Wednesday, April 24, 2013

How to Update a Powder Room on a Budget


If you’re bored with the same old drab decorations in your home, but you struggle with what to do or how to make the most out of your budget, why not start small, pick one room, such as the powder room and make little changes that will result in a big difference.



Delicate Powder Room | Janette Mallory Interior Design
Powder Room


You don't have to do a lot to update a powder room. The bathroom in the photo below could have easily been boring and drab, but the unique and intricate design work in the mirror and table made it seem less like a bathroom and more like an art gallery. 

Start the redecorating process by finding one or two unique pieces (even it's as small as a delicate, hand-painted vase or a gold-framed mirror). Remember darker paints make areas look smaller, so if you're planning on repainting the walls, keep with a light palette and darker accents (like this navy blue rug).

Notice how diamond design on the blue rug matches the shape of the mirror. 


Next, replace old, standard light fixtures (and the sink as well, if you're feeling ambitious) with modern pieces that resemble artistic design rather than functionality. The cascading beaded lamps in the photo below are both unique and elegant. 

Cascading crystal lamps add a unique touch and look great with this tall, slender mirror
Source: houzz.com via Tabitha on Pinterest


Finally, keep fresh flowers in your newly decorated room constantly, not only will it bring a whole new level of class to your home, it will brighten your day each and every time you walk that room.

I love the gray walls and unique light fixture. The wooded counter adds an element of surprise to the room.
Source: houzz.com via Tory on Pinterest


Have you recently redecorated your powder room? What changes did you make?
Janette Mallory

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