By Liz Thompson

Published on September 11, 2017

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Photography by JASON PENNEY

Pedestal sinks are a small-space essentials. With sleek, low profiles, which makes them ideal for small bathrooms, they lend a polished perspective to any bath. The only downside to these beauties? Their lack of storage. So we set out to uncover ideas to add convenience and style to any pedestal sink

Here, a chunky pedestal sink provides a bit of extra counter space and enough room underneath for a large basket. Stow bath towels for easy use, or use it to keep dirty laundry out of sight.

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Photography by JAMES MERRELL

A simple white pedestal sink is the obvious choice when going with an elegant country design. What it lacks in storage space it makes up for in streamlined charm. Exposed pipes and a cross handle faucet enhance the look. If you have the space, use an antique hutch or dresser in your bath to maximize storage.

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Photography by ANITA CALERO

No porcelain in this view—instead, a fresh take on the pedestal sink, in wood and copper, that takes up minimal space. This industrial-meets-modern design is just right for stowing a pair of small stools to display items like extra hand towels.

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Photography by SARA & RICH COMBS

If you aren’t feeling your all-white bath, try something completely different. Painting is less expensive and much more simple than swapping out bathroom fixtures. Make your whites pop with dark walls and go from ho-hum to stand-out.

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Photography by TESSA NEUSTADT

Amber Lewis takes her boho-loving vibe to the next level in this stunning bath. A substantial sink offers ample counter space (for a pedestal, anyway) and even has a shelf for stashing items or a pretty basket. Add in patterned elements for flair and a bit of green to keep the look fresh.

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Photography by ZEKE RUELAS

This tiny bath, spotted on Emily Henderson’s blog, gets an updated look with a pretty pedestal sink and gold faucet. The brass finishes here lend a cohesive look to the space. Keep styling simple and add in some favorite items, like pictures and artwork.

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Photography by VIVIAN JOHNSON

Thanks to their small size, pedestal sinks were made for powder rooms. Copy Cat Chic gives this look spirit with a French gold faucet and brass finishes. Bring in a low profile chair or stool to double as extra storage surface.

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Photography by GARANCE DORE

Smart Shelf Storage

A well-placed shelf adds extra storage when short on cabinets and counter space. When storing items in view, make sure the best-looking earn a spot in the open. Keep the less frequently used products in a large bowl or bin and stash in the nearest closet.

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Photography by CHRISTINE CHITNIS

Dope Soap

Never underestimate the power of a beautiful soap bottle. When styling a bathroom, it’s important to take into account everything that resides there. And since hand soap is a staple in every bath, it has to look good sitting by the sink. These large bottles are the ideal accessories for this black and white stunner from Christine Chitnis’ blog.

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