When it comes to the bathroom many tend to overlook the space, and fail to decorate elaborately in what is the smallest space in a house. Often not much thought goes into the decor for this space.
But what many do not take into consideration is that the bathroom is perhaps the second most used space in a home, if not the most used space. A cozy shabby chic bathroom will surely make this a welcoming space!
To start your new project, chose a light uplifting color for your walls. A pale green, pink, or yellow is a great background. White may be an ideal base, but can be bland if not paired up with color accents.
When going with white make sure to throw splash of color on the walls and through curtains and rugs to make sure that the room doesn’t just fade out.
Once your color has been chosen for the walls, is time to decide on some decorative accent pieces. Any furniture pieces placed in the room should have a “shabby” feel to them.
Purchase pieces from thrift stores or garage sales and play them up yourself. Painting a piece white, and then using a small piece of sandpaper to give the furniture a worn look. By offering a worn look, the piece will begin to shine as a conversation piece.
If you don’t have the money to replace the fixtures, such as the sink, vanity, and tub, you can do quick changes to get your point across. Your shower curtains are one of the most important pieces for the room. These curtains take up a large part of the focal point of a bathroom, and there are many curtains that can fit perfectly for shabby chic.
Ruffled curtains in light colors, with flowers or other decorative pieces are great. A second inexpensive change is the mirror above your sink. Many mirrors can be purchased through thrift stores or garage sales at a fraction of the cost and all they need is a quick paint job or new frame. A gold framed mirror will quickly become a great focal point.
With these few and quick changes you can change a boring and plain bathroom into a highlight of your home. This space can be transformed to an area that you actually do not mind going to. And with these few changes, this space can offer a great uplifting feel every time you enter the room. You might want to go so far as to transform your entire home into a cozy shabby chic cottage!