Like, the instant the child emerges from you, they are gone. Nowadays, it’s home to bath toys and Toy Story-branded toothpaste, but we still like to freshen it up when we have company coming, and this week we made the snazziest of updates. ) Let’s talk about how to make a bathroom feel like a retreat for guests! Use soothing colors We went with a soft greige on the wall and a silvery-blue shower curtain to keep things calm and restful for our visitors, especially handy now that visiting guests are typically fielding requests from three-year-olds to play Hi Ho Cherry O, or getting walked-in-on by curious little ones who don’t know the concept of bathroom privacy. You go to a friend’s house and use their restroom, but notice too late that there are about 3.5 squares of toilet paper left on the roll. I like to keep extra toilet paper visible, so no one has to wonder if they should cut things off prematurely for lack of extra necessities. And along those lines, I like to keep the fluffiest of toilet paper in my guest bathrooms. But you use them every single day, and who can argue that a fluffy towel the size of a bed sheet isn’t a fantastic way to start your day? I think they’re just easier to keep clean and you don’t have to worry about matching the towels to the bathroom.5. Or, in our case, you can be singing the Rubber Ducky song to your very own rubber ducky .I guess what I’m saying is: maybe lose the Pepto Bismol paint in a guest bathroom? Opt for a curved shower curtain rod I used to have a job that required me to travel ALL THE DAYS, and I always enjoyed the extra space and openness you get in hotel showers with curved shower curtain rods. Even if you go with budget brands for the rest of the house, it’s nice to have something that feels super luxe for guests. Blow ’em away with the best bathroom technology This is what I was so excited to tell you about! My kids love that they now get to listen to music in the tub! I'm so excited to be the newest contributor here on Remodelaholic!My name is Colleen and I'm the DIY and lifestyle blogger behind Lemon Thistle– home to DIY, home decor, parties and babies.Before I share my bathroom renovation, let’s get to know each other, shall we? It's officially been one year since we bought our home- a completely original 60's split level that needed a lot of work (you can see all the before photos here).I’m a mama to 18 month old twins, I love to party, and my awesome hubby and I are working our way through renovations on our new home. We've been renovating since we got the keys and have another couple years to go. Yep, we're working on a budget, so we're doing ourselves.
Tell me: what are your favorite tips for making your bathroom feel luxurious on a budget? This little blog is where I chronicle our efforts to fix up our beaten-down home on a tiny budget.
Whichever is your scenario there are easy ways to update your bathroom, follow these tips.
Updating your bathroom is a closer reality than you thought, without having to spend 2 or 3 paychecks to do so.
After: The homeowners made a good thing even better by simply updating the room's paint, lighting and accessories.
The remodeled room with its dark juniper green paint color has an earthy yet refined feel.