I rarely share our bathrooms on the blog for a couple of reasons. First of all, they can be tricky to photograph and second of all, I’ve never really been that proud of them, or felt they’re that inspiring to share. Don’t get me wrong, I love both our master bath and small kids’ bath, they each have a repurposed vanity and some of that ‘old world’ traditional charm that I love. We’ve kept them both very simple and designed them on a small budget when we built our home. I’ve shared our master bathroom a couple of times before – see the latest post here – where, by the way, I have an AMAZING refresh coming to the blog this Fall, and I can’t wait to share it (let’s just say a new vanity is on the way!) It’s a beautiful room, but just never what I’ve really wanted. Make sure you stay tuned this Fall! Today I’m sharing a quick post with you about how I’m updating our small bath for less than $500. Scroll to see what it looks like right now, and to see what I’m planning!Above is the original paint color we used to have in here, with a faux bamboo mirror that’s now in our bedroom. It’s a very small bathroom and since there is no storage, everything is kept in the linen closet right across the hall. Even the kids’ tooth brushes! Yes, the perks of small space living. This bathroom is also the main bathroom in the whole house, so when guests come over, this is what they use. I’ve had a small update on the brain for years, and I’ve gone back and forth between a vibrant, patterned wallpaper and a grasscloth paper. I finally decided on the latter and I know it will be perfect. Right now we have a light blue wall color (the same as in our master bedroom) and a different gold mirror that I’ve had forever. This being our main bath, it’s important to me to keep the look a little more elegant and less about kids. Our children are getting bigger and they may outgrow this space soon! The overall feeling and look of the space won’t change drastically, the grasscloth is also light blue and the main pieces are staying for now.
Our vanity is my old childhood desk that we painted black and dropped a sink into – we used it in our previous home as well, and brought it with us when we moved here.For now it will stay, but eventually I think a piece with storage will be necessary. I’ll always love it though, so one day it will be used elsewhere if we do end up changing it.I like to use my blue and white pieces in here, as I do all over our home. They make great soap dishes :)This shower curtain is nice and when the walls were grey, it went very nicely in here, but I’ve always known this will be going to. The new one is a beautiful, classic blue and white stripe, which will elevate the look and bring some more sophistication to this space. It’s also 8 feet long rather than the standard 6 feet, so having a full length curtain will make a huge difference in here.I designed these typography prints to echo the black vanity and door, and also provide some contrast.I haven’t decided yet if I’ll change them for something else or not…what do you think?By the way, I have these vent covers throughout our home – something we chose to update from the basic ones the builder provided and while it’s a small investment to change them all, it is VERY worth it. Small details make all the difference in your home and elevate the level of sophistication. I’ve shared this tip before in an older post, My Top Ten Style Tips – read all about them here.I’m so excited to update this bathroom and even though the change won’t be a drastic one, it will add the touches I’m looking for.Scroll through below to see everything that’s on it’s way! Click the bottom of the thumbnails to shop them as well. I can’t wait to share the finished product in the coming month or two, so stay tuned! xo
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