In this post: If you enjoy seasonal updates, this bathroom decor summer refresh is for you. Our series ’20 Minute Decorating’ explores how to refresh a room in no time.⇒
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You want to refresh your house but you don’t have the time or money to spend on a full update.
That’s what ’20 Minute Decorating’, the monthly series, is all about. There is so much you can do in a home with very little time or money. Taking advantage of these small creative bursts of inspiration gives you tons of bang for your buck.
A newly styled vignette. Some fresh pillows on the sofa. Or simply a lovely floral arrangement added in a prominent location.
Today I’m bringing a touch of summer into my bathroom decor.
The key to this kind of decorating is picking a theme and then shopping your own home, to create simple vignettes and mini-focal points that can work together.
I was inspired by lilacs for early summer and you’ll see that reflected here in color, scent and florals.
With the range of purples selected as my theme, the next step was to shop my home.
As with most of my rooms, I decided to incorporate pretty vintage pieces to play off our newly remodeled master bathroom. The contrast of aged silver and chippy cast iron against the crisp white marble was my goal. So I foraged around my house to find the items that would best provide the foundation for the color that would be added later.
If you’d like to see the renovation of this bathroom with before and after, you can find it here: Master Bathroom Reveal
While I was mostly styling the tub surround, I didn’t want to ignore the vanity, as well.
These antique dressing table pieces are always on my counter, but I added a flash of color with fresh irises and a scented lilac soap.
One of my favorite things to play off silver is charming white linen, which says summer to me more than anything else. I used several vintage hand towels in damask and tonal embroidery.
Another jolt of color is added with the drape-y lilac throw. Candles are great in the bath, along with other luxurious creams and oils.
Once the stage for my vignettes is set, I begin filling the containers with flowers. I use a mix of fresh, dried and faux and for summer, I love including dried lavender. Seeds packets add the final touch.
How to refresh for your bathroom decor for summer
- Pick a summer color story or theme.
- Find vintage or decorative pieces around your home to create vignettes that will support your theme.
- Add color with a healthy dose of flowers in fresh, dried or faux.
- Sprinkle in white linens for a crisp and breezy look.
- Add pretty scents with soaps, candles and flowers.
- Punctuate with pillows or throws.
The most fun part of this refresh is shopping my home for pieces that can be co-opted to work together. It takes no time to decorate with what you already own, and rearranging the pieces in a new way and adding flowers in a particular color story is what makes all the difference.
Bonus points if you can cut the flowers from your own garden!
Bathroom Decor Summer Refresh Resource List
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