Bathrooms are one of my favorite rooms to design. It’s typically a space where I can get clients to let loose a little bit and have some fun! Want colored cabinets but you are afraid to go all out in a kitchen, then a bathroom is a great space to try it out! Have a favorite fabric but it’s too expensive to use it in drapery in a living room then use it for a shower curtain in a bathroom. It’s a room that people use many times in a day and I find that clients are more open to making that space feel like themselves. Finding the perfect combination of hardware, cabinerty, tile, lighting, pattern and more is one of my favorite things. Now, not everyone wants to or has the time/budget to renovate a bathroom from scratch. There are also many renters out there that can’t make a ton of cosmetic changes. This does not mean that you need to leave your bathroom like a blank slate. There are so many quck design fixes you can do to update your bathroom! So take a look at your bathroom and see if there are any tweaks you can do to make it look more like you!
QUICK DESIGN FIXES TO UPDATE YOUR BATHROOM:
Swoon! I’m in love this plan and wish I was actually doing it for a client. The combo of blue and oranges is perfection!
Quick Design Fix #1: No more white towels!
A patterned towel is great to do if you can’t make a paint or wallpaper change. It helps add some interest to the space. Plus it’s easier to hide stains with a patterned towel versus an all white ones. I love the color story and almost checkered like pattern in these towels. I would probably do a combo of them and these Turkish hand towels. I love the shade of blue and the tassels.
Quick Design Fix #2: Accessorize your countertop!
If you have a countertop to play around with you might as well make it pretty and get it designed. I find that having it look pretty also helps keep it clean. You will want to put away the proper items into the sink cabinet and drawers and only leave out the eye candy items.
-I always swap out my liquid hand soap into a pretty container like this adorable coral number. A bar of soap is always placed on a vintage dish or something like this sweet soap dish with ball trim.
I love a pair of canisters to fill with q-tips and cotton balls. These are so budget friendly that I would even feel comfortable spraying the lids a pop of color!
Quick Design Fix #3: Bath mats don’t need to be ugly!
Want to know what gives me nightmares? Those shaggy bathmat sets. You know the ones that come with the cover for the toilet seat, the U shaped rug around the toilet and then the coordinating bathmat. Ugh. We have all had them in our homes, but there is many other options on the market now that they need to be swapped out! I love the idea of two bath mats/rugs. I use one by the shower area so that you have something to set on when you get out of the shower and I like an additional bath mat/rug in front of the sink! For this design I’m really loving a combo of this greek key bath mat and this striped bath mat.
Quick Design Fix #4: Use your vertical space!
What is vertical space? In the interior design world when we say vertical space we mean your walls. Don’t forget about them. Sometimes that means using floating shelves when you don’t have floor space for storage. In this design plan it means adding some chic lucite towel hooks so that you can have those beautiful patterned towels on display and get some pops of color on the wall! Add a stylish towel ring which again adds another opportunity for a pretty towel, but is also super convenient. Plus both of these items are minimal when it comes to holes in the wall so it’s super easy to patch up if you are renter.
Quick Design Fix #5: Go extra when it comes to bathroom staples!
If you have been following me for a bit then you know I’m a more is more kind of girl!
Instead of a plain shower curtain that does nothing for a bathroom get something that is still a good neutral and base for the rest of the room, but has a little something, something to it! I love this ripple shower curtain by Jonathan Adler. The ripples are this perfect little design detail that gives this shower curtain a personality!
Can you fall in love with a waste basket, because I think I just did. This beauty by Australian designer, Anna Spiro is a mini work of art. It looked like it was meant to go in this bathroom when I found it. I wouldn’t put this in your main bathroom, but I think it would be perfection in a powder room that gets less use.
This 5 quick tips are pretty easy and relatively budget friendly to tackle! It’s all about the details when it comes to good design so, making sure your bathroom is following these guidelines means you really are making the most of your bathroom!
I'm Camila, A SELF APPOINTED STRIPE AFICIONADO WHO HAS A soft spot IN HER HEART FOR BLUE AND WHITE GINGER JARS, THE COLOR ORANGE, AND ELEPHANTS.
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This is very cute! Especially love the Jonathan Adler shower curtain!