Today’s the big day! The powder room is completely finished and it’s time for the reveal! I’m so excited and I can’t wait to show you the new and improved space.
If you’re new to the blog, in 2015 we moved into our townhome! It’s a new build home so we started with a totally clean slate. Since then, we’ve been updating the house little by little to make it more our style.
Our most recent project was renovating the powder room.
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I’ve been dying to update our powder room ever since we first had guests over to our house. The powder room is the main guest bathroom, and it was looking pretty sad at first.
Here’s what the powder room looked like right after we moved in.
Last week, I shared with you two of the major DIY projects that we completed in this room. If you missed it, you can check out those posts here:
Today, it’s time to reveal the finished space and share all the decorating details! Eek! I can’t wait.
Welcome to our new powder room!
Isn’t it like night and day from where we started? I can’t believe how different this room is now.
No more boring, basic yellow room from move-in day! It might not be a large room, but the powder room is now one of my favorite rooms in the house.
The powder room feels so much brighter now with the addition of the shiplap wall treatment. The white paint helps the small amount of light that we get in this room bounce around. And, the crisp contrast between the white shiplap and the light gray walls keeps everything looking fresh.
Now that you’ve taken a quick tour, let’s get into all the details!
Right when you come into the space, you’ll notice that we replaced the old mirror with this beautiful, gold circle mirror. We also replaced the old light fixture with this cool, industrial-looking one to bring a little character into the room.
I’m in love with these hand towels! I wanted to add some pattern but I didn’t want anything too crazy. The pretty geometric pattern in neutral shades looks modern and fresh without being too bold. They are also really plush, which is always great in my opinion!
I snagged them on clearance at Target and unfortunately, I couldn’t find them online. But, if you can find them in stores, grab them while you can!
Psst: Check out that outlet! Ben figured out a way to frame it into the shiplap without making it look awkward. All the details are in the DIY Modern Shiplap Wall Treatment blog post.
To ground the space, we added this pretty, vintage blue rug in front of the sink. I love mixing modern design with some traditional pieces. It really helps create that modern classic look in our home!
To corral all of those extra toilet paper rolls, I picked out this natural wooden crate. The texture of the light wood adds warmth and interest to the room.
Above the toilet, we got rid of the old towel bar and added this fun shelving unit (this shelving unit is a great alternative to get the same look). I was kind of nervous about how this would fit into the room, but once we got it up, I loved it!
This is where I really got to exercise my design skills and try to decorate shelves. And in case you are wondering, decorating shelves looks a lot easier than it actually is!
UPDATE 2019: Unfortunately, the white shelves that I originally bought are no longer available for purchase. I’ve contacted the manufacturer and they don’t make them in that color combination anymore :(. You can get the same look by purchasing the all-white shelves and spray painting the hardware.
UPDATE 2020: I also found this shelving unit which will give you the same look.
I’m always amazed at how shelves can look put together and full, but not cluttered. It took me some trial and error, but I finally came up with this design.
Wooden Box (TJ Maxx) || Faux Air Plant || Gold Lantern (Target Dollar Spot)
I found that it was helpful to have a number of different decorations to swap and test out as I was trying to come up with an arrangement.
I probably tried at least 10 different arrangements before I got one that I really liked. Shelf decorating is harder than it looks!
Faux Plant and Ceramic Planter (IKEA) || Hand Towels
I’m still learning, but I think I’ve come up with a few tips and tricks. Let me know in the comments if you would like to see a post all about decorating shelves.
Gold Sculpture (Hobby Lobby) || Glass Jar
On the opposite wall next to the window, I put up two botanical art prints. I really like how the blue ties into the rug.
Botanical Framed Art (Hobby Lobby)
I’m so happy with how the powder room came together! All of the finishes and decorations create a fresh and modern space that I was hoping for. It’s even better than I imagined!
I hope that you love the room just as much as I do! I am so happy to finally have a finished bathroom on the main level. It makes the main living area feel so much more cohesive.
If you’re familiar with our floor plan from our main home tour, you know that the powder room is visible right when you come up the stairs. And now that it’s finished, we don’t have to see a boring yellow room.
Instead, we have this view!
And now for the before and after…
Thanks so much for tuning in for the full powder room makeover. If you missed any of the previous posts, you can find links to them below. I hope that you have a great week!
Fresh & Modern Powder Room Reveal (You’re Here)
You can shop any of the pieces in my powder room by clicking on the images below.