How To Design The Perfect Powder Room

Alongside the kitchen, the powder room is the most important room in the house. However, due its small size, it’s not always given the appreciation and attention it deserves. Although it is the smallest room in the home, it gets some of the most foot traffic per square foot, as this is usually the bathroom that your guests will frequent.

Instead of writing off the powder room as unimportant, you should give it special attention. Consider this little area of your home a challenge: this tiny space can be the perfect canvas to show off your personal style and aesthetic. Here’s a few design tips making the perfect powder room and setting a statement:

Invest In Your Toilet

Your toilet is the focal point of the powder room, and it should be treated as such. You should always check for blockages and leakages. According to Fix It Right Plumbing, an emergency plumber in Melbourne, “Blocked drains can be a real emergency, especially if your whole house gets blocked up… household blockages can actually be prevented and there things you can do yourself to stop it happening.”

Practicing safe blockage awareness and keeping an eye out for leaky faucets and other bathroom emergencies keeps you in the clear. After all, the last thing you want is to have to deal with a sticky toilet situation while guests are over. Once you’ve used preventative measures to diminish the risk of emergencies, and have the contact information for an emergency plumber on hand (who wants to have to Google local plumbers during a real emergency?) you’re good to go.

Spruce up your toilet style by investing in a new toilet and matching sink, perhaps vessel or brass style for the faucets. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get this done.

Utilize Wallpaper

While some might think of wallpaper as an out-of-date decoration method, it can be a great way to add pizzazz to a small place. Wallpaper is an underutilized decoration tool when it comes to powder rooms. While you can’t use wallpaper in other bathrooms in your house–because moisture and humidity can be a problem–you can exercise full creativity with your powder room. With wallpaper, you can incorporate bold colors and prints. And the best part is, you can change the style and aesthetic completely within a single day on a very low budget. Swap it out as often as you like, and take experimental risks.

Consider playing with floral prints, geometrics, and stripes in your powder room. If you use dark finishes, consider solid colors, like gold, purple, and deep warm shades, while bright rooms with light finishes can be accentuated with soft solid wallpapers, like lilac, periwinkle, coral, and sky blue. Check out these powder room bathroom wallpaper ideas on Pinterest for some inspiration.

Little Luxuries Go A Long Way

If you’ve got a nice toilet and sink, beautiful wallpaper, and great accessories, then top off a great design with a little luxury. Forego the plastic liquid soap dispensers and cardboard tissue boxes. Little luxuries could include:

* Milled bar soaps

* Fancy soap dispensers

* High-end fresheners

* Perfumes

* Premium paper napkins

* Plush hand towels

Arrange these in vignettes on your countertop using decorative trays, which keep them contained and organized. Think about how high-end bathrooms in top-tier restaurants restaurants and nightclub venues arrange their items, and gather inspiration from that.

Accessories Matter

The accessories you use to decorate your space complement your work as a whole. To leverage your space completely, try adding wall shelves and cubing. With that, you can add plenty of decorative elements and take advantage of your real estate. Here are some decoration ideas:

* Incorporate decorative vases

* Classic timepiece (such as a grandfather clock)

* Decorative trays

* Scented candles

* Artwork (consider putting together a cluster of artwork on one wall)

* Flowers and plants

You’ll also want to pay attention to your mirror as a decorative element. After all, your mirror can make a huge difference to the overall look and feel. For example, investing in an extravagantly decorative mirror could make a small space seem much bigger than it is. Because you don’t have to worry about

cabinet space for the mirror, there’s a lot more creative freedom to choose any sort of mirror you’d like. Whether you prefer Victorian, rustic, modern, or a bohemian style, there’s a mirror for you. Take a look at this gallery of powder room images to see how mirrors can influence the design aesthetic of the space.

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