Powder room by JASON BALL interiors

There is something about designing powder rooms that is so much fun. It's probably the typical diminutive size and the challenge of how to make such a small room feel just right. Interior designers all over have one general rule about powder rooms - cram in as much style as you possible can. We counsel our clients to have fun with their powders room. Go ahead and take a design risk. We shoudl spend more money per square foot than any other room. Historically (we're talking 18th century history), powder rooms were a small closet were one could re-powder your wigs. Of course they have transformed over the years to mean a small half-bath usually reserved for visitors. They tend to be more public than the other bathrooms in the home, thus our desire to make them small treasures of design.

Here are some powder rooms to ignite your imagination.

Porcelain tile which looks like rusted corten steel and a silver wallpaper applied to the ceiling create a powder room replete with texture, color and style.

It's okay to be daring with pattern. This small gatework wallpaper and small tomato red vanity are daring choices. Yet they work beautifully together and greet visitors in style.

A stunning vintage powder room with a graphic woods wallpaper would feel at home in any historic home in Portland's older neighborhoods.

In this powder room designed by JASON BALL interiors, we went all out with the custom elements. The vanity base and mirror were made by a local cabinet maker and the concrete sink came out of California. It has a slightly Asian feel without be over the top.

Even though a powder room is small, go big with pattern for real impact. This silver on black wall paper combined with the highly stylized mirror create a whimsical environment with a serious side.

If wallpaper isn't your thing, bring in some real impact with a show-stopping tile backsplash.

While we wouldn't want to be responsible for the dusting in the powder room, the lighting and ceiling treatments are genius.

Which one of these is your favorite? Personally, I wish JBi had designed the first one. The "rusted" metal tile and white floating vanity feels contemporary without being cold. So, if you could create your dream powder room, what would it look like?

About JASON BALL interiors. We are a team of interior designers based in Portland, Oregon serving residential clients throughout Oregon and Washington and beyond. To see examples of our design work, visit the Portfolio page. For an evaluation of your upcoming projects, contact Jason Ball at (503) 267-2352 or via e-mail at jason@jasonballinteriors.com. We look forward to being your interior design team.