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Tiny Powder Room Decorating Ideas

This article shares tiny powder room decorating ideas in our little downstairs powder room!

Tiny powder room decorating ideas in our modern half bathroom

Hello hello and welcome to the last update for the current round of the $100 Room Challenge. I’m sharing tiny powder room decorating ideas in the glamour shots of what I’ve decided to call my tiny monochrome powder room.

Let’s have a reminder of the before shots first. The before and afters are pretty stark in this one because I was lazy and took the before shots with my phone 😉

Modern powder room makeover before pics
Modern powder room makeover before pics

And after…our modern half bathroom design!

Sink side

Starting with the mirror and sink side. The new items here were the mirror, painted light fixture with new shades, and a towel hook. I took down the long towel bar that you can see in some of the photos and added a small hook closer to the sink, much like we did in the upstairs powder room.

We also added a narrow shelf above the sink. This was Mike’s idea. We just used the small piece we ripped off of one of the shelves and some cheap L brackets I painted black. I LOVE IT.

black circular mirror in a half bath
black circular mirror in a half bath
black circular mirror in a half bath with a towel on the wall
Tiny Powder Room Decorating Ideas

Shelving side

As I mentioned in the week 1 update, this shelving pieces are actually from a broken Ikea Hemnes bookcase we finally got rid of when we started working on the downstairs area. We turned these two in to shelves, which was great because it saved us money AND all we had to do was rip them down to our desired width. No staining or finishing involved.

The plants in here are either fake or tolerate low light. 🙂 Also a few candles/room spray; more toilet paper; extra lotion, soap, and a cloth; and a little gray bin with diapering supplies. We spend so much time down here either playing in the backyard or in Ramona’s play space that it’s nice to have all of the diapering supples down here.

open shelving in a powder room with plants

I’m really pleased with how this turned out! I didn’t end up buying many things for the space. Here’s a quick outline of what I bought, reused, or repurposed from the house.

Already had:


  • Shelving brackets (affiliate link) for the open shelving and for the sink shelf ($39).
  • Shades for the vanity light fixture ($16).
  • A new mirror from Target ($50 minus a $20 coupon I had from stocking up on diapers and formula during one of those crazy awesome Target sales, so $30).
  • Accessories, two new candles, lotion, and soap, all from Marshall’s or Homegoods ($~20).

For tours of more rooms in my house, check out my daughter’s nursery, our second bathroom, and my tiny backyard. You can also check out our whole townhouse tour.

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  1. This is our Bliss says:

    Obsessed!! love love the wall color and shelf styling is stunning! The finishing touch details are perfect. I also need your bathroom photography tips…so gorgeous, Brittany!

    • Brittany Goldwyn says:

      Oh God, you should have seen me. SO hard to shoot this tiny space. It involved me sitting in the sink at one point with my camera steadied on a ladder right in front of me and a suuuuuper slow shutter speed since it’s so dark. The things we do…

  2. Jackie says:

    So bright and clean! I love the white with the black and wood accents. Great idea reusing the bookcase materials for shelves. Great job

  3. Erin- Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry says:

    Is it weird that my favorite part is that shelf under the mirror? What a great idea for a powder room… wish I’d thought of that for our old house. No worries. Pinned for inspiration in this new house 🙂 As always, you did an amazing job. Love the added shelving (of course) and changing out the mirror made a huge difference! I am SO glad you participated in another round of the challenge; your rooms are always amazing!

  4. Beth says:

    This turned out so amazing! Such a beautiful, clean look!

  5. Ashlee says:

    I love how it turned out, Brittany! I love that mirror!

  6. Meredith at The Palette Muse says:

    It really is awesome! I love the minimal shelves, and you make me actually want to try to keep a houseplant alive. Great makeover!

  7. Alayna says:

    Very pretty and simple – love it! And using the shelves from an old bookcase without even needing to refinish them is brilliant!

  8. Susie says:

    Such an amazing job with such a tight budget! It looks like you spent hundreds of dollars. And love the style, too. In fact, I need one of those mirrors to come live at my house. Congrats, Brittany!!! Susie from The Chelsea Project

  9. Jenn Meyers says:

    It looks amazing! Great job! <3

  10. Julie says:

    Looks great! I like how you did this for under $100!

  11. cassie bustamante says:

    it looks amazing, brittany! love the mirror!

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