Asked on Sep 6, 2020

Bathroom Decor??

Johnavallance82Simple Nature DecorDee
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We just remodeled our College boy’s bathroom (blue / gray). there any more recommended decor I should add. If so, pictures and/links would be very much appreciated! Thank you!

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  • Deb K
    on Sep 6, 2020

    Hi Janie, this looks great! I think it's perfect, but if you wanted to add a picture or two that would look nice.

  • Janice
    on Sep 6, 2020

    Hi Janie, Nice redo! I love that you created plenty of opportunities to hang towels. One suggestion I would make is to frame the mirror above the sink. Here's a video of how to do it rather inexpensively.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBTSzlv6VXA

  • Cristine Schwartzberg
    on Sep 6, 2020

    The renovation came out fantastic. A few decor adjustments will highlight the renovations. I think you need to take down the top two towels on the divider. That will maximize the light into the room. I agree with Deb K. in that you should bring some navy onto the grey wall. I would also something grey to the basket at the center of the bathroom vanity. One possibility is to paint the basket grey.


  • Chloe Crabtree
    on Sep 6, 2020

    With blue and gray I would incorporate some black and white photos on the wall of something he would like, or family photos.

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    on Sep 6, 2020

    Wow! I think this looks great! You could maybe find a better organizer for on top of the sink instead of just laying things in that basket. HomeGoods or TJMaxx has some good countertop storage solutions! I hope he has a good year!

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com
    on Sep 6, 2020

    Looks great! Maybe a colourful print on the wall by the door - something that brings in his personality. And maybe some plants hanging in the space between the sink and toilet vs those towels. Even faux plants will grunt life into the room. :)

  • Redcatcec
    on Sep 6, 2020

    A big picture of Mom and Dad. Other than that , leave it alone.

  • The wall next to the door needs something. Maybe something that reflects your son's interests or something nautical?

  • Ken Erickson
    on Sep 6, 2020

    The wall next to the sink near door needs a hand towel ring.

  • Vimarhonor
    on Sep 6, 2020

    Hello. Looks absolutely amazing congratulations!

  • Oliva
    on Sep 6, 2020

    Really nice color choices!

    I don't see how you'd frame your mirror, given it's size. I'd probable remove it and install a smaller mirror, or two mirrored medicine cabinets, adding lights on the sides to facilitate shaving (no shadows).

    Because the florring is primarily blue and white, I'd recommend a white rug rather than dark grey. I agree with swapping out the brown trimmed towels for white trimmed with navy or grey, and alternate their placement to permit more light from 2 angles. Spray paint the basket a light grey or if you're talented, two toned.

    A picture to the left of the sink, with non reflective glass would also add to a very nice bath.

  • Morgan McBride
    on Sep 6, 2020

    I think it looks great!

  • Mogie
    on Sep 6, 2020

    I personally like large mirrors.

    I discovered a hand held bidet and LOVE it. What would make you feel fresher a shower or just wiping your body with toilet paper? My hubby loved that so much he got one for the spare bathroom.

    How is the lighting in the bathroom?

    I recently switched from compact bulbs (the ones that look like DQ ice cream cones) to led bulbs. They put out more light and use less electricity and they last longer too.

    I keep a spray bottle of Dawn and vinegar mixed together to clean the shower and counter top.

    Is there a clothes basket in there? I have found a dirty clothes basket handy also.

    • Janie Cherney
      on Sep 7, 2020

      Thanks for the ideas. Yes, the bigger the mirror the better - we have 5 kids so needs as much rooms as can find. Dirty clothes hamper is hidden in wall cabinet storage on right. I guess I was just looking for the right decor. Can’t remove the metal poles so I hung the towels. Thanks for idea of color choices for towels. I like the ideas of spray painting the middle basket gray! We have LED Ceiling spot lights and window gives off tons of light during day. I think we are good on lighting for now. Thanks for idea of Dawn and vinegar! Great for a boys bathroom 😉

  • Em
    on Sep 6, 2020

    Add a frame to the mirror. Trace the outline since it is a large mirror by taping large sheets of paper to it since it is an irregular shape. Cut out of a sheet of plywood and paint the dark navy or grey you are using.

  • Peggy Burnette
    on Sep 6, 2020

    Hi Janie, hope this gives you ideas for storage, looks great.

    My Life As Hayden | Dorm bathroom, College bathroom, Dorm ...

    www.pinterest.com › ... › College Girl Dorm



    Mar 4, 2015 - Use stackable cubes for bathroom storage - How To Survive Your Dorm Bathroom.

  • Janie Cherney
    on Sep 7, 2020

    Thank you to all who replied! Lots of great ideas to use 👍👍👍

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom
    on Sep 7, 2020

    It looks great! Good job Mom & Dad! I would hang a picture above the outlet by the door and call it good. Maybe a painting that incorporates all the bathroom colors and a pop of color like mustard yellow.

  • Dee
    on Sep 7, 2020

    I would find something with color for the wall by the toothbrush. If you son has any hobbies or like such as old cars that would be a cool picture Go to Hobby Lobby and look at the prints. Make sure to use the 50% off coupon. Or Kirklands has some nice wall prints. I would also buy a counter organizer, Kirklands or Home Goods. Love the towel bars by the mirror.

  • Simple Nature Decor
    on Sep 8, 2020

    looks great the way it is

  • Johnavallance82
    on Sep 8, 2020

    Hello there,

    Yes, A swivel Hand Mirror that has one side Magnifying. He can check his hair at the back and those possible spots etc.

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