Sometimes, your spaces just need a refresh. No matter how cute it realistically looked before. And in a room that is typically as neglected, design-wise, as the bathroom, a bathroom makeover is such a great instant upgrade.
My bathroom wasn’t terrible before. It was just tired. It had more of a boho theme that just isn’t me.
sneak peak at what it looked like pre bathroom makeover
(…at the beginning of this video because I forgot to take before pics. Whoops)
i’ve been eyeing this shower curtain for a minute so i’m so excited♬ Spongebob – Instrumental – Common Cents
So I got to strategizing. I knew that I still wanted the “hotel-like” guest vanity for when people visited. But I wanted a more fun, colorful vibe.
I’ve been really obsessed with the iridescent trend lately. It gives me all the futuristic, utopian vibes I could ever want. The name of the game for me in design this year is chill yet interesting, and I think that’s exactly what this trend does. I love the idea of combining energetic pastels to create an inspiring yet relaxing experience, especially in a room like the bathroom where relaxation should be considered.
So I wanted to base my design off of the iridescent trend. But I also recently made this water color painting that I think fit right into the vibe of this trend. So this also served as a base to my design process.
Since it’s an iridescent-inspired bathroom, I obviously needed to have at least a little actual iridescent accent in the bathroom. But on top of that, I based my color scheme on some colors that are typically visible in iridescent items: pink, light teal, green, and a little yellow and orange. But I sprinkled in just a little bit of pastel to add to the relaxed vibe and contrast with the highly saturated colors.
What I really love about this color scheme is the mix of warm and cool colors. This contrast is really striking to me, and I don’t think this project would have turned out the same had I gone strictly cool or warm.
In terms of materials, I thought that shiny vinyl and smooth plastics would be some great options to give it that chill but futuristic look I was hoping for.
And of course, because I love having fun lil elements in every room in my house, I also wanted something to add a little fun and character to the room. Even one good accent would be perfect.
and here’s the end result!
I’m so happy with the way it turned out! I love that this is the impression that my guests get when walking into the bathroom. It’s happy yet relaxing, and to me, that means a job well done.
Pro tip: if you have a guest bathroom, or even just a guest vanity area like me, I would highly suggest putting a little tray of mini toiletries out. Not only is this such a cute touch that your guests will appreciate, but it’s also a good use for those little sample bottles that you just add to endlessly if you’re anything like me.
shop the look
If you’re looking to create a similar design scheme in your bathroom, I’ve linked every piece I bought below! Enjoy, and feel free to tag me on Instagram @homeyhomies if you recreate this look!
want to see the full video reveal? check out the tiktok below
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Hey my name’s Hannah Michelle Lambert, the voice behind homey homies. I’m an LA-based blogger and interior designer. I’m passionate about fun, adaptive, and affordable design that is filled with personality. And I’m a huge believer in a good DIY. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find the inspiration you’re looking for – and maybe a little extra 😉