Our 30 Favorite Powder Rooms

The smallest room in your house doesn't have to skimp on style. Be inspired by these 30 designer powder rooms that are short on square footage but big on style.

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July 30, 2019

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Black and White = High Contrast

Classic meets contemporary in this glossy black powder room with a timeless herringbone backsplash. A streamlined white countertop creates a striking contrast against the black floating vanity while touches of gold bring in a dose of glam.

Prints Charming

Butterflies, birds and flowers fill this powder room with flights of fancy. The lucite-legged vanity adds a lightness to space, taking up less real estate than a traditional vanity. Delicate touches, such as the curvy mirror and brass sconces, feel perfectly at home.

Drenched in Sunshine

With natural light pouring in and lots of cheerful yellow, this powder room is the epitome of happy and energetic. A splashy pattern dots the walls and stripes decorate the ceiling, creating a mix of patterns that's surprising yet perfectly paired.

Strike a Playful Note

Whimsical bird wallpaper is the real showstopper in this eclectic powder room. Designer Sarah Richardson loves using vintage light fixtures, like the sconces and chandelier here, in her spaces to create a timeless feel.

Angles Abound

Diamond-patterned cement tiles create a stunning geometric backdrop to this hexagonal mirror in glam gold. The wall-mounted faucet takes up zero counterspace to create a super simple, clean look — a smart way to add openness to an on-the-small-size powder room.

Rustic Chic

This bath's moody black walls are tempered by the striking white vanity clad in Carrara marble countertops. Matte champagne bronze fixtures and hardware add an of-the-moment finish to this powder room. The mirror framed with weathered gray barnwood, along with the artwork, layer in a note of rustic Western style.

Au Naturel

Texture takes center stage and brings a tactile delight to this powder room where grasscloth wallpaper pairs with tongue-and-groove wainscoting and a distressed wood vanity. In lieu of a standard mirror, this illuminated glass frame adds a soft glow to the space.

From: Denise LaVey

Contemporary Glamour

A small powder room is the ideal place to add a bold touch to your home. Playful pink wallpaper sets the scene in this eclectic space, which pairs a simple pedestal sink with a glamorous mirror. A tripod table provides the perfect spot for setting fresh flowers, a must-have for bringing life to any room.

Vintage Vibes

Create a bathroom you'll love getting ready in each morning by accessorizing it with vintage finds for a collected-over-time vibe. From the tiered server turned makeup storage to the childs' bathtub that now stores towels, the industrial style of this vanity area is softened with a variety of secondhand finds.

Timelessly Modern

Play around with a variety of elements to create a design of your own. Classic pieces, like the marble countertops and antiqued mirror, find their contemporary counterparts in the chevron wallpaper and preppy green vanity for a powder room that mixes style with ease.

Simplicity by the Sea

Powder rooms may be a favorite place to go over the top with wallpaper or tilework, but there's something to be said about a simple space that's refreshing and welcoming. Beach gray-green paint sets the scene for this bathroom, and a custom painting by HGTV designer David Bromstad nods to the coastal home's location.

A Grand Vision

Behind this thick floating vanity is a mirror that stretches from floor to ceiling. All mirrors help to expand rooms visually, but this one seems to double-time the effect. An Oriental rug brings a burst of color underfoot.

Old Meets New

Vintage finds are a great way to infuse your powder room with personality. Antique mirrors, frames and even cabinet doors are hung all around this eclectic powder room for a warm, lived-in feel. Marble tiles laid diagonally ground the space, while chrome and white fixtures balance the rustic quality with a contemporary edge.

Add Some Life

Every green thumb knows that plants are a sunny bathroom's best friend. Especially good picks are ferns, philodendron, diffenbachia, Chinese evergreen (or aglaonema), cyclamen and kalanchoe — all hardy picks that will not only brighten up your bathroom but that also work to clean the air.

Bring On the Blooms

This midnight floral wallpaper combines romance, mystery and a lot of pattern to create one striking space. Linear sconces and a streamlined sink keep the room from feeling too fussy, while gilded metallics infuse warmth into the palette.

