Prepping Powder Rooms For Guests

With the holiday season just around the corner and festive invitations in full swing, it’s the perfect time to spruce-up the one room everyone, from your mother-in-law to your well-meaning neighbour, is sure to pay a visit: the powder room. A few pretty-yet-practical fix-ups will have your guests feeling right at home.

1. Put away the personal stuff. Your guests don’t need to see your sensitive toothpaste or discover your penchant for eye creams. When you’re expecting company, swap out your personal hygiene products in favour of a small vase of fresh flowers or a seasonally-scented candle, like Fraser Fir.

2. Have spare supplies handy. While you’re in the kitchen plating dinner or pouring the bubbly, the last thing guests want to do is bug you about that empty roll of toilet paper. Rather than having to check-in on your powder room’s supply levels, keep fresh hand towels in a visible location and tuck spare toilet paper in a place that’s obvious, but not too out in the open.

3. Consider a tray on your bathroom counter. Hand lotion, tissue and other toiletries are all items that guests may need during a party. If you want to take this a step further, including a small container of packaged mints will give guests the impression that you’ve thought of everything, including their needs.

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Author:
Jennifer Koper & Emily Evans
Photographer:
Angus Fergusson
Designer:
Suzanne Dimma
Source:
House & Home October 2012 issue
Products:
Mirror, South Hill Home; gold boxes (on ledge), Cynthia Findlay Antiques; wood tray, blue box, grey dish, Mjölk.
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