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Half Bathroom Ideas that Leave an Impression

23 Feb 2024
Half Bathroom Ideas that Leave an Impression

Ironically, the most overlooked spaces in a home often have the most potential for bold design choices and a chance to play! In this case, we discuss the opportunity to dress up powder rooms (also known as half baths), smaller bathrooms with only a sink and toilet, often used for guests. In such a small and often hidden room, interior designers remind us that this isn’t a space we’ll get tired of since we don’t see it all the time. Therefore, it’s kind of like the “jewelry box” of a home. We’ve rounded up three timeless style tips to inspire your next DIY wallpaper project.

1. Go geometric.

The linear detailing on geometric wallpaper designs is often uniform and repetitive, allowing you to be bold in your choices but still appear chic. Additionally, its continuous nature draws the eye around the room, giving the space that striking appearance you might be looking for. Depending on your color and material choices, geometrics can be as understated or bold as you like. Consider our Bamboo Lattice wallpaper for an organic, natural geometric look or our Exposition design for a bolder, metallic option.

2. Try something botanical.

No windows? No problem. Invite nature into your space by opting for wallpaper with lush greenery (minus the bugs). This is especially flattering in homes with an airy, coastal, or tropical feeling. Personally, we think this is a more refined choice than florals which can appear dated when not done correctly. Once again, the creative freedom is in your hands with the array of choices. Abstract botanicals with unexpected colorways give powder rooms a chic look, while more realistic, green patterns incorporate a more direct approach. We recommend our Areca Palm design for a more lowkey look, while our Alocasia wallpaper invites a truly botanical feeling.

Tropical wallpaper installed in a green powder room.

3. Make it moody.

Nothing says sophistication like a rich, full-bodied hue. If you’re looking to push the boundaries a little and challenge the ever-so-popular trends of light, fresh shades of white and beige, a dark or saturated color might be for you. This will be especially useful in bringing out lighter appliances or finishes in your powder room, for example, a white marble counter or cream shower tiles. Darker hues on the wall give smaller spaces a more intimate feeling, giving off the illusion that the walls are closer than they are. Opt for Jeff Andrews’ Chiseled wallpaper for something deep, but not too dark. Amphora is a bold, abstract choice for those ready to take the plunge.

Traditional wallpaper installed in a deep navy bathroom.
Source:  Milstein, Hallie. "35 Powder Room Ideas That Pack Big Design Into Small Spaces." Southernliving.Com, 21 Sept. 2023, Accessed 13 Feb. 2024.