With a few simple updates, you can freshen up the look of your powder room, transforming it into an inviting retreat.
Painted cabinetry: Save a bundle on a new washstand and make the old “like new” with a coat of high-gloss paint and some new hardware. For a perfectly even and polished finish that shows no signs of brushstrokes, borrow or rent an HVLP (high-volume, low-pressure) paint sprayer.
Add a backsplash: Light-catching, floor-to-ceiling tiling behind the sink will give a small space more depth and energy. Plus, tiling is stain-resistant, easy to clean and easily takes on those careless splashes.
Lighting: Play around with the many fixtures out there to add an exciting surprise to this secluded space. Glare-free sconces, a pretty beaded chandelier or a bold pendant are all striking, on-trend options.
Window treatments: People want their privacy in this room, so make sure they can easily have it. With patterns or designs on etched glass, you can gain that privacy without losing the benefits of daylight. Or choose free-hanging curtains for a pop of color, or sturdy wooden blinds or shutters.
Make it functional: If we’ve learned anything from the fancy soap trend, setting out high-end toiletries and accessories adds clutter and sends the wrong signal to your guests. The CLARA Foaming Soap Dispenser is an elegant yet functional accessory for small sink areas that invites your guests to help themselves to soap.