Searching for half bath design ideas for your new home or remodel?
Powder rooms or guest bathrooms are heavily utilized rooms in a house that will most certainly leave an impression on your guests. Show them the attention they deserve with eye-catching bathroom decorating ideas. From tile floors, the sink and toilet, color schemes, and light fixtures, you’ll need interior design inspiration to make this important square footage stand out.
Finding powder room ideas that you love is a simple way to narrow down your search. Unlike larger rooms, designing and decorating a small powder bathroom often requires certain design elements such as a pedestal sink, built-in shelving, or unique towel and toilet paper holders. Finding the right style of these elements can help to maximize the area in a small space.
Get started with your half-bath design layout
You may have limited space, but that is okay! Working in a small space can be less overwhelming. Once you’ve determined the size and scale of the room, you can more easily choose a sink, faucet, cabinet options, and lighting that fits. Often due to its smaller size, a half bath is more cost-effective to renovate, and some fun and simple design elements can liven up this small space quickly.
Once your basic fixtures and layout options are in place it’s time to bring in the style that will make this powder room truly a part of your home. Check out some of these half-bath design ideas to help you find the inspiration you need to get started.
Classic Color Scheme Ideas
We love using a basic black-and-white color scheme in a small space. Sticking with classic and minimal designs makes it simpler to switch out more trendy decorating pieces.
To Wallpaper or Not to Wallpaper?
If you love color and texture, a funky wallpaper design is a simple, yet trendy way to liven up a half bath. Wallpaper can be a type of artwork in and of itself. Think about your favorite painting…do you love flowers or bright splashes of color? Find wallpaper that reflects you, and you’ll feel joy every time you see it.
Add Natural Texture to the Walls
Another way to add texture to a room is to add shiplap to the walls. You can quickly achieve an instant modern farmhouse look with this simple step. Give it a twist with a fun paint color.
Picking the Right Mirror
While a mirror is typically a given element in any bathroom, they also give you the option to add style and design to the space. The shape, size, and finish can complement the look you are trying to achieve. A frameless mirror can simply enhance a highly patterned wallpaper. On the flip side, a framed mirror can resemble artwork when there is limited wall space to hang other pieces of art. This round mirror gives a modern vibe to this funky powder room.
Getting the Lighting Right
Lighting choices can add color and style, or simply blend in. Depending on the style you are choosing, finding the right lighting is an important piece of the puzzle. Sconces on either side of a mirror can bring an elegant touch, while a fixture that is a sleek row of simple bulbs will bring a modern vibe to the space. Check out these sophisticated sconces that bring instant classiness to this room.
Change the Vibe with Tiles
Different tile choices can also enhance whatever design scheme you choose, plus who doesn’t love a fully tiled bathroom? Floor-to-ceiling simple white tiles can add a cohesive neutral backdrop to the space. Mixing tiles is also a creative way to play with patterns and colors. Additionally, a fun tile pattern on the floor is perfect for a small area. You can make a bold choice because of the smaller footprint. Tile is a quick and easy way to add color and design elements, like the unique tile pattern shown here.
Explore Unique Finishes
Finishes such as copper plumbing and faucets can add a fun twist to the space. Take a break from the ordinary and try something different. Separated from other rooms in your home, it is easy to switch it up and use different metal finishes in this enclosed space.
Get Creative with Storage
Locating storage options are another important design element in a small space. Over-the-toilet cabinets are always an option, as well as floating shelves that give you the ability to tuck in some extra towels and toilet paper. If you have space for under-sink storage that is always a classically simple solution for housing extra items that your guests may need.
Think About the Sink
Sink options are a creative way to showcase your style. The designs available are limitless. From a simple pedestal to a wall mount sink, and everything in between, find one you love. Vessel sinks with their basins sitting on top, are a unique display option. We think a console sink, which is mounted on a metal frame is an easy way to create an open and airy look in a powder room, like the one shown here.
Use Paint Intentionally
Paint color options are one of the simplest ways to bring new life to a room. Painting one wall, giving shiplap color, or mixing and matching colors gives you limitless choices. A simple shade of white can also provide you with the calming backdrop you want to showcase other design elements you might prefer to stand out. Find the excitement in picking the colors of your room. We personally love the vibrant green of this gorgeous powder room.
Half Bath Design Ideas You Can Use
So, there you have it, lots of creative ideas to help you create the half bath of your dreams. Find the sample half bath design images that inspire you, then mix and match the elements that you love the most, to create a powder room design that will impress both you and your guests every time they open the door.