Bathroom Decorating Ideas

Bathroom Decorating Ideas


Thank you for visiting my blog. I have a passion for decorating! And, as a decorator and home stager who's helped many people transform their homes, I wanted to share my ideas and tips with others. Enjoy! My company's motto is: "Get A Goode Start to Sell Your Home!"

Thursday, October 10, 2019

How To Guide: Create an Inspired Bathroom

Is your bathroom stuck in the 70’s or lacking function and style? It might be time for a remodel. Whether you are looking to stay in your home for years to come or looking to put your home on the market, remodeling a bathroom will add value to your property.

Remodeling Kitchens and Baths will often get you one of the biggest bang for your buck in the housing market. According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, if a bathroom remodel is tackled properly, homeowners will recoup 50% of the cost put into the project. The biggest factors that increase the value would be updating worn-out items, modernizing fixtures and creating more functional space. But it is also important not to overdo it, go for a light to medium remodel to get the best return on investment

Even if you are not selling your home, a bathroom remodel is still a solid investment. A remodel can not only improve your home value but also your quality of living. According to National Association of the Remodeling industry, a new bathroom in particular achieved a Joy Score of 10—the highest ranking—and a remodeled one ranked at 9.6. Joy Scores indicate how happy someone is with a project they’ve done in their home; the higher the number, the higher the satisfaction level.

Popular design trends for bathrooms are to create spa like spaces that are warm and welcoming. Here are some elements that will help create the look:
Natural Stone: In a bathroom there will always be tile. For that spa-like feel you can’t go wrong with natural stone. Shower walls, counters or floors, stone can work for any or all of these areas depending on your budget. In the picture you see a mosaic sheet tile in a herringbone pattern. By having smaller pieces adhered to a mesh sheet- the cost would be less than larger pieces of stone. This is a great way to incorporate stone, even if you have a limited budget.
Pattern: By using graphic patterns you can create visual interest without overwhelming the space with color. Like the stone tile example, a pattern will catch your eye and give your space a sense of energy. Consider choosing interesting shapes of tiles or a graphic wall paper. As you can see from the example, using pattern and color really add to the modern feel of this space. A geometric pattern creates a more modern feel whereas florals are better for traditional designs.
Storage: Incorporating storage will always add function to your space. But there is not always room to add more cabinets. Consider creating small niches in your shower or in the walls of your bathroom. In the picture you can see that usable shelving is flanking the shower stall; it provides space for shampoo and soaps. These types of spaces keep clutter off of counters and creates a more organized relaxed feel.
Unconventional Mirrors: Reflect your style and add shine to your bathroom with a unique mirror. Bathroom mirrors don’t have to just be functional -- it can be a work of art. And since the bathroom isn’t a place where you would hang a lot of art, the mirror can really add some style. Consider using a mirror in an engaging shape such as a circle, or one with curves. Look at vintage shops to find a unique one of a kind piece.
Palette: To make your bathroom feel airy and relaxing. Having a warm color palette is key to creating that spa-like feel. Subdued gray and gray-beige shades ground the space and give a good base for accent pieces. In the picture, we see Sherwin Williams paint, Sea Salt, used on the walls, contrasted with whites and light gray. One of SW most popular colors, Sea Salt is great to use in bathrooms to create a spa-like feel. It is a subtle color that is a mix of blue and green, it is paired best with crisp whites for contrast.

Please let us know if you have any questions.  Until next month, Happy Decorating!!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Dorm Room Decorating Ideas

Decorating a dorm room is like decorating your first apartment. While attending college, this small space will be working overtime, serving as a study area, living space, kitchen and bedroom. You will spend lots of time in this space, so you want to create a space that is cozy and inviting. A dorm room is the perfect place to interject your personality and interests on display. The dorm room will start off as a plain, utilitarian space so you are limited with your decorating options. Here are some ways to easily transform the space into something that is uniquely you:
Rugs: Even if your dorm room already has carpet--adding an area rug can help define the space and add some color. It is probably better to go with a darker color with a pattern to help disguise any spills or stains. This rug, available at Ruggable, is a cool mix of grey with a pop of yellow. And here's a bonus, the rugs available from Ruggable are machine washable.

Decorate the walls: If painting is not allowed, there are other ways to decorate the walls in your dorm. It is important to recognize that this is a temporary space, so anything that you put up should easily be removed without damaging the walls. Use command strips to hang up pictures or posters. You can use vinyl stick on words and shapes, or try to buy removable wallpaper. Or you could create a collage created with posters, pictures and other unique d├ęcor items on your wall.

Pillows: Pillows are an opportunity to go crazy with color and pattern. A lot of pillows are sold as covers with an insert, so it makes them easy to clean and also change. You can bring in some personality into your space with an inspirational pillow, like this one from Red Bubble. Add some larger pillows to use to lounge on the floor or to accommodate guests.
Lights: Lights are a great way to add some personality to your space for not a lot of money. I’m not talking about desk lamps or anything boring like that, I'm thinking string or globe lights. Using these in your space will instantly add sparkle and shine. You can line the ceiling, drape them at the head of your bed or just make some wall art with them. Although its not functional lighting, it can create ambient light which is fun!

Storage:  Inexpensive storage ideas, like the cubes in the picture above, are great for books and you can add baskets for clothing and accessories.

Enjoy these decorating ideas and Happy Decorating!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Lighting the Way - Increasing Curb Appeal

A key element when preparing your home for sale is Lighting. The right light will enhance your home’s features, but it can also make spaces feel larger and more inviting to buyers. A good lighting plan works with layers, using different types of lighting to create a balanced and inviting space. A good staging company can help you with your indoor spaces, but it is so important to highlight your outdoor spaces.

Curb appeal is just as important at night as it is during the day. As soon as you put your house on the market, buyers will drive by your home to get a look. It is important that no matter the time of day, your home looks its best.

In a recent poll by, more than half of homebuyers said that outdoor living was the single most attractive quality in a home. Here are some important tips to highlight your outdoor space:
Update Fixtures: Old fixtures can really affect the look of your home. When selling your home, it is important to update any exterior lighting fixtures that you have to match the style of your home. Exterior lighting fixtures are a relatively quick and easy way to raise the value of your home. Sometimes all you need to do to is paint them to update the look. In the picture you can see that this house has a slight modern vibe with the numbers that were chosen and the cool vintage look of the exterior fixture.

Safety: Thieves and robbers operate in the dark, so it is important to make sure the outside of your home is well lit. Make sure that paths and steps are well lit to make them noticeable. It is also important to make sure your front door and entry are well lit.
Landscape Lighting: You have a variety of lighting to choose from when lighting your landscape. Floodlights and spotlights are best for trees and larger areas of your yard. These lights can create a warm, inviting appearance. Smaller solar and LED lighting are great for your garden edging. These lights can also double as path lighting if you choose the right lights. In the picture you can see lantern type lights place on the edge of the garden, which helps to define the path.

Curb Appeal: Adding light to your outdoor space enhances your home and can really pop any features that you have. A well- lit exterior will invite buyers, but it also has an added feature of extra security.
Deck lighting: There are several ways to add lighting to a deck when you are building it, like lighting for the steps and recessed floor runner lights. However, if you have an existing deck that needs lighting, an easy way to do this is with Deck Post Light. You can buy these lights and attach to the top of the railing posts for your deck. In the picture you can see the homeowner also attached down lights that do a good job lighting up the deck surface.