Powder rooms are the most neglected rooms in the average home. They’re really lovely conceptually- essentially just little handy bathrooms for guests to use so they don’t need to use your private one, and have a chance to go through your medicine cabinets. But because they’re so small, and rarely used by the people that actually live in the home, they don’t get nearly as much love as they should. I too, am guilty of powder room negligence. But those days are over. I’m on a mission to take my teeny half bath from a boring practicality to a glamorous sanctuary. You’re welcome, random house guests!
The Plan for my Powder Room Makeover:
I’m totally crushing on wallpaper for my boring little half bath. Not your grandma’s antiquated, floral, dining room wallpaper, but rich, beautiful, and modern. In large doses, wallpaper can become a little aesthetically (and financially) overwhelming, but it’s an excellent option to inject some livable drama into a small space. My favorite Pinterest powder room inspirations (sprinkled throughout this post), feature beautifully wallpapered powder rooms- clearly a sign that I should follow suit!
Artwork is an interesting concept in a bathroom. Why shouldn’t we have lovely images to contemplate while handling our business? If nothing else, it’s pretty and makes the room seem well planned. I found two square frames with weird ocean themed prints at the thrift store recently, and this will be the perfect place to use them. I’ll replace the art with some cute prints for a fraction of the cost of new artwork.
Accessories do for any room what they do for any outfit- round it out; take it from standard to special. There’s currently an unframed mirror spanning the entire wall over the sink and toilet, and it just has to go. A smaller, more decorative mirror will definitely make a nicer statement. I’m also thinking a couple of lovely hand towels, a small vase for fresh flowers or some other small plant, and a few scented candles. We have to remember that powder rooms are typically small spaces, so we can't overwhelm them with a bunch of little tchotchkes and collectibles, no matter how many times our inner crazy ladies tell us to.
I’ll keep you all updated on my search for wallpaper and my art project. This project definitely deserves a before and after post. In the meantime, do you all have ideas on other ways to make my powder room as splendid as it deserves to be?