Beautify Your Bath

It may be the home's smallest space, but a well-designed powder room can make a huge impact. Here's how to turn yours into a jewel box of inspiration.

Beautify Your Bath: Give Your Shelf Life

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Give Your Shelf Life

Decorate a sleek shelving unit with a pretty arrangement of towels: Choose two patterns and one solid, all in the same palette, for a pulled-together look.

Buy it: Natural Wood and White Metal Shelf Unit, $495; abchome.com

Beautify Your Bath: Take a stand

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Take a Stand

If the space on your pedestal sink isn't cutting it, consider placing this chic butler's tray with an easy-to-clean white lacquer top beside it. When not in use, its removable top and folding base quickly stow away.

Buy it: Meurice Butler Tray Table, $595; jonathanadler.com

Beautify Your Bath: Stick 'em up

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Stick 'Em Up

Eager to try a new look but unsure if you want to commit? No problem! These self-adhesive vinyl wallcoverings are easy to apply and remove; the washable, mildew-resistant surface makes them ideal for a powder room.

Buy it: Ocean Aqua Stripe Wallcovering, from $22 per roll (3" by 96"), and Crab Net and Monkey Knot Wallcoverings, from $490 per roll (52" by 96"), The Karen Robertson Collection; casartcoverings.com

Beautify Your Bath: Dish It Out

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Dish It Out

Place a handful of sea glass between the bar and dish to keep soap from sitting in its own suds—and to add a hint of pretty color to the room.

Buy it: Oval Glass Soap Dish, $9; crateandbarrel.com

Beautify Your Bath: Show Off Your Stash

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Show Off Your Stash

Turn an absence of under-sink storage into a reason to display your bath products proudly. Clear apothecary jars with vintage-style zinc lids are perfect for extra cotton balls, soaps, and sponges. For a pretty design accent, try filling one with shells.

Buy it: Pharmacy Zinc and Glass Jars, $19-$39 each; restorationhardware.com

Beautify Your Bath: Stow Away

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Stow Away

Bring instant nautical style to your space with a woven basket (also available in orange or navy) with rope detailing and a replaceable lid that easily stores extra towels or linens.

Buy it: Rope Hamper in White, $98; serenaandlily.com

Beautify Your Bath: Towel Off

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Towel Off

Because powder rooms see a lot of hand washing, it's important to have small, high-quality, quick-drying towels. These two-sided cotton towels are soft and lightweight—one side is made from absorbent terry; the other features a decorative weave.

Buy it: Towels, from $15 each, Imabari Organics; abchome.com

Beautify Your Bath: Hang It Up

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Hang It Up

A wall-mounted shelf saves space.

Buy it: Nantucket Bathroom Wall Shelf, $28; koehlerhomedecor.com

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