Space is generally tight at a powder room, so people often shy away from bringing in any daring design elements. While in many cases a light neutral can help make a room feel bigger, break out of the white box in a little space. Expand proportions, try out a bold wallpaper, add a unique headboard, look at diverse vessel sinks, choose ornate sconces and flip a piece of furniture into a dressing table. See how 10 designers put their own spin on 10 astonishing and unique half bathrooms in a vast range of fashions.

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Anna Lattimore Interior Design

A great deal is going on within this powder room, and that’s what makes it amazing. An antique dresser repurposed as a dressing table, the gorgeous pottery vessel sink, the twig mirror (complete with birds), iron sconces and geometric tile are fantastic components in this mix.

Tip: If you have to conserve space, play around with setting the faucet to the side of sink. Should you have to save even more space than that, mount the tap into the wall.

Hann Builders

Exotic geometry, complex details and a stunning wall tiled floor-to-ceiling in sky blue create seeing this powder room a deal.

Here is another example of complex details, strong geometry and exotic design that results in a very differnt look. The walls move from shadowy hexagonal tiles to a light intricate wallpaper and the vessel sink resembles something brought back from a trip somewhere between Turkey and Nepal.

Tip: If you don’t enjoy light fixtures overhead, then you can make space for a larger mirror by mounting sconces to the walls on either side.

Angela Gutekunst Interiors, Inc..

Some think novels in the toilet are tacky, but I beg to differ, especially when the books are part of such a charming wallpaper print.

Smith & Vansant Architects PC

Real books in a clever recessed niche add personality and entertainment to this powder room. Walls covered in a birch woods and a snowshoe repurposed as a mirror cover homage to the woodsy Vermont environment. This homeowner gathered plumbing fixtures for many years in anticipation of the remodel; those classic treasures would be the icing on the cake.

Lynne Barton Bier – Home on the Range Interiors

This entertaining take on rustic design might not appeal to all, but that I believe it deserves high praise. It’s not too literal and it’s not some kind of animation, old-saloon parody. It’s simply having fun using lanterns, an old metal bucket and reclaimed boards rather than taking itself too seriously.

Peg Berens Interior Design LLC

There’s a good deal of glamour sparkling within this little powder room, whether in the large scale gold wallpaper or the sconces that resemble rings that are suspended.

Tip: Do not assume you have to go little with your moldings in a little room. The wide and layered moldings at the baseboards and ceiling are well-proportioned here.

The repeat of this crisp black and white background’s trellis pattern provides this little room an appeal that’s Op Art-esque.

Tip: When choosing wallpaper for a little powder room, do not be afraid of a geometric, daring or large scale patterns.

Goforth Gill Architects

Vintage antique design can transform a toilet into a little jewel box. The height of this tile, coupled with the natural light, shines and reflects; the black and white tile accents provide it interesting apothecary allure.

Bruce Johnson & Associates Interior Design

This is what I’d call a truly transitional toilet, and each element has characteristics that are traditional-meets-contemporary. The designer revealed restraint but not fear when creating this unique mix of textures, materials, patterns and styles.

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