Get Creative With an Accent Wall


A powder room doesn’t seem like a room to spend a lot of time thinking about, but it’s often the bathroom your guests will visit most often. It’s a small area but there’s still a big opportunity to affect the look of the space.  For our house, the powder room is the only bathroom on the first floor and absolutely gets the most traffic.  When we moved into the house, the bathroom walls were covered in gorgeous dark blue floral wallpaper.  Although you could tell the wallpaper was old, it was almost as though the design had cycled itself back in style. I do think wallpaper is becoming trendy again and I actually considered working with the paper and removing all but one wall of it. In the end, I decided the paper was too dark for a small space and I opted to lighten up the room.

I played off my original idea of focusing on one accent wall, but rather than wallpaper we decided to feature beautiful wood panels. We used boards of Beetle Kill pine with a stain to bring out the natural greys & amber of the wood and painted the remaining three walls with a light, refreshing green.  We replaced the light fixture with a vintage-looking wall sconce and put up a new scalloped-edge mirror that helped further soften the space.  The powder room is the smallest room of our house, but clearly isn’t one we overlooked. I’m now happy that the powder room is the most convenient bathroom option for our guests to use.


Paint: BEHR Bayberry Frost

Light: Hudson Valley Lighting ~ Keswick 1-Light Wall Sconce in Polished Chrome