Powder Room Design Ideas

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.

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