It’s no secret that our guest bathroom is ugly and pathetic. Mostly my choice of decorating is bad (theres’s no way I’m showing the “before” pic of the bathroom again, it’s just too embarrassing; but if you REALLY want to see it, you can read all about it HERE), but still, the builders went the pretty typical “cheap” route when it came to finishes. Ugly laminate floor, ugly light fixture, ugly towel bars, boring faucet. You get the picture. But when we moved in, it was easy to just throw a few bright “beachy” decor items in there and call it good. However, now that we have a child and we’re in that bathroom several times a day for some reason or another; I’m tired of looking at it. I’m ready for a major update.
Like any any room update and refresh, there’s a budget. Boo. I hate those. And unfortunately the longer I wait to do anything in that room, the more the budget tightens. I better get a move on! And since we have such a tight budget for this update, I’ll definitely be thrifting and DIYing all of it! I’ve been doing some research on small bathroom spaces, and the elements that I like from each. Because I’m incredibly indecisive, I’m having trouble narrowing it all down. Though sometimes looking on Pinterest for inspiration is a dumb idea. Why? Because I see too many things I like and then become even MORE indecisive. Anyone else have that problem?
So far, I envision lots of white. Boring maybe, but our bathroom is so small and so dark. We have no window or natural light coming in, so it needs some brightening. Or, we keep it to all pastel colors and liven it up that way. I’m either thinking of painting the walls a super light grey (like Dreamscape Gray from Behr) and the vanity white, or painting the vanity the light gray and the walls white. What do you think would look best? Help my indecisive-self out a bit! (Seriously, because David is NO help in this department.)
To give you a little more of an idea of what I’m thinking, here are 10 inspiring small bathrooms! These are all simple, beautiful and bright (as in light, not color) bathrooms that have caught my eye. All have similar elements, but with different flair in each. I hope you find them inspiring, too!
(I’d love if you’d pin this, but please pin individual pictures from their actual source and give the credit where credit is due! Thank you!)
Bathroom Reveal – Turning it Home
Master Bathroom After – 320 Sycamore
The Boys Bathroom Reveal – Just the Bee’s Knees
Powder Room – Room*6
Vintage Industrial Glam Bathroom – AKA Design
Green + Gold Bathroom Makeover – Centsational Girl
Bathroom Makeover – Remodelando La Casa
Half Bath Reveal – Mrs. Fancee
The Master Bath Makeover – Naptime Decorator
The little Bathroom Update That Could… – I Heart Organizing
Aren’t they all so pretty? Which is your favorite? Do you have any suggestions for me in my quest to narrow down my bathroom ideas?
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
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