Powder Room Essentials

19th April 2021

Design Tips & Tricks

Must-have powder room features

It is one of the smallest spaces in a house but lands the biggest of punches – the powder room.

This space does not have to be boring or bland – quite the opposite.  The powder room can ooze charm and sophistication with its tiles, basin and tap selections as stand out features.

Apart from its obvious function, the powder room is also your go-to room as you head out to dinner for your last face check or to freshen up as you walk in after a long day at work. 

Henley Design Manager, Vicki Gillingham, talks us through how you can transform your powder room from bland to beautiful and bespoke.

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The royal throne

Selecting the perfect toilet is not a decision to make lightly. 

Henley’s choice suppliers have a number of sleek products which are not only comfortable and functional, but also complement the space in the room.

From the standard Classic toilet suite from Raymor, Luna Clean Flush wall faced close coupled rimless toilet suite from Caroma, to the sleek Raymor Byron In Wall Faced suite means the modern aesthetic appeal they all offer can then be translated throughout the powder room.

Basin and tapware

Another Henley supplier, Phoenix Tapware, also goes all out when it comes to accessorising the powder room.

The black tapware is still making noise in the design world and pairs beautifully with the on-trend statement grey and white tiles on offer.

“I personally am a big fan of the brushed Nickel tapware and accessories that we are seeing a massive spike in now. Brushed Nickel is not only sleek and sophisticated, but it also lends itself to many interior design trends from Hamptons to industrial and everything in between.

Personal touches

Choosing a statement mirror and lightning also adds that vav voom factor in the powder room.  Consider a small statement pendant or a feature wall light off to one side – what an impact that will make!

“I am currently loving the powder room featured in the Emperor 41 at St Clare World of Homes.  It sings a sweet song with its timeless elegance and clean palette with its profiled cabinetry and accent tapware and handles, adding a modern twist to an otherwise contemporary interior style.

Forget about it

Less is more when it comes to the powder room. 

“It’s a small space, so an oversized vase with some fresh foliage or a small succulent on the benchtop with a candle and soap dispenser is more enough styling for this room.  And avoid, piling up the toilet rolls or leaving cleaning agents in the space – keep it sparce and minimalist – it is not only easier to clean but looks much more presentable.”

What are your favourite touches to add to a powder room?

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