Powder Room | The Plan

The dining is room is so close to being done I can almost taste it.

Furniture has been selected, our new lighting is up, art is in progress, and window shade samples are here!

Now that we’re wrapping that room up (almost 6 months later!), I’m moving out into other spaces in the house. I’m turning my focus to our powder room. It’s a room that most guests see, so of course I want it to feel nice! In order to be budget friendly, we are keeping the toilet and pedestal sink. Both work and look nice, so there is no need to replace them. 

What we do want to update are the walls, which are currently covered in “London” themed wallpaper. In theory it sounds cute, but being that Jon and I have never been to London (it’s on the list, trust me!), it seems odd that we would have a whole room in our house covered in London monuments and architecture.

While I don’t love the current subject matter, I do think wallpaper could be the right idea, but I’m also open to the idea of board and batten or a dramatic paint color (or maybe some combination of two or three of those ideas)! The room is tiny, so it’s the perfect place for a statement.

I’m leaning towards is board and batten, potentially painted dark, with a wallpaper installed above. The only hesitation I have with this option is budget and the issue of window treatments. Right now there is a custom plantation shutter treatment installed over the window that I was planning on keeping. It is white, and while I like that style for that room, it wouldn’t work if I did a dark board and batten with wall paper above, unless that wallpaper was white. The other alternative I have is white board and batten below with a dark paint color (probably black) above, and a wall-papered ceiling, but that would require a wallpaper that is nondirectional, and I’m having a hard time finding something I love!

Light | Sink (Similar) | Wallpaper 1 | Wallpaper 2 | Towel Hook (Color Discontinued) | Faucet | Toilet Paper Holder (Color Discontinued) | Turkish Towel

So what would you do – one of the two options above, or a third with wallpaper on the ceiling? Do you think I could get away with either of the above wallpapers on the ceiling, even though they are directional? Comment below – I’d love to hear your opinions!

Beautiful cover image is by the incredible Studio McGee. 

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