I heart details. The little touches of any room that create that final statement.
Like the string of pearls on the simple black dress.
Have you ever walked into a room which was rich with design… the
perfect wallpaper, the perfect color scheme, a great floor plan, phenomenal
furnishings… and that’s where it stops?
Like the decorator just got tired and went off to have a Strawberry-Cheesecake
Blizzard at Dairy Queen. With whipped cream. And a cherry.
And in your little decorator’s heart… you know that something is missing.
The touches that say “this room is mine, and this is who I am.”
I am starting a new mini-series called “Adding the Accents.”
This week, I am featuring Bathroom Decor.
I don’t know about you, but nothing gets my pitty-patty heart racing any
faster than a bathroom that looks and feels like a spa.
Luxurious, white fluffy towels.
French milled soaps.
Glass apothecary jars filled with sponges.
Containers of bath salts.
Plants and Flowers:
One of the things I love most, and hardly ever add – are fresh flowers, like
seen above. Some household plants, such as philodendron, actually thrive
in a bathroom setting because of the moisture in the room.
And if you can’t grow a philodendron, you truly are green-thumb deprived.
It’s a simple way to gather hand towels, soaps and candles all in one
spot, thereby preventing a cluttered look. Plus, a pretty tray adds another
design element to your bath.
Canisters and Jars and Containers:
I love using vessels that you would usually
find in the kitchen, etc, and put them to use in the bathroom.
Look at the pretty garden pot filled with an assortment of bath sponges
While artwork is a personal thing, I love sweet little “bathroom art”
signs like the one above. Whether you have framed art or handpainted
drawings, it’s another character of the room that enhances the personality
of the space.
I have always loved adding interesting artwork and details to a powder room.
Because if you really think about it, it’s one of the rooms in your home where
guests are alone in your home. You might as well make their “business trip”
an interesting one and give them something fun to look at.
(other than a People magazine)
Lotions and Handsoaps:
I love these pretty bottles above. It truly makes
a bathroom so much prettier than the handsoap you buy at the grocery
store doesn’t it. *(hint: refill the pretty bottles with the grocery store soap)
Or, even better… make your own Homemade Goat’s Milk Soap.
Either way, adding this small attention to detail will create that spa look
we all love.
So what are some of the details you have added in your own bathroom?
I would love to hear about them. I just don’t wanna know if its one of
I provided the source for the above fella so y’all can run out and by one for each bathroom.
I hope you enjoyed this new series. I look forward to sharing another one
soon. In the meantime, I have a fantastic giveaway for you compliments
of my friend, Dawn.
Dawn just started a new company, the General Store Soap Company.
And she has graciously offered to giveaway a beautiful basket of the most
beautiful Blue Bird’s Egg Soaps.
Do you LOVE them or what???
Six little blue egg soaps in a cute peat pot container.
All for one lucky winner.
If you can’t wait long enough for the contest to end, and you just
gotta have some NOW, head over to her Etsy Shop.
A little birdie (the one on her label I think) told me she was
having a sale.
I know. I had you at “sale” didn’t I?
Just enter below using Rafflecopter and the winner will be
announced in a week!
Looking for some more Bathroom Inspiration? Check out my
$150 Beach-Inspired Bathroom Makeover…
Or, check out the little glimpse of the River Home Bathroom
I designed recently…
Good luck everyone!
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Yvonne @ StoneGable says
I LOVE this new series!!! And the the bathroom tips came just in time. I’m thinking about the direction of decor in the main upstairs bathroom I will be doing later this fall.View Comment
LOVED LOVED LOVED spending time with you at HAVEN! You are FABULOUS AND SO MUCH FUN!
Thanks Yvonne. I can’t wait to see what you come up with in your new bath. I am sooooo grateful I was able to finally meet you in person and see your beautiful face. I loved hanging out with you and hope we can meet up again soon. Love and kisses, dear friend! xxooView Comment
Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says
Great series Barb and I adore your new header, it is gorgeous. Hugs, MartyView Comment
Thanks Marty. I am actually going to be making some minor changes to the header. My web designer is going to hate me. LOLView Comment
Such a great idea for a series! Of course it no surprise coming from you! You are such a creative genius! I loved getting to spend time with you again this year at Haven!! I feel like I need to have you over for coffee this week! I am so sad we live so far apart! 🙁
Miss you, and you know I will be bugging you with emails and phone calls soon! I am heading back to Cali tonight!View Comment
Take care of yourself, girl!
My friend, it was incredible seeing you again and hanging out with you. What a blessing it is to call you friend! I know it was a long way back home. Please feel free to call me, message me – you name it – if you need me. I am always willing to help you out and I hope you know that. xxooView Comment
Star Home says
Nice BathroomView Comment
Thanks. 🙂View Comment
Fabulous tips, Barb … you blow me away with your energy and always coming up with new, awesome series! Your gorgeous bath is one of my faves … you always add the perfect accents. Thanks for the great tips … I took notes! (Just might have to grab one of those little men, too, lol). I loved, loved seeing you at Haven and spending time with you.View Comment
Great tips and lovely giveaway.View Comment
Hi Barb,View Comment
You know you are talking my language when it come to designing a bathroom, my favorite room to design!! I love a spa-look and to date it is probably my favorite look for a bathroom. Of course there is always an all white bathroom that catches my eye as well. I try to have fresh flowers in my guest bath at all times, sometimes just a spig of greenery is in there, but always something fresh and alive. White towels are my go-to towel, with a monogram!! I could talk about bathroom for days so this new series is going to be a favorite of mine!!!
I’m in the process of planning to re-decorate my bathroom. My husband is choosing the colors. Love the little vignettes on the trays. Hope to incorporate some of these ideas to get that hotel chic look.View Comment
Great ideas!! I just redecorated my small bathrooms…. I used color. Not a lot of space for jars or trays/baskets and the such.View Comment
You just inspired me! Just what I needed. Thanks!!!!!!!!!View Comment
Sherry Ford says
Sometimes, the little details seem to be the hardest things for me to get right. So I’m happy to have found your blog. Also, those lovely little soaps would be a perfect detail for my master bath! Thanks for offering the chance to win.
Sherry on Little RockView Comment
angi eharis says
tx for the chance to win this yummy soaps! tx for sharing and inspiring, aloha,angi in hanaView Comment
We recently remodeled our upstairs guest bath and I’m still deciding on the final touches. Lots of inspiration here! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!View Comment
What is the brand and where did you get the soaps on the silver tray…The clear bottles with the silver lids? I LOVE them and can’t find anything like it!View Comment
Norma Rolader says
I love the bathroom decor it is beautifulView Comment