Spark Joy by Refreshing a Small Bathroom
Do you choose a “word of the year”…I do! Back in January I chose JOY as my word. I want JOY to be the foundation of our lives throughout the year. Even in home decor…I want to spark joy in each room so everyone enjoys being at home! Not only was JOY a popular word this year, but it’s very important to me in our home…that each room is orderly, comfortable, working properly, and has a place for everything.
This month I’m stepping out of my comfort zone to share how I spark joy by refreshing a small bathroom. It’s a room that I’ve never shared here on my blog…our guest bathroom (also my son’s bathroom). It’s a small, (I mean SMALL) bathroom that was in desperate need for a spark of joy! I wanted to update it in our farmhouse style, without spending a lot money. So, I chose a few Better Homes & Gardens Products from Walmart
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When refreshing a bathroom without spending a lot of money, here are easy, inexpensive updates that spark joy!
First, choose the color scheme…I chose white, grey, wood and black.
Replace the towel holder.
Replace the toilet paper holder.
Replace the shower curtain.
Use organizational bins & baskets.
Replace the mirror.
Replace the faucet.
Paint the room.
Obviously, replacing tile, flooring, tub/shower and vanity was out of our budget for this refresh. So, we went with the above options.
We painted the walls in Bistro White by Valspar. For a small room, white always make it appear larger and provides a nice neutral backdrop. That’s also why I chose the Better Homes & Gardens Waffle Weave shower curtain in WHITE, as it makes the space feel larger. I wanted to add a nice contrast to the white with the wood and black tones. I found this Better Homes & Gardens Wood Plank Clock and put it above the toilet. It is a great focal piece and adds a vintage vibe, too. I love that it reminds my son to use his bathroom time wisely 😉
One of the easiest updates is replacing the toilet paper & towel holders. I love the black Better Homes & Gardens Classic Toilet Paper Holder and the Better Homes & Gardens Cameron Towel Ring
They’re so inexpensive, both under $15…and make such a big impact!
We updated the faucet last spring, and now all the accessories match! Those little details spark joy, along with pops of greenery (whether faux or real).
A few additional changes that spark joy is a new curtain rod, rings and a mirror.
I chose all black accessories to match our school house light. Again, a little out of my comfort zone…however, I wanted to challenge myself to be open minded to a bit more modern farmhouse decor that I knew my son and guests would find appealing. And these are affordable updates for your bathroom decor, exclusively from Walmart, making it feel like home.
The one “eye sore” left in this small bathroom was the linen closet. It needed organizing…as we had been just tossing blankets, towels, and washcloths on the shelves, with no order whatsoever. It was difficult to find what we needed. One way to spark joy is to get rid of the clutter. So we went through the closet, keeping only the items we need. Other items were donated or trashed. It feels good to get rid of the clutter!
So I chose these essentials for linen closet organization…
Better Homes & Gardens Hyacinth 2 Pack Basket Set paired with the Better Homes & Gardens Grey Velvet Fabric Storage Bins and both are great for saving space. I stacked blankets, sleeping bags, towels, and washcloths inside the large bins. Four was the perfect amount for storing all the linens. The smaller baskets are perfect for additional cleaning supplies and toilet paper. I also purchased two Better Homes & Gardens Thick and Plush Bath Towels
and rolled them up for easy access. I love that they are available in over ten colors!
Just to give you an idea of how bad this linen closet looked…here’s a BEFORE photo:
Yikes!! I’m so embarrassed to share that with you! It was not sparking any JOY whatsoever! Now…everything has it’s own place and fits nicely on the shelves.
If you’d like some additional ideas…Click on the photos above to visit the Better Homes & Gardens Products from Walmart and see all the affordable bathroom accessories. Also, if you want to spark JOY in any room…there are many beautiful home decor pieces available. You can even have everything shipped to your home!
So, I hope I’ve given you several ideas on ways to spark JOY by refreshing your bathroom. We enjoyed updating our guest bath with these simple, yet affordable products! Remember, it’s always my desire to inspire you to love and enjoy your home!
Please take a moment to leave a comment…I’d love to hear how you spark JOY in your home! Or, if you have any questions about our bathroom refresh, ask away!