Hi Style Studio Team,
We are in the process of renovating our master bathroom. I am very excited about how things are looking so far.
My problem is that I have no idea how to decorate my new space! I’m not sure what type of picture to hang above the tub.
Also, I don’t know if I need anything on the wall to the left of the larger vanity and in the toilet room. I’ve been trying to figure out what to put on the vanity as well.
I have ordered frames for the mirrors. I would appreciate any tips and advice you can offer.
Thanks in advance!
Congratulations on your renovation! You have done an incredible job.
A few art pieces will help you to finish out your new bathroom. We think a great piece over your tub is our Falling Leaves Giclee. It has all the warm tones of your surfaces but also has pops of blue that your can repeat throughout the rest of the space.
To the left of the large mirror, consider stacking three of our Entomology Plaques in a bronze finish. These three plaques are great little pieces and perfect size for your particular space.
To bring light in the area around your toilet, we suggest stacking two or three of our Garden District Mirrors. This idea will also make the room appear somewhat larger than it really is.
Your vanity will look great with something for height, like a Button Leaf Topiary or two, and then add the Bali Rattan Tray to catch all the small toiletries. And don’t forget the ultimate spa items – a great bathrobe and some posh towels!
A few pieces here and there will finish off your space and your bathroom will complete in no time!
The Style Studio Team
The bathroom is often overlooked when it comes to decorating, yet giving it a fresh new look can be easy, fun and relatively inexpensive. You don’t have to undertake a complete renovation — even simple changes like new light fixtures or an updated shower curtain can take your space from drab to divine. Here are five great bathroom decorating ideas to consider:
Nothing changes the look of a room like a fresh coat of paint. Keep things soothing with soft neutrals and pale pastels or go bold with rich, dark hues — there are no rules! Because of their smaller size, bathrooms are also a great place to experiment with decorative paint techniques like stripes or an all-over stencil. Powder rooms, especially, can become mini showstoppers with an unexpected punch of color or graphic wallpaper. Whatever you do, take the time to try out different swatches in the room at different times of day. It will make finding the right color easier and help you avoid costly mistakes.
Good lighting in a bathroom is critical. Not only does it help you perform detailed tasks like applying make-up or shaving, it also adds shimmer, sparkle, even a touch of glamour. If possible, layer your bathroom’s lighting for maximum efficiency. Provide broad illumination with a ceiling fixture in whatever form you prefer, be it sleek and flush-mounted or a dramatic crystal chandelier. Build on that look with complementary vanity lights or sconces to provide a more directed glow. Then finish things off with task and ambient lighting such as lighted mirrors and small lamps that amp up the room’s function and mood. And don’t worry about all the pieces matching exactly — similarities in finish, shape, or style will be enough to keep the look cohesive.
Old fixtures can make an otherwise fine bathroom appear tired and dated. Swap out worn, rusty or just plain unfashionable pieces with shiny new towel bars, soap dishes, and robe hooks to make your bathroom glisten again. Replace the builder-grade mirror with a gorgeous framed one that reflects your personal style. Update the knobs and pulls on the cabinets — even the smallest touches can make a big difference in your room’s design.
4. Soft Goods
Perhaps the simplest way to freshen up your bathroom is with new soft goods. Changing out your towels, rugs, shower curtain, and window treatments will quickly turn a utilitarian space into a restful retreat. Get creative with colors and patterns or achieve spa-like serenity with classic white — the options are endless. And don’t forget the details! Custom elements like monogramming on towels and accessories or a vanity stool upholstered in your favorite fabric will make the room uniquely yours.
5. Furniture & Accessories
Functionality in a bathroom is paramount, and space is often at a premium. That means furniture and accessories may have to pull double-duty, offering up much-needed storage with a splash of style. Bring in an elegant etagere to hold towels and decorative accents. Keep visual clutter to a minimum by corralling small items like perfumes and beauty products on an eye-catching tray. Incorporate a bit of vintage charm with apothecary jars to store cotton balls and bath soaps, and add textural interest by stashing magazines or extra toilet paper in natural woven baskets. Layer in items like wall art, a potted plant or some candles to complete the look, then all that’s left to do is soak in the beauty of your new sanctuary.
Have other bathroom decorating ideas? Leave us a note in the comments below.
Dear Style Studio team,
What is the proper height to hang bath towel bars and hand towel rings?
Thank you for your questions. Generally speaking, the average height of a towel bar should be 48 inches from the floor. This is also true for the hand towel ring.
If you are hanging towel bars in a children’s bath, you may want to hang the bar lower (36 inches from the floor). As the child grows, you can move the bar to 48 inches.
We do hope this info helps!
The Style Studio Team
I created this bathroom design centered around Ballard Design’s fleur de lis typesetter plaque.
The black typesetter plaques were used as a monogram.
Ballard’s beautiful harlequin tissue box and jester sit pretty on their scroll black shelves.
Thank you Ballard Designs for your inspiration!
My husband and I recently renovated our half bathroom. We found the Mosaic Vanity Light, which was a perfect fit for the new look!!!
Thank you for sending the pictures of your bath renovation. We agree that our 3-Light Mosaic Vanity Light is a perfect choice! The hand crafted quality of the mosaic along with the bronze base works well with your craftsman style makeover. The timeless beauty of the Mosaic Lighting Collection provides many options to fit many lighting needs. We think you have created a look that if filled with character and style. Thank you so much for sharing your photos with us!
The Style Studio Team