The powder room might be the smallest room in the house, but that doesn't mean you have to skimp on style. Here are smart ways to pack a half bath with style and function.
The powder room is one of the rooms guests visit most in your house. Create a functional and interesting space with these clever design ideas.
Make a statement with wallpaper in a powder room. Depending on the size of the space, you probably need only one roll to do the job. That means you can get a lot of style without spending a lot of money. Choose a bold pattern to give the illusion of a larger space.
Pick a bold paint color for the powder room. A bright shade of green or yellow energizes a small space. Crisp white trim gives the walls a finished look. Balance a vibrant hue with white beaded board on the lower half of the walls. This is also a great way to add classic cottage style to the space.
Another easy way to elevate a powder room's design is with accessories. Choose plush hand towels (your guests will thank you!), hang colorful artwork, and put a vase of fresh flowers on the counter. These simple touches go a long way toward adding style and charm to the space.
Consider space-saving fixtures when designing a powder room. Wall-mount faucets are sleek and stylish, making them a great solution if space is limited. The small footprint of a pedestal sink makes it a smart design choice. Or get a vanity with an open shelf below the sink for storing toiletries and towels.
Hang a large mirror over the sink to create a focal point in the small space. Look for a mirror with an ornate shape or distinctive material. If the room doesn't have a window, this is a great way to reflect light and make the space feel larger than it is.
Don't forget about lighting. A pair of pretty sconces hung on both sides of the mirror is like jewelry. Sconces dress up the space and enhance the design. You could also hang a pendant light or chandelier for a designer touch.
Splurge on luxurious marble or glass tile in the powder room. It's a great way to add texture and depth to the space. You don't need a lot to add a mosaic tile border or cover a wall.
Elegant materials and thoughtful design ideas make a powder room live large.