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The Ultimate Guide to Designing your Powder room

Posted on 14 January 2021
The Ultimate Guide to Designing your Powder room

In every home I walk into, the powder room is the room that interests me most. I am intrigued to discover it’s design and styling and understand the homeowners personality through their powder room. 

Is it a room that was over looked  or was creative throught invested to make it an aesthtic and functional space.

Although a powder room is one of the smallest rooms of a home,  its sure to get lots of traffic throughout the day from family members and guests. 

Although they don't take up much real estate, they deserve their fair share of creativity and design.

Designing a powder room can be an exciting and fun process, as this small space offers the opportunity to create a big impact. They're a great opportunity add a touch of luxury, express your personal style and make a design statement in your home. By incorporating unique design elements that reflect your personal style, a powder room can be a stylish and memorable space.  

Whether you're starting from scratch or updating an existing powder room, there are several key design elements to consider to make a statement. Here are some tips on how to design a powder room with impact:

Choose a bold color or wallpaper

Experiment with color and pattern that complements the overall style of your home, or go for a more daring choice to make a statement. A  bold or unexpected color on the walls, like deep blue or emerald green will create a dramatic and memorable look. Eye-catching wallpaper will make statement and sets the tone for the rest of the room.

Install a unique sink and faucet

Showcase your personal style by installing a sink that has a unique shape or finish, such as a hammered metal or stone basin. Pair it with a faucet that has an interesting design, such as a waterfall piece. These details will add personality to your powder room and make it stand out.

Add statement lighting

Lighting is an important aspect of any room and can have a particularly big impact in a powder room. Unique lighting fixtures, like a chandalier or pendant light draw the eye to create a focal point and can add a lot of character.  Make sure the lighting is functional as well, with sufficient light for applying makeup or washing your hands.

Use natural materials

Unique materials like natural stone, wood, or marble add a sense of luxury.  A stone accent wall, will create a spa like feel, while a bespoke wooden cabinet will add warmth and charm and a marble countertop will create a high-end look. 

Play with texture

Texture can add depth and interest to a powder room design. You can use textured wallpaper,  a patterned floor tile or a woven basket  to add interest to the room. 

Create a focal point with a statement mirror

Choose a mirror with an interesting shape, frame, or color that complements the overall design of the room. A large mirror can also make the room feel more spacious.

Add artwork

Look for pieces that complement the color scheme and style of the room to add personality or interest. A piece of abstract art or a vintage photograph can make a big impact in a small space.

Include storage

Storage is essential and can also be an opportunity to add a design element. Consider a unique shelving unit, a built-in cabinet, or an interesting basket to store towels and other essentials.

Use plants

Adding plants bring a sense of life and freshness to the space and it feel more welcoming. Choose low-maintenance options like succulents or air plants that will thrive in a low-light environments. You can also use a vase of fresh flowers to add color and fragrance to the room.

Don't forget the small details

Look for accessories that add impact like soap dispensers, tissue box covers, and waste baskets that complement the overall design of the space. Adding a decorative tray for hand towels, a scented candle, or a decorative object can also add a finishing touch to the room.

Designing a powder room requires a balance of bold design elements and attention to detail. By following these tips, you can create a space that is not only functional but also stylish and visually stunning. Remember, the most important thing is to create a powder room that meets your needs and preferences and that reflects your personal style.

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