A gorgeous powder room is easy to pull together on even the tightest of budgets. Since they are usually small, it doesn’t take much to make it more than just a water closet and impress your guests. In addition, you don’t have to be overly concerned about exposing fine art or a delicate wallcovering to water damage and mold. Don’t be shy about going bold with color and pattern despite the small size of the room. This is your opportunity to go over the top.
Use Antiques – Swap a standard vanity and retrofit an antique table, cabinet or chest with a sink and faucet. This is an excellent way to put your style stamp on the room. Often you can find a bargain piece at a flea market or antique show.
Glam It Up – Splurge on things such as a small chandelier or high end fittings.
Install A Pedestal Sink – They look great and make good use of a small space.
Good Lighting – It’s critical to install proper lighting in every bathroom. Always remember, some guests may be using the powder room to touch up makeup.
Pamper Your Guests - Use special hand towels, soaps and lotions. Fresh flowers are my favorite.
Use Corners and Angles – Angle a vanity in a corner and install corner fixtures.
Round It Off – Curved or round furnishings take the boxy look out of a small space.
Tuck It In – Extend a portion of the vanity counter over a toilet tank.
Pattern – Bold patterns in a tiny room? Yes indeed! Use oversize wallpaper and fabric patterns. Large prints make big statements, and your powder room will look grand.
Color - If you were worried about using deep colors in other areas of the house, don’t be here. You can crank it up with a glossy finish or texture.
Comments are always welcome and appreciated. What are your powder room ideas?