Post # 1
I have some difficulties with decorating, and need some opinions other than DHs. I m thinking of rolling up some hand towels and putting them on the silver mirrored thing between the sinks. Please share your thoughts land or suggestions with me. Thanks!!
Post # 3
I really like it! Everything looks nice together…perhaps you could add interesting soap dispensers? I don’t think towels would be good right in the middle, and it would hide the mirror part of the dish.
Post # 4
Thanks for the feedback. Interesting soap dispenser is a great idea. I hadn’t thought of that. Do you think I should just leave the silver thing as is, or add some short candleS, or take it away all together?
Post # 5
@Jamieg: You could put a few pretty bottles of perfume on the silver thing – that would look very nice.
I love the bathroom though, I think the decorations all work.
Post # 6
I would place all three pics on the same wall and hang them at the same height.
I would hang something different over the toilet.
Do you have a towel rack or hooks anywhere? If not, I would place one under the pics, or add some hooks to the back of the door.
Is this a master bath or the guest bath? If it is the master bath then I would use the tay to corral every day toiletry needs like toothbrush holder, mositurizer etc, . If it is the guest bath then I would use it to hold guest towels.
Post # 7
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I like the idea of hanging all three pictures together at the same height… But I think the only thing at will give this room a wow factor is painting it. A golden caramel color like in the shower curtain might be nice.
Post # 8
I think a slightly lighter shower curtain would open up the space a little but otherwise very nice.
Post # 9
Thanks ladies. this is a guest bath. There is a hand towel holder next to the sink to the left. I think all 3 pics on one wall is a good idea, but when the door is open, there isn’t enough room for all 3. Should i level the two? The current color is like a light cappuccino color, but my Dh wouldnt let me paint. I’ll definitely add some hooks to the back of the door. Great idea! Any other suggestions?
Post # 10
@Jamieg: i agree with pp and levelling the pictures.
Post # 11
I would lay three short scented candles there. I think when they are lit the reflection would look beautiful against the mirror on the bottom, plus the scent and colours would enhance the room further.
Post # 12
I would hang the pictures at the same level. If you do not have room for all three on the same wall I would add something else below the picture above the toilet. I think it needs something else there to create maximum impact. I would get some fancier looking soap dispensers and use them versus the B&BW ones OR they have things you can slip over the B&BW soap dispensers to glam them up. If you don’t know what I’m referring to click the link below. They usually have them in silver finish or a bronze colored finish.
Slide one of those over top of your soap and bam — more grown up looking and maybe less money than fancy soap holders?
For the tray I would add some short pillar candles that match your shower curtain. Deep reds or plum candles…or even sparkly gold candles would look lovely. I’d vary the heights of the candles. You could even look for battery operated candles so they’d glow at night (on a timer) without worrying about fire risk. I think it looks nice and with a future adjustments it could look even better. Good luck!
Post # 13
Agree with PP, I would get some really nice candles and perhaps find something else to put on top of the toilet to avoid candle overload. (Maybe one of those plants that like dark hallways? I forget the name right now). I like the idea of towels in a guest bath, but as a guest I’m never sure what to do with them (the pretty decorative towels)- like can i use them? And if so (genarally if there aren’t any other towels readily available) what do I do after using? Hang it up? Roll it up again? Etc. I have seen rolled towels at a really nice hotel restaurant with a cloth lined laundry basket next to them, but it makes sense in a hotel setting and not in a home where your guests probably don’t mind reusing their hand towels.
However, being that it’s a guest bath is there room for the guests to spread out their toiletries? It looks like sink space is limited. If not, it might be better to replace this tray with one that looks less breakable/fragile and make it a space for them to lay down their toiletries. The pretty tray could move to the toilet.
Oh, one other thing you could put on the tray is little apothecary jars with cotton balls, qtips, etc. You can etch them yourself with monograms or labels if you like. Depending on how modern you want to go, here are a couple examples:
Other than that, I would replace the soap dispensers with something more interesting, maybe like this: . The shower curtain is kind of dark for me especially for what looks like a windowless bathroom, but it all goes pretty nicely. I would consider trying cream frames for the photos, esp the two (not necessarily the alone one since there’s a lot of cream/white on that side already. Is upgraded lighting in the budget? It looks dark in there but different lighting could really brighten it up.
Post # 14
Oh yeah lighter frames would help brighten it up some. I agree with her ^ on that! I also like the apothocary jar idea. I’m a sucker for those jars — they’re fab.
Post # 15
@ superduper brit: I hadn’t even thought of those things that slip over the bbw soap. Great idea!! I’ll definitely buy some of those.
@ kgirl: I totally agree. I got rid of the decorative towel that came with the shower curtain. Right now I have an ivory hand towel on the rack, but am thinking of getting a goldish one to dry your hands with. The bathroom doesn’t have a window, but there are some other lights in the bathroom that I didn’t turn on when taking the photo. I didn’t even think about it. I love the apothocary idea. I am thinking like 3 different heights. I don’t want to put stuff in there just for decoration. What could I put in there that guests would actually use, besides qtips? I’m thinking I could move the silver tray to on top of the toilet, and add some pretty candles of different heights. Then in the middle of the two sinks put the apothocary jars with stuff in there. I really like that soap dispenser, but I don’t want to have to refill it. Plus I really like foam soap.
The other thing that I’m thinking about is getting one of those curved shower curtains, so that it gives the person in the shower more room. With regard to the actual frames, I bought them like that. I don’t think I can take the painting out of the frame. I will definitely hang them at the same height, but it’s going to be kind of hard to get them exactly at the same height. I’ll probably try to use a laser level thing. They are aweesome.
@ jules – I hadn’t thought of hanging a towel rack above the toilet, but it’s an excellent idea!!!
I knew I could count on the bee’s. I’ll post some updates once I make the changes and take the photos!! : )
Post # 16
Just wanted to give y’all an update with what I did with my bathroom: