Does your bathroom feel tired or outdated? While the average bathroom remodel starts at $20,000, you do not need to break the bank to bring style and functionality to your space. Small details, like ruffled shower curtains to vintage-inspired bath accents, can transform your space into a casual, relaxing shabby chic bathroom retreat. Add a fresh paint job and new towels, and you’ve got a brand-new master bath.
These five decorating tips will teach you how to create an effortless, shabby-chic bathroom in your own home – in just one weekend.
#1: Set the scene with ruffled shower curtains.
Ruffled shower curtains make a major statement in bathrooms – they’re the “bedding” of the bathroom. To achieve your classic shabby chic look, layer varying shades of white. For example, pair an off-white lace ruffled shower curtain with white towels. Constructed from semi-sheer voile, the Gypsy Ruffled Shower Curtain is extra deep and pre-sheered for fullness, for layers of soft, shabby chic lace. With a pair of fresh white towels, the ruffled shower curtain is perfect for your master bath retreat.
#2: Add vintage-inspired pieces.
Shabby chic style is soft, romantic mix of vintage fixtures and eclectic pieces. A curved mirror, crystal sconces or vintage-inspired drawer pulls are small touches that don’t cost a lot but add up to beautiful space. Layering shades of white makes for one light and lovely space!
#3: Dress up the walls.
Painting your bathroom walls is one of the least expensive ways to achieve the shabby chic look. Opt for soft neutrals, such as light sandy tans, pale spun yellows or barely-there pinks. When selecting paint, be sure to choose a satin or semi-gloss finish. Since humidity levels are always rising and falling, satin or semi-gloss paints, along with a latex-based primer, won’t peel or chip away.
#4: Bring on the blooms.
A handful of roses, peonies or other blooming flowers add romance and warmth to your shabby chic bathroom. Choose blush tones, such as as soft pinks or peaches, that will compliment a white-on-white color scheme. Use a vintage-inspired mason jar to hold the blooms.
#5: Splurge on a special extra.
From heated towel warmers to ambient mood lighting (achieved with a simple dimmer switch), invest in a special extra to complete you bathroom transformation. At the end of a long day, you deserve a quiet and calm personal oasis – and a few luxurious bathroom touches can make a big difference!
Ruffled Shoer Curtains -Shabby Chic
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