13 Powder Room Ideas That Wow

Make a statement in this small but purposeful space in the house.

A Place to Experiment

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powder room design ideas

The powder room may not be front and center in the home, but that makes it even more exciting to be creative with it. It’s a place to take risks with graphic wallpaper, intriguing artwork, bold hues, stylish light fixtures, and cool mirrors. We’ve rounded up inspiration to transform your powder room into a decorative masterpiece.

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Shiplap Walls

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shiplap powder room

Replicate the adventurous feel of a small room on a ship by transforming a powder room into a nautical space with shiplap, hung either vertically or horizontally. Keep it simple with a round mirror that’s like a window to the water.

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Minimalist

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minimalist powder room

If the goal of decorating your powder room is to make it appear clean and simple, a minimalist approach is the way to go. Paint the walls a calming shade of white, and use shades of brown, beige, and grey to combine sleekness with warmth. Skip features like artwork and trinkets for a truly minimalist approach.

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Geometric Gem

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Geometric powder room

Looking for an Instagram-worthy bathroom? Look no further than this bold geometric gem. Vibrant orange in striking stripes bounce off the wall, especially when contrasted with a simple white vanity.

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Simple Wallpaper

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simple wallpaper powder room

Keep it classy while showing off a touch of boldness with a simple wallpaper design. A white base with a small, widely spaced graphic element offers an intriguing appearance without being too flashy.

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Antique Vanity

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antique vanity powder room

Bold, intricate antiques aren’t just for a decadent dining room or study. An antique-looking vanity or a true antique piece of furniture that’s been repurposed transforms a powder room into a luxurious small room that’s fit for royalty.

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White and Bright

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White and Bright powder room

A powder room doesn’t need windows to be white and bright. From the floor to the ceiling, bright white paint and materials create a crisp, clean, and seemingly spacious room. Bright light bounces off the walls to add even more openness.

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Statement Wallpaper

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statement wallpaper powder room

Get graphic with a bold wallpaper. Bright colors and artistic designs combine to create a statement that will have you keeping the door open when the powder room is not in use for a pop of color when you walk by. Keep other design elements at a minimum so as not to clash with the wallpaper.

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Slim Pedestal Sink

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pedestal sink powder room

To show off more of the walls and floor and make the most of a small room, install a slim pedestal sink. The freestanding concept is especially useful for creating the illusion of a bigger powder room.

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Tile Everything

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tiles powder room

A tiny powder room with a narrow shape requires innovation to help open it up. Combine design, simplicity, and spaciousness with all-white floor-to-ceiling tile. Built-in cabinetry keeps the room from feeling cluttered.

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Double Mirror

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double mirror powder room

A mirror is one of the easiest ways to add style to any space. Use double mirrors over a vanity in the powder room to create the look of a double sink design. Just because you don’t have the space doesn’t mean you can’t hack it!

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Vintage Style

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vintage style powder room

If a touch of history is what you’re after, style a powder room with vintage touches. Start with a wood floor, add a marble vanity, install wainscoting and floral wallpaper, and complete the look with a tray ceiling.

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Curved Vanity

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curved vanity powder room

Installing a curved vanity in the powder room adds a modern touch to the home. It’s especially ideal if the goal is to keep the space from feeling cramped, as the design will create more space on the floor.

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Rustic Sink Statement

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rustic sink statement powder room

Add a farmhouse feel to the home by incorporating rustic touches in the powder room. A shabby chic vanity can be accomplished with some sanding and chalk paint. Install a farmhouse-style sink, and decorate the vanity with old-timey trinkets and freshly picked flowers.

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