According to ABC News, the average American spends over 14 days in the bathroom a year! Why not spend that time in a more beautiful and relaxing space? Take advantage of the extra holiday time this Labor Day weekend by redecorating your small bathroom to make those 14 days more relaxing and enjoyable. Look at these great examples from Four Generations One Roof and The 36th Avenue, below.
First, get out the paint. Painting an accent wall is one of the best ways to dramatically change a bathroom space. Even using a color a shade or two darker or lighter than what is currently on the walls will give the room dimension and sophistication, like the example below from Zambezi Home and House. And isn't this patterned wall from Occasionally Crafty fabulous?Updating essentials like shower curtains, bath mats, and towels will breath new life into an old bathroom without losing your security deposit. Now is the perfect time to shake up your essentials with all those Labor Day sales going on! Here are some great finds from Luvocracy, Urban Outfitters, and Anthropologie.
Instead of hiding your organizational prowess, highlight it! Space saving storage is stylish, functional, and trendy. Baskets and glass bottles look chic and will save you bathroom space, while shelving is pretty and essential. Recycle old containers and baskets, like this look from Better Homes and Gardens, or give thrifted shelving a new life with bold color, like this cabinet featured on My Home Ideas.
And don't forget fun details like candles, flowers, and artwork to brighten up your space! You don't want the space to look cluttered, especially if it's a small bathroom. A few key pieces will draw your eye around the space instead of highlighting negatives like square footage or no windows. Look at these beautiful examples from A Second Glance and Decozilla.
Another quick yet dramatic bathroom update is to install a curved shower curtain rod. It will give you up to 33% more room in the shower, making it spa-worthy without remodeling. For small bathrooms, the Rotator Rod gives you the luxury of a curved shower curtain rod while in the shower but rotates into the tub -- and out of the way -- when you use the rest of the bathroom! All with no drilling required!
Don't forget, this Labor Day weekend is your last chance to save 20% and get free shipping with the coupon code DORM2013 at checkout.
If you are feeling ambitious, this guide could be applied to any room in the house. And remember -- with the end of the year approaching, it is much easier to prepare for holiday guests in advance than last minute, especially when it comes to redecorating!