We are staring a powder room makeover! It’s been on our home project list for about a year and we have been collecting ideas and making selections slowly! Now it’s time to get our plans in order and get busy transforming our little powder room. Here are ideas you might like too!
Our powder room is a blank slate. It’s small and has a comfort height toilet, a pedestal sink, oval mirror, and a little over-the-mirror sconce. The floors are beige and white tile.
You can see why I call this little room a blank slate!
MY FAVORITE POWDER ROOMS
We want to transform this little room into a pretty space. I love small bathrooms that are made to look like beautiful jewelry box rooms. This is one room you can paper with a gorgeous floral or big geo prints. Little rooms look chic with gorgeous wallpaper.
AN IDEA BOARD FOR THE POWDER ROOM MAKEOVER
I think it is important to make an overall plan for a room I want to change or makeover.
I like to hash out all the details and establish a color palette before I do one thing in the room I’m working on. Part of the details is to know what style the room will reflect. Knowing the style will help me filter everything that will go into the room.
The style of this room is a little dressier than the rest of our home. It’s going to be Transitional like the rest of our home but with a bit of glam. You can see a post about WHAT IS TRANSITIONAL STYLE HERE.
Small powder rooms are one room we can stray from the overall style of our home without it looking out of place. So a bit of glam and a slightly different color palette will be a fun adventure for me!
I love styling a powder room!
Here is the idea board with the components of our little bathroom.
The only thing I have not decided on is the art that will go in the powder room.
Many designers start with art as an inspiration. But I usually do the opposite. I most often pick out my art last.
In a room as small as a powder room, I like to keep the hardware finishes the same color. I chose brushed nickel for the faucet, towel ring, toilet paper holder, and vanity light.
I think mixing metals in most rooms is a very good idea! However, this room is tiny and I don’t want to call attention to the hardware.
I chose brushed nickel because it is a soft looking silver metal with a warm-ish undertone. I think brushed nickel will work with my mirror because it is also a silver with gold-ish undertones.
You can see a post about MIXING METALS IN A ROOM HERE. This post is one of my most popular!
As I am writing this our friend Landis is banging away in the powder room. He is installing a chair rail and crown molding. Bobby will do the painting and the papering.
This will be a new venture in papering for Bobby because the pretty paper we chose is peel and stick!
We chose a soft gray wallpaper with large frilly flowers or seed pods.
When the room is done I’ll be sharing how it looks.
I hope this has helped you to see the process I start with before doing one thing in a room I want to makeover!
Here are some of the sources for our makeover…