A great way to spruce up your counter space is by switching out your accessories to incorporate new colors and shapes. “Hunt down different bottles of all different kinds,” says Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques.” “I think adding that one cranberry bottle in with the rest really brought that to life.” She says putting family photos in mismatched frames can also give decor flair.
A window with dark panes sits atop a white vanity with sleek lines. Dainty vases with flowers bring a natural facet to the space and complements the natural, Roman shades. A little cup with a seal image, acting as a toothbrush holder, adds a whimsical touch.
This bathroom shows how the simplest touches can pretty up a space for the holidays. Here, a mini tree pairs with accents like a pom-pom garland, a reindeer and a snowflake for decor that's elegant and subtle.
Many new-construction homes are built with paneled, hollow-core interior doors. These are often considered eyesores, but their presence can be minimized by painting them the same color as the walls and/or covering them with wall hooks to hold towels or robes. Another clever idea is to completely cover the door with art. In order to this this, you'll need anchors to reinforce the hollow veneer of the door and help support each featured piece.
Create interest and texture with a collection of everyday and vintage bathroom items. This Victorian Gothic wall cabinet is filled with vintage cosmetic jars, ivory grooming implements, shells, sponges, towels and soaps. “If you have glass-fronted shelves, use it as an opportunity not just for storage but for display of interesting objects,” says Susan Sully, author of the book “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques” in which this home was featured. Sully also recommends painting the back of a cabinet a dark color to make light objects really stand out.
On one side of the sink, a miniature antique chest holds hairpins and rings to keep the area tidy. Salve jars, a porcelain cold cream jar and a vintage dish filled with antique buttons finish off the space. Author Susan Sully says that the lids on these jars are probably made of Bakelite, an early plastic that is now a collectible.
Update your standard bathroom mirror. Use molding to build a frame around your old mirror for a chic way to update your bathroom decor. Strips of tile are also a great option for mirror framing, especially if you can integrate it into a backsplash.
The creative process was to blend grays and whites with the existing espresso-finished vanity in this contemporary master bathroom. This was achieved with beautiful marble hues in those colorations, playing up the room's neutral palette. Asian accents work to create a master bath that is both tranquil and stylish.
The bathroom is a private place, but open shelving can create the illusion of space in smaller square footage, and with a less weighty wallet hit than cabinets. A few drawers or covered baskets on high shelves can house your private items, and your colorful towels, pretty soaps and washes, and other bathroom decor don’t have to hide in a dark closet any longer!
Careful attention to design ensured that this already-small bathroom would not feel closed in. Wine boxes add beautiful, warm color and create easy storage. A skirt for the sink provides extra storage underneath, and the pages of an old book are taped to the wall for inexpensive and effective decoration.
Teal is a tough color to use without completely overwhelming a space. But if you stick with teals that are close to the aqua family, you'll find them rather versatile. The floating vanity, white half wall and white tile shower add light elements to balance the room. The mounted horns and animal head bring a masculine side to the design and compliment the brown flooring.