By: Sherina So
With the Black Friday hype soon to pass, it also marks the start of the holiday season. Gatherings with families and friends will be at full force in the coming weeks. Have you been browsing Pinterest for the latest trends in holiday decorating and tablesetting? Take a peek at my design board for winter and holiday accessories for the living room. Aside from the living and dining rooms that will be obvious destinations for your guests, there's another room they will most certainly visit during the gathering - the powder room. It's a small space that is usually neglected, but you can easily touch it up with some holiday decor to enrich your guests' holiday experience at your beautiful home.
I've put together a short and easy list of powder room touch-ups that will show your guests how thoughtful of a host you are!
Holiday-themed Soap and Lotion Sets
This is by far the simplest way to add any holiday glamour into your powder room. Let the holiday infused scents of the soap and lotions put your guests in holiday spirit. This set from Fruits & Passion even comes with a ceramic plate, so all you need to do is just unwrap the package and voila! The powder room instantly looks much put together!
Create an Area for Holiday Display
If you have a pedestal sink with minimal space on it to put anything, a small display shelf would be a safer place for guests to place their belongings on. An elegant glass shelf would easily blend in with any existing style.
If you're blessed by a spacious powder room, a small side table would complete the space.
PILLAR CANDLEHOLDER AS RING AND BRACELET HOLDER
I love mercury glass decor! It adds the bit of glam and sparkle to any vignette, so it's especially fitting for the holidays! I saw this mercury glass pillar candleholder, and thought it would be an awesome ring/ bracelet holder for your guests in the powder room. It's an interesting use for a candleholder, and takes up just as much space as a regular ring holder, It also gives some height to your display surface mentioned above, and also to the holiday vignette... see below.
Creating a Simple Holiday Vignette
A holiday vignette doesn't only belong to the entryway or entertaining rooms in your house. You can quickly put one together in the powder room on the display surface. All you need are 3 simple items: a display container for interesting ornaments, holiday art piece, and of course, something green.
A simple and popular display amongst decorators is to fill a small apothecary jar or cloche that's proportional to your display surface with some beautiful holiday decor. Similar to this idea.
This small present lantern has some cute holiday details and is a good size for the display shelf.
It would be a great spot to display your collection of novelty ornaments and tie in with your holiday decor theme colour. Canadian Tire has a new CANVAS line of holiday decor. These are some of my favorites.
In place of beaded garlands, you can use string lights as filler inside the container. These battery powered string lights from Pier 1 would give your simple decor much added drama.
If you're a hoarder of celebration cards like I am, you'll probably find a beautiful Christmas card in your stash. Simply put it in a frame as an art piece! This is a cute and understated winter themed frame that would go with any of your decor.
If you're a purger and don't have stashes of holiday cards handy, these holiday foil prints add more sparkles and glam to your powder room. You can never have enough sparkles and bling during the holidays!
No vignette is complete without something green. These mini wreaths are just the right size for a simple display. If it's too plain for you, just add a bow with a ribbon of your choice. Either just lean it on the display surface or hang it with 3M command hooks on the wall.
Monogrammed Fluffy Towels
Indulging your guests with fresh and fluffy towels complete their holiday experience in your powder room. Instead of plain towels, how about a set of monogrammed hand towels? These designs look elegant and sophisticated. They'll make you look like a professional party host!
I'm usually not a fan of themed hand towels, but this design with a subtle nod to the Holiday season has a sophisticated air to it. I think this may just be my choice for the holidays!
I hope you have found this list of quick powder room touch up helpful and inspiring. It's a space that we all tend to forget, but could well be the easiest to tackle in preparation for guests over the holidays. It's little details like these that your guests will truly appreciate your effort in throwing them a holiday party at your house. They will come out of the powder room all refreshed, after having indulged in your holiday spirit and be ready to party on! Perhaps you may want to decorate your guest bathrooms also, in case some guests have too much fun and decide to spend the night!
What else would you add to ready your powder room for the Holidays?