When you have two boys and a girl it’s difficult to find decor and color choices everyone agrees on. For their shared bathroom it was no different, so I made the decision to continue along with my “traditional-vintage-home-meets-modern-renovation” look that I had in mind for the rest of the house.
I was happy to choose timeless finishes like glossy white subway and hexagon tiles and a retro (insert shameless plug here) custom mixed by me, pale lime wall color.
I have seen enough nautical themes gone wrong, dusty faux flower arrangements and offensive paint choices to know that the term “less is more” can always be applied here. Bathrooms should very simply look and feel clean. You can’t go wrong with attractive soap bottles, interesting containers to hold practical items like razors, bath salts or make-up brushes.
Another simple tip most people don’t think of is hanging the shower curtain rod higher and buying an extra long shower curtain. It can be hard to find in most stores but very easy (and not any more expensive) to buy online. It is amazing how this simple change can make a small space feel larger, tricking the eye into thinking the average ceiling height is taller than it really is.
The 101: Choose classic tiles and finishes: changing your mind about a theme or bold color will cost be less costly if it’s only a matter of replacing accessories. Hang your shower curtain higher. If a bathroom wall color reminds you of a bodily function, nix it!
Window treatment, Christmas Tree Shops. Letter towel hooks, Pottery Barn Kids. Red spray paint, RustOleum. Medicine cabinet, Restoration Hardware. Mirror, sink and vanity, Ikea. Faucets, Moen. Towels, bathmat, shower curtain & liner, Target.com. Tiles, Importations D’amico Inc. Bath products, HomeSense and Joe Fresh.
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