Thursday, February 5, 2009

Small Room, Small Touches

I love a linen closet full of pretty, white towels! It makes me smile every time I open the closet door. However, I don't really enjoy having white towels adorning my towel rods. Because my bathroom colors are very neutral, I like to bring in an accent color using towels. I change the towel color depending on the season, month, or my mood. For January I had an aqua towel with a brown towels along with a little aqua colored snowflake in the windowsill. I use those same brown towels during the fall months with along with deep red towels. The red towels work for Christmas and Valentine's day too. I don't need a bunch of different colored towels, just a few basic colors that can be mixed together for different combination's of color.
If you don't want to change your towels, then change the accessory that sits on the counter or shelf. Try tying a pretty seasonal ribbon around a towel or accessory. Look! I even hung a few Valentine's hearts on the shower curtain using fancy paper clips. At Christmas time I do this same thing with jingle bells.

You may think this is a bit odd, but I think that the bathroom is the one room where you have to sit for a while during your busy day, so why not change the decorations in it, the way you do the more public places in your home? Go ahead! Freshen things up, make your bathroom a pretty place, and have fun decorating it just as you do other rooms in your home.

42 comments:

Jennifer said...

most adorable!

Sue said...

Loved SEEING how the different colors of towels changed the room. Your ideas are always great!

canearl said...

I love the hearts on the shower curtain! That's so creative. I need to get better about using my towels as accessories.

Missy said...

Love the seasonal towel idea! Do you have any suggestions on how to Boy Proof the towel decorations?

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

What a fun idea! I still love that bathroom too. I can't believe you spray painted those cabinets! You're totally my hero :).

Joy said...

Missy,
You might notice that the lighter towel,the one with the decoration, is usually in the middle. I've told my men that they need to use the hand towel next to the sink, or the towels on each side. They know that the pretty one in the middle needs to stay pretty. "Please don't use it for wiping."
Yeah, it works most of the time, but not always. It's a good thing that towels are washable!

Christie said...

I love your ideas--they are not expensive and look so great. Thanks for keeping up the great blog--I always enjoy reading it!

Lisa said...

Joy, you put Martha to shame!!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love these ideas!!!

Valarie Lea said...

I love how you did your towels!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

What a great post Joy! We are hoping to redo our bathroom soon so I really appreciated these great ideas.

Janice said...

This is such a fun idea to always bring change to the bathroom. I never would have thought of doing this. Thanks for the idea.

Sandy Toes said...

So cute..the hearts are so sweet and festive full of love!
-sandy toe

Darlene said...

I LOVE the way you change out a few things and it all looks fresh and new. LOVE those little hearts on the shower curtain.

salmagundi said...

We do spend a lot of time in there, don't we? Always nice to have something beautiful to look at. Sally

ceekay said...

I always decorate my bathroom. The change of towel idea is great. Cute to coordinate the item in the window!

Susan S. said...

Cute ideas! I like those little touches that make a big splash.

My grandmother use to hang REALLY PRETTY towels in the hall bathroom. We would be scolded if we used the fancy company towels to dry off. Jeez....how's an 8 year old supposed to know about fancy towels....LOL!

Half of the Style Sisters said...

I love your black bathroom cupboards. Wow they look so good..plus the fact that you can change the look of the room with just a touch of color. Really cool.

Lisa said...

MY GIRLFRIEND IS DOES JUST THE SAME AS YOU. LOVELY!

HUGS FROM MAINE

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AndreaLeigh said...

i love your little touches. and you are right - you are in there to primp, shower or bathe, and do other necessary items, so why not make it comfy?

meibelle said...

Thank you Joy for such inspirations! I love that I can click & enlarge the pictures to see the details. 2+ questions. 1) Did you spray a column of blue glitter along side of the window next to the blue snowflake? 2) Where do you put the towels that are used after the shower? Is it a one time towel use & it goes in a hamper afterwards? What a left brain question amidst your creativity! ;)

Kim said...

That is a great idea. I never thought about that. I am sick of my bathroom, but not sure what to do with it. I think I'll try it.

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

Great ideas! I love stacked white towels, but not on my towel rack. I have a cabinet with them stacked and rolled!

Love the hearts!

-Kim

bj said...

Everything looks just beautiful. We so use all our towels around here, a tassle wouldn't last 15 minutes...I don't have a guest bath but if I did, I sure would decorate it like yours...very pretty.
xo bj

MeganSloan said...

I have the same clock! And I do the same with little tea towels from Target for extra color in my bathroom (that also has black cabinets and white countertop). I love the color combos you picked. :)

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

I love your blog! You have fabulous decorating ideas! Nice to 'Meet' you. =)

=)
Megan

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Fun touches! Thanks for sharing!

Taryn said...

love the towel idea. LOVE it. thanks.

Mimi Sue said...

I love the little touches. Your V day tree is really cute. Mimi

Joanna said...

I love how you switch the towels out like that..Very lovely. Oh my I wished my linen closet were that perfect looking.

I too love white towels!

Erin said...

What a beautiful bathroom! I love the way you change the towels. Such a great idea!

Inspired Kara said...

I love switching up the bathroom! it's so much fun!!! (and easy)

Bonnie said...

I am in total agreement!!! Whenever I am "bored" with my house, the bathroom is the first room I "re-decorate." Even something as simple and basic as a new shower curtain can make me feel happy.

Ms. Tee said...

Your bathroom is lovely - all of the green accents are so pretty! Thank you for your sweet comment, too :)

T Lyn said...

Joy for daily use do you only use white towels. I was thinking how easy that would be for laundry. Love your suggestions about the seasonal towels. Please let me know.

Brandie said...

I love this bathroom. I know you werent talking about your actual vanity and stuff, however my hubby and I are redoing a bathroom and I love that vanity and linen closet. May I ask you where you got them??

Alycia said...

i love the change of colors for the seasons!

mx2mommy said...

I LOVE that you decorate the bathroom!! Since you are the queen of painitng, I am going to pick your brain (if you don't mind) if I had to guess, I would guess you painted your bathroom cabinets....if so, what kind of paint did you use AND were your cabinets all wood or were the sides wood laminate as all the builders love to use these days? Any advice is greatly appreciated :)
Janae

Robin said...

what a great idea!

Shabbywears said...

I love the hearts on the shower curtain. Cute idea...Blessings Julie

nephi said...

How have the spray painted bathroom cabinets held up. I am tempted to do mine too, but it being the main bathroom of the house and with 6 kiddos, I don't want to have to re-do it in 6 months. What would you reccomend now that you've had them for a while?

Creations With Heart said...

Love the bathroom! Neutral colors are fun because you can add a splash of color whenever you darn well please! I love the hearts in the bathroom-it's so happy! :)

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