If you know me, then you know I have rather Victorian views of the bathroom. I don’t care to see a toilet or even discuss it. Yet sometimes it is required. And today I’m talking about conquering common bathroom decorating problems, so you may see a toilet today. If you are squeamish, you might want to look away.
Some what are these horrid bathroom decorating crimes? Here we go.
1. Boring lighting
Why not treat this room like any other and use beautiful lighting? When looking for lighting for our new home I found that most of the bathroom vanity lighting was unattractive. I spent days and days looking at light fixture and light fixture that all looked the same. Then I found some lighting that looked a bit more upscale. It wasn’t a lot more expensive, it just looked better. I found these at build.com (not sponsored.)
2. Large builder grade mirrors with no frame.
You know the kind. They are big and have no frame. This was a new house so I could do whatever I wanted here, but in our old house, I had the old big mirrors removed and bought smaller mirrors with nice frames. It was not that expensive, and you could probably do it yourself if you are very careful and adventurous.
3. Boring walls
Why not use a beautiful print in here? I’m not suggesting you add some very expensive piece of art that might be affected by the high levels of humidity in the bath, but inexpensive artwork will add real beauty to the bath, so why not?
Try to keep as much out of sight as possible. I keep the toothbrushes plugged in, but out of sight. For these photos I did remove the soap dispensers, but try to keep the counters as clear of clutter as possible. All of the lotions and sprays, and what not are kept in the drawers are under the counters.
I hope that helps you to make your bathroom a beautiful escape at your home.
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Great ideas Anita!
Excellent advice. I use prints or framed needlework in bathrooms with showers or tubs. Keeping counters clear is tough dependign on size. My counters are pretty short of excess space. Sharing a falling in love story this week on my blog in honor of Valentine’s Day. Happy Valentine’s Day, Linda
Jill Carlson says
Love your bathroom! You always inspire me! Where did you get the darling mirrors? I am obsessed with birdies right now!
Jo Ann Miller says
I love your mirrors! Would you mind telling me where you bought them? In fact I really love all of your things! Happy Valentine’s Day.
Those are from Ballard Designs.
Susie @ The Chelsea Project Blog says
Hi Anita…..question…..how do you feel about layering a framed mirror over the big builder’s mirrors? …The bathroom you showed us is so lovely…. Thx for sharing. Suz
Great idea Susie!!
Ellie LaJuett says
Nice bathroom and great tips!
Where do you store your toothbrushes?? Do you have an electrical outlet inside one of the base cabinets?? Thank you
Yes I do have an outlet hidden below Annette.
Love your paint color what is that?
Agreeable gray sherwin williams
Beautiful bathroom and such good tips. Have been thinking about using Agreeable Gray in my bathroom, you may have just convinced me!
I like the idea of keeping things out of sight- like electric toothbrushes!
Marsha Melonakos says
I have been looking for the right mirrors . I love those. Is just what my bathroom needs
Beautiful job. I love what you did in your bathroom. I feel the same about my bathrooms. I plan to give these ideas a try. Thanks!