10 Perfect Powder Room Ideas

10 Perfect Powder Room Ideas

It may be the smallest room in your home, but a powder room can deliver big on design. Unlike a full bathroom, powder rooms don’t suffer from steam or humidity, so anything goes. Plus, they’re small which makes them easy to redesign and renovate without breaking the bank. So, take full advantage of this when designing your powder room – have fun and think big style! To inspire your powder room designs, here are 10 perfect powder room ideas.

1. Eclectic

Eclectic powder room designs are so fun and a great opportunity to create a room with personality. Take inspiration from favorite vintage finds or small collections of decorative objects. Create a custom vanity with character by transforming a period dresser into a washbasin. Pair it with a vintage mirror or transform an old window frame into a mirror. Add a chandelier and wall shelf to display objects. Select wall and floor finishes to complement your eclectic powder room design and to tie it together.

Eclectic Powder Room Design Idea

Eclectic powder room with custom vanity made from a dresser and decorative mirror. For more Eclectic Bathroom Style Ideas check out this Pinterest board!

2. Metallic

Metallic finishes are very on-trend in every room including powder rooms. Combine warm-toned metals such as gold, copper, and bronze with polished nickel and chrome finishes to add warmth. Add marble and dark wood accents to compliment your metallic powder room finishes and create a luxurious upscale look.

Contemporary powder room with metallic finishes

Contemporary powder room with metallic finishes and bronze washbasin. For more Contemporary Bathroom Style Ideas check out this Pinterest board!

3. Minimal

Create a clean minimal powder room design with modern fixtures, a single accent wall finish, and a sculptural washbasin. Tie walls, fixtures, and finishes together with a single color theme. In this powder room, the dark wall color creates a dramatic and intimate atmosphere. A sculptural metal washbasin creates a focus. The dark accent wall tile and wood vanity cabinet add some subtle texture and interest. A light-colored floor bounces light and keeps the room from feeling small.

Modern Minimal Powder Room Design Idea

Modern minimal powder room design with modern fixtures, dark walls, and finishes. For more Modern Bathroom Style Ideas check out this Pinterest board!

4. Oriental

Indulge a love for Eastern decor and textures by creating a powder room with an oriental theme. Create a custom vanity with a mosaic top table and continue the theme with a patterned tile accent wall. A dark red wall color creates a rich backdrop that invokes the Orient and highlights the tile finishes. Add an Eastern-influenced vanity mirror and decorative lighting to complete the look.

Oriental Powder Room Design Idea

Oriental inspired powder room idea with modern fixtures, dark red walls, and finishes

5. Rustic

Create a rustic powder room with a modern twist. Rough-hewn finishes like wood and slate add texture and create the rustic feeling, while a graphic woods print wallpaper sets the scene outdoors. Graphite-grey stained wood complements the hand-drawn print and lends a Scandinavian feel. Simple modern light fixtures add balance and complete the modern-rustic look.

Rustic Powder Room Design Idea

Rustic powder room with woods print wallpaper and gray stained wood finishes. For more Rustic Bathroom Style Ideas check out this Pinterest board!

6. Colorful

A powder room is a great place to have fun with color. Use a bold colorful wallpaper to create a color theme. Contrast it with simple white fixtures and finishes to keep it from overwhelming the room. Select one accent color from the wallpaper to use for your bath accessories for a fun, simple and colorful look.

Colorful Red and White Powder Room Design Idea

Colorful red and white powder room with bold red wallpaper and white tile walls

7. Playful

Have fun with finishes. This simple white bathroom gets a playful detail with a multi-colored blue mosaic tile. Use a fun tile finish to create an accent wall or stripe. This is a great way to add both color and interest to a small bathroom without overwhelming it.

Playful small bathroom design idea with blue mosaic accent tile

Modern powder room with playful blue mosaic tile stripe on the wall and floor

8. Mid-Century Modern

Give a modern powder room a mid-century twist. Pair simple squared off bath fixtures with stained wood and a mid-century tile to create the look. Add fun details such as retro wallpaper, mid-century artwork and light fixtures with a vintage vibe.

Mid Century Powder Room Design Idea

Mid-Century Modern powder room with period tile, stained wood and retro wallpaper. For more Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Style Ideas check out this Pinterest board!

9. Organic

Create an organic powder room with natural finishes. Combine light colored wood with earth-tone stone finishes and textures. Try a natural clay plaster or cement finish to add subtle texture and luster on the walls. Try a vessel-type washbasin with an organic shape to create a perfect focal point on the vanity. Bring the outdoors in with sculptural plants and details such as river stone pebbles.

Organic Powder Room Design Idea

Organic powder room with natural wood and stone finishes and a sculptural washbasin

10. Urban

Create a bold urban powder room with black and white. Combine dark walls and furnishings to expand a room visually. Use large scale tiles to create a graphic pattern. Use white, in contrast, to draw the eye to key features such as a sculptural vanity sink, artwork or city views.

Urban Powder Room Design Idea

Bold black and white urban powder room with large scale floor and wall tiles

Try These Ideas in Your Bathroom

Ready to design your own powder room? Our top tip is to start by creating a floor plan of the room, and then create different versions where you try different styles and layouts to see what works. Learn how to plan your bathroom online today!

Frankie Elmquist
Frankie Elmquist is an interior architect and home design specialist. She’s worked around the globe for some of the top design firms in the world and now she brings her expertise to you.

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