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Bold Powder Room
Bold Powder Room
Bella Luxe Home Design & Interiors, LLC
Dark powder room with tile chair rail
Powder room - small transitional black tile and limestone tile porcelain tile and multicolored floor powder room idea in Chicago with a two-piece toilet, black walls and a pedestal sink
Glendora Contemporary Investor Remodel
Glendora Contemporary Investor Remodel
Classic Kitchens, Etc.
Jay Adams
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary vinyl floor powder room remodel in Los Angeles with shaker cabinets, dark wood cabinets, a two-piece toilet, an integrated sink and solid surface countertops
Fifth Avenue Apartment
Fifth Avenue Apartment
Stephen Wang + Associates Architects
Powder room - small traditional black and white tile powder room idea in New York with an undermount sink and gray walls
Dyna - Blakely
Dyna - Blakely
Dyna Contracting
Aaron Leitz Photography
Example of a classic powder room design in Seattle with a console sink
A Traditional Estate
A Traditional Estate
Amy Studebaker Design
Alise O'Brien Photography Space planning by Mitchell Wall Architects Construction by PK Construction
Powder room - small traditional medium tone wood floor powder room idea in St Louis with a one-piece toilet, black walls, an undermount sink and marble countertops
Congress Park
Congress Park
Factor Design Build
Transitional powder room photo in Denver with gray walls, an undermount sink and white countertops
1210 Macdonald Ranch
1210 Macdonald Ranch
Luxury-Designer
Huge Powder Room with Separate Commode Area
Inspiration for a large contemporary light wood floor and beige floor powder room remodel in Las Vegas with flat-panel cabinets, brown cabinets, gray walls, an undermount sink, marble countertops and gray countertops
Echo Brickell
Echo Brickell
The Wall Studio LLC
Trendy gray floor powder room photo in Miami with a vessel sink and gray countertops
Tradiional Bathroom Vanity Room
Tradiional Bathroom Vanity Room
QualCraft Construction Inc
Powder room - mid-sized mediterranean orange tile and multicolored tile terra-cotta tile powder room idea in San Diego with furniture-like cabinets, dark wood cabinets, a vessel sink and wood countertops
Jackson Creek Residence
Jackson Creek Residence
Laura Fedro Interiors, Inc.
Example of a mountain style powder room design in Other with furniture-like cabinets, medium tone wood cabinets, a drop-in sink, wood countertops and brown countertops
Rowland Boulevard
Rowland Boulevard
Living Interiors
Example of a mid-sized trendy black tile light wood floor powder room design in San Francisco with black walls
King Caesar Bay View
King Caesar Bay View
Angela Raciti Interior Design
Powder room - large coastal powder room idea in Boston with a pedestal sink
Stichter Residence
Stichter Residence
mohment
Mid-sized transitional gray floor powder room photo in Dallas with shaker cabinets, beige cabinets, white walls, an undermount sink, marble countertops and white countertops
The Ayer
The Ayer
Ashli Mizell Inc.
Transitional white tile gray floor powder room photo in Philadelphia with flat-panel cabinets, dark wood cabinets, an undermount sink and gray countertops
Deep Blue Chinoiserie. Inspired Wallpaper in a Historic Home
Deep Blue Chinoiserie. Inspired Wallpaper in a Historic Home
Paper Moon Painting
Here you can see a bit of the marble mosaic tile floor. The contrast with the deep blue of the chinoiserie wallpaper is stunning! Perfect for a small space.
Palmer Weiss Interior Design, Martis Camp Tahoe
Palmer Weiss Interior Design, Martis Camp Tahoe
Michele Lee Willson Photography
Michele Lee Willson Photography
Example of a transitional powder room design in San Francisco with a console sink and multicolored walls
Leesburg Whole Home Remodel
Leesburg Whole Home Remodel
Synergy Design & Construction
The expanded powder room gets a classy upgrade with a marble tile accent band, capping off a farmhouse-styled bead-board wainscot. Crown moulding, an elegant medicine cabinet, traditional-styled wall sconces, and an antique-looking faucet give the space character.
Cliffside
Cliffside
Inside Stories by Duet Design Group
A contemporary powder room with bold wallpaper, Photography by Susie Brenner
Mid-sized transitional white tile and ceramic tile slate floor and gray floor powder room photo in Denver with recessed-panel cabinets, blue cabinets, multicolored walls, a drop-in sink, solid surface countertops and white countertops
Stonewall Farms Oakley A
Stonewall Farms Oakley A
Trust Homes
Powder room - small transitional dark wood floor and brown floor powder room idea in Other with beige walls and a pedestal sink
Even though powder rooms are simple spaces, their placement near the kitchen or living room makes them one of the most frequently used. Also known as a half bath, this space contains only a toilet and sink and is often on the main floor for guests to use when visiting. This tight space can be mighty tricky to get right, so keep the following tips in mind while browsing powder room ideas to ensure you make yours perfect:

What materials should I use in my powder room remodel?


Despite being fairly basic, you can easily make this small bathroom interesting by incorporating unique fixtures, using a variety of materials and adding fun decor. It's great to experiment with different materials, but beware of overkill here. A half bath is so small that too many patterns and textures can quickly overwhelm the space. When picking out materials for powder rooms, avoid combining multiple statement pieces; for example, a bold mosaic tile backsplash and a patterned tile floor can cause a disjointed, choppy design. Instead, pick one statement element, like a fun backsplash, countertop or vanity, and opt for subtle materials, like stone, marble or granite, for the rest.

How do I decorate my powder room?


Similar to materials, avoid a cluttered final product by keeping powder room decor fairly low key — less is more. Opt for a subtle wall or tile color and add hints of personality with artwork or accent wallpaper. Hand towels and bath accessories are also a perfect way to squeeze in some visual interest without over decorating. Try to incorporate one or two fun powder room ideas, like an oversized sink, funky mirror or dramatic ceiling light. And don't forget about the hardware! In such a tight spot, cabinet pulls and faucets can truly make or break your half bath decor. Don’t get too hung up on making this step of the process permanent; there are plenty of powder room decorating ideas just waiting for you to get that redecorating itch.

What’s the best layout for powder rooms?


When planning the layout of a half bathroom there are three major objects to consider: the door, toilet and sink. If you have a space large enough to accommodate the door swing of typical hinged door, that will be the easiest option for most powder room designs. Otherwise you can go with something that has less (or no) swing, like double doors or pocket doors — these will give you more options in terms of toilet and sink placement.

Toilets come in multiple configurations too, so see what will look best and fit within the powder room design you currently have. Wall mounted toilets can save a few inches, as well as make the entire room feel more spacious. Be sure to know the building codes in your area, as toilets do have minimum clearance requirements that can affect your desired layout. If you’re not sure about straying away from a typical toilet, browse powder room pictures to see how others have solved this dilemma.

When it comes to the sink, you’ll want to start with the more compact choices, like a pedestal or wall mounted sink. You won’t need much storage in typical powder room designs, so only go with a full blown vanity if you have the square footage to work with. Overall, the layout should provide enough room to move around so that guests don’t feel cramped, despite the lack of space. The best powder room ideas strike a balance between great design and flawless functionality, so be sure you put in big effort to this small space.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a powder room renovation or are building a designer powder room from scratch, Houzz has 108,749 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Angela Raciti Interior Design and P.S. Platinum Properties. Look through powder room pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a powder room design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful powder room photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.