Powder Rooms and the art of creating a gorgeous one!

Let’s face it, just having a half bath to call a powder room is a pure luxury for many of us! Pretty much every guest that visits your home will make at least one trip to the powder room. Why not make it completely gorgeous? The secret to make a large impact in this petite space is to decorate it as you would any other room in your home. Here are a few tips to achieve an elevated level of glam and the world’s best looking powder rooms.

Powder Rooms – go big or go home! 

Don’t be scared off by large scale patterns in the tiny powder room. Rather than feeling overwhelming, a large pattern can energize a small space.  The Osborne & Little koi carp wallpaper brings movement and life to this little powder room tucked under a staircase in a Greenwich, CT colonial.

Sexy Legs and all

No need for practicality in the powder room! No toiletries and junk to hide in here so the sink vanity can become a statement piece. Lucite, glass and metal legs add that dose of sparkle, be sure to use nice looking shut off valves and an under mount or drop in sink that looks pretty both top and bottom! This would also be the perfect place to use a brass or nickel sink – big wow factor and you don’t need to work about the durability as you would in a more oft used bathroom.

 

powder room

Beautiful classic tile and a custom vanity from Urban Archaelogy are harmonious with O&L’s Gerwent Koi wallcovering

Color Splurge

Is there a color that you absolutely adore? Powder rooms are the perfect place to explore and be bold. And don’t forget the “fifth wall,” also know as the ceiling! One more excuse to amp up the wow factor!

Powder room

Powder rooms don’t always have to dress up!

Many of our clients have powder rooms tucked off mudrooms, playrooms, basement bonus areas….they don’t always need to be so formal. Sometimes you just need to have a little fun! 

This powder room does double duty as a changing room off the pool

This whimsical half bath is the perfect complement to the play room adjacent to it. If you look closely, those are tiny pigs in the wallpaper!

 

Details Details Details: Here is a laundry list of must dos! 

Powder rooms are the place to splurge strategically! Go upscale on the linens, it makes a lasting impression on guests and you don’t need very many! This is the perfect place for a monogram. Julia B. makes beautiful mini guest towels – great for hostess gifts. For those who can’t handle the linen laundering or for a big group, try disposable good quality hand towels, they look like linen and even come with a single monogram for the cult of personality.

 

Disposable hand towels with custom monogram on Etsy

Julia B insect guest towels make great hostess gifts

  • Spend a bit more on tissue box covers, wastebaskets and beautiful jewel-like soap holders. We are big fans of Pigeon & Poodle for luxury powder room accessories.
  • Use scented candles and diffusers, make the powder room a special place, an oasis.

Andria tissue box from Pigeon & Poodle

Handa Wastebasket by Pigeon & Poodle