Add a fresh coat of a seasonally or personally inspired paint color. I encouraged my client to paint the walls a rich eggplant because it was her favorite color and didn't fit in any other space in the house. Even her husband loved the result. If you don't have a vanity but a pedestal or basin on a stand, consider adding a sink skirt in a fabric that you thoroughly enjoy. For Beth, we created our own sink skirt from napkins for a warm country style. Attaching a band of Velcro to the base of the pedestal add to the back of the fabric made it very easy to install. It now covers all of the pipes under the sink and creates a wonderful storage space.
From spectacularly framed mirrors to interesting artwork, this is a space where you can add drama and creativity. Lynda & Richard love architectural elements and we hung some antique saw blades that look dynamite with their newly repainted black vanity.
Sometimes the best lighting for the space is artistic. You don't need bright light in the powder room so you can have fabulous mood lighting, deep amber glass or fabric shades, and even colored bulbs. Don't forget candles. With all of the flameless versions, some with timers and some with remotes, they're are simple to use and safe in wall candelabras. Realism of the waxes and even some with decorative carvings make them very appealing. The warm flickering glow of candlelight is pleasing to almost everyone.
Use colored towels. Add a fabulous ceramic accessory to an over-toilet shelf. Paint your vanity in a color that complements your wall, and use this as an opportunity for creative distressing, stencil embellishments, and very decorative or ornamental hardware. If you have room, consider adding a small table.