Refresh the Powder Room for Less

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Six Quick Tips for the Powder Room

Refresh Your Powder Room for Less

If you regularly visit, you will recognize some of the following ideas as former Quick Tips. Here we showcase them to show how they could be combined to decorate in the powder room. 

Looking to redo your powder room on a squeaky-tight budget? It’s easy to refresh the look of any bathroom using these six quick tips for the powder room.


This set of metal candle holders was made to be displayed by hooking them together in a straight line but there’s no rule saying they can’t be hung separately. I placed these in a descending pattern, on the narrow wall behind the toilet. Experiment to find an arrangement you like.

We all like to have an extra roll of toilet tissue near at hand but you can add a touch of class to that uninspiring necessity by housing it in a pretty round gift box.


An attractively packaged bar soap can be used as a decorative accent in the bathroom or powder room. Pick one in your chosen color scheme and sit it on some folded towels on the back of the toilet tank.

While you’re only using the bar for display purposes, there’s the added benefit of always having extra soap on hand for those times you may run short.



Dress your bathroom window simply and elegantly using a lace table topper folded in half and draped over the curtain rod. A pretty scarf might also serve the same purpose. 

If you have a bit of counter space to fill, attractive vases are plentiful and inexpensive at the dollar store. I chose a low vase with a wide base that wouldn’t be easily toppled should someone
accidentally bump into it in my small powder room. 

Add some sand or pebbles, a pillar candle and a faux flower for an appealing display. For a cottage vibe, try using a large shell instead of the flower.

Vinyl wall stickers will adhere to many other smooth surfaces as well as walls. Choose a sheet of stickers that has some small pieces so that you can use one to add some character to a plain plastic wastebasket.

These stickers can be easily removed and reused, if you choose, making it super easy to change graphics on a whim.


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