2023 Trend Watch: Micro Luxury Expresses Glamour in a Small Space

In our annual preview of emerging trends for the year, JDR designers predicted seeing more homes with dedicated spaces for “micro luxury,” superb style on a smaller scale. Powder rooms are one of the natural places in your whole home remodel or new home to experiment with the latest trends, and micro luxury makes perfect sense in these petite spaces that are typically one of the rooms that guests use most often. Our design team can help you playfully express your creativity and leave guests with a memorable impression!

When planning a powder room with ultra luxurious elements, you can find inspiration in color, texture, scale, and materials. A vivid orange or yellow might seem like too much of a risk in your entryway or living space but in the powder room, a bright hue can make guests feel enveloped for just a few moments in artistic color. A tile floor with a geometric design in a luxe material, gleaming lighting that casts a patterned glow, and floating sinks with shining hardware are all details that can be appreciated more in a smaller space where they make a bold impact. Here are some of our favorite powder rooms for your inspiration. 

Style in Sage
A wall of sage green tile in an imaginative geometric design makes an impression in the powder room of a mountaintop Mid-Century inspired home. Details like the leather strap for the mirror and the horizontal lines of the vanity create a sense of artistry. Bright LED lighting framing the mirror sets a stylish mood.

Citrus Delight
A burst of zesty color greets visitors to this striking modern powder room in a coastal home. Meticulous molding details bring depth and character to the space. A gleaming penny tile floor adds classic texture. The color palette echoes the stunning sunsets over the Pacific Ocean visible from the multiple outdoor living spaces of this beautiful home.

Jewel Box Glitter
Designed to evoke a powder room in a sumptuous 5-star hotel, this brilliant space in a contemporary retreat creates a sense of moody style with color and composition. A wall of deep blue herringbone tile illuminated by elegant lighting wraps around a marble floating sink. Gold hardware completes the look and feel of sublime detailing in a diminutive space.

Working with our expert architects, designers and construction professionals, you can explore luxury on a small scale in your powder room, or any other room in your home. We’ll guide you through the process from start to finish, helping you to achieve your personal vision for your home, from large open and airy homes to micro luxury on a grand scale.