Inspiration: Powder Rooms

021209powder-02.jpgWe wanted to highlight the powder room because like the kitchen, it's probably a high traffic area. While a powder room is typically super small, it usually packs a punch. Most of the small space design ideas that are used in a powder room can be inspirational for other parts of the home where you're goal is to make less seem like more...

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Mr. Jeffers uses a whimsical, leaf-patterned wallpaper to make the space flow. In addition, an ornate mirror and hand sink give the viewer something to focus on (rather than the small space).

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A pink patterned wallpaper is the backdrop in this powder room. The space seems endless with its mirrored sink vanity and shiny tiled floors.

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Branch wallpaper takes the eyes up, making the walls seem endless.
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Black and white paisley and houndstooth prints give your eyes little rest as you look from the wall to the fabric wrapped sink.

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Eye candy above in the form of a glittering chandelier mixed with a black and white patterned wallpaper again give your eyes something to look at (instead of focusing on the teeny space).

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If you do choose to keep the palette simple, add decor for your guests to glance at. This powder room mixes vintage family photos and clean lines for a roomier effect.

[Image on first page from Look!: Powder Room Chandelier

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