Incorporate a bit of History

In a truly tiny space, there might be room for only one showstopping piece — so, make it count. This petite powder room pairs reclaimed woods and distressed paint with marble countertops and chrome fixtures for a lovely design. However, the antique mirror with its intricate etchings is the wow-worthy centerpiece.

From: Denise LaVey

Globe-Trotting Style

Ikat wallpaper in soft blues and greens adds a splash of color to this neutral powder room. A blue bead chandelier is a playful touch and is reflected in the elegant quatrefoil mirror. A small floating sink with glass countertop takes up little room and brings a contemporary note to the room.

Stylish in Black and White

In this eclectic powder room, guests are greeted with a bold, whimsical wallpaper featuring black-and-white peacock feathers. Pedestal sinks often look contemporary, but designer Allison Lind chose one with a column base and soft, curvy lines for a more traditional style. A large round mirror brings the silver hue of the hallway into the bathroom and helps to visually enlarge the space.

Going to the Birds

A powder room full of our favorite pink ladies? Yes, please. This flamingo wallpaper and all its exuberance is balanced by simple choices throughout the rest of the space: a pedestal sink, round vintage mirror, acrylic towel holder and exposed bulb light fixture.

Shades of Blue

Coastal meets farmhouse in this charmingly blue powder room. The sky blue of the vanity, topped in chunky quartz countertops, picks up its shade from the detailing of the graphic-patterned wallpaper. The coral-inspired mirror channels a texture-filled, beachy vibe.

Caution: Waves Ahead

Pedestal sinks are a great choice for powder rooms since they take up less space and under-counter storage isn't always a necessity. In this contemporary bathroom, sculptural tiles in a neutral gradient from soft sand to light charcoal create a wavy accent wall. A simple mirror is suspended from the wall to look as if it's floating.

Out of the Shadows

This dressed-in-black powder room sets a moody atmosphere. Wandering moldings and 3-D floating stars add dimension and help bounce your eye around the space. Gold accents add the just-right touch of glitz to this saturated space.

Tiled in Terrazzo

Creamy white walls combine with multi-hued terrazzo wall tile in this eclectic powder room. The light orange shade of the stone speckles is pulled out to create a custom vanity. A lavish chandelier and sconce bring a sophisticated, romantic vibe to the room.
From: Kim Alexandriuk

Mix of Metals

Slate gray wallpaper with silver trees and golden pears creates a romantic forest atmosphere in this contemporary powder room. A sleek white vanity is topped with beautiful marble countertops and an elegant vessel sink.
From: Holly Bender

Step Into the Light

Subtly striped walls visually lead to a dramatic angled accent wall clad in hexagonal iridescent tiles. The sleek floating vanity combined with a long, vertical window bring an airy quality to this on-the-dark-side powder room.

Stylishly Romantic

Curvy lines and a soft palette are key to evoking a romantic style. Elegant silver, from the floral wallpaper and upholstered door panel to the hammered nickel sink and wall-mounted faucet, carries the eye throughout this feminine bathroom. A rounded, natural walnut vanity is topped in Calacatta marble.

Rustic Storage

Classic wainscoting contrasts against whimsical black wallpaper with colorful butterflies in this eclectic powder room. Rustic French-inspired storage bins are hung on the wall for pretty yet functional storage. Lean and polished, the pedestal sink makes the space feel airy, while the mirror helps reflect light around the room.

Sweet Meets Chic

An intricate wallpaper is best complemented by classic, white wainscoting that holds its own without stealing the show. A simple console sink is a great option for small bathrooms since they take up less space and maintain an airy, open look.

Contemporary With a Vintage Vibe

A favorite designer trick to creating a one-of-a-kind powder room is to repurpose an antique dresser into a vanity. Contemporary meets traditional when this bathroom's graphic black-and-white wallpaper is paired with white beadboard and chair-rail molding.

Bright in All White

Smart design solutions make the most of this narrow powder room. White subway tile is not only stylish, but it helps to visually expand the space in every direction. A floating vanity keeps the space airy and open while deep built-in shelves provide needed storage and even the mirror is inset to create the illusion of more room.

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