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Smart Design Ideas for the Powder Room

Don’t let the small scale of the bathroom dissuade you from being creative! Punch up the tiny space with big designs and décor. A powder room is a great place to take chances with design. A small space equals a low commitment. Especially during the holiday season, a powder room will get a lot of foot traffic. A bathroom remodel may be the perfect solution for creating a beautiful space that will hold up to the wear and tear of hosting family gatherings.

First, decide on a design style and plan out what you’d like to do with your new bathroom design. It may be a good idea for you to visit a design show room and take a look at some products and examples to help narrow your ideas. A design show room can help bring your ideas to life. A designer can help you create a layout that maximizes the space you have.

Because the powder room receives heavy use by guests, decorate with pretty hand towels and luxurious amenities. It’s also a great place to experiment with more costly materials. Since the space is smaller, treat yourself to the beauty of quality materials. Consider art work, handcrafted bathroom hardware or creating beautiful counter top vignettes.

Go bold with your color! This is the one place in your home you can get away with bold color and bold design. Forget conventional decorating wisdom that dark colors close in on a room and make it smaller. Try rich colors like merlot, navy, chocolate or pine green paired with high gloss finishes like lacquer, metallic or glass that reflect natural and artificial light to counter the bold colors and help keep it bright.

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