Tips for Designing the Perfect Powder Room

The Powder Room is one of those rooms in a home where you can push the envelope a little further with design. It is already a small space, everyone who enters knows it's a small space, so don't worry too much about trying to make the space feel bigger, it is what it is.  If you are considering re-designing a powder room, here are a few tips:

1)  Don't be afraid to go bold

Have a patterned wallcovering that you love, but might be too much for a family room? Consider it for a powder room. At first glance, it seems there isn't a whole lot of opportunity for style points in this small space.  However, the perfect wallcovering-- whether it be a bold geometric pattern, shiplap below a chair rail or textured grasscloth (remember no one takes showers here, so humidity is not an issue) can send the design in the right direction.

Dura Supreme cabinetry, Craftsman style door in Curated Palette Lemon Meringue, gray quatrefoil wallcovering

Powder Room designed by Chango & Co., Brooklyn, NY, photography by Ball & Albanese


2)  Stylize the One Piece of "Furniture" in the Room

In addition to eye-catching wallcoverings, this is the perfect space for a vanity with style. Dura Supreme's Furniture Vanity Collection is a perfect choice for a powder room. These vanities incorporate turned posts, decorative toe spaces, and moldings and can be specified in any of our dozens of door styles and finishes.

Dura Supreme cabinetry, Furniture Vanity Family 4 with matching mirror

Dura Supreme cabinetry, Furniture Vanity Family 5, Inset with N Post


3)  Choose Interesting Plumbing Fixtures

The Powder Room also offers the perfect opportunity to incorporate vessel sinks and more decorative faucets.

Here is a great example of the vessel sink being used along with a statement wallcovering in a farmhouse in New York.

Designed by Megan Oldenburger, Dichotomy Interiors, Woodstock, NY


4)  Max Your Mirror Style

Have some fun with the mirror as well.  With the space being as small as it is, this will act as potentially the only piece of wall art in the room.

Shell Mirror from Christopher's Home Furnishings of Nantucket, Inc.

Designed by Victoria Mckenney of Enviable Designs Inc. in Vancouver, BC. Photography by Vicky Tan

While the Powder Room may not have a lot of square feet, it absolutely has a lot of potential!  By really thinking through the walls, the vanity, the mirror and fixtures you can create opportunities to make this room your own.  So have fun with this room!



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