Transform Your Powder Room with Bold Wallpaper

The powder room, often overlooked in terms of design, is a hidden gem in your home that can make a huge impact with relatively lower effort and cost. One of the most effective ways to transform this often small and utilitarian space into a stylish oasis is by incorporating bold wallpapers. With their ability to add personality, drama, and a unique touch, bold wallpapers can completely revamp the look and feel of your powder room. It’s also a great way to dip your toe into the pool of bold design with less stress because A) it’s a space you’re not looking at all the time and B) it’s relatively less expensive than a larger space.


Linda Merrill Bathroom Les Touches bold powder room wallpaper
Design & Photo: Linda Merrill
Harrison Newburyport Kitchen tour 2022 powder room with block print wallpaper bold powder room
Seen on Newburyport Kitchen tour 2022 | Photo by Linda Merrill


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Wilson Kelsey Design | Michael J Lee Photo


Newburyport Holiday House Tour 2022 High Road 13 powder room palmetto wallpaper
Seen on Newburyport Holiday House Tour | Photo by Linda Merrill


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Seen on Newburyport Holiday House Tour | Photo by Linda Merrill

A textural grass cloth wallpaper always makes a handsome statement.

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Seen on Newburyport Holiday House Tour | Photo by Linda Merrill

And for fun – work is ongoing on my little dollhouse beach house Summer’s End – including a powder room with a bold wallpaper!

Linda Merrill Summer's End dollhouse bold powder room
Linda Merrill’s Dollhouse “Summer’s End” beach house bold powder room


Tips about bold powder rooms:

1. Choose the Right Pattern: Consider the existing elements in your powder room, such as fixtures, lighting, and flooring, when selecting a wallpaper pattern. Make sure the pattern complements these elements rather than clashes with them.

2. Consider Scale: The scale of the pattern matters. In smaller powder rooms, larger patterns might dominate the space, while smaller patterns can create a more intricate look.

3. Don’t Forget About Color: The color of your wallpaper should harmonize with the overall color palette of the room. You can choose a wallpaper that matches existing colors or one that adds a pop of contrasting color for visual interest.

4. Balance with Accessories: Bold wallpapers are attention-grabbing, so balance the space with well-chosen accessories that complement the wallpaper. This could include matching or contrasting towels, soap dispensers, and artwork.

5. Professional Installation: For the best results, consider hiring a professional wallpaper installer. Their expertise will ensure that the wallpaper is applied seamlessly and without any issues.

A powder room might be small, but its potential for design impact is enormous. Bold wallpapers can turn this functional space into a stylish retreat that reflects your personality and design sensibilities. By carefully selecting the right pattern, color, and accessories, you can create a powder room that stands out and leaves a lasting impression on everyone who enters. So, don’t hesitate to explore the world of bold wallpapers and transform your powder room into a design masterpiece.


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xoxo Linda


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