What Every Powder Room Needs
Friends are visiting at home more these days. Without fail, the one room most will need to use is the guest bathroom. Have you taken inventory of this area lately? It is an easy space to make boutique beautiful. Here is the list I reference to keep this area ready and waiting.
Mouthwash: I place the mouthwash in a crystal decanter and then use a tray to hold 2-ounce disposable cups and paper hand towels. If you choose fabric hand towels, have several. People do not like to use wet towels.
Paper Guest Towels: I keep a big inventory of these. Set out a stack. Many great designs!
Toilet Paper: Check the current roll. If it is low, switch it out. Always provide a spare roll within sight.
Air Freshener: Does this need an explanation?
Lit Candle: Always welcoming.
Pump Hand Soap: I prefer pump over a bar. Bars remain wet and are less hygienic.
Lotion: A nice touch, especially as much as we wash our hands these days.
Artwork: Have something visually pleasing so guests do not stare at a blank wall while on the seat of honor.
Lights: Overhead lights off unless you can dim them. Ambient lights on. Scones are great.
Lock: I dread that feeling when I am in someone’s bathroom trying to hold the door shut because there is no lock, while at the same time taking care of business. Yikes!
Mirror: Although rare, I have been in powder rooms without a mirror. This item is a must!
Rug: This provides added texture, softens a room, and adds comfort for standing.
Plunger: This is the one item you may hide in a cabinet. If someone needs it, they will find it!
Master of Disguise: Some powder rooms double as a child’s area. We had to keep the bathtub in the guest bathroom while our son was at home. I disguised it making a curtain for the tub that mimicked the window drapes.
Together with you,