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I had big plans for my home this summer, but with some unexpected adventures and last-minute childcare changes, many of them just didn’t happen.
Truthfully, our major home projects — like my studio/office space redo — happen in late December when Eve spends a few nights at parents’ home. That said, I’ve been itching to update our bathroom. When we bought our condo in 2014, it was by far the most dated room in the house. We started by making small changes, such as painting the vanity and the walls — twice. (Lesson learned: always test the paint color before you paint an entire room or you could end up with a lime-green bathroom!)
Now that the school year is starting and Eve will be in coop three mornings a week, I will have more time to focus on the little house projects that got pushed to the wayside this summer.
Like our bathroom.
I won’t have time to do any more major projects until December, but the start of the school year is always a season of transition and a natural time to make some much-needed updates — like swapping our shower curtain that Sam and I purchased seven years ago for our first apartment together.
And getting the clutter off our countertop.
When you live in a small condo with just one tiny bathroom that you have to walk by all the time, small changes can have a huge impact.
I headed to my local Target to pick up a few items to give my bathroom a little refresh, and what a difference it has made!
4 simple solutions to give your bathroom a much-needed refresh
Make a few key changes
When we are doing home projects I think sometimes we tend to think we need to go all out. In reality, making a few small changes — such as a few pretty accessories — can make a world of difference. By trading in our old shower curtain for a bright white one — and swapping our boring plastic shower hooks for brushed chrome ones — our bathroom feels like an entirely new room.
Use items that service multiple purposes
Invest in bathroom accessories that both brighten your room and help to organize the space. I found a fantastic foaming hand soap dispenser and coordinating toothbrush holder that match our new shower curtain hooks. They gave the room a more cohesive feel and got all of toothbrush and toothpaste clutter off of the countertop.
Keep the colors and patterns simple
Pick one bold pattern and color and bring in items that complement it. Since the walls of our bathroom are a rather strong green, I opted for a simple shower curtain that matched the walls but did not overwhelm the room.
Buy items that will last you a long time
There’s nothing worse than making a purchase and having it fall apart on you a month later or have to run out and replace something you need — like toilet paper. I wanted something that would feel nice against my skin and be long-lasting (because who has time for multiple runs to replace household goods?). Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong® (Mega Rolls) have 4x more sheets and are every bit as comfortable.
Like my other bathroom items, I purchased my Quilted Northern toilet paper at Target, which you can find in the bathroom tissue aisle.
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