20 Gorgeous Powder Room Design Ideas You May Have Overlooked

Designing a beautiful bathroom out of a small space can be a bit of a challenge with such little area to work with. Powder rooms are typically the smallest room in the home, and quite often, the most seen and used room by guests. You know you want your powder room to stand out, make a statement, and reflect your style and personality, but how do you do that with not much room to work with. Do you go with big patterns and bold colors? Or do you keep things simple and low-keyed? There are a lot of different things you can do to create the perfect powder room to make it a beautiful room, despite its small size, and we’re going to give you some ideas to help get you started on designing a beautiful powder room that you’ll love for your guests to see.

What’s your style?

One of the first things to consider is the decorating style of the rest of your home. Typically, a cohesive decor theme throughout the home is the best way to tie your decorating style together from room-to-room. Although some people may want to breakaway from the rest of thee home’s design and decorate the powder room in its own motif, which can be one way to go, most people prefer to stick to one theme throughout the home. If you have a modern style decor theme, and industrial, or country cottage, it can look and feel more cohesive to carry that look into your powder room as well.

Use mirrors to add more visual space

Mirrors are a great way to enlarge small spaces and add a sense of square footage to a room. Choosing a good-sized mirror to hang on a wall or two can really give the feeling that the powder room is larger than it is. A vanity mirror over the sink is, of course, the first place you’d imagine a mirror. But it doesn’t hurt to hang a couple extra in the powder room, or find other ways to incorporate mirrors if there isn’t enough wall space for more wall-hanging mirrors.

Choose a sink that fits

While some powder rooms may allow for a sink with a vanity top, others are smaller and a vanity may shrink the size of the room even more. A furniture style sink with a beautiful finish, or a beautiful pedestal sink can both add charm and character to your powder room as opposed to a basic sink and counter. If a modern motif is your theme, you might find the, above counter, modern style sinks more inline with your design theme.

Colors and patterns

Just because the space is small, it doesn’t mean you can’t go big or bold. Adding color, texture, and patterns can really liven up the space and make it feel larger and more vivacious. Textured wallpaper, as well as stenciling, mural or sponge painting, are great ways to add a bit of flair to the room and give it character and complete the look of your walls with a beautiful wood trim.

Choose your fixtures and lighting

You may not think that fixtures make a difference to a small bathroom, however, small bathrooms are a great place to showcase a set of beautiful fixtures. In small powder rooms, a beautiful sink and its fixtures can play a big role in creating a focal point for the room. Depending on your design theme, choose fixtures that flow with the same design to keep the look flowing. There are endless choices when it comes to bathroom fixtures, from styles to finishes, so keep the same decor theme flowing all the way into your choice of bathroom fixtures. Lighting is important in a small bathroom. You want to have enough lighting that the powder room doesn’t feel like a small closed-in space when guests are using it. An overhead light with a dimmer can be a great way to give your guests enough lighting to see without straining their eyes, but an option to dim it for a softer, more ambient light. Wall sconces on either side of the vanity mirror is a way to add additional lighting, along with added character.


Accenting your bathroom with wall art, green plants or other decorative pieces can help tie a look together and make the powder room feel more warm and welcoming. Glass wall shelves are a great way to add the space for displaying a few accent pieces without taking up any more usable space.

Whether you are remodeling a powder room or creating the design of a brand new one, making your little powder room feel like part of the rest of the house doesn’t have to be as big of a challenge as you think. If you already have a design theme for the rest of your home, simply open your creative mind and let that theme trickle on into the home’s smallest room, the powder room. For more inspiration, take a look at the following 20 gorgeous powder room design ideas.

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