal for the small bathroom. Crafted of solid brass, it comes in standard or premium hand-polished finishes. At Kitchensource.com; from $172.22.
These steel cubes are Italian-designed and feature a rust-resistant, galvanized finish, making them ideal for use in humid environments like bathrooms. Mount them on the wall, as shown, or stack them to create a free-standing storage solution for a small bathroom. At Container Store; starting at $49.
Wall CabinetsBathrooms require cabinets that are compact, like this glass-fronted wall cabinet from Elegant Home Fashions' Madison Avenue collection. At only 7" deep it is the perfect wall-mounted cabinet for the small bathroom. At Bellacor.com; $91.95.
The Ledberg steel shelf unit from Ikea takes up very little floor space, making it perfect for the small bathroom. Fill the shelves with towels, bathroom essentials and decorative storage baskets. Available in a dark grey or white finish. At Ikea; $14.99.
Glass Shower Doors
Replacing a shower curtain with sliding glass doors will help make a small bathroom look bigger. Kohler's Fluence frameless sliding shower door features 1/4-inch-thick glass and a center guide system for smooth, quiet sliding action. At Kohler.com; $498.15.
As you know, a coat of paint can transform a room—and can even make it appear larger. While you shouldn't be afraid to try dark hues, consider painting your bathroom a light, neutral color, especially if it lacks natural daylight. Lighter shades will make a small bathroom appear more spacious, and brighten things up a bit.