Powder Room

If you’re like most people, your guest bathroom is likely the place in your home to which you’ve given the least amount of thought–a sink, toilet, mirror, maybe a rug and a light…Done.

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Powder rooms can be little jewel boxes. Make your powder room one of the most visually exciting rooms in your home. Have fun and play with color, scale and texture. It’s such a small space so go all out and do it!

Like any room, it’s all about composition. You can’t have drama in every element, so pick one as your starting point and go from there. It’s easiest to start with the focal point. Everywhere else in your home, focal points will be furniture, chandeliers, rugs or even art. In this tiny room, look at your walls. Wallpaper in the powder really never fell out of favor, but it has been updated with new and amazing designs. Go for bold colors, beautiful patterns, geometrics, textures with glass beads or go for an elegant look with a dark paint color. Whatever it is: make a statement.

Think of this project as a great way to give your guests a surprise. It’s fun to put unexpected items in a powder room. Find an antique mirror, use a quirky light fixture, a concrete sink, interesting art; anything unique will add so much to your space and it will be fun hunting for it.

If you’ve got room for a vanity, there are many new options out there that look like furniture, just install a stone top, new hardware, a nice sink & cool plumbing fixtures that fit the personality of the room. Another option is to install a wall mount piece on the wall to get a sleeker look. Sconces can flank the vanity, just be sure to have a warm, eye-level glow and not harsh overheads.

Place a few beautiful accessories such as an orchid and a crisp white hand towel and a nice receptacle for trash. Find a pretty soap dispenser for a fragrant liquid soap.

Remember, it’s not a place for just the basics; it’s a place for bold color and playful design. It doesn’t have to break the bank because it’s such a small space. So have fun!



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