8 Petite Powder Rooms That Pack a Punch

By Erin Carlyle, Houzz
Given its compact size and enclosed nature, the powder room can be a safe place to experiment with dramatic colors, motifs or finishes. And that’s exactly what the designers of the following 8 spaces did in each of these special bathrooms.

The powder rooms here feature a wide array of styles, but they share a feeling of cohesive, intentional design. Enjoy these popular powder room photos (presented in descending order to most popular) and find inspiration for your own powder room project.

Swerdloff Properties Inc, original photo on Houzz

8. Glitz and Glam

The sparkle of a herringbone-patterned wall brings a modern touch to a powder room that features a large dose of the traditional because of its marble countertop and floor.

Jim Boles Custom Homes, original photo on Houzz

7. Farmhouse Chic

Classic tiles — black and white hex on the floor,herringbone subway tile for the accent wall — form a traditional foundation here. But sweet and rustic touches like the scalloped mirror, reclaimed-wood shelves and retro clocks pull this powder room into farmhouse territory.

Related: Why the Farmhouse Sink is Timeless

A Finer Touch Construction LLC, original photo on Houzz

6. Bunny Lovers Unite

This powder room has plenty of quirk courtesy of a loosely drawn army of bunnies populating the walls. Who needs art when you’ve got these for friends?

R House Design Build, original photo on Houzz

5. Flattering Light

A rough-hewn vanity is more than balanced by a dramatic mirror composed of antique handmade glass.

Mirror: Antique Mirror Glass Shoppe; vanity: Restoration Hardware

Granoff Architects, original photo on Houzz

4. Toe the Line

This powder room could be described as a successful marriage of lines, from the faint horizontal ones on the wallpaper to the bolder vertical ones in the wainscoting. The circular mirror and bowl-shaped sink provide welcome curves.

Cornerstone Architects, original photo on Houzz

3. Brassy Indigo

The wallpaper’s multiple indigo colors work beautifully with the bold, textural spore mirror, while the mostly white floating vanity provides a balancing touch of lightness. Transparent glass bulbs keep the focus on the wallpaper and mirror, rather than the light fixtures themselves.

G.A. White Homes, original photo on Houzz

2. Symphony in Gray

Glossy gray brings a fresh perspective to subway tiles in this powder room, while the grays of the wall tile, floor tile and paint complement one another but don’t compete.

CBI Design Professionals Inc, original photo on Houzz

1. Tuscan Influence

By far and away, this was the most popular new powder room photo on Houzz during July, August and September 2016. The copper bowl, stone elements, iron sconces and wall patina could all be factors leading so many Houzzers to save this photo to their ideabooks.

French doors: custom, Hardwood Door and Bevel


Tags: Flattering Light, iron sconces, powder room, Tuscan Influence

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