Why spend time decking out your powder room? Why not?! It’s a high-traffic spot that most people who enter your home will visit. It’s also really little, so it’s low-risk. Let’s make some changes and express ourselves with a room that’s bold and practical.
As small as they are, guest bathrooms, a.k.a. powder rooms, play an outsize role in your home. So when it comes to design, focus on two things: function and impact. You want the room to be ready for heavy traffic, so low-maintenance materials like quartz or sintered stone are a must. And to be sure needs are met, squeeze in some counter space or install a high shelf. Mirrors with built-in lighting are great so guests can check their faces for shine (hence, powder room!) or, more likely these days, their teeth for food.
For really small rooms, consider a pocket door so drawers and cabinets can fully open. Use height to your advantage, with slightly elevated mirrors and ceiling-hung lighting.
Powder rooms are a great place to try out something new: a wallpaper print that may be overwhelming on a large wall, or a unique lighting fixture you love but doesn’t fit anywhere else. We like placing strong patterns against neutral fixtures, but don’t be afraid to mix it up and go bold all the way. You’re making the statement— it’s up to you what it says!
Our fave wallpapers
Emerald Speakeasy, Scott Living: Like a traditional look? This lattice-print wallpaper is a classic that makes a statement.
Monroe Street, Wallshoppe: Inspired by mud cloth textiles, this stripy indigo wallpaper is boho-cool.
Two Step, New Hat x Chasing Paper: Add a playful graphic pop to your powder room with this mesmerizing geometric wallpaper.
By Drew & Jonathan | Photographs courtesy of HGTV | Wallpaper images courtesy of the brands
This article originally appeared in the Winter 2021 issue of Drew + Jonathan Reveal, Drew & Jonathan’s lifestyle magazine.