Having a limited budget, I am always thinking of creative ways for revamping and refreshing the rooms in our home without having to have a total overhaul. Often times, I turn to paint, new window treatments, accessories, and storage pieces to add style and character at an affordable price. This usually requires a few trips to my local fabric store, Home Goods, antiques shops and thrift stores looking for bargains and unique pieces.
One of the rooms I recently worked on was our master bathroom. Wanting to create a little refuge for relaxing, pampering and romance I turned to my favorite style which is classic French for inspiration. Tired of the outdated dark vanity in our bathroom and limited storage space, I knew that storage and lighter cabinets were priority for me. So our big purchase was a new vanity from Lowes. Staying with my French theme and looking, I selected a creamy white vanity and tall cabinet from Ikea which gave me the extra storage that I needed in my bathroom.
Lighting was also key for creating a soft and romantic atmosphere. Thank goodness that my husband is an electrician so this saved us a ton. We decided to use several types of lighting that we could control with a dimmer. In addition to a gorgeous chandelier which became the focal point of the room. It could not be a French room without a grand chandelier right???
For an accent piece, I chose a mirrored chest found on clearance at Home Goods which gave me added storage and a touch of glam to the room. Lastly and very important for the look, were the accessories. As they say, it is all in the details. A large glass mirror with silver and bronze detail was placed above the new vanity.
Mercury accessories, faux flowers and vintage pieces give the room romance and a feminine appeal.
For a little spa experience, I added scented candles, my favorite shower products and creams as well as apothecary jars that store essential items such as cotton balls, face wipes etc.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my bathroom makeover on a budget. I am so happy with the way it turned out. It is functional and beautiful. But most of all, it is now the perfect place for me to unwind and relax. It inspired me every morning.
Remember, updating doesn't have to always mean a complete renovation. The only major purchase for us was the vanity. Everything else is still the same.
It seems like things are finally getting back to normal for me. Mom is getting much better and I am now starting to catch up with my posts, emails and comments. I do appreciate all of you that visit me and I thank you for your constant support and inspiring words.
I wish you all a great week.