Remember my powder room revamp that I started, well… over a year ago? haha I’m finally ready to get back in the groove and get this tiny bathroom moved and along and finished. For such a small space, I think it’s taken longer than any project to date. From it getting bumped down on my list of priorities to our family expansion and all the things in between, I’ve neglected it for a while. The latest that has me dragging my feet — out of laziness or avoiding brain power, I’m not really sure — is my indecision on a few components. Today, I’m sharing one of those and some favorites and finalists for the walls — large botanical and floral wallpaper prints.
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Update on the Powder Room Status
Before we jump into the wallpaper — an area I actually have progressed a little, if only in my mind, let’s talk about some of the other areas of indecision. I thought my mirror was long decided, early in the makeover process. But, when we installed the light fixture and actually hung it, I just felt there was too much going on up top between the fixture features and the embellishments at the top of the mirror. Here’s a peek of where the room makeover stands at this very moment…
I love this light fixture, and it was a splurge (for me), for sure. Regardless of where I end up with my mirror, this fixture will definitely be staying.
I decided I needed something a little more simple and sleek — and with dimensions as closet to 24″x36″ as possible — so I ordered THIS infinity edge rectangle mirror in silver. The silver was brushed — not chrome — and I sent it back. I liked the brass option but it is actually called “copper” which made me nervous. So then, I scored a killer deal on THIS mirror; I was confident it would work and at the time, was a fantastic deal… but it was also final sale for the discounted price.
It is a beautiful mirror but the frame is a little chunkier than I was hoping for this specific space and I think I still want something a little cleaner. It’s also just a little warmer that I was hoping — it would be great on it’s own but next to the brass light fixture, just a shade off, would be tough. I haven’t actually hung it and tried it in the space — again, I’m dragging my feet because I have doubts and don’t want to face having to make a decision haha. I’m even considering THIS mirror now, depending on the outcome, in the chrome finish option but wish the frame was a little thinner. I think my next move is to go back and order the first replacement in the copper color (HERE) — which looks like a darker brass — and cross my fingers. It’s on sale right now so maybe that’s my sign haha 😉 Ok, so yeah, the mirror situation is still a major point of indecision for me. Something else I have yet to decide on? Window treatments. I do have samples I pre-selected but don’t want to even look at those until I decide on the wallpaper. Truthfully, I would love to switch the toilet but that may have to happen at a later date 😉
Botanical Wallpaper Possibilities for the Powder Room
The wallpaper! Last year, I had our carpenter add picture frame molding about 2/3 up the wall — I love this semi-inexpensive wall treatment option that I’ve also done in my master bedroom (HERE) and my nursery focal wall (HERE). Because it’s such a small space, I feel comfortable going a little more “extra” than I typically would with print. Also, I don’t have to commit to four full walls — it’s more of an upper accent that will be toned down by the white below. Because I have more freedom, my thoughts have been all. over. the. place. I’m leaning toward a large scale floral or botanical print but can’t for the life of me determine which exact direction I want to go. Here are a few favorites that I’ve been considering…
Number One is the boldest choice but I also think that the color combo doesn’t feel too out there. This is likely a print I wouldn’t have a chance to use in many other spaces in our home so I love the idea of going a little different and just going for it (it also comes in two other color schemes). I love the idea of going a little blue and white in this traditional toile print (Number Two) and think it would go well with some of the more traditional parts of the room (like the faucet); this also comes in a few color combos and I love the black and gray toned option, too. In the opposite direction, I am really leaning strongly toward using a busy print in grayscale and my favorites are Number Three and Number Eight. Number Six is the black and white version of Number Eight, which I also love in a major way. But then, I could totally see going a little more modern like the frond print (Number Seven) and think it could be beautiful with the mixed metals. I have changed my mind 3094 times but I think these are my top choices.
I would love to have you weigh in in the comment section at the bottom of the post (you can see larger swatches if you tap on each link). I think once I choose the wallpaper, and especially once it’s hung, the decisions (mirror, window treatments, hardware accents, etc.) will become more clear. Follow along and see what I choose and the end result of the powder room makeover by subscribing to updates at the bottom of the post!
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