Have you ever heard the term ‘powder room’? If you have, do you know what it is? What makes it different from any other rooms? Before we dive any deeper, it would be better for us to know what a powder room is. Well, it basically has the same function as a bathroom. What makes it different are its size and the limitation of the components. A bathroom usually has a toilet, sink, tub, and shower (or a tub-shower combo). Meanwhile, as the compact version of a bathroom, a powder room only consists of two main components of a bathroom which are a sink and a toilet. Other than that, the characteristic of a powder room is its location. It is usually on the first floor of a multi-story building. This is to maintain its accessible aspect and help the inhabitants who don’t want to travel to an upstairs bathroom.
If you have some area that you can use to build an additional powder room, you should consider several things before you execute your plan. You should make sure that the available space can accommodate the essential aspects of a powder room. Another important thing that you should pay attention to is the design. Make sure that it is in accordance with the rest of your house design. This is to avoid making the powder room looking like it is separated from the house. To help you meet those criteria, we are here with a selection of compact powder room designs and ideas. Read on and find the one that fits your style!
Give a Personality to Your Room with Patterned Wall
Only having two components of a bathroom does not mean that you cannot put an effortless look on your powder room. Take a look at this design for example. The placing of the lights takes a huge part in making an illusion so the room appears to be spacey. As you have probably noticed, the mirror takes most of the area on the wall. This is also such a great strategy to make the room look bigger. The room is reflected by the mirror which makes it looks like it is extended. Also, the patterned wall is the main attraction of this design. It goes along very well with the brownish-grey countertop. The two towel railings on each side bring out a sense of balance in the design.
Rose Gold Touch
Applying bright natural colors seems like a go-to in designing a powder room. As seen in the first two designs, both use light colors to paint the walls. However, to create a nice touch on the design, we can play with structure, texture, and shapes. Different from the previous design, this one uses bricks to create a structure on its walls. Other than that, the patterned tiles in the flooring also produce an eye-catching look. One of the characteristics this design has is the rose gold sink. Aside from making the design seems elegant, the rose gold color is a great complement to the plain white walls.
The Soothing Aura of Blue
Believed to be the color that brings a calming effect to whoever sees it, blue is one of the recommended colors for your interior design. As seen in the design above, you can observe how the darker tone of blue is well integrated with the barely-there-blue on the walls. Other than that, the round shape of the mirror has a resemblance to the round light bulb in front of it. This creates a sense of continuity and unity in the design. Another thing you should pay attention to when choosing a color palette is the lighting in the room. To achieve the finished look that you expected, you can opt for colors that are slightly lighter and darker than the color you are choosing. Also, you can simply ask for a sample to try in your house with the available lighting.
Moody Color Palette
Sometimes, a powder room is not always about bright and vibrant colors. You can match the colors and design to the characteristics that you want to bring out. To create a more dramatic look to your powder room, you can try applying dark and deep colors to the walls and compartments. Take a look at this design for example. As you can see, there is a sense of masculine and sophisticated ambiance in the room from the chosen color palette. Other than that, the matte finish on the walls matches flawlessly with the tile pattern.
Black and White Inspired Look
Here is another dark-color-inspired design for you. Unlike the previous one that is mostly dominated by deep and moody colors, this one seems to be more balanced. It uses both light and dark colors which are black and white. This is actually one of the go-to color palettes since the color combination never goes wrong. As you can see in the picture, the white color dominates the walls and the powder room equipment – sink and toilet. However, to create a sense of balance, the designer uses black on the ceiling, light mount, mirror frame, and you can also find it on the tile pattern.
Create a Contemporary Look with Marbles
Marbles seem to have always been one of the on-trend materials. Other than their elegant and luxurious finish, marbles are capable of providing a long-lasting look and function. Take a look at the picture above. You can see how the marble slab creates an amazing floating-like design for the table. Other than that, marbles are easy to be merged with almost every material. As seen in the picture, it goes very well with the woods and tiles.
What Should My Powder Room Look Like?
That is the question that only you can answer. After finish checking out the designs above, I hope you can brainstorm your ideas and preferences. However, if you still need some backups to help you cogitate, there are always professionals that will do you a favor. Happy exploring!