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10 Ideas for Beautiful Bathrooms With Pedestal Sinks

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    Pedestal Sinks Are Classic

    Bathroom With a Pedestal Sink
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    As a bathroom style statement, pedestal sinks can be amazingly effective. From classic Victorian to sleek and ultra-modern, pedestal sinks have long been used in smaller bathrooms and powder rooms to save space without skimping on visual appeal.

    Pedestal sinks are best in small bathrooms, where they open up wall space in areas where a vanity would look too bulky. But they also work in bathrooms where storage space is not a concern, such as guest bathrooms and powder rooms. 

    As shown here, pedestal sinks can work very well in bathrooms that have a traditional style, with walls covered in subway tile and fixtures with classic rounded edges.

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    Two Pedestal Sinks in a Master Bathroom

    Double Pedestal Sink Master Bathroom
    Echelon Custom Homes

    This pretty master bathroom shows how you can combine pedestal sinks and a small cabinet to have storage space AND a more open area. This bathroom by Echelon Custom Homes, via Houzz, features a feminine powder blue (Balmy by Sherwin-Williams) his and hers sink, with enough open space that this small corner doesn't seem particularly cluttered. Lots of natural light via the large windows also helps.

    A primary advantage of the pedestal sink is that it allows you to forego the bulky sink-vanity cabinet. 

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    Cottage-Style Bathroom Featuring Pedestal Sink With Legs

    Vintage Bathroom Pedestal Sink
    Anne+Coyle Interiors

    This small cottage-style bathroom would look cramped if it wasn't for the double-legged pedestal sink, which opens up plenty of space and makes the bathroom look larger. A basket serves as a storage space for towels and paper.

    This bathroom by Anne+Coyle Interiors is all white but not boring, thanks to a variety of textures and a golden-framed mirror.

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    Marble Bathroom With Pedestal Sink

    White Bathroom With Pedestal Sink and Glass Shower
    Frances Herrera Interior Design

    There's a lot to love about this feminine bathroom, not least of which is the modern pedestal sink. With clean lines and just a few decorative features, this pedestal sink suits the general feel of the room very well. 

    This design by Frances Herrera Interior Design, via LifeAsMama, shows you how to make the best of a small space by using lots of white, clean lines, and understated brushed nickel hardware.

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    Craftsman Bathroom With Large Sink

    This spacious bathroom, found on The Wow Decor, features a large, double-legged pedestal sink with exposed golden plumbing under, as well as exposed plumbing for the tub. 

    This bathroom balances the exposed structure of the craftsman style and a more traditional decor by using white, striped paint and classic black and white floor tile. The baluster-style legs on the sink are consistent with the craftsman style.

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    Master Bath With Corner Sink

    Corner Pedestal Sink
    Deep River Partners

    Empty corners are usually a great place to put a large tub. But in this design by Deep River Partners, via Houzz, a pedestal sink stands there instead, opening up lots of space on both sides but still giving the corner a sense of privacy, thanks to the two cabinets flanking it. This unusual choice works great for making more space, especially if the bathroom has a shower rather than a tub.

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    Minimal Sink in a Yellow Bathroom

    This quirky yellow bathroom by Martha O'Hara Interiors features a clean, minimal pedestal sink to balance out the visual punch from the statement-making wallpaper and mirror.

    The sink hardware has simple, clean lines that fit those of the sink perfectly: right angles and curved sides balance each other and bring the contemporary style to life.

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    Massive Pedestal in a Quirky Bathroom

    Pedestal sinks don't all have to be wispy and minimal. This bathroom, found on A Beautiful Mess, features a sturdier-looking pedestal sink with some weight and heft to it. The large pedestal contrasts with the light texture of the shower curtain and the thin window frame, creating a balance of volume in this quirky yet classic bathroom.

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    An Artistic Bathroom With Ornate Pedestal Sink

    Art Mosaic Bathroom Pedestal Sink
    Anthony Lindsey Photography

    While a statement bathroom might not work for every home, we're in love with this fabulously creative and colorful bathroom, photographed by Anthony Lindsey, which features a unique pedestal sink. The classic birdbath column, the cracked paint, and the copper hardware give this sink a feel that is almost steampunk, even though the overall effect here supposedly is "submarine." 

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    Modern Tile and Classic Pedestal Sink

    The tile in this surprising bathroom by Laura Tutun Interiors looks like pieces of cut wood, put together like mismatched puzzle pieces. In this space, the classic pedestal sink stands out, while the long sconce lights virtually disappear against the background. 

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    Shell-Shaped Vintage Pedestal Sink

    The shell-shaped back of this pedestal sink suits the vintage feel of this bathroom perfectly. Vintage Junky shows us that vintage doesn't have to look broken or old; you can mix old and new, such as the mirror and the sink, to keep things personal yet current.