Nothing stresses me out more than a powder room that’s unorganized and unprepared for its guest. Here are some key things your loo must have to avoid the side-eye glare from guests during the holidays — and beyond.
My first beef? You guessed it: a lack of good old-fashioned toilet paper. I mean, you know the lavatory is going to get some major mileage during the holidays, and yet there’s only one square left on the roll? You have to be kidding me, right?
Tip: Do a quick spot check the morning you’re expecting guest to make sure the room is well stocked and most importantly, cleaned!
Here is an inexpensive Toilet Paper Stand Plus an Oil-Rubbed Bronze from Bed Bath & Beyond.
You'll have some extremely grateful guest, I promise you.
The second order of business after attending the lovely powder room is the hand washing. Believe me, it would be a more pleasant experience with a delicately picked out soap and lotion dispenser. My personal preference is a white set ceramic to match any of the rooms in the house. The high altitude lifestyle of 8,500 ft. requires us to use lotion in BULK.
Tip: Pick up a few bottles of liquid soap from Bath & Body works and pour them into a fancy soap dispenser. Stock on them when they go on sale!
What’s better and more decorative than a few hand towels? Consider placing a couple in a cute basket. Modern hand-woven wicker from bed bath & beyond is ideal if the space is provided.
You turn the sink off and start looking around the room with your hands held high and see a damp towel hanging, you shriek! One little hand towel is not enough, especially if you weren’t the first 5 to attend the powder room.
Now, you know a few people will spend some extra time handling some additional business. Some might enjoy flipping through a magazine, but I decided that it was the best place for a motivational quote. I have created my own quote for my dearest guest. I decided to do one after seeing one in my friend’s powder room, so why not do one myself? My guests love it!
What could possibly be a perfect match for the inspirational quote on the wall you ask? Scentennials Positive Thoughts drawer liners are the ideal match for the ambiance of the powder room. Not only will it provide your guest with motivational quotes but it will also fill the room with peach, berry, mandarin accents with vanilla and soft wood scents that would surround the room. Believe me, your guest will feel as if they just left the spa room.
Now, wastebaskets (hand-woven wicker from Bed Bath & Beyond) are not the sexiest of all decorative elements to place in a bathroom, but it is essential for us ladies.
Bonus Points: If you want to win the award for powder room of the century, provide emergency supplies for women who are having their lady time.
Tips: it’s also important to have the essential necessities: Brush, Cotton, Q-tip, etc. Am I missing some items?
Accents: I found this beautiful rug at Marshall’s (100% JUTE) from Evelyn Collection That matches perfectly with the wastebaskets and small basket.
It’s time for the sheep talk. I found these sheep in a small town (Kilmacolm) in Scotland. I knew exactly where to place them when I laid my eyes on them! It adds a bit of flair to the powder room, don’t you think? They’re too cute to resist.
Now please, go forth and be sure that all of these items are at hand for your guests. I assure you that this will make a happy bunch.
So, tell us. Did I miss any items? What are your pet peeves and personal favorite must haves?
I would love to know so please share.