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23 Exquisite Powder Room Décor Ideas That Redefine Your Half Bath

By Indah Nur Ariviani July 7, 2020

When you are thinking of renovating the house or doing a little remodeling, a powder room is probably buried down to the bottom of your list. Ironically, this is where most of your guests excuse themselves for doing their business. A powder room may equal only to a quarter of your master bathroom, but it can be the most attractive space for visitors or even the residents! Here we are going to convince you to give this tiny room a second chance with our collection of powder room décor ideas.

You can find an array of powder room designing inspiration you can steal ideas from. Ranging from highlighting the mirror, hanging some wall art, incorporating luxury elements, to adding refreshment with some greenery. Whatever it is, there must be one that makes you go, “I never thought about this before.”

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Consider Using Backlit Mirror

Consider Using Backlit Mirror - Powder Room Décor Ideas

Since the powder room is typically not large, choosing light shade like white is a good decision. This room uses marble tiles for the accent wall and frameless mirror over the vanity. Instead of frames, the mirror is beautifully surrounded by the backlight. The addition of potted plants on the countertop brings some refreshments.

Put the Basket on the Floor

Put the Basket on the Floor - Powder Room Décor Ideas

Who says that there is no room for décor in this small room? The fully-patterned wall doesn’t leave any space for wall art, but you can put a large basket on the floor. More than just a display, it has a functional purpose as well.

Create a Classic Mediterranean Feels

Create a Classic Mediterranean Feels - Powder Room Décor Ideas

A powder room is rarely equipped with windows, especially when it is located under the stairs. But you can bring a magnificent view of the outside to life inside the room by having the wall painted. Together with the ornate mirror, it has a strong, classic Mediterranean vibe on the design.

Be Bold in Black Paint

Be Bold in Black Paint - Powder Room Décor Ideas

If you are thinking of being different or extraordinary, then this design must suit you well. The black paint emboldens the look, accentuates the white furniture, and makes every piece in the room look even more prominent. Despite its dark color, the wall still manages to house a wall art!

Opt for Carpeted Wall

Opt for Carpeted Wall - Powder Room Décor Ideas

Either you decide specific themes for the powder room or matching your favorite colors and patterns, you can turn it into a stylish space. Take a look at the perfect combination of blue in the powder room above. The carpeted wall creates an elegant look, supported by the marble countertop and braided-frame mirror.

Combine Two Contrasting Colors

Combine Two Contrasting Colors - Powder Room Décor Ideas

Here is another try on dark colors for your powder room. This one is dominated by contrasting navy blue color and white, looking elegant and luxurious at the same time with the touch of gold on the mirror frame, candle holder, and the faucets. As a nice final touch, here comes a bunch of vibrant yellow tulips.

Install Oversized Mirror

Install Oversized Mirror - Powder Room Décor Ideas

If you have a high ceiling for the powder room, accentuate the feature to create a more spacious illusion. Installing an extra-large floor-to-ceiling mirror is among the options. Another noteworthy point of the design is the ultrathin cylindrical pendant light with its tiny dot of light.

Attach Floating Shelves for Extra Storage

Attach Floating Shelves for Extra Storage - Powder Room Décor Ideas

You don’t really need storage for a powder room, but if you want to have one for decorative purpose, try this space-savvy floating shelves. Mounted just above the toilet seat, you can use it to display a few ornaments that make the wall fuller.

Stretch the Mirror From Floor to Ceiling

Stretch the Mirror From Floor to Ceiling - Powder Room Décor Ideas

At one glance, you know that this powder room has several advantages that others don’t: large windows and high ceiling, to name a few. The layout emphasizes those so well with a clean look and floor-to-ceiling mirror as an accent wall for the floating vanity.

Turn Into an Art Gallery

Turn Into an Art Gallery - Powder Room Décor Ideas

Farmhouse style is notorious for its clean lines and clutter-free layout, which matches perfectly with this tiny powder room. It is surrounded by white shiplap walls and eventually goes all-white with its furniture. But since the wall might look empty, you may turn it into a gallery to display some arts.

Embrace Luxury in Gold

Embrace Luxury in Gold - Powder Room Décor Ideas

Gold means luxury. This design embraces it well that it doesn’t leave any room for other colors than blue. Even the marble countertop of the vanity matches its color with the wallpaper and, as well as the gold door and painted ceiling that make luxurious focal points.

