The next time someone asks to use your bathroom, we hope that you will be able to say “Yes” without any hesitation. One of the most important ways to make guests feel more welcome is by providing a stylish powder room. Most powder rooms are small, so that makes them the easiest room in which to make a big statement without breaking the bank, and they may pack more design punch per square foot than any other room in the house. They can be elaborate and elegant, whimsical, or calm zen-like spaces. Today’s powder rooms are no longer just about function and picking out a basic sink and toilet. Design possibilities are limited only by your imagination. We love the idea of going for the drama and creating a little “jewel box” of a space with polish and maybe even a little bling by using beautiful materials such as glass vessel sinks, lovely faucetry, a gorgeous Venetian mirror, or even a small antique crystal chandelier. Bold wall colors such as merlot, navy, or chocolate can really make a statement in a small space especially when topped by deep white crown molding. Or try one of the wallpapers with a raised pattern featuring tiny crystal beads. Powder rooms are the perfect place to use some of these materials which are more costly because considerably less material is needed.
Don’t forget the accessories. Add art to walls and arrange small vignettes on countertops or shelves. Your guests will appreciate the little things like fine soaps and hand lotions along with plenty of towels and tissues. Everything they need should be in plain sight and arranged on a pretty tray.
Just imagine how pampered your guests will feel when they open the powder room door!
Photo Credits – Erica George Dines from Southern Living