Generally speaking, I love bright, airy, soft and neutral spaces. But when comes to bathrooms, something inside me gravitates towards bold, fearless designs. I’m constantly pinning images of bathrooms donned with rich paint colors, graphic wallpaper, and pattern tiled floors. It’s like an alter (design) ego, and I’m dying to let it out. If there’s any room to step outside your comfort zone and take some design risks, its the powder room. Although small, it’s design potential is endless. Here are a few design tips on how to make a big statement in a small bathroom.
Go bold with paint or wallpaper
A dark, rich paint color or graphic wallpaper will instantly give a small powder room major style.
Add a modern or vintage light fixture
No longer are fancy light fixtures reserved for dining rooms and kitchens. Swap out those builder grade bathroom fixtures for a vintage chandelier, or a modern pendant light or wall sconces.
Create a gallery wall
Displaying your art collection in the powder room is a fun and unexpected design choice. And let’s be honest, who needs a stack of magazines when you have a beautiful gallery wall to gaze through while you handle your “business”.
Play with pattern tile
My love affair with pattern tile is getting a bit obsessive, but can you blame me? They’re beautiful and add so much interest to a space. Though they can tend to be a bit pricey, installing them in a small bathroom is a budget friendly option.
Upgrade the door
Walls, floors, and fixtures are always the focus when updating a bathroom. But what about the door? Painting or replacing a standard bathroom door with a unique entrance is a simple way to add charm and character to your powder room.
Think unique with your sink
Think outside the box when it comes to bathroom furniture and fixtures. Reclaimed wood and old furniture can be repurposed into a beautiful bathroom vanity, and something as simple as a salad bowl can make the perfect sink.