We’ve been perusing bathroom designs on Pinterest and wanted to share a few simple ways to elevate your powder room design. These designs use elements that trick the eye and help make a small space feel bigger – perfect for powder rooms! Bonus: they’re DIY friendly and don’t need to break the bank 😉
Design Tip #1
First up, this feminine powder room showcases a top-to-bottom bright tiled wall that lengthens the feature wall and draws the eye upward. Having a floating washstand opens up this space and reveals the beautiful tile and flooring. The exposed brass plumbing below the washstand adds a touch of traditional charm to this powder room design.
Design Tip #2
Use Cool Neutrals
When in doubt, use a mix of cool-toned, neutral colours. Keep your neutrals in the same colour family (if you’re going with a cool blue tone for your cabinet, use a cool white or gray shade for your walls as opposed to a warmer white or gray). This is a great way to mimic the feeling of natural light in a small bathroom. Reflective lighting helps too 😉
Design Tip #3
Being that powder rooms are smaller, one-off spaces and are usually tucked away, they allow for some design freedom (they don’t have to match the rest of your house!) Try a unique wallpaper on the main wall or on the upper half of your powder room. Wallpaper is a great way to add character to a small space. Try floral, a geometric pattern, or something modern. Balance the wallpaper with a contrasting or complimentary paint colour.
Design Tip #4
Add horizontal lines with shiplap, tiles, or decorative wall molding to give the illusion of taller walls (they have a ‘slimming’ effect). Just be careful not to space horizontal lines too close together, as that can have the opposite effect. These wood panels are 8″ wide. Also loving how these wood panels serve double duty by also providing a small ledge for accessories.
Design Tip #5
Simplify Your Design Elements
The next design is a great example of how to use simple, inexpensive decorative pieces to bring together a small bathroom space. Warm wood and matte black elements tie the shelving, mirror, lighting, and towel hook together. When you’re working in a small space, monochrome design elements are a great way to achieve a seamless, clean look. Contrast those elements with a fresh white paint colour and you can consider your powder room complete!