As the name would suggest, your guest bathroom will be used by your friends, family, and maybe the occasional stranger. This means that this bathroom should be a beautiful, cozy room that will make an impression on your guests that use it.
I have to admit, we still have a few things to do in our guest bathroom, like add some open shelving for towels, hang towel holders, and some styling. So in this article, I’m talking about finishes more so than decorating.
We ended up having a full bath downstairs which will come in handy when we have overnight guests, but it also serves as a great powder room on the first floor.
I love the fact that guests do not have to use the master bath. It is normally a mess because it’s used the most. The guest bathroom is much easier to keep clean because it is rarely used by us.
Even though we still have a few things to add, we are loving the way it looks and feels right now.
As we planned the design and finishes of this room, we wanted to create a room that was light and airy, a little modern, and a little classic. Here are the things we focused on:
Our vanity played a huge part in our bathroom design. We chose a black 30-inch Mohogany vanity from Signature Hardware. The Radke vanity ended up being the perfect fit! We loved the dark vanity because we felt like it really set the tone for the bathroom.
Considering we have white walls, we wanted something that would really pop. Going with a painted vanity was a great way to create some much-needed contrast.
We also loved the fact that the vanity is its own solid piece, like a piece of furniture. Using a free-standing vanity allows you to have more options.
Many vanity companies have several options to fit any design style. Signature Hardware allows you to choose the vanity top color and material. As I mentioned, we went with Quartz, which we love!
Lighting is another element in the guest bath that shouldn’t be overlooked. I feel like adding a pendant or chandelier to a bathroom adds lots of character and makes the bathroom stand out and feel special. The great thing is that this is a very inexpensive change or addition if you want to update a little.
We went with a brass pendant for the ceiling. It is very unique and I love the way the lighting reflects from the design of the pendant. The pendant we chose has already sparked interest from our guest. We also decided to go with a single wall sconce over the mirror which is a combination of black and brass. I think it works nicely with the black vanity and brass hardware.
Standout Faucet and Hardware
Two other key components to a lovely guest bath are a great faucet and vanity hardware. I kind of feel like these two things go hand in hand. Not to say they need to match, but they both need to look amazing!
We went with a matte black faucet while sticking to brass hardware on the cabinets.
The brass really stands out on the black painted vanity while the black faucet contrasted well with the lighter countertop. It is all about pop!
We also love adding in some type of unique mirror. Nothing too over the top, but maybe a unique shape or even a cool frame. You know simple is our style, so we kept with that and chose an oval-shaped mirror framed in brass.
It is very elegant and simple but adds a nice touch to the room. Since our vanity is only 30″ wide, we had to go with a narrow mirror.
Flooring is always a key element in making a bathroom beautiful. Whether going with the seamless look of hardwood or a gorgeous tile pattern, flooring is very important! Your flooring choice can completely make or break the look of your guest bath.
In our previous home, we went with engineered hardwood in all the bathrooms and we loved it. But this time, we chose a different tile for each bathroom.
In the guest bathroom, we wanted something classic but with an interesting pattern. We chose a marble hexagon mosaic. It definitely added some interest and uniqueness to the room.