{Inspired By} Patterned Floors

Patterned Floors and Grasscloth in the KitchenNew England Home

A patterned floor makes such a fun statement, don’t you think? I love the energy and personality that a graphic floor brings to a space. I suppose you could grow tired of them, but sometimes I think it’s worth not playing it safe in order to have something unique (especially in a kitchen or bath!)

Black and White Bathroom with Patterned Graphic Tile FloorHouse Beautiful

Diamond Patterned Wood Floors in the KitchenThe Design Files – Designed by Jasmine McClelland

Blue Patterned Tile Floor in a Coastal BathroomBHG

White Bathroom with Graphic Tile FloorsNY Times, Designed by Jessica Helgerson, Photos by Lincoln Barbour

Patterned Chevron Kitchen FloorsMary McDonald – House Beautiful

Patterned Tile Floors in the Kitchen - Black White and GoldDesigned by Jessica Helgerson, Photos by Lincoln Barbour

Would you risk adding a patterned floor at your house?

Bathroom Makeover {DIY Weekend Refresh}

Easy Affordable Bathroom Makeover

One of the very first room makeovers we did in this house was our son’s (girls’ and guest, too) bathroom. At the time, we skipped more complicated or messy things like new counters or painting cabinets and instead added a wall of DIY board & batten, some fun cheery paint, a DIY faux tin tile backsplash (which by the way you can see is still there and working great for us years later!), two home improvement store outdoor lanterns, new cabinet hardware and some art. We left everything else as is.

The goal in the first makeover was to take this builder bathroom and give it a little charm and personality on a budget. You can see the previous bathroom makeover here (please know that I had no idea how to take a photo in the dark bathroom before and while the color was bright, it really wasn’t as bright as it appears with my horrid photos, haha).

Flash forward to now. My son is almost 14 and since we were working on his bedroom makeover recently, it seemed like a good time to freshen up the bathroom too!

Bathroom Lighting

This time we actually refreshed even less, and ONLY changed the paint! It was one of those weekend projects we had been putting off for awhile, but we finally made it happen.

I still have dreams of maybe new counters, a new mirror and flooring but you know, priorities. Slow decorating and all. Sometimes those big ideas are exactly what slow us down or keep us from moving ahead at all, so it helps to reel in the project and make it more manageable with the time, budget and the tolerance you have for messy projects. We had no tolerance for any of the above so we stuck with only wall paint.

I can’t believe how much more we love it now, even without changing anything else but the paint!

Easy Bathroom Makeover Ideas

DIY Bathroom Makeover

It feels like a whole new bathroom to us! It’s calm, peaceful but still quirky and fun. It works for us so really there is no need to do more at this point.

Bathroom Hooks on Board & Batten

Quirky Gallery Wall

We still love that quirky animal gallery wall, so we left it as is.

Maybe we will update it someday but it still makes us laugh. It’s just random art we found on Etsy years ago, a couple of drawings of our old pup Winston, and photocopy or two of silly childhood storybook pages like Frog & Toad are Friends. It’s all meaningful to us and reminds all my kids and me of childhood.

Affordable Bathroom Makeover

And one of my favorite parts is all the hooks. That’s the best part. You can never, ever have too many hooks.

Amen?

What weekend refresh have you been putting off?

Maybe it is time to get it done!

Color: Polished Grey by Glidden {ask about it at the Glidden paint counter, it is several shades lighter than WoodSmoke in the Glidden paint color book).
Towels: Blue and white are from Target, grey and white are from World Market.
Round rug is from Anthropologie.
How to DIY a Faux Tin Backsplash instructions are here.

Wallpaper for the Powder Room

Bathroom Wallpaper Ideas
BHG

Birch Tree Forest Wallpaper BathroomBHG

Ostrich Wallpaper Powder Bath Black and WhiteGo Haus Go

Half Bath with Bird Wallpaper and Wainscoting The Lettered Cottage

Bathroom Yellow and Blue Wallpaper
Terrat-Elms Bedford House

Wallpaper and Wainscoting Half BathBHG

Black and White Animal Wallpaper BathroomStyle Me Pretty, Photography by Yvonne Rock Photo

Powder bath large scale floral wallpaper in blue and purple
SAS Interiors

I just love the look of wallpaper, especially in a powder room!

Do you have any wallpaper in your house?

Powder Room Wallpaper Inspiration IdeasