My hall bath is one of those rooms that never feels quite right to me. It’s a perfectly nice room, but the major components – cabinetry, light fixture, etc – just aren’t really my style. So while a major renovation isn’t in the budget right now, I like to switch up the smaller pieces (RE: inexpensive) to make the space feel more like my decorating personality.
When I bought my house all of the plumbing fixtures were shiny and new… and cheap. I replaced all of the sink faucet sets within the year, but the showers went by the wayside. In fact, I thought I had really awful water pressure until I switched them out a few weeks ago! Now I actually look forward to showering, and having a handheld showerhead makes bathing my two dogs loads easier. I’m definitely regretting waiting so long to own one. (BONUS: No tools needed to install!)
Bathrooms usually don’t have more than ten or so hardware fixtures, so it’s a relatively easy update that makes a world of difference. Think of it as changing up the accessories you wear with your favorite outfit – it changes everything! I went with a simple brushed nickel knob to keep with the same finish as the rest of the room.
Bathroom walls can be overlooked and neglected if you don’t have a lot of space to work with, but that doesn’t have to be the case. I recently swapped out a few small pieces for the work of my friend, Jaime Derringer. I opted to use small pieces of double-sided tape to secure the piece directly to the backboard of my frame rather than mat it because I love the natural feel of the brown. I already owned them and the art was a gift, making this a zero cost project.
Because this is my hall bath and doesn’t require a lot of necessities on the countertop, I brought in my small collection of glove forms to dress up it up. Not only do they add a dose of my personality and style to the space, they also cost nothing because I simply moved them from another area of my home. Zing!
As a little bonus design expert Cassandra LaValle of coco+kelley has answered a few of my own design quandaries – maybe they’re yours, too!
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