A traditional powder room design that’s so classic, it’s sure to stand the test of time.
Have you been following along with our basement renovation? Things have been moving pretty quickly these last fews weeks (you can catch up with our latest update here) – the doors + trim have been installed and painted and all of our flooring should hopefully be installed this week. After 50 years of cement floors and open framing, this basement is really starting to feel like a finished space.
A few weeks ago I shared our design plans to make create a cozy finished basement and it’s so exciting to see them start to come to life!
Today, I wanted to share the design plans for this little powder room tucked into the back corner. Without a bedroom down here, we had no need for a full bath.
I’ve had this space planned out in my head for months now and, aside from the perfect sconce which took me ages to find, the materials have been stacked in a corner of our storage room for weeks now waiting to be installed.
Simple + classic were definitely the name of the game for this little powder room. Or at least they were (more on that below). We opted for some warm vinyl plank flooring, our favourite warm greige colour on the walls, a very classic white vanity and the prettiest little sconce to top it all off. All of the finishings we went with are simple, yet timeless – you can find them all linked up below.
I admit, this design is pretty predictable for anyone that knows my love for light + airy. But, through my many hours of painting these last few weeks, I found myself wondering if this simple design might feel too plain next to all of the bold colours we’ve worked into the rest of our basement (you can check out what I’m talking about here). After all, we certainly took a leap out of our comfort zones with the darker patterned carpet, black oak cabinets and warm brass hardware in a quest to make the space feel extra cozy. I mean, if you can’t push your comfort zones with design choices in a basement, when you can you?
So why then, had I planned this simple light and airy bathroom?
The more I thought about it (and I had a lot of time to think about it with all that painting!), the more sure I was that I needed to push this design a bit more to tie in more seamlessly with the rest of our basement space. At first, I debated a darker, more earthy paint colour to make the design feel a little more bold, but then the idea of wallpaper popped into my head and I just couldn’t shake it. I hunted high and low to find that perfect wallpaper – one that had a dark, but earthy colour palette, but that would work well with the white vanity I’d already purchased for the space. I’m planning to share them all with you later this week (there were SO many beautiful options to love!), but if you’d like a little peak at some of my favourite options, you can flip through them all in this post over on Instagram.
As I said, there were so many beautiful wallpapers, it made for a pretty tough decision, but in the end, Brady and I both kept coming back to this one. We just loved the variety of colour and the way they all popped against that charcoal background. Plus, I think it’s got the perfect amount of white to tie in with our vanity.
- Ceiling, Door & Trim Colour – Cloud White from Benjamin Moore
- Vinyl Plank Flooring (in Western Oak)
- Vanity (in White)
- Toilet Paper Holder
- Hand Towel Ring
- New Knobs for the Vanity
- Vanity Mirror
What do you think? Are you loving this wallpaper as much as I am? Let me know in the comments below!
Wishing you SUCH a lovely day my friends!