Bathroom Decor For The Everyday Mom

If you ask me, the only thing you need to worry about when it comes to your bathroom is how easy it is to clean! Yes if you happen to have the luxury of a huge home with your own private bathroom complete with its own sunroof and garden then sure, go crazy cause you can afford it. But for the everyday mom, the bathroom is most likely the most digusting germ infested room in the house. One rule, keep it clean. You also don't want to overcrowd the little counter space you have in there. Stay away from all the ceramics and candles. A few are fine to give it some appeal, but don't overdo it.

I try to give my bathroom a fresh makeover every two or three years. Nothing too wild and certainly not expensive, but just enough for a change.  I think I do this because its the easiet and cheapest room to do a quick overhaul on. I can't exactly change my living room or dining room 5 times a decade. .

The best way to get the biggest change on a small budget is of course by painting. It will completely change the bathroom and make it look clean and new. Once you have that glorious new color on the walls, you need to accessorize with that color. New shower curtains. New towels and hand towels. Again don;t overdo the counter accessories, a few things will help minimize the echo a bathroom can make, but too much and its just clutter. All of these things can be bought on the cheap, but I'd open up my purse a little more when it comes to the shower curtain. You don't want a thin piece of plastic, its worth opting for a nice fabric here, not only will it simply look a million times better but it will also add to aiding in that echo I mentioned earlier.

As for wall decor, again, keep it minimal. Please don't overcrowd your walls with too many bears going potty or kittens wrapped in toilet paper. Use the space wisely. An extra towel rack for the kids, or some decorative shelves to ease the clutter from the counter are two great ideas.

Now, once its all done, draw yourself a bath and enjoy it for those brief 15 minutes before the family gets in there and ransacks it!!

 

DIY Vintage Bathroom

If you can afford it, going with a vintage bathroom is a must. Your bathroom is your own little self expression to all who enter. The helpless romantic may want to opt for something of the Victorian era, while a fan of rock may choose something from the 5o's or 60's.

When it comes to decorating in vintage style, start by focusing on your key interests or hobbies. Once you have your idea, run with it.

Did the earlier mention of Victorian style catch your eye? If so, you'll absolutely want to start with the curtains, aim for thick, laced, and of course elegant. Surround the bathroom with essential oils and some gorgeous candles, with decorative doilies on the counters. The most important thing to be aware of with this style is layering. And if you really want to get in the spirit of things add a pedestal sink.

With a little research you will find that companies are now reproducing deco items from the 20's and 30's. A reproduction is of course much cheaper then the original. But if you can afford it and want to be real about your vintage style, scope out the original pieces for your bathroom

Be sure to keep the bathroom tile true to the era you've chosen. Again, if money is a n issue here you can by easy stick tiling to cover up the old floor. It's cheap and surprisingly easy to install.

Now if your choosing the latter of my two opening suggestions, Rock and Roll, then I have one word for you, plastic. Plastic was in back then, end I mean everything should be plastic, right down to the shower curtains.

There are obviously many more vintage styles to choose from then what was mentioned here. A great way to get some ideas is to visit some local garage sales or flea markets. Not only may you become inspired but chances are you'll pick a few pieces to get started.

Ideas For Remodeling Small Bathrooms

If your looking to remodel a small bathroom, but can't exactly start knocking down walls to enlarge it, the  you need to set your expectations within limit. Sure there are things you can do to make the space appear bigger, but at the end of the day the measurements won't change. The idea of the bathroom has changed somewhat over the years, its transitioned form a place of simple necessity to its own little private sanctuary. So despite the are you have to work with, your still entitled to a tranquil bathroom that can sometimes be used to get away from the everyday. Here are 5 ideas on how to maximize that tiny space and make it feel a little less claustrophobic.

  • Say bye bye to your bathtub-I know, how can I relax without being able to lay in my bubble bath. Well, many modern showers these days are equipped with much more then a shower head. Some have sauna like steam jets that can give you complete comfort and relaxation without taking up so much space.
  • A Corner Shower-If you already have a shower but no tub, you may want to relocate it into the corner. This can save a lot of space.
  • In Wall Cabinets and Shelves-This of course depends on whats on the other side of those walls.
  • Shelving and Fixtures-There are so many options when it comes to shelving and fixtures. Shop around keeping in mind what you have to work with and I guarantee you will safe a lot of space

Hope this helps. If not, you can always move into a new place with a bigger bathroom!

Wrought Iron Wall Decor

Want a simple way to add style to your home? Wrought iron wall décor is the answer. For centuries mankind has turned to iron as a decorative material. Done right it can be absolutely gorgeous.

It works wonders for both basic homed decor as well as in furniture. You can actually build entire pieces of furniture from wrought iron.

Available in a wide variety,  you can opt for the traditional brown or black finishes, or match it up with your existing decor with a simple coat of paint.

You can mold these pieces into all sorts of shapes and sizes, be artful, creative, let your imagination run wild. If you have a very large space to fill or nice high ceilings, opt for some big pieces as space fillers. Don't neglect your stairwell either, it's a great place to hang some gorgeous iron.

Looking for a simpler way to implement wrought iron into your home's ambiance, go with some delightful candle holders or iron framed mirrors. The possibilities aren't endless, but they're certainly abundant.

 

Bedroom Decor For the Guest Bedroom

If you have company over for the night, and you have a big enough home featuring a guest bedroom, then you want that room to scream hospitality. It's a room that needs to be universal and unisex, it needs to appeal to just about everyone. Of course priority one here should go to comfort. You will want a very comfortable mattress and make sure it's comfortable. Not too hard, not too soft, but just as Goldie Locks would want it to be, just right. Here are a few other things to consider:

Bathroom:

Not every guest bedroom will have its own bathroom, although this is ideal if possible. If you happen to have the money and space then be sure to have plenty of guest robes and towels on hand. along with specialized his/hers toiletries. I realize this may sound an awful lot like a hotel but that's kind of the point.

Bedding:

This is just as important as the comfortable mattress. Obviously the bedding should always be fresh, clean, and smelling like roses. Please be sure to have an extremely comfy comforter as well.

A Touch of Class:

Having a nice fruit basket displayed adds elegance to the room. Some chilled bottled waters or other refreshments always a nice add on. A small but tasteful bar in the corner can also be well received, as your guest may want to indulge in a night cap while reading before turning out the lights.