How To: Refresh Your Bathroom

Hey there! I’m sorry I’ve been totally horrible with posting. I’m such a bad blogger, I know.

But…..if you follow me on instagram, I’ve been pretty good with posting on there. So that has to count for something right?

I recently posted a picture of my updated master bathroom vanity and promised you guys that I would do a blog post this week on how you can give your master suite a little TLC and make it look stunning, shiny and new.

vanity stylig

So lucky you! Here ya go…..

5 WAYS TO REFRESH YOUR BATHROOM:

  1. Towels, Shower Curtains & Bathmats- An easy way to refresh your bathroom is to pick up some new towels. I always like to get white towels because you can just throw them in the wash with a little bleach and just like that, they’re super white again. When choosing hand towels I always like to pick something with a pattern. Hand towels are usually out and about for you and your guests to see, so you need something pretty. I try to incorporate the hand towels with what ever my color scheme or theme is just to help pull the whole look together. Like striped hand towels to match the striped shower curtain or towels with a damask print to go with a vintage-romantic styled bathroom…you get my vibe. The same goes for your shower curtain and bath mat. Here are some of my favorites…

Kassatex Foglia Bath TowelJohn Robshaw Mitta Shower CurtainCastile Rose Bath Mat

2. Update your Mirror & Lighting-

This is so easy and can be done fairly quickly. Pick a mirror and some pretty new sconces that you love to give your bathroom a brand new feel. I like to pick items that really make a statement. Here are a few I love…..

Beaded Beveled MirrorTransitional X Wall SconceBungalow Rose LeClaire Flushmount 

3. Paint- Picking paint for your bathroom or powder room can be tricky because you’re not usually getting a ton of natural light in there. So you’re relying on your sconces/flush mount/hi hats (artificial lighting) to show the paint the way it’s supposed to be. Believe me I know….I spent half a day painting my guest bathroom this gorgeous dark green color that didn’t look so gorgeous when it was done. It was more like this gloomy dark forest look going on in there. It was kinda sad. Rookie mistake. So 2 coats of primer, 2 coats of Benjamin Moore Sag Harbor Gray and 1 grumpy husband later….we were back in business. So get swatches, tape them to your wall…how does it look? Does it compliment your tile and vanity? Doing this will help you pick your perfect hue. Here are some good ones….

Snowfall by Benjamin Moore, Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore, Muddy Blush by Benjamin Moore

4. Jars, Canisters & Storage- You need to face the facts….an overly cluttered medicine cabinet isn’t cute, it’s not functional and it’s not pleasant. Neither are the conditioner and shampoo bottles falling all over the place every time you go to reach for your St. Ives Apricot Scrub or crying because your toddler just took the whole box of q-tips and threw them in the toilet. But there’s solutions.

Let’s start with storage…take a trip to Home Goods and pick up a few baskets and pretty storage boxes. Put extra shampoos in one, hair care in the other and so on. Make sure to go through your bathroom and do a clean sweep of products you don’t use. This way everything’s organized and in its rightful place.

And don’t feel the need to clutter your vanity with random decorative objects. Instead, get a nice jar to hold cotton balls and q-tips. Get a pretty soap dispenser and a nice decorative hand towel. Be PRACTICAL!!! And don’t stop there, try using pretty acrylic containers to hold shampoos and conditioners too, it just gives your shower a nice clean look. And please please pleaseeeee remember to use acrylic containers and not glass.

Glass+Shampoo+Water = glass slipping out of your hands, breaking all over the place and your trip to the emergency room.

Try these…..

Acrylic Soap Pump, Pier1 Gray Paper Rope Basket Set, Apothecary Canister Set

5. Ditch the Old Hardware- Builders grade hardware can make your bathroom vanity seem outdated and blahh. Refresh your space with some new hardware. Your vanity hardware is the jewelry of the bathroom, it should be statement making and reflect your taste and style. I. Am. In. Love with Anthropologie’s hardware. The pieces are so unique and fun and the quality is super nice. But look around and find something that you love. This simple, small change can really make a difference. Look at these lovelies….

Anthropolgie Tuva Pull, Amerock Champagne Gold Seagrass Pull, Restoration Hardware Glass Cup Pull

So there’s my five favorite tips & tricks for refreshing and revamping your bathroom. What are your favorites?

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