Powder Room & Ensuite Styling

Today we’re taking on powder room and ensuite styling. We’ve split this post up into two sections. The first is our quick and easy styling tips that can make a huge impact in a short amount of time. The second is our in depth design details, highlighting the big ticket items that are worth updating and investing in.


The Quick & Easy Fundamentals

When we’re styling a project for a shoot or a client, there are five essentials that we always include in a powder room or ensuite. By adding these 5 items we’re able to create a space that is both styled and lived-in without feeling cluttered or staged.

Here’s our list of 5 essentials:

  1. A candle is a must, obviously!

  2. Fresh florals bring life to any space.

  3. A cute hand towel, of course! We love these ones from House of Jude.

  4. Hand soap with nice product packaging like these ones from Perth Soap Co.

  5. A rug or runner to add texture, pattern and warmth.

The Crucial Design Elements

Here is the shortlist of elements you’ll have to consider if you’re looking to take your bathroom design even further:

  1. Hardware | Switching up your hardware is an easy and affordable update. We find that mixing finishes really gives a custom look. Try sticking with two finishes (i.e. black cabinet/drawer pulls and a brass sink faucet).

  2. Statement mirror | Updating your bathrooms builder grade mirrors to an eye-catching piece will define your vanity space and create a stunning focal point.

  3. Lighting (sconces, pendants) | If chosen correctly your lighting can really elevate your overall design. This is another great opportunity to mix metals and show off your personal style.

  4. Vanity | There are so many stunning vanity options to consider. Our current favourites are; built-in, floating and open-storage vanities.

  5. Tile | Powder rooms are a small space that are great for incorporating fun and unexpected tiles. Whether it’s on the floor, an accent wall or in the shower, tile is perfect for adding pattern and texture.

How-to style a powder room or master ensuite. Mixing metals in powder room hardware by Ottawa Interior Design Firm Leclair Decor
Statement powder room with accent wall of glossy black hexagon tiles by Ottawa Interior Design Firm Leclair Decor

We hope that this styling guide has inspired you to take on your powder room! If you have any specific questions regarding your powder room, feel free to leave us a comment below! We’d love to help you out.