Maybe it’s an unpopular opinion, but I truly believe that the powder bath is the most underrated room in the house. Think about it! It’s the one room you know your guests will visit, and it sometimes serves as their first impression of your home. Plus, since it’s a small, secluded room, it’s the perfect place to experiment with your design! Here’s my plan for the powder bath in our new home.
If you haven’t heard the big news – we’re building! I share all about our decision and how it all went down on this post.
In our current home, I wanted to make a big impact in our guest bathroom. If you’re looking for no-demo reno idea, try adding wallpaper like we did in this space!
My Plan For My Powder Bath Design
Like I said, there’s no better place to experiment with colors and textures than in the powder bath. It’s small and it’s visible to guests, so try that tile or funky wallpaper to make it have that wow factor!
I knew I wanted our powder bath design to make a statement while also fitting in with the rest of our home. I wanted something bold while still neutral, modern yet classic. I think I nailed it and can’t wait to see this room come together!
Elements I Love in the Powder Bath
Neutral doesn’t have to mean boring. For the powder bath, I picked a classic black-and-white look paired with a darker stain on the vanity. It’s got a touch of a farmhouse feel, but it’s still modern and edgy. I love the look of the dark wood against the lighter floors, while still having the moody vibe from the dark shiplapped walls.
I splurged on the tile for our powder bath, and I’m so glad I did! I went with a very small recycled glass mosaic tile with a matte finish, so it will have a little grip while still looking clean and smooth. Plus, the mosaic pattern adds so much visual intrigue to the space without being overpowering. These tiles are so unique and the finish on them is like nothing I had seen before. I knew I wanted to use them right when I saw them!
There’s only one thing I love more than shiplap, and that’s black shiplap. I like using shiplap in a vertical pattern rather than horizontal- I think it makes the design feel more modern rather than farmhouse-ish. The dark paint color adds a lot of depth to the room, but the shiplap texture keeps it interesting. I opted to only shiplap the main wall, and I’ll probably add a fun wallpaper to the others once we move in. We’ll see!
While I loved picking the colors and materials for the foundation of the room, my favorite part of the design process was curating the fixtures. I found this gorgeous vanity at Signature Hardware and paired it with a sleek vessel sink. I knew I didn’t want to break up the clean lines of the vanity, so I opted for a wall-mounted faucet from Waterworks. This combination is the stuff of my home design dreams, and I can’t wait to see it all come together!
SHOP THE LOOK
Want to create this look in your own home? Shop some of my favorite elements and add-ons I’ll be purchasing when we move in!
If there’s a look you’ve been wanting to try or a style you can’t stop thinking about, here’s your sign! The powder bath (or any bathroom, really) is a great place to stretch your creative muscles and see what you can come up with. Personally, our powder bath is one of the rooms I’m most excited to see in our new home. Stay tuned for updates throughout the build and design process!