I recently read a blog post in which someone was trying find a place to hang some lovely wallpaper by Orla Kiely. She makes beautiful & whimsical pieces with lots of bright colors, and guess where this blogger was thinking the wallpaper should go? That’s right: in a little bathroom. Part of me wonders why it is that so many of us feel that we have to release all of our whimsical decorating endeavors into the smallest room of the house — but then again, think of all the wonderfully whimsical things created just for bathrooms! Whether it’s a claw foot tub to soak in, a shower curtain with a fabulously cheerful print or a repurposed sink vanity that you find irresistible, there are so many fun ways to decorate/design a bathroom in unconventional ways. I want to show you a few of the routes you can take to achieve an eclectic, whimsical style in your powder room:
1. Bright, Whimsical Colors!
(Image from Houzz.com, Designed by Greenbelt Homes)
Here is a lovely, bright color with white fixtures…
(Image from Houzz.com, Designed by Studio 80 Interior Design
…and a warmer tone with complementary brown ones.
(Image from Houzz.com, Designed by Tara Seawright)
This is an idea for renters or those who prefer clean white walls; you can still incorporate those bright colors!
2. Eclectic Decor
(Image from Houzz.com, Designed by Nirmada Interior Architectural Design)
You can display eclectically-themed wall art…
(Image from Houzz.com, Designed by Elizabeth Gordon)
…OR go big and cover all the walls with a favorite print…
(Image from Houzz.com, Designed by Carolina V. Gentry, RID)
OR use unconventional pieces for powder room staples, paired with muted yet eccentric designs, like the wallpaper here.
3. Structural Whimsy
(Image from Houzz.com, Designed by Fivedot Design Build)
I just love this natural wood counter space and the mod shape of the sink basin.
(Image from Houzz.com, Designed by Jane Kim Design)
This is a beautiful use of classic pieces in an industrialized setting.
(Image from Houzz.com, Designed by Dan Joseph Architects)
And some more natural wood!
See? You don’t necessarily have to paint or hang wall paper or expose your brick walls to establish an eclectic spirit in your bathroom, though all of those things are great ideas if you’re ready for a more drastic change. Here are a few more pictures I couldn’t quite categorize, but are lovely nonetheless!
(Image from Houzz.com, Designed by Melanie Stephens)
(Image from Houzz.com, Designed by Dana Gordon + Roy Gordon Architecture Studio)
(Image from Houzz.com, Designed by Eric Aust Architect)
For more whimsical powder room inspiration, check out our board on Pinterest!
If you want your home to glow, the colors to flow and the clutter to go, contact Patsy Overton Interiors. 770-843-2307 Accredited, Licensed, Insured.