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How to Make a Splash in a Small Space


Did you know that small can be bold? Make a big impact with a small space. A good place to make that impact is in your powder room! This space probably gets used often and many times by your guests so why not show off your design style here. Give them a delightful experience by having a well-designed powder room. What types of elements would provide that? Let’s talk about it. I’ll give you three ways to give these small spaces a bold design.

a bathroom with a toilet, sink and mirror.

Design by: Cate Ball

Photography by: Troy VanLangen-Above the Horizon Media

Get Creative with Color

Adding color can make a big impact. You don’t have to go crazy, but you can be creative. Try painting the walls a bold color, or maybe try that bold color on the vanity. You could venture to the floor and find some bold colorful tiles, or because the space is small, add some wallpaper to the ceiling. These colorful accents can be stunning and can be a curious conversation starter.

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Add Statement Lighting

Make sure your lighting is on point. It’s a small space so it needs to be bright and inviting. You don’t have to go big, but you can be bold. You could add unique sconces next to the mirror. Top them off with Edison bulbs to kick the design up a notch. If your ceiling is tall enough you could really knock it out of the park with a small chandelier. And when you think of a chandelier, it’s not always crystals and glam. There are so many options these days that will suit anyone’s design style.

a bathroom with a sink, mirror and bathtub.

Thoughtful Finishes

Make sure you finish up your powder room with the proper finishes. The finishes are the final touch that can make or break the room. Use something bland and the look of the space will follow suit. Consider brushed gold or maybe copper. Use this on your faucets, vanity handles, and extend it to your flush handle and toilet paper holder. A unique finish can make a well-designed powder room really pop.

a bathroom sink with a black towel and a gold faucet.

Design by: Jessica Crosby

Photography by: Troy VanLangen-Above the Horizon Media

A powder room can be a fun room to design. With a little bit of thought and creativity you can impress your guests with this small space in a big way. If you need some help planning your space the designers at Delight In Designs are here to help. We have wonderful ideas on how to make a big impact in small spaces as well as make the personal and uniquely you. We would love to have the chance to share those ideas with you. 

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