Powder rooms are meant to make a design statement. These small bathrooms without a tub or shower are ideal for patterned wallpaper, chic decorative mirrors to make them appear spacious, and eye-catching or pedestal washbasins. The fun really lies in the versatility. There’s just enough room for a modern look to match a black and white palette or you can just as easily fill the room with lots of unexpected colors, whether you’ve always longed for a pink bathroom or a cool green design scheme.
Here you will find 20 powder room ideas that will inspire you to rethink your own layout, color palette, tiles and decor choices to create the coziest space ever.
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You might think that patterned tiles are just for floors, but that’s not the case. Take a cue from this striking space, featuring a Moroccan-inspired mosaic design, and try it on a wall instead.
To keep a small powder room from feeling cramped with a bulky vanity, simply cover the base of a small sink with a striped skirt.
Believe it or not, bold hues have a place in powder rooms. Get a trendy look by organizing your space around a vibrant palette of blues and yellows, from ceiling lights to tiled walls.
Any interior can benefit from a delightful element of surprise, and the built-in bookshelves of this neutral powder room are the perfect example.
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Embrace the size of your powder room with a compact vanity balanced with chevron tiles and floral wallpaper, like this layout from Ginny Macdonald.
Increase the visual appeal of your powder room with this clever trick from designer Tamara Day. Ditch the medicine cabinet and back a hexagonal mirror with geometric tiles. Finish off the space with a cobalt blue vanity for a touch of glamour.
Play up the old world charm of your powder room with an array of vintage wall art and vanity mirrors. Don’t forget the vintage lamp!
Energize your space with lavender and brass accents – think hardware and decorative accents. Stick with understated floors like this white and gray chevron look.
Black and white can be captivating. Showcase a collection of wall decorations of botanical wallpaper and complete the look with roman blinds in the same color family.
Covering an entire powder room with wallpaper isn’t the only way to bring your design aesthetic to life. Choose wallpaper for only the top of your walls and go for understated blue wood paneling for the bottom, as Kate Lester demonstrates in this Manhattan Beach, CA property.
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Geometric wallpaper in white and gray tones serves as a great backdrop for a gallery wall in this 1970s Dutch Colonial style home.
Add a feminine touch to your space with a scalloped vanity in the prettiest of powder blue.
Thanks to an oversized mirror placed directly over a farmhouse sink and black ship’s walls, this New York state powder room is picture-perfect.
Put the preppy fashion trend to the test by opting for checkered walls like this space from architect Gil Schafer. Add a few monogrammed towels to keep with the theme.
Turn your bathroom into a nautical escape by installing card design wallpaper and hanging a round jute twine mirror.
In this Harbor Springs, Michigan summer home of designer Chenault James, ornate floral wallpaper proves to be the perfect match for a weathered teal closet.
Designer Meredith Ellis chose to work with green in two different color weights to bring this powder room to life. White and neutral colors, including the shower curtain, window treatments and floor tile floors, are a lesson in restraint.
Introducing an elegant pattern, like the leaf wallpaper shown here, is an easy way to keep a neutral space from feeling uninspired.
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