Monday, June 18, 2012

Do You Have a Ho-Hum Powder Room?

I am always surprized when I tour houses with boring Powder Rooms.  It is the one room that, even if you are selling,  does not have to be neutral. (My motto: "A powder room is not going to make or break the sale of a house".) 

It is the one room you can take a risk.  Go for it! Glam it up! Show some personality!


Interesting mirrors are not expensive.  A small chandelier adds drama.  Bold wallpaper makes a splash in a small powder room.  I use large, colorful art in power rooms when I stage.

Here's an all white power room. Exactly as I found it when I toured the house.  

The only color was a box of Kleenex.

For only a very few dollars, a few accesories can be purchased that will help amp up a small space.
I added a colorful print  (Tuesday Morning) above the towel bar. The green and orange the powels (Target) pick up the colors in canvas and add a little pizzaz to this ho-hum powder room.  Citrus colors are always a hit in the summer.  This is literally a 2 minute fix. 

Don't be drab in your powder room.  Be fab!  Have a little fun in this small space.



  1. I agree! I think the powder room should be a pleasant surprise...something fun! I really like how you used a few colorful accessories to really brighten up the room. :-)

  2. Thanks Sharla. Readers please check out Sharla's redo of her powder room. The transformation is amazing! Click The House at Bluebird Lane above.

  3. I love the idea that the powder room won't make or break the sale of a house! I haven't thought of it that way before ...

  4. That's just how I look at it, Traci. I'm sure they don't teach my powder room philosophy in 'stager school'.