Picture Perfect Powder Room

Your powder room may not be used often, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important to decorate it. When it comes to decorating a powder room, you don’t have to spend a great deal of money. Here are eight things you can do to make yours more attractive without breaking the bank in the process.

1. Create a backsplash or accent wall using old pallets.

Remove the planks from your pallets, and then go over them with a sander to make them smooth. Clean them with mineral spirits and then stain the planks any color you would like. Cover an entire wall or the area just above your sink with them to create a rustic look.

2. Make good use of baskets

Baskets can be placed on top of the toilet tank, underneath the sink, or in a corner of the room. You can also hang them on the wall and placed rolled towels inside them. For visual interest, use a combination of wire, wicker and wooden baskets.

3. Stencil the walls using metallic paint

Use stencils you purchase from a craft store to create a scroll pattern, polka dots or squares on a dark colored wall using metallic paint. This provides a dazzling effect next to soft lighting or candles.

4. Use repurposed furniture to make a vanity

You don’t have to purchase a bathroom cabinet, when you can easily drop a porcelain sink into the top of an old dresser, desk or table instead. You could easily use an existing piece of furniture or even repurpose something someone else has discarded.

5. Install a pullout pantry

Pullout pantries that slide into position are not just useful in the kitchen, as they also provide some much-needed storage space in your powder room.  Place it between your sink and the wall, and use the shelves to hold extra bottles of shampoo, guest towels or toilet paper.

6. Hang unique shelves

Hanging some unique shelves will provide you with additional storage space, while also giving your bathroom a unique look. Some of the things you can use to create shelves with include old shutters, window boxes, dresser drawers or small, hard-shell suitcases.

7. Use glass jars for storage

Glass jars placed on a shelf provide an open, airy look, and go well with any décor. They are ideal for storing cotton balls and swabs, but could even be used to hold loofahs, travel-sized toiletries, flowers or seashells.

8. Create a makeshift window

Your powder room will automatically feel bigger if it contains a window. If yours doesn’t have one, hang a vintage frame on the wall and add some sheer, tied-back panels to it. You could also hang a mirror inside a window frame, or stencil a window on your wall and add a shelf below it to give the appearance of a windowsill.

These eight simple ideas can transform your powder room into something you’ll be proud to show off to others. Best of all, incorporating these ideas will cost little or no money, which is something you will really appreciate if you are on a budget.

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