3 Summery Ways to Decorate Your Tiny Bathroom
Your bathroom works hard: It’s there for you in the morning when you’re trying to paint on a cat eye while drinking your coffee, and it’s there for you after a long day when all you want to do is sink into a bubble bath with a glass of wine. If a season of summer vacays has you missing those luxe hotel spas, why not treat yo’ self to some serious pampering and transform your bathroom into your own personal sanctuary. This week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will show you how to mix and match practical and stylish accessories to create a bathroom with major chic factor. Whether you’re picturing modern monochromatics or preppy pastels, scroll on to see how we’d style the bathroom for the boho-chic babe, the minimalist and the preppy gal.
Glam up your boho-chic bathroom with pops of turquoise, gold and copper accents and a hanging plant or two. Make sure there’s plenty of stylish storage via wire baskets for towels and clear glass boxes to display your jewelry. Pick up a wooden tray and keep it stocked full of spa-day essentials like rose face mist, for those times when you just need a quick refresh.
Urban Outfitters Magical Thinking Woven Wall Mirror ($19), Tom Dixon “Water” Charcoal Stick Diffuser ($115), Fig + Moss Rose Petal Hydration Mist ($24), Room Essentials Soft Bamboo Tray ($8), Urban Outfitters Beaker Sconce ($79), Lulu & Georgia Painted Desert Rug ($182+), Umbra Anigram Giraffe Ring Holder ($8), H&M Clear Glass Box ($13), H&M Metal Basket ($18), H&M Jacquard-Weave Hand Towel ($10), Nearly Natural Boston Fern Hanging Silk Plant ($45)
HOW TO DECORATE A MINIMALIST BATHROOM
Work some decor magic by combining a classic minimalist look with modern accents, like a bold beaded chandelier and a hanging mirror. Leave your towels out to hang high and dry with a black storage ladder, and keep dirty clothes off the floor in a graphic laundry basket. Accessorize to your heart’s content with mini planters, cute ring dishes and a candle to set the mood. Make sure you don’t forget to add the texture with a patterned rug and a rug that spells it out, courtesy of Queen Bey.
Safavieh Dainty Hanging Wall Mirror ($111), H&M Scented Candle in Glass Holder ($13), Convivial Production Riveted Planter ($42), Target Metal Chandelier With Wood Beads ($429), Urban Outfitters I Woke Up Like This Bath Mat ($34), BDB Eyelashes Trinket Dish ($38), Umbra Tesora Jewelry Box ($30), H&M Patterned Cotton Rug ($30), Ferm Living Triangle Hand-Printed Laundry Basket ($80), Menu Bath Towel Ladder ($450), H&M Bath Towel ($13)
HOW TO DECORATE A PREPPY BATHROOM
Inject color into your morning routine with all things polka-dotted, pink and preppy. If you’re craving a bathroom that will really get you going in the a.m., stock up on all kinds of glam accessories, like a prism mirror and chic stoneware soap dispensers. A fab faux fur stool makes the perfect perch for trying out new makeup looks, and a cute lidded trash can keeps rogue Q-tips and cotton balls in check. Finish off the look with a hot pink candle and a sequin basket for miscellaneous beauty products.
Kate Spade New York Laundry Bag ($48), Umbra Prism Mirror ($115), Bond No. 9 New York Chelsea Flowers Candle ($105), H&M Bath Mat ($18), Leif Sequin Basket ($40), Dot & Bo Lassiter Trash Can ($128), H&M Stoneware Container ($18), PBteen The Emily & Meritt Gold Cat Mirror ($39), PBteen Dottie Towels ($25), PBteen The Emily & Meritt Tassle Box ($30), Target Faux Flokati Stool ($46), H&M Stoneware Soap Pump ($13)
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!