Easy Powder Room Updates

Do you have a small powder room that has been forgotten? The smallest room in the house with the least amount of love. Today I'm sharing some easy powder room updates that you can do over a weekend as part of the handmade modern home series. Together with the four other bloggers we have partnered with Para Paints to update a small room in our homes. I selected our main floor powder room because it is really the last space on our main floor that hasn't been updated and ironically the room used a lot (especially with a potty training toddler).

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Here are some before pics:

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Paint Colour:
Since it's a small room we decided to keep the colour soft and subtle. If you caught my Instastories last week you will be familiar with the paint colour I selected. It's Glamour (405A) from Para Paints 2018 Colour Trends Palette. It is the perfect shade for a powder room, it adds colour without being overpowering. It's a lovely lavender tone that has just enough femininity for my all boy household and it pairs beautifully with any type of metal and any stain of wood.

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Lighting:
Look for a simple light fixture to compliment the space but within the proper scale for the room. I found this one at Rona and changed-it out myself (which was surprisingly easy but that's for another post).

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Accessories:
I think the biggest change we made in this room was with the accessories, specifically the mirror.  A round mirror in a small powder room is always a good choice - the curves add a sense of calmness. Plus, changing out the mirror in a powder room is probably the cheapest and easiest update with the most impact. I picked up this mirror and soap dispenser at Homesense.

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All in all I updated this powder room for less than $150.

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Be sure to checkout the other bloggers transformations; Thalita from The Learner Observer, Lindi from Love Create Celebrate, Gemma from The Sweetest Digs and Colleen from Lemon Thistle.

This post is in partnership with Para Paints. All expressed opinions are my own.

Harlow And Thistle

Hi! I'm Andrea, I'm a Momma, a Designer and a hopeless DIY'er. I love finding ways to achieve a lux look for less.

4 comments:

  1. Wow! It really looks like a whole new room! I LOVE that paint colour! It's soft, but beautiful!

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    1. Thanks! I love this colour too - at first I thought it would be too purple but after it dried it was really perfect.

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  2. Love that shade!!! Super lovely and chic.

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