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If your powder room is far from picture-perfect, it's time to start considering decor ideas. There’s one thing clear for 2022, it's plain white subway block tiles just aren't cutting it anymore. This year interior designers are mixing it up, ditching the ordinary, for decor that bursts with personality.
These small spaces are meant to make a design statement, providing endless visual delight. But they often get the reputation for being the least stylish room of the home. In reality, it's petite proportions can make it one of the most exciting and inspiring rooms to decorate. Minimal square footage means you need to be imaginative. The best powder room ideas will pack in a ton of design interest - creating depth and transforming the way space feels.
Experimenting with colour and pattern is so much less intimidating than it is in a massive, wide-open space. Smaller spaces mean you can go big on material choices without breaking the bank. A fresh coat of paint or installing patterned wallpaper is an update that will do the trick. Beyond that, you can introduce expressive artwork, clever storage solutions, and other chic decorative accents.
A Persian rug is a perfect addition to impress your household and guests alike. Introducing a rug makes the space feel cosier and more design forward. The fun is really in the versatility, so have fun with it! If you decide your bold decor choices aren’t working for you, there’s less to cover up at the end.
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Are you yearning for a clutter-free, sleek lined bathroom that sparks joy? For an all-encompassing look, go minimal. A minimalist style can be just as bold as you are—if you know how to do it right.
Want to embrace minimalism but not sure how? Minimalism is a super cool modern decor trend - it’s popular because it helps to see beauty in simplicity and clean lines. While less isn’t always more: when it comes to powder rooms, you’re typically better off going for clear counters and an overall clean and organised vibe.
The simple, pared-back design oozes tranquility and refinement. If you like the idea of a minimalist powder room without lavish opulence, keep the space inviting with warm tones and soft lighting. Simple silhouettes and well-chosen materials can create a soothing and luxurious feel when combined.
Consider integrating a floating vanity into your minimalist design. Having space under your sink can open up a tiny space, making it feel bigger than it actually is. You can also adopt minimalism through more modern updates like eliminating hardware altogether, which will help create sleek lines.
A minimalist design style can sometimes make a space appear stark and sterile, so it’s essential to add a little cosiness. A Persian or Oriental rug will create warmth and soften that harsh look. Not to mention, it can offer a pop of colour that won’t disrupt the simple, minimalist design.
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Make your powder room shine with metallic decor! If you’re concerned that your bathroom interior lacks a genuine wow factor, introducing a metallic style might just be the perfect solution.
The metallic design trend is massive this year. Reflect a golden glow throughout the space by incorporating various deco objects into your powder room. Bathroom fixtures are not the only place you can have metallic finishes - you can include them in so many ways – from metal tiles to wall art and more.
Metallic wall designs are particularly well suited to modern bathroom decors. You don’t have to cover the entire wall in a metallic design either; a small metallic feature is all that is required to really transform a space. The vibe you create will depend on the metal finishes you choose.
PLAY WITH PATTERN
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Patterns might feel like a huge commitment to make in a master bath, but it's fun in a powder room - they were made for this type of exuberant play.
There is a tendency in small rooms to keep the walls fuss-free for fear that anything too busy will make the space feel even smaller. But, choose the right patterns, and it can actually expand the room. New design styles embrace the movement of maximalism in interior design with bold powder rooms that have a mind of their own.
Picking statement-making patterns and darker colours blur the edges of the space, corners become unclear, and make the room feel bigger.
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Classic, timeless, and effortlessly chic, is there anything natural stone and crystal can't do right? Be inspired by nature this year! Bring organic touches and references into the powder room to add warmth, texture, and more character.
All you need to make your powder room look as good as its much larger counterparts are some strategic styling tips and a can-do attitude. Using natural materials means all features work cohesively, creating a simple yet stylish scheme that works in any modern or traditional interior.
If you want to make a statement in a small space, invest in a standout piece, like these Marble and Quartz basins. For a striking statement go for stone bursting with dramatic colour and vivid veining; it has a greater visual impact and dominates the space.
Soften the floor with a beautiful woven rug - a rug will ensure the comfort of guests and make your small space feel cosy. Feast your eyes on 3 of our small Oriental rugs featured below.