Wood bathroom decor
colleenfromthenorth
August 17, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Hi all. This is a very small bathroom in my new home. I'm looking for ideas to paint the white wall/decor to brighten this tiny bathroom. I am on a very minimal budget as a young first time homebuyer, but would love your advice. Eventually, I would love to put some sort of bowl sink in instead of this small camper looking sink. I also don't think I want to paint the wood as it's expensive and I like the rustic look of it. Could maybe paint the mirror? Colors/ideas/decor appreciated! Also can't afford to redo the floor but could change the rugs as they came with the house.
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Brandi Nash Hicks
Take down that mirror and get a different one that is hung on the wall and taller ,use a driftwood mirror or sea shell
4 Likes   August 17, 2014 at 7:37PM
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Brandi Nash Hicks
Maybe you could paint the cabinet base to give some depth to the room ,like black ...yes black
   August 17, 2014 at 8:25PM
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mermaide
White rugs. Is there a shower curtain?
1 Like   August 17, 2014 at 8:29PM
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colleenfromthenorth
No this just a small bathroom with toilet and sink only.
   August 17, 2014 at 8:40PM
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lefty47
HI -- This is a small room and all that busy out dated double directions wood is not helping . The wood is not expensive , it didn't cost you anything because you didn't put it in . It is not worth keeping . This is your first home so I think this room needs to have a fresh start . Remove the old wood for new walls ,new vanity and sink and a new mirror . This would add more value to the house . Trying to add or do things to work with the wood is never going to look good . The wood just makes the room look small and out of style .
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studio10001
I think painting the mirror is a great idea while you save money for the changes you mentioned. I suggest a dark brown, to pick up those tones from your wood, with a pumpkin on the walls to continue the main wood shade... The floor is a different style altogether, so what would you think of covering it up entirely w a rug, for now?. You can purchase a washable 4x6, and cut it around the commode and cab. Add a towel set to match.
These are quick, rather than exact examples:
1 Like   August 17, 2014 at 9:49PM
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makaloco
I love the wood and would want to keep it, too. The rugs definitely need changing, though. I'd get a smaller solid color rug for in front of the sink, or (more likely) not use rugs. There's nothing wrong with leaving the walls white or off-white and using color for trim and accessories. What is that dark accent band around the wall? Could you paint it?
   August 17, 2014 at 10:45PM
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bgfuqua
keep the wood. ditch the rugs. keep the wall white. paint the band on wall and mirror frames green. get some hand towels in two shades of green.
1 Like   August 17, 2014 at 11:33PM
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colleenfromthenorth
I do want to keep the wood. Fantastic idea to paint the band and mirror green and accent with green hand towels as that is what I had in there and took out to take the pictures. I could take out the rugs and leave the floor as is. I live in the Yukon though and we have wood stove heating so the floors can get really cold in the winter. That's the only reason I can think of why they had these rugs in there.
   August 17, 2014 at 11:56PM
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memew3
Frame your mirror in small branch pieces. This adds character and the price is "free".
1 Like   August 18, 2014 at 12:33PM
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Phase Five Interiors
The wood on the wall is unique. If you are going to keep the wood it can make a great focal wall. I would suggest a larger mirror in a contrasting finish, maybe metal frame. The mirror can be the same width as the existing but 2 1/2 x the height of your existing mirror. Having a larger mirror will give the illusion that the room is larger. I would also suggest changing the hardware on your cabinets to compliment the new mirror and place just one small rug centered between the toilet and sink.

Good luck!
1 Like   August 18, 2014 at 12:43PM
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OTM Designs & Remodeling Inc.
You can change the mirror to a more modern one with a metal frame and a larger mirror to open up the space. You can also consider changing the fixtures and the towel bar to a brushed nickel finish.
1 Like   August 18, 2014 at 1:20PM
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Mint Design
I agree with phase five that you should change the hardware and the mirror. you can also totally strip the floor of all wax and paint it a dark color, then polyurethane over it. i hope this helps. :)
   August 21, 2014 at 12:02AM
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studio10001
We keep calling this a mirror, but it appears to be a medicine cabinet that posters want to get rid of. OP may need this?
1 Like   August 21, 2014 at 3:28AM
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colleenfromthenorth
No, I don't really need it and like the idea of a flat, larger mirror to open up the space.
   August 21, 2014 at 7:49AM
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colleenfromthenorth
Any ideas/pictures of hardware?
   August 21, 2014 at 7:50AM
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