Our guest bath was in dire need of an update. It was decorated with items from our last home-all shades of brown and tan. The bathroom doesn't have a window and the only natural light comes from the bedroom across the hall. The shadow on the shower curtain is me taking the pic- blasted room, so hard to photograph!!
For those of you who are new to my blog- we RENT! I know it's practically a dirty word in DIY blogging. So although there are no painted cabinets or walls- I think these before and afters look totally different!
I guess maybe the before wasn't ugly, but I was completely over it. I'm on a decorating mission, no more tan!
The room just received an update bringing it into the 20th century and making it seem a part of our home! It's crazy what decor can do, even in a bathroom, to make the room feel different.
So of course there's shades of gray and typography to make the room feel more like "us." A mixture of old and new objects make the space seem collected over time.
I almost titled this post "No Paint Makeover," until I remembered I had painted the now gray mirrors and chalkboard over the toilet. But I can't believe how different a room can look with a tired old bathroom can look with some new accessories and decor.
I knew I wanted the room to feel crisp and clean. Of course gray was a must to tie into the rest of out home. But I had this idea about juxtaposing the gray with gold. A color combo I haven't seem very often. But I thought it would be fun, especially with the pop of yellow from the shower curtain.
Shower Curtain, Bath Mat, Soap Dish- West Elm
Towels- Ralph Lauren Home, from TJMaxx
Gold Letters and Laundry sign- Hobby Lobby
Frames, Mirrors, Glass Jars and Chalkboard- owned or made
Now I feel like the formerly plain walls feel like a design choice. The whole room feels crisp and clean- just how you'd want a bathroom to feel! What do you think? Have you dealt with any rental design problems? Or made over your bathroom lately?