A visit to your home's powder room or guest bath should be a pleasant experience for visitors or overnight guests. From the wall sconces and bathroom rugs to the faucets and accessories, the details and décor should contribute to an inviting, convenient and well-lit atmosphere.
Easily change or camouflage your powder room's existing flooring with pretty bathroom area rugs. Absorbent and plush, these bathroom cotton rugs feel lush underfoot and are usually machine washable to simplify maintenance. Tie the room together with coordinating hand towels and a matching lid cover for the toilet, plus a few pieces of framed artwork. You can ensure a flattering view in the mirror by choosing new wall lamps and sconces that cast soft, natural light; hang them close to the mirror to maximize illumination and prevent harsh shadows. Ensure that accessories, such as the sink faucet, soap dispenser and door lock, are simple enough that young or elderly visitors can use them with ease. If your powder room is large enough, consider adding a compact armchair for nursing mothers or those who simply want to rest, as well as a small step stool to give children a boost at the sink. Small luxuries, such as rich soap, hand lotion, a pleasantly-scented candle or a small vase of flowers, contribute to a spa-like feel.
Your powder room should provide a comfortable, quiet retreat for your guests and family members. Keep your made-over powder room in visitor-ready condition by cleaning it regularly and refreshing rugs and towels often.