Powder Room Makeover 

When you say ‘powder room’ — not much comes to mind. It’s the oft-forgotten room in the house, stocked with decorative soaps and “off-limits” guest towels. This small space can easily be overlooked when it comes to design, but it’s time to rethink that decision.

Powder rooms actually have infinite potential. The small size allows for big style and risk-taking that you might steer clear of anywhere else in the house. Check out these key elements to consider when making over your powder room.

The Walls

Your powder room is a great place to play with color and pattern on the walls. Because it’s such a small space, a textured wallpaper or bold color won’t seem overwhelming. A stunning floral or timeless toile will be a fun and unexpected pop to welcome guests. Tile is also a stylish option for the walls, simply as an accent wall, or boldly covering every inch. Floor to ceiling subway tile? Yes, please!    

The Vanity

The powder room is not used for bathing, so there’s not much needed in terms of storage. This provides a unique opportunity to choose a vanity solely on preferred style. It can complement the design of the rest of the house, or make its own statement. Pedestal sinks are a popular choice for powder rooms, seamlessly working with a range of design schemes, whist remaining sleek and classic.

The Floor

The flooring in your powder room can pack a big punch — and because of the small square footage, there is opportunity to opt for high-end flooring without breaking the bank. Imagine a stunning chevron marble mosaic tile or a boldly patterned cement tile. Alternatively, an affordable but classic penny tile will stand the test of time, allowing for other elements in the room to shine. 

Hardware & Accessories 

Play with hardware in your powder room. You’d be surprised how mixing metals can make a space feel fresh and styled. Brass hardware is making a major comeback in the world of interiors, so don’t be afraid to test your design boundaries and opt for a brass faucet or light fixture. 

Speaking of light fixtures, why not choose a delicate chandelier or bold wall sconce? Trade the usual boring bathroom lighting for something more exciting.  

Lastly, don’t forget to accessorize. A unique mirror is a simple way to add interest to your powder room. Forgo traditional medicine cabinets and go for a framed mirror. Better yet, repurpose an old mirror you have lying around the house.

For a finishing touch, pick up a luxe fragrant candle and small plant. These items will help warm the space without making it feel cluttered. If you’d like to upgrade the design of your powder room, talk to one of our Tile Experts today to learn more!