The official start of Spring has come to the Pacific Northwest and Mother Nature is being kind to us this week. You can quickly bring Spring indoors by creating a place of stunning inspiration and a style that is new and uplifting. Remember the old saying, “That beautiful things come in small packages?” This statement holds true when it comes to the “jewel box” - we like to call the powder room.
Even though this is the smallest room in the house, it’s the perfect place to add drama and bold special effects. Indulge your senses in this small romantic space by incorporating the things you love. Also, don’t be afraid to be a little daring with unique pieces and finds that spice-up your little haven.
Ideally it’s the perfect room to update quickly when guest are arriving. Harness your creativity by adding an elegant decorative mirror, a sleek vanity, and rich wallpaper for instant pizzazz.
Don’t have much time? Dreaming of the perfect guest powder room? Then try focusing on one design element in your powder room that instantly gives the room a fabulous look in minutes. For instance, replacing the mirror with an oversize brilliant color decorative mirror breathes excitement into a tiny space! By changing this one unique stylish piece it gives the space a new focal point and an eclectic vibe. Take notice, the turquoise mirror above is the same one as the white one in the first photo, just painted a different color.
Vintage sconces are a great touch for adding a warm ambience and customized feel. Selecting white tile in small spaces is always a smart choice as it allows the room to look visibly larger than its actual footprint.
White on white is always an elegant choice for powder rooms. The sophisticated choices in granite and wallpaper add a feminine touch as soft muted tinges of color flow through the textures. The powder room is the perfect place to use your creativity; splurge on soft spa-like towels, soap dispenser, candles, and a fabulous mirror. If your vanity area is small, upgrading the granite and hardware will make a dramatic impression without cutting into your budget.
Inspiration from Paris! I love the feminine French white mirror and petite slender sconces -it reminds me of Paris. Simple but elegant!
This elegant powder room is surrounded with an eclectic mix of chic touches and opulent influences. What a dramatic difference in an all-white to an all-black powder room - both unique, both stunning!
Going dramatic with unique textures and décor - specifically the grass wall covering with metallic threads, the Hollywood glam lamps, and the romantic Venetian mirror will make guests feel special.
The little touches you provide your guests are what really make their stay enjoyable and memorable. Try keeping a tray of hand-folded towels and specialty soaps for a pampered touch.
What better greeter to have to your powder room than this loving lady-like pooch? A vintage find, this statuette adds a touch of class to this black and white space.
Since Spring brought many showers and grey skies upon the Northwest (and even other areas), what better way to bring a little Spring indoors. This cheery and uplifting style powder room is the perfect cure. The combination of elements from the white patent leather window treatment to the vinyl washable wall covering and white hex tile floor with gray grout carries a cosmopolitan tone throughout this charming powder room.
A palette of grey and white allows the wood tones and brass accents a dramatic focal point. If you’re looking for clean lines and stunning appeal, try coupling white timeless sconces and an accordion grey shade for a dramatic contrast. These features were favorites of the home owner who thought they would fit in nicely with their new décor.
My favorite part of this stunning space is the sink. The cut-crystal drop-in bowl sink is to die for! If you’re going to splurge, the vanity area is at the top of my list. This beautiful cut-work sink will have guests admiring its elegance as the natural and indirect lighting creates a prism reflection from the crystal bowl.
One would think large graphic bold wallpaper would make a space look small. Not so! It’s the ideal wall covering to make a small space look larger. This is the perfect solution for turning a lackluster powder room into a smashing customized space.
Not very often do you see design elements that cross-over several styles. For instance, this trellis motif wallpaper makes it traditional, the curves have an eclectic influence, and the large scale leans it toward contemporary - fabulous for everyone’s taste.
Also, a great style hint: When selecting furniture and décor pieces for a tiny powder room, try selecting a pedestal lavatory basin and décor pieces that give the area an open look. Mixing in a few modern style pieces (for instance, the all-glass mirror) creates both a feminine feel and gives the small space a visually larger profile.
However you decide to redesign your powder room, mix it up a bit with bold pattern wall covering, a sleek basin, soft lighting, a fabulous décor mirror, and stylish sconces. What a great way to harness some sunshine out of a wet season. Need ideas? We are here to help you create the space you love and enjoy.