Notus Notes: Powder Room


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The powder room, also known as a small guest bath or half bath, is usually located near a home or apartment’s entrance and consists of a toilet and sink. After your living room and dining room, the powder room is where your guests are most likely to go and see. Powder room designs and ideas usually reflect that of the homeowner. As much as your powder room should be beautiful and reflective of your personality, it should also be comfortable, convenient and adequately fitted and furnished.

Here are 3 tips, to help your inner designer make a statement with your powder room:


Tip No 1: Don’t treat your powder room as an ordinary bathroom

Open the door to your powder room and visualize what it should ideally look like. Imagine what guests will see the first time they open the door. Will the colors and textures draw you in? Will there be an interesting mirror facing the door or will there be a unique lighting fixture?

Photo by Micheile Henderson on Unsplash

Tip No 2: Don’t be afraid to be bold.

You’re dealing with a small space, so don’t be afraid to be bold. One of the easiest ways to make a big statement is with a bold color or texture.

Wallpaper designs are a great way to breathe life (and design) into your small powder room. If your appetite “asks” for a wallpaper, go for a vinyl, water-resistant wallpaper, just in case splashing happens. And if you live in a rental, look for removable wallpapers that make it easy to take the wallpaper down without damaging the walls when you move out.


Add a wallpaper with bold colors or patterns. Powder room in Fro Apartment designed by NOTUS Architects.

A little bit of carpentry can add a high-end, expensive feel to the most basic powder room. If you own your home or apartment, adding wainscoting, paneling or molding to your powder room can increase your home’s property value.
Powder room in Apartment in Pagrati designed by NOTUS Architects.

Tip No 3: Offset The Elements On Your Focal Wall For Visual Interest

If you decide not to go for a symmetrical look, grouping things to one side can add interest to your half bath. Some ways you can add visual interest by offsetting the elements in your powder room include:

  • Mounting the mirror to the left or right of the vanity
  • Hanging lighting or pendants in a grouping on one side
  • Grouping accessories on one side of the vanity


We hope you’ve found plenty of inspiration in these powder room ideas so you can execute the most memorable half bath ever. In case you have any questions, leave us a comment below.

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