This post shares tiny powder room decorating ideas in my tiny monochrome powder room, which features black and white, an updated mirror and lighting, open shelving for storage, and plants. All made over for under $100.
Tiny Powder Room Decorating Ideas: Modern Half Bathroom Design
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. You can see all of the $100 Room Challenge updates for this space here: Week 1 // Week 2 // Week 3
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 😉
After: Modern Half Bathroom Design!
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.
As I mentioned in the week 1 post, 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.
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. (The following contains affiliate links. You can read more about that here.)
- Wall paint, Sherwin-Williams in Basalt Powder left over from our DIY Murphy bed project and painting the main room.
- Black spray paint because I’m insane and always have it on hand.
- Shelving from an old Ikea Hemnes bookcase that was broken.
- White throw rug and black fabric dye (see that DIY post here)
- Diaper supplies basket, woven pot (was in the entryway), top pot (painted), and trailing plant and planter. The trailing plant I actually talk about in this post on how to propagate golden pothos, and the post used to be a candle. See that upcycle post here.
- Shelving brackets 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).
I have to be honest, I stopped keeping great track of money when I bought the accessories, but my ballpark is that my total was *about* $100, maybe slightly over. Sorry Erin 🙂
And since we all love before and after photos, here are some quick comparison shots before you go!
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.
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!
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…
So bright and clean! I love the white with the black and wood accents. Great idea reusing the bookcase materials for shelves. Great job
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!
Erin! Thank you so much! 🙂 And thank you for hosting!!!
This turned out so amazing! Such a beautiful, clean look!
I love how it turned out, Brittany! I love that mirror!
It really is awesome! I love the minimal shelves, and you make me actually want to try to keep a houseplant alive. Great makeover!
Golden pothos is the way to go if you’re a plant killer 😉
Very pretty and simple – love it! And using the shelves from an old bookcase without even needing to refinish them is brilliant!
Thank you Alayna! I know, brilliant suggestion from Mike!
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
Thank you <3
It looks amazing! Great job! <3
Thank you Jenn! I love it too!
Looks great! I like how you did this for under $100!
Well, perhaps a hair over $100, but right around there 😉
it looks amazing, brittany! love the mirror!