How We Did it: Powder Bath Pop with Wild Wallpaper




It’s time to freshen up where you freshen up!

Your powder room is an essential part of your home. It’s a room that both you and your guests will definitely use, so it’s important that it looks exactly how you want. Here’s a break down of how we transformed this ho-hum bathroom into a space popping with personality!


Cover Tile with Wood Wainscot

Getting rid of that old tile has never been easier thanks to wainscoting. It’s a both a time-efficient and cost-savvy way to give your powder room a totally new look. The existing bathroom had Travertine tiles all the way around.

Instead of demolishing this completely, we opted simply to cover with wood wainscoting, painted white, to give a brighter look and feel. (We did remove the ledge and baseboards).

Get wild with Wallpaper

Because powder rooms are typically smaller in size, it’s your chance to let your creativity shine in a big way. Our Tip? Go wild with the wallpaper! There are tons of options; from different textures, to cool shapes, to vibrant colors, there’s a design out there for everyone.

We love this wallpaper from Thibaut Design. The oversized whimsical floral is bright, funky, and perfect for this little powder bathroom.

We suggest wallpaper for Powder Bathrooms and NOT regular bathrooms because there is less moisture than your typical bathroom. Because there is no shower or bath here, the amount of steam is significantly less. Be cautious when using wallpaper in a full bath, as the steam and water will start to take a toll on the paper and the glue used to adhere it to your walls.

Add art that doesn’t compete

Hanging artwork in your powder room adds another level of fun and creativity to the room.

Consider what kind of art will compliment your wild wallpaper and not compete with it.

We hung these text pieces from Sugarboo Prints and it looks amazing! It’s simple, but works perfectly with our wallpaper.

Photos Courtesy of Dandelion Dreams Photography


Finishing Touches are kept Minimal

We can’t forget about the mirror! Finding a mirror with an intricate or chic frame will spruce up your bathroom even more. The Cleopatra Mirror from Howard Elliott Mirrors is such a unique shape, and much more unexpected than your standard builder-grade bathroom mirror. The white frame with gold accents pops against the busy wallpaper, creating a visual break from all the pattern.

Keeping with the gold, we added in a Delta faucet and matching gold cabinet knob from Schaub and Company.

In the end…

A powder room can say a lot about both your style and your hospitality. It’s a great opportunity to have a little fun with your design and to leave a lasting impression on your guests. Given that powder baths are smaller spaces, use the opportunity to get creative, and a little bit funky!

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