Sometimes small spaces pack a big punch indeed. That is definitely the case with powder rooms; generally tiny spaces that make a big impact both in terms of aesthetics and ergonomics. One of the advantages of the powder room is the way in which it allows you to try out a style that is entirely different from the rest of your house. Instead of seeming like an oddity, this actually comes as a welcome change – transporting your guests into a pleasantly different world. While you can try out any style, theme and color scheme in the powder room, its size is often the biggest constraint.

Light blue and white powder room with beach style and innovative rope towel hangers [From: Echelon Custom Homes]

Homeowners prefer a powder room that is smart, stylish and feels a lot airier than it really is. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways. Everything from the colors chosen and lighting to connectivity with the outdoors plays a major rile here. But shaping all these factors is the style of the powder room itself. Today, we showcase the three best styles for the small powder room; styles that give it a spacious and cheerful look. These 3 styles are also super-trendy and you will love how any modern powder room can be morphed into a space with one of these styles.

Coastal is a Hit Every Time!

If there is one style that epitomizes light, brightness and a sense of joy all year long, then it is undoubtedly beach style. You can add coastal touches to this basic version and create a powder room that feels like a breath of fresh air! It is easy to create and once again, white is the color that binds it all together in here. Throw in pops of blue (the shade you pick can vary between light and navy) and add coastal-themed décor and accessories for the perfect little space. From ropes and star fishes to ship wheels and more, ushering in the coastal look is all too easy!

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Bluish-gray tiles for the small coastal-themed powder room
Decor with distressed finishes add to the coastal look of the ultra-tiny powder room [From: Martha O’Hara Interiors]
Gorgeous navy blue walls for the powder room with beach style [From: dwarf]
Light-filled and white powder room is connected with the outdoors beautifully [From: Bay Harbour Homes]
Mirror with rope frame accentuates the coastal appeal in this white powder room [From: Andrea Swan – Swan Architecture]
Small coastal themed powder room plays down the beach-inspired elements and looks more modern [From: Thomas & Lord]
Wood and white powder room of the modern Miami home with coastal flavor [From: Rooms by Eve]
Accessories, wallpaper and lighting give this powder room a cool look [From: Landmark Building Contractors]
Blue and white powder room with modern coastal style [From: Burnham Design]

Scandinavian Makes a Statement

Another style that is trendy, easy to create from a modern ‘base’ of sorts and always bright and smart is Scandinavian. Scandinavian style inherently places emphasis on minimalism, simplicity and an ability to do more with less. You also do not get an overload of color in here and there is no shortage of natural light as well. Décor in this style is often crafted in wood and that gives the tiny powder room a cozy appeal. There are obviously plenty of variants that you can try out and some feel a bit more ‘contemporary’ than others. But no matter which way you veer, Scandinavian style powder rooms are always delightful.

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Making use of corner space in the small powder room
Narrow powder room with a striking accent wall in dark green
Painted brick wall and wood wall coupled in style inside the small powder room
Powder room feels like an extension of the bedroom in the attic [From: Brian Sawazaki Photography]
Scandinavian style powder room in gray and white with minimal round mirror [From: The Gentleman Architect]
Slim floating vanity in wood with accent wall in stone [From: Sube Susaeta Interiorismo]
Small Scandinavian style powder room in gray and white [From: Fuse Concept]
Wood and white Scandinavian style powder room [From: Asunaro Studio]
Baskets and bins along with storage units add to the spatial appeal of the element
Delightful wallpaper for the light-filled Scandinavian style powder room

Shabby Chic Powder Rooms

Unlike coastal and Scandinavian looks, the shabby chic theme gives you more freedom and more of a chance to express yourself. You can even bring in a touch of eclectic beauty to the small powder room, but overdoing it can be a cluttered and costly mistake. The best way forward is to keep color to a minimum, not to use more than two or three hues and to link it all using a common element. The best shabby chic powder rooms are often those in white. But you need not shy away from all color in here.

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Cottage chic powder room with textured walls in yellow and pink accents
Faux brick wall feature for the small shabby chic powder room
Gray walls in the powder room turn the shabby chic style into modern panache
Pink powder room with geo style wallpaper
Shabby chic style powder room with pink charm [From: amakusa]
Silvery wallpaper gives the powder room a light and airy appeal
Twin vanities in dark green for the brilliant shabby chic powder room
White is the perfect color for the small shabby chic powder room
Awesome wallpaper in yellow for the small shabby chic powder room
Connecting the small powder room to the larger and brighter bathroom outside

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