Interior designer Rosie Ward shares 6 tips for a powder room that wows

Contrary to what its practical purpose may imply, designing a powder room can be one of the most exciting undertakings in a home. For one, a small space can handle bursts of color and pattern that would overwhelm larger rooms. Plus, because it’s often closed off from the rest of the home, powder room designs can be a complete departure from those in other areas.

‘Because they’re usually small, transient spaces, powder rooms often get overlooked in the renovation process,’ says Rosie Ward, creative director of London interior design firm Ward & Co. ‘However, functionality doesn’t have to be the only thing at play here. It’s likely to be visited by guests so put your best foot forward and don’t scrimp on style.’