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How to Create a Beautiful Powder Room Experience for Your Guests
The room your guests will eventually see is your powder room! Make it a special place, wallpaper it, and think about the hand towels (disposable), and pretty packaged toilet paper! Sharing the things I think about making the powder room special for our guests!
If you follow me on Instagram, you know this bathroom is currently getting a small facelift with a few swap of things and paint, but until that reveal, here are some tips on making it special!
Powder bath hand towel
We know most hand towels are for decor only, it’s thin, embroidered and usually not fluffy enough to even absorb a drop! But they are there in the powder bath to make an impression! However, I am going to add in some medium fluff towels in case you do want guests to use them, or for yourself.
But for the majority of the time I have a decor hand towel up and disposable towels on a tray (mine is old from Target, the Hand and Hearth line). With everyone being so germaphobe now, no one wants to use a community towel, even if they are our friends who have kids, because, boogers.
The disposable hand towels
Let’s go over my favorite bathroom item for guests, the disposable hand towels! I use these disposable white hand towels from Amazon and these green stripe ones are my favorite (the green matches my wallpaper), also available on Amazon and come in a ton of colors. They are $27 for 50 so set them out sparingly, like special dinner parties or so. For every day I like the white disposable plus $17 for 100 is a steal.
Pretty (packaged) toilet paper
Eventually your guests, and long term guests especially, will need to reach for a new roll of toilet paper. Before guests arrive, make sure the TP on the roll is pretty new, just not like 3 more uses and a guest has to scramble looking for facial tissue or go through your cabinets to find the extra toilet paper.
Have you seen prettier packaged toilet paper? Imagine a roll on top of the toilet, or in a basket (more on that later).
I ordered a huge box of these during the TP pandemic when it was hard to get rolls. I know, crazy. The rolls aren’t very large though, so I’d say it’s a novelty thing and nice to have on hand for looksies.
Toilet paper basket
The basket to hold the extra toilet paper should have a lid to hide that there’s TP in there. If you don’t have a place to put a basket because of space and decor, that’s fine – put a single roll on top of the toilet if it’s just for the event, and/or the extra rolls of TP in a drawer just make sure it’s there! The No. 2 packaged toilet paper is pretty and perfect to discover.
But for the basket, here are my favorites – remember to check measurements that it will fit your TP and under your sink!
A scented candle, matches, and spray
No one wants to stink up someone else’s bathroom. I pre-light a scented candle on the counter right before guests arrive, and I have matches and a room spray in clear view. If you shop a JoMalone, toss in the sample spray or any perfume you don’t really use.
I thrifted the old scalloped bowl. Bath and Body Works has room sprays and I always say go for something either citrus or floral, but no food like cinnamon. Everyone knows if you spray a cinnamon roll baking spray you didn’t exactly bake in the bathroom, so that draws unnecessary attention if you ask me.
A bud vase with a flower in it (think even from your garden or greenery) is great, but even better is an orchid from Trader Joe’s that lasts a month! Don’t be afraid to pick a color. Fresh flower is the way to go. I only go with color in my bathroom because color to me is everything and stands out. Life is colorful!
And that’s it! This is really for the guests passing through not overnight long term guests. I hope you found some inspiration!
Diana Elizabeth says this guest bath is the prettiest bathroom in the house. She’s OK with that though.