I’ve been wanting to re-do our downstairs bathroom for a long time now, and I’m finally starting the process. Today I’m sharing my design plan and mood board, as well as some powder room inspiration!
If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that I’ve been talking about doing a little refresh on our powder room. Back in March when we first started staying at home more, I thought it would be the perfect time to start the project. Not only do I have more time for planning, but my husband is still working from home.
Of course, I haven’t gotten as much done as I thought I would and lately, I’d been feeling frustrated. And that’s when I thought, why don’t I do my own One Room Challenge?!
Over the last two years I’ve participated in the One Room Challenge, first creating a home office where we didn’t have one before, and last year, re-decorating the master bedroom. I decided not to participate in the formal challenge this year, especially with most stores being closed around here. But then I thought, why not just pretend I’m doing it and share it all with you as if I were!
So that’s the plan. 😉
I love that giving myself a deadline forces me to get it done (I’m a notorious procrastinator!) I’ll be popping in here to share my progress along the way. And of course, I’ll unveil the final reveal in 6 weeks!
Unfortunately, I don’t have many photos of the space, but this one gives you the gist of what the room looks like. It’s not a terribly exciting room, haha! 🙂
It has no windows and no architectural interest except for the chair rail we added when we first moved in. In addition, it’s a little stuck in time with it’s gold/beige paint color as well as the overly decorative mirror and sconces.
Here are a few of the bathrooms that are inspiring me….
Powder Room Inspiration
Powder room featuring vertical shiplap and a gorgeous wallpaper from Schumacher.
I adore this subtle wallpaper! Design by Kathryn Ivey.
Powder room by Hallie Henley.
What I want more than anything is to get a clean, simple and more updated look. I also want that European farmhouse feel that I love.
Here is the mood board I created to help bring my plan to life…
My plan is to lighten it up with crisp white paint, add some architectural interest with wainscoting and wallpaper, and replace the overly fussy mirror and sconces with something simpler.
We’ll start with the paint first. Then the next thing is to pick a wallpaper. I’ve ordered several samples online, including the three you see in the design plan. I also need to get my husband started on the wainscoting so I’ll have something to show all of you. And I’ll be back in 2 weeks to share a little update on the progress!
I hope you’ll follow along with me as I transform this boring and dated room over the next six weeks – I can’t wait to share it all with you!