It might be considered the smallest room in your home, but don’t be fooled – a powder room can pack a punch with big design delivery. Unlike a full bath, powder rooms are smaller which makes them easy to redesign or renovate without breaking your piggy bank. In addition, no shower means no steam or humidity, so anything goes. Take full advantage of this when designing your powder room – fun wallpaper or murals can bring big style and a fun flair to the room! The following are 10 “powerful” ideas to bring your powder room to life…
Eclectic Bathroom Design
Using an eclectic design motif for your powder room provides an opportunity to create a room with personality plus! Take inspiration from flea market vintage finds and small collections of decorative objects – think vintage perfume bottles, various sized candles, and other collectibles. Create a custom vanity with character by transforming a period dresser into a washbasin. Pair it with a vintage mirror or transform an old window frame into a mirror. Add a chandelier or interesting wall fixtures along with shelving to display art. Select wall and floor finishes to complement the eclectic design to help tie it all together.
Metallic Bathroom Design
Metallic finishes are a spot-on trend in today’s design features no matter the room in your home. Combining warm-toned metals such as gold, copper, and bronze with polished nickel and chrome finishes adds warmth to any space – powder rooms included. Add marble and dark wood accents to complement your metallic powder room finishes to create a luxurious upscale look. Consider going old-school with wallpaper – yes, it’s back in style! Feature an accent wall with a metallic finish wallpaper and your powder room will go from dull to wow.
Minimal Bathroom Design
Clean and simple is sometimes the way to go. Create a clean minimal powder room design using modern fixtures, a single accent wall finish, and an artsy, sculptural washbasin. Using a single color theme will tie walls, fixtures and finishes together simplifying the space with an uncluttered look. Using one dark wall color can create a dramatic and intimate atmosphere. Applying an accent wall tile and/or a wood vanity cabinet will add some subtle texture and interest. Keep the flooring light-colored to help reflect light and keep the room from feeling small.
Oriental Bathroom Design
Indulge a love for Eastern decor and textures by creating a powder room with an oriental theme. Create a custom vanity with a mosaic top table and continue the theme with a patterned tile accent wall. A dark red wall color creates a rich backdrop that invokes the Orient and highlights the tile finishes. Add an Eastern-influenced vanity mirror and decorative lighting to complete the look. Use large decorative fans as wall art and add an oriental design rug to finish off the rich look.
Rustic Bathroom Design
Rustic décor is huge and can be applied to even the smallest of spaces for big impact. Create a rustic powder room with a modern feel. Rough-hewn finishes like wood and slate add texture and help create the rustic feeling. A graphic outdoor print wallpaper sets the scene. Graphite-grey stained wood can lends a Scandinavian feel. Using simple modern light fixtures adds balance and completes the modern-rustic look that appeals to so many.
Colorful Bathroom Design
The small size of powder room screams for color. What a great place to go wild and have fun with color options not suited for larger spaces. Use bold colorful wallpaper to set the color theme. Contrast all that vibrant color with simple white fixtures and finishes to keep it from overwhelming the room. Select one accent color from the wallpaper to use for the bath accessories for a fun, simple and colorful look. Colorful rugs, shower curtains, accent mirrors….let your imagination take you to new heights.
Playful Bathroom Design
Update a small powder room space by having fun with different finishes. A simple white bathroom can get a playful re-do by detailing with some multi-colored mosaic tile. Create an accent wall or just a stripe. This is a great way to add both color and interest to a small bathroom without overwhelming it.
Mid Century Bathroom Design
Mid-century details, furniture and décor are another trend that’s now new again. Give a modern
powder room a mid-century twist. Pair simple squared-off bath fixtures with stained wood and a mid-century tile to create the look. Details like a retro wallpaper print, mid-century artwork and light fixtures with a vintage vibe add to the ambiance that would make a Mad Men fan weep.
Organic Bathroom Design
Think natural. Create an organic powder room using natural finishes. Combine light colored wood with earth-tone stone finishes and textures for that outdoor feel. Try a natural clay plaster or cement finish to add subtle texture and luster on the walls. A vessel-type washbasin with an organic shape creates a perfect focal point on the vanity. Help to bring the outdoors in by incorporating some sculptural plants and details such as river stone pebbles.
Urban Bathroom Design
Basic black and white never goes out of style. Go urban and create a bold powder room with a strong black and white color scheme. Combine dark walls and furnishings to expand a room visually. Use large scale tiles to create a graphic pattern. Use white, in contrast, to draw the eye to key features such as a sculptural vanity sink, artwork or city views. Black and white artwork on the walls – think graphic or photos – will add to the big city feel.
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