Many modern homes are designed to include a powder room, or small bathroom typically used by guests. As powder rooms are usually small and seldom used, it is easy to overlook this room when decorating your home. Decorating a powder room can be as simple as combining common elements creating a stylish space that blends with the existing décor throughout your home.
As with many smaller spaces, selecting the correct lighting for your powder room plays a major role in the overall effect of the room. As with any smaller spaces, using inadequate lighting will cause your bathroom to appear smaller and darker. When creating a lighting plan for your powder room, consider combining different types of light. Two types of light that should be carefully considered are general lighting and vanity lighting. General lighting, usually provided by a ceiling light fixture, will provide the overall lighting in the bathroom. Vanity lighting will provide lighting around the bathroom vanity and mirror which will serve as task lighting for grooming. While the powder room may not be used for your daily grooming, it is likely your guests will use this bathroom to refresh their makeup or during an overnight visit.
Wall Covering: Paint and Wallpaper
Just as insufficient lighting can make a room appear smaller, a darker wall color can create the same result. When selecting color for your powder room, consider the space. Most commonly, powder rooms are relatively small spaces. If you are decorating a small powder room, try to avoid darker colors. Another option for powder room wall covering is wallpaper, specifically temporary wall paper. If you desire versatility in your powder room décor, consider installing temporary wall paper. Temporary wall paper is available in solid colors, patterns as well as some textures. This is a great option to give your powder room a complete makeover without spending a load of money. Temporary wall paper is also very easy to remove and does not damage your walls. This is a great option for renters or decorators that like to change things up frequently.
Adding a personal touch to your powder room is as simple as adding a rug, a piece of wall art and perhaps a vase or sculpture on the countertop. When decorating in a smaller space, it is best to avoid clutter. Keep this in mind when selecting accessories for your powder room. Some spaces can only accommodate one bathroom rug versus two. When selecting wall art, consider pieces that agree with the other decorative accessories used in the powder room. Using items that do not blend may result in clashing which can put a damper on the overall décor in your space.
Decorating a powder room is relatively easy and inexpensive. As you create a decorating plan for your powder room, consider some of the advice shared here. It is also a great idea to browse magazines and the internet for inspiration and ideas. What are some of your ideas for your powder room after reading our advice?