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Time for a bathroom makeover?

Are you planning on entertaining or having overnight guests this upcoming holiday season?  If so, you may want to consider a guest bathroom makeover.  If your bathroom is timeworn, you may want to consider a complete renovation.  However, if you don’t have the funds or time to take on that project you can transform your bathroom by doing three things:  change the paint, lighting and accessorizes.

Let’s start with some inspiration!  There are so many options out there that it can be difficult to narrow down, so you have to decide what feels right for you.  Lowe’s offers a tool to help you with this makeover, click here to review.  I created an Idea Book on Houzz for you to get some great ideas on adding storage or flare to your bathroom, click here to review those pictures.  Click here for the finalists in the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s 2014 competition also a great place to get some ideas.

bathroom collage

Paint

Guest bathrooms are small and can be painted in a couple of days.  A fresh paint color can instantly change and update the look and feel of your guest bathroom.  Here are some inspiration sources for you to review, click on the link below and have some fun!

To add an extra customized look consider adding a wall decal.  The nice aspect of this idea is that it isn’t permanent and can be reused.  Any place that sells wallpaper will offer wall decals, but you can purchase online at sources such as Trading Phrases or customize your message at Right On The Walls.

Lighting

A new light fixture, or a color change of an existing light can completely change the look and feel.  Bob Vila offers instruction on painting a builder-installed brass light fixture, click here to review.  I love the idea of adding real chandeliers into a bathroom, or consider adding a lamp that would fit the scale of the room.  Peruse these ideas from Lowes to see the many options available.

Accessories

One of my favorite areas of decorating … accessories!  You can change out your shower curtain (replace the liner at the same time), throw rugs and towels and completely update your bathroom.  If you are pinched for time and not able to paint, this is the way to go!  If you want to transform the room completely, consider replacing all the hardware in the room.  Click here to review an online source, Faucets Direct, for various ideas.  If you are unsure how complicated that the project is, click here for a brief video explaining the process, it doesn’t look too bad!  Consider replacing your cabinet hardware, click here for some ideas from Knob Deals.

Other Ideas if you have the time and funds, consider replacing your flooring.  Tile seems to be the go-to option; however, you will be surprised with the faux wood look that the very durable and water-resistant luxury vinyl offers.  The Armstrong website provides an excellent tool that allows you to choose various floor colors with bathroom paint colors.  Click here to use the tool; I love being able to visualize the result!

Redesign RightIf you need help selecting a paint color or using accessories that you already own for a redesign, contact Debbie@RedesignRight.com or call 610.955.8202 to create the room of your dreams!

By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and .

Decorating ideas and trends for the Bedroom and Bathroom

Bedroom

Your bedroom should have a relaxing, calming effect on you.  It should be designed for your life style.  This article from SoundBuiltHomes.com is great if you are looking at different color combinations for painting your bedroom, click here to view.  According to diyhomedesignideas.com, “The color trends include mixing earthy tones with shades of blues and green.”  They also suggested “pairing [earth tones with] bold colors such as bright blue with violet, pink, or lime.  These can be used as accent colors in furniture, bedding, or decorations with a simple wall background color.”

If you are looking to create more storage in your bedroom, you can use the space under your bed.  If you have a bed skirt, you can use storage containers from retail stores or online at ContainerStore.com.  However, if you do not use a bed skirt and wish to have something nicer looking you can make your own storage.  Here’s a great idea from Martha Stewart, to create a ‘Closet on Wheels’, click here to view those instructions.  To reduce clutter on bedroom surfaces, Organizer, Anna Sicalides of AnnaOrganizesU.com, recommends this idea, “Instead of adding more picture frames, why not replace an older photo with a new one.”  By following this tip, you can add change without adding more things!

Bathroom

The theme of trends in bathroom design for 2013 is slick, natural and eco-green.  Overall, you need an environment that is functional and beautiful.  To help organize and de-clutter, I found this great idea from Better Homes & Garden to create personalized bath storage.  If you have multiple family members sharing one bathroom, it will help to eliminate confusion and keep potential messes to a minimum.  I found a fun article from OrganizedHome.com that describes the ABCs of storage and gives a detailed summary guide to help you with your bathroom organization, click here to read that article.  If you need to create storage in your bathroom, but you don’t have much room try this idea from HGTV.com.  Stack wicker baskets on top of each other and store necessary bathroom items in them.

This is a great tip to help you with your linen closet from organizer, Kathy Luskus, of OrderlyManorOrganizing.com, “When organizing your linen closet, keep in mind that each bed needs just three sets of sheets – one on the bed, one in the laundry and one in the linen closet.  Keep your best and donate the rest.”  If you struggle with how to fold your fitted sheets to ensure they fit in your linen closet, click here for step-by-step instructions.

Have fun this spring with your bedroom or bath redesign!  If you need help, contact mailto://debbie@redesignright.com!