Inspiration for Bathroom Refresh

When I started out with the bathroom I never imagined what it would look like in the end. It is certainly a metamorphosis. Wow that’s a pretty big word. Anyways, come join me and I will show you all the things involved in making a bathroom refresh simple and beautiful.


The Inspiration

Today I am bringing some ideas and inspiration to encourage us to update and refresh our bathrooms.

That being said, I will start with the color of the room. The power of paint can easily transform a room. Just that one thing that will breath new life into a room we consider to be utilitarian when in fact it should have equal “room creds”.

Color Changes Everything

Picking the right paint (not just the color) will make the job easier and hassle-free.

Good paint jobs starts with a great primer. So if you are on a budget and you want to get more “bang for your buck” choose a paint and primer combo. In the Bathroom I have used KILZ Paint and Primer and have always been satisfied with the results over time.

Bathroom Color Paint Trends 

Below see the trends in bathroom colors today:

Bathroom Paint Colors

My Thoughts on the Color Palette...

Anchors Aweigh SW 9179 (I am partial to this color, from my Navy Days). LOL.   Rhinestone SW7656 (What girl doesn’t like these…)

Bathroom Refresh

Alabaster SW 7008 (this is a color that has endless design attributes).

White Bathroom

Let’s Accessorize

Pops of color (curtains, rugs, towels, the color is permanent and the possibilities for change are staggering)

Poised Taupe SW 6039 (if your room is large enough and well light this is a bold statement color). It is akin to Alabaster insofar as pops of colors. Shower Curtains will surely be the statement accessory.

Introducing Texture …..

First up is Shower Curtain vs. Glass Doors. On the Budget side, there are beautiful shower curtains out there today. Some are works of Art and some are so elegant you’re just have to have it. Glass doors are beautiful but come with a steep price tag.  I will share ways that will make you forget about those glass door…

There’s such a wide variety to choose from. You’ve got a variety of patterns and styles:

For this bathroom I have chosen four shower curtains, as examples:  

Country Farmhouse Style

Here I have chosen four types of shower curtains, as examples:


Lush Decor Button Shower Curtain, 72″ X 72″, Linen)

I am more partial to neutral colors. That’s why this was the first choice. It has clean lines and yet still makes a statement.


Gray Shower Curtain-Fabric Damask w/tassels 

There is such a richness and classical look about the shower curtains. I like that theThe are elegant but not fussy.


Floral Water Color Hydrangeas 

This would have to be my second favorite. It’s a work of art. It also could be used as artwork and so many other things for DIY’s. What do you think ?

Botanical Shower Curtain

Tends to be more on the modern side with muted colors, or any more color. It will certainly brighten the room up. 

This one reminded me of a Van Gogh. Whimsical and great combination of colors. The yellow reminds me of sunshine.


If you would like to retain your fabric shower curtains mold free, it’s best to routinely launder them to stop any mold growing along the lower edges of the curtain. Placing a nylon shower curtain behind is another idea. 

Soft and Luxurious Towels

In the texture family, we have Towels (Display and Daily Use)

6-Piece Yarn Dyed Cobblestone Jacquard Towel Set

These have a very Modern and Classic Look. I like the texture and feel of these towels. 

Soft and Luxurious Towels

Recently, I was fortunate enough when traveling and stayed at this fabulous Luxury Apartment.  They had the most amazing towels. Since then, I am told this is something  you will always find in truly luxury apartments is some soft towels, so this is something that you might also like to easily duplicate in your own home.  

As it happens, there are many towels to choose from, and a few things in particular that you will need to consider when doing so.
In the texture family, we have Towels that will look beautiful as Display and Daily use. These Luxury Hotel & Spa 100% Cotton Premium Turkish Bath Towel Collection.  These are so thick and soft. The fullness is another thing I Like about them.  

8 Piece Towel Set 100% Premium Turkish Set.

Highly Absorbent Towels and luxuriously soft… 

Treating Yourself

Turn your bath into a Luxury Spa

I found this easy and simple and quick soaking bath solution. Three simple ingredients, and you’re ready to go. 

Sensual Bath in Rose Petals & More

Make your Own in n more than 15 minutes.  You can do this, right?

Ingredients for a relaxing Home Spa Experience:

  1. Petals of several roses
  2. Bath oil, e.g. vanilla
  3. Your favorite scented candles, e.g. vanilla
  4. Relaxing Music

A bath in the warmth of candles and a beautiful scent will bring you so much relaxation and balance.

Go ahead you deserve to treat yourself well!

Sorry ….. Touchy Subject

All of the pretty stuff gets lost! Don’t Let it get lost in the clutter.

The last thing I will talk about is, if you’re following the above suggestions the best idea for any bathroom is keeping it clutter free.

Clutter Free

The easiest way to start is the tops of the counters using the  “less is best” concept.

The day-to-day necessities can be put away in drawers, baskets or containers. One place that comes to mind, is Dollar Tree, they have plenty of containers for storing stuff at affordable prices. No Excuses. Whether were budget minded or not who does not like dollar tree? LOL

Simple, fresh flowers {PHOTO: Stacey Brandford}





As we wrap up this journey through the world of bathroom refreshing, I hope you’re feeling inspired and ready to transform your own space into a haven of relaxation and luxury. Remember, it’s the little details like a plush towel, a soothing shower, or a touch of spa-like ambiance that can truly make a difference. So, take your time, get creative, and most importantly, enjoy the process! Here’s to a bathroom that not only reflects your style but also rejuvenates your senses every time you step in. Happy refreshing, and may your bathroom always be a place of comfort and tranquility!

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