Expert Tips for Revamping an Outdated Powder Room

I ❤️ working on powder bathrooms because it’s a small room where you can have the BIGGEST impact! Plus, it’s the one room where clients are more willing to go bold!

One of the best tips I can provide your readers is to be willing to go way beyond your comfort level and create something stunning and unique! Let it be a creative expression of what you love.

Remember, you can go bold on a budget and still have an impact, or you can splurge and still not break the bank because it is a small room.

Everyone who visits will see this room and I think you’ll be surprised at how positive the response will be and how jealous they will be that they didn’t think of it first! Additionally, going big with your powder bath can be a great confidence booster – perhaps causing you to become more daring and think outside the box in other rooms of your home.

Here are just a few ways to create some drama in your powder bath:

Install some very adventurous wallpaper. Think bold colors and textures or patterns. Make it playful or dramatic. Not sure you want to make the wallpaper permanent? There are several companies out there that have temporary wallpaper that can be easily removed without damaging the walls.

Adventurous Wallpaper

This example is from Osborne & Little wallpaper collection. One of the trends is to create a scene to make it feel like you are outside in a meadow with flowers & butterflies.

If wallpaper isn’t your thing, then consider creating mood and drama with paint color. Think about painting all of the walls, trim, and ceilings a bright blue or forest green. Or paint the walls and then cover the ceiling with a textural wallpaper in a bright, fun color.

Drawing Room Blue

Farrow & Ball
Drawing Room Blue

India Yellow

Farrow & Ball
India Yellow

Studio Green

Farrow & Ball
Studio Green

Want to tile the walls? Use an oversized (4’x8’) format of a porcelain tile that looks like marble. Or tile the back wall of the vanity.

Ann Sacks Tile & Stone

Ann Sacks Tile & Stone

 

Vanity

By Slater Interiors

Since this isn’t a bath where people are putting on makeup or shaving, you can really play with the effects of lighting. Decorative sconces are great here because often sconces use a candelabra bulb that puts out a very soft and subtle light. You could install one on the side walls of a mirrored wall or one above the toilet. Or add some LED lighting under the toe kick of the vanity.

Create a chic + unique vibe by installing a new vanity that looks like a piece of furniture.

Vanity & mirror by Luxe Bathworks

Vanity & mirror by Luxe Bathworks

Thinking about a complete remodel? Consider a wall-mounted toilet where the tank is inside the wall for a clean and modern look. Instead of a typical deck-mounted faucet, consider a wall-mounted faucet. Go ahead and splurge on your plumbing fixtures and look for a more dramatic sink and faucet.

Modern Powder Room

By Slater Interiors

Have a custom mirror made by a local frame shop. Choose a bold and dramatic frame. Think about mixing styles here: modern with traditional. The mirror could be an oversized gold gilt frame with more modern finishes.

By now I think you get the point…just do it! You’ll be glad you did. And if you want some help, I’d love to help you think outside the powder room box. 😊