Keep things simple; don’t over-decorate. Leave counters empty so guests can set down purses or car keys, and take care in choosing accessories like towel bars, towel rings and soap dispensers. Think about providing the extra courtesy of a dedicated place for women to set their bags — an empty countertop or shelf, for example.
If your home style is contemporary, use modern materials such as laminate or designer woods. If you live in a period-style home, consider selecting fixtures and décor that blend harmoniously with the rest of the house. Finally, consider adding classic architectural detail to your powder room with thick crown molding (3-5 inches) around the room's perimeter and up to 8 inches of base boarding.
The powder room, while small, makes a big statement about you and your home. With a little thought and imagination, you can make sure it's speaking with your distinct voice.