Chi/Complements Home Interiors

Typically smallest room in the house, the powder room is where you can add the wow factor without breaking the bank. A powder room is a great place to depart from the neutral mood of the rest of the home and show off your creativity.

Wallpaper is hot right now and an effective way to make a bold statement. Try putting wallpaper on the ceiling and painting the walls a deep color and you’ll make a dull powder room feel like the best seat in the house.

The powder room is also a place you can add a touch of whimsy. How about a dog cameo wallpaper or an oversized flower motif? How about a chandelier? A tea towel collection as hand towels? How about an Alhambra-style tile mosaic? That chai tea green paint you’re scared to use in the bedroom — this could be the place to use it!

Metallic gold is so current and a color that can make a big impact in the powder room. Can you add a new light fixture with gold elements? How about painting the ceiling a sparkling gold to add pow to the room? Or add a gold-toned mirror and towel rings?

Black and white with gold accents is crisp and bold. It can give a room a feeling of richness and old world elegance without being snobby, particularly when paired with a contemporary surprise, like a colorful Lucite mirror frame or a brightly colored modern print in a frame.

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Add fresh flowers; add a plant. Bring in a crazy, twisted tree branch you found on your last hike. The sky’s the limit, so don’t hold back because bold can work here.

If you’re feeling timid, contact an interior designer to help convince you that powder room possibilities are boundless.