Whether you call it a powder room or a half-bathroom, this small space is integral to many homes.
Usually defined as a room that includes only a sink, a mirror, and a toilet, a powder room offers a way for your guests to freshen up without visiting the private spaces of your house.
The term “powder room: was coined in the 18th Century when it referred to tiny closet-like spaces where people went to re-powder their wigs. During the Victorian period, the term expanded to mean small bathrooms. Since it was considered impolite to discuss bodily functions, asking to be excused to “powder my nose” became an acceptable way for ladies to excuse themselves from a social gathering.
In today’s homes, most powder rooms are located on the main floor near the entranceway. Some are found tucked under staircases. In addition to being convenient for guests, powder rooms give busy families access to a bathroom without having to go upstairs or to another part of the house.
Since they are small spaces, it’s easy to refresh your powder room with minimal expense and effort. You can add seasonal themes or pops of color with new textiles and accessories. Here are some must-haves for powder rooms this year.
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