The vanity is the centerpiece of a powder room. Set the stage for a beautiful small bath with a traditional-, cottage-, or contemporary-style sink.

By Andrea Cooley

The quickest way to make a good first impression in a powder room is with a distinctive vanity. In a small bath, the vanity is the focal point. Choose the Vanity

The first step in choosing a vanity is picking a style. Once you have a vanity, the rest of the design falls into place. A charming, furniture-style vanity lends character to a cottage-style powder room. Look for a vanity with a rustic painted finish, unique hardware, or distinct details to give the room a personal touch. Another option is to find a vintage farm table or an old dresser and turn it into a vanity. Measure the room to make sure it will fit. Cut a hole in the top for a sink, or set a vessel sink on top. This is an affordable way to get a custom piece of furniture in a powder room.

Choose a wood vanity for a traditional powder room. A vanity cabinet with an espresso finish goes well with a granite countertop and an oil-rubbed-bronze faucet. Let the details of the vanity dictate the design of the rest of the room.

In a contemporary powder room, a floating vanity is a popular option. It frees up floor space and creates the illusion of a larger space. A towel bar on the front of the vanity makes the most of limited space. The minimal design of a floating vanity is often paired with a wall-mount faucet for a sleek, modern look. Look for Storage

If storage is limited in the powder room, choose a vanity with open shelves or drawers. Fill baskets with towels or extra rolls of toilet paper and put them on the shelf—or stash extra toiletries and bath necessities in a drawer. Keep a small powder room organized with a vanity that marries function and style. Add a Stylish Sink

Make a statement in a powder room with a beautiful vessel sink. Choose from materials like hammered copper, glass, and stone for a striking look. The bowl shape of a vessel sink frees up counter space, making it a great choice in a small space.

You don't have to install a new vanity to update your powder room. Transform a dated vanity with a fresh coat of paint. A cheery yellow or dark blue pops in a small bath with white walls.

No matter what your style is, an attractive vanity sets the foundation for a well-designed powder room.

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