Create Illusion With Mirrored Tiles

Create Illusion With Mirrored Tiles - Powder Room Décor Ideas

The limited space of a powder room often looks suffocating, thus overshadows its stylish design. But with these mirrored tiles as an accent wall, the powder room will be more spacious than it is before. The distorted reflection creates an artistic impression too.

Choose Moody Wallpaper

Choose Moody Wallpaper - Powder Room Décor Ideas

Don’t hesitate to paint some moody hues on your powder room wall because all you need is the right color combination. Look at how the powder room pictured above consistently used white and the touch of gold to balance the moody wallpaper. Nice and elegant, right?

Back to Vintage Style

Back to Vintage Style - Powder Room Décor Ideas

Probably the simplest form of a powder room from this list, you can feel a strong vintage and traditional feeling of the design layout. Two different colors are firmly separated – white for the lower half and brown for the upper half – with each house its own focal point: the classic pedestal sink and porthole mirror.

Twist the Mood Using Quirky Mirror

Twist the Mood Using Quirky Mirror - Powder Room Décor Ideas

Rectangle mirror and rounded mirror are the typical ones that are used the most. But, upon looking at this design, you will get inspired to create a quirky-looking mirror. Instead of one, this room uses pieces of asymmetrical mirror that creates a quirky look in it. The mirror even manages to stand out among the various patterns that equip the powder room.

Hang a Sunburst Mirror

Hang a Sunburst Mirror - Powder Room Décor Ideas

Aside from the accent wall, there are still other ways to make a prominent focal point on your powder room design. Such as this sunburst mirror that comes in a bold shape, standing out against the subtly-designed wallpaper and white sink and toilet. The feature is accentuated by the wall lamp over it.

Refresh With Potted Plant

Refresh With Potted Plant - Powder Room Décor Ideas

When you already choose large-patterned wallpaper to cover the whole wall in your powder room, you sacrifice the option for wall arts and décor. But, you can put the décor on the vanity instead, specifically, a refreshing green potted plant to give the design some lively colors.

Show the Traditional Feels

Show the Traditional Feels - Powder Room Décor Ideas

While the combination of white paneled walls and navy blue paint on the wall shows a modern vibe and the gray herringbone floor tiles are on the minimalism side, this powder room feels rather traditional with the wooden vanity. Nevertheless, it matches well with the splashes of brass on the mirror and faucets.

Replace Old Sink With Older Ones

Replace Old Sink With Older Ones - Powder Room Décor Ideas

For many reasons, you may just want to do a small remodeling for your powder room rather than a major renovation. Simply replacing your vanity will give it a brand-new look. The thing is, you don’t always have to go for the more modern ones. Design-wise, replacing the sink with the older one will give a unique and extraordinary look for it. While you’re at it, replace the mirror frame with matching elements as the sink too.

Accentuate the Wall With Wainscoting

Accentuate the Wall With Wainscoting - Powder Room Décor Ideas

Wainscoting wall is a timeless feature you can apply to any design. Be it traditional or modern, make sure you leave a space for it to stand out. So even though you attach the toilet and sink in matching to it, those pieces must not overshadow the wainscoting itself.

Hang a Wall Art

Hang a Wall Art - Powder Room Décor Ideas

The bright powder room in the farmhouse style looks even more gorgeous thanks to the large recessed lights on the ceiling. However, the design will look plain and empty if you don’t decide to hang a colorful watercolor wall art over the toilet.

Mount the Sculpture Art

Mount the Sculpture Art - Powder Room Décor Ideas

Just when you think that the textured wall and the large floor-to-ceiling mirror are the focal points of the design, shift your sight to the right and find what’s being hung on the wall. The traditional wall sculpture exudes a strong Southeast Asian feeling, making you feel like you’re lost somewhere on vacation in the tropical countries.

Pick Traditional Pattern for the Wallpaper

Pick Traditional Pattern for the Wallpaper - Powder Room Décor Ideas

Closing off the list, we have this chic and traditional powder room in vibrant colors. The combination of fully-patterned wallpaper and golden lamps produces and elegant look for the design, supported by the ornate mirror that gives even stronger vintage vibes.

Indah Nur Ariviani[Editor]
Indah is an experienced & professional content writer & editor covering awesome ideas about home decor and improvements. She is a hard worker, a life-long learner and a determined person. When she's not writing here, you may find her writing about lifestyle, translating documents or getting dizzy learning finance-related stuff.

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