The one areas of the house that drives me absolutely insane and that I wish more than anything we'd tackled BEFORE we moved in, is the master bathroom area. Now I mentioned that this isn't our dream house. One of the contributing reasons for that is the layout of the downstairs area. Our bedroom is located just off the living room - HATE THAT, and the living room opens up to a "bathroom area" which really is a half bath with a toilet and sink. There is a door from the half bath that opens up to a larger full size bathroom area with our master shower another sink/vanity area, linen closet and leads into our master walk-in closet. I know this sounds weird, and it's very strange to explain the layout, but I will soon have pictures for you to illustrate. As much as I hate the layout, there's nothing I can do about that. What I can control is the design aspect. The bathroom though is just very plain. We didn't paint it before we moved in so the walls are stark white. I hate white walls! The flooring is a cheap stick-type of linoleum. It's a hideously ugly pattern AND not to mention it doesn't exactly stick anymore so if you are barefoot it's possible that a square of it will come up on your foot. One of my goals for 2012 is to totally re-do this bathroom area. And I prefer sooner rather than later. Four years is a LONG time to get ready everyday in a bathroom you loathe.
Yesterday I began really thinking about the logistics of this project. Here are some ideas floating around in my head - brought to you via Pinterest. (I'm new to the whole Pinterest craze so I'm trying to get into like everyone else...still struggling with that.)
I will soon be putting up pictures of the "before" of what our bathroom currently looks like....but for now just enjoy these idea images.
|Love this color scheme - Plus, this master bathroom leads into our master bedroom which is a burnt orange color.|
|I'm definitely going with wainscoting, I love the look of it. This exact style wouldn't really go in my house, but I like the wall color and white wainscoting. This greyish color wall is a possibility.|
|I'm really leaning towards blue...robin's egg blue for the walls. I love this look, even though our layout isn't like this. Again, with the wainscoting. I'm obsessed.|
|Love the color, but this one the wainscoting is blue and the wall is white. I like the yellow accent color too.|
Back to the drawing board!