A Small Powder Bath that Packs a Big Punch




This is the final space from our Ada House on the Hill project. It's not big, it's not fancy, but gosh, the transformation sure makes a big impact. The original powder bath was very red. I mean VERY very red. We knew we wanted to tone it down, and we thought wallpaper would be a fun way to give it a little more personality.


TIP: A small powder room is a great space to experiment with wallpaper. It's a small commitment since the room isn't large, and even with a very bold wallpaper, it wont feel overwhelming since the room will be small.

For the walls, we went with a beautiful dark blue wallpaper with a geometric pattern, which complemented the wallpaper in the dining room nicely. A great tip when coordinating wallpapers—or patterns in general—is to vary the scale of the patterns you're working with. In the powder bath, we went with a very large scale geometric pattern, which was more pronounced. In the dining room, we used a smaller scale geometric patter with much less contrast.


We wanted to keep the toilet and sink fixtures in tact. They were in good shape and neutral enough that we could work them into most design styles easily. I went for a 3-light glob style vanity light with a charming scallop design on the top of each light (definitely almost bought this for our primary bath!). Finally, we swapped out the original round mirror for an organically shaped one with a very thin gold frame.


Take a look at the transformation:


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