Light and Airy Powder Rooms

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Image: My Domaine

We just bought a new house a few months ago and one room that I am super excited to renovate is the powder room. Though it is the smallest room in the house, I want it to have the biggest impact! There’s nothing like a good ol’ powder room that feels stylish. Another must for a powder room is that it feels light and airy. I’ve been in some that have this dark, claustrophobic feel that I’m not too keen on. There are certain design details that can create the perfect powder room.

1. Because most powder rooms are small, try using a vibrant wallpaper. This will bring personality and immediate style to the space. Use a lighter color to create a more airy look.

2. Lighting is very important in a powder room. You don’t want your guests to be squinting to see what’s in front of them. Use pendant lights or sconces to flank the mirror. Also,addcanlightsforextralighting.

Image/Designer: Amber Interiors

3. If you’re not too sure about adding wallpaper, use the floor to add pattern in your powder room. This tile design is gorgeous! And because powder rooms are smaller, you can afford to use a more high-end tile because you’re not using as much.

Designer: Michael Tauber Architecture | Countertop: Eggshell

4. Of course, mirrors are a must in any bathroom. To create the look of a bigger space, add more mirrors. The reflection will make the room look deeper and wider. And more light will reflect through the mirrors.

Image: Centsational Girl

5. Choose a fun sink or vanity for your powder room. This marble vessel sits on top of the vanity, creating an unexpected design twist for this space. Also, think outside of the box when it comes to towel rings. I’m loving this vintage towel bracket!

For more bathroom ideas: Creative Ways to Style Your Sink | Bathrooms With Gorgeous Tile Floors

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Kirsten Grove
Kirsten Grove has always had a passion for interior design. Simply Grove is Kirsten's creative outlet for all things aesthetically beautiful. Started in 2008 as a way to show off eye catching design and decor from all over the world, Simply Grove has become a hang-out for like-minded creatives with a love of interiors and an appetite for design eye-candy. You will also find Kirsten featured in publications and sites like Better Homes and Gardens, Lucky Magazine, RealLiving Magazine, Elle Decor.com, HGTV.com and Design Sponge to just name a few. She was also named one of Babble’s Top 50 Design Mom Bloggers of 2011 and has been a speaker at Alt Summit 2011, 2012 and 2013.