Don’t let the small size of a room prevent you from becoming inspired. You can give a room maximum character within a minimal amount of space, and a powder room is a great place to start.
A powder room is the ideal place to invest in luxurious products that showcase high style and personality because its small size will keep you within your budget. There are so many options to consider when thinking about how to give your powder room a wow factor. Since powder rooms have smaller surface areas to cover, you can purchase less material and free up more money for wall and floor treatments. Additionally, because the space is small and confined, you do not have to coordinate with the existing style in your home. For instance, you can create a dramatic backdrop for a glamorous retreat by tiling the walls with a mosaic tile or wall tile, or by using wallpaper. You can also use decorative paneling or tiling on lower walls to make the room appear more vertical.
You can maximize each square foot by focusing on space-saving details. We like to conserve space by keeping
storage flush with walls, whenever possible. Pocket doors can also save space while complementing the bathroom’s style, and folded and stacked towels can share space with decorative accents under the sink basin. Additionally, choose a vanity that is specifically designed and scaled for smaller spaces. Since its proportions are already suited to the room’s size constraints, it will provide you with just enough storage for the essentials and no extra room for clutter.
In order to make the space appear larger, you can incorporate sleek and subtle features that keep the powder room airy and bright. High-gloss finishes such as lacquer, metallic, or glass reflect natural and artificial light, allowing a small powder room to look bright at any time of day. We find that light colour ceramic or marble tiles also tend to brighten a small space, while a polished metal finish and sizeable mirrors tend to reflect and amplify natural light.
To that end, we all know that lighting is an important element in every room. However, it plays an especially critical role in visually expanding small spaces. We advise layering your lighting in a powder room: Use recessed lighting in the ceiling to create a general and balanced light in the room, and use sconces to add lighting around the mirror.
A final and perhaps most important piece of advice: Sometimes when decorating small spaces, “less is more”. If too many materials, surfaces, accessories, and patterns are placed in a small bathroom, they jar the eye and prevent the cohesive design that is integral in such a small space.
Small powder rooms do not have to be a challenge: You can use innovative design solutions so that style and functionality are not compromised. Give yourself and your guests a powder room experience to remember by following these easy tips.
• Focus on space-saving details.
• Incorporate sleek and subtle features to keep the room airy and bright.
• Use lighting to visually expand the feel of the space
• Consider using wallpaper to create instant interest and drama.
• Wrap your wall colour onto the ceiling to add more allusion of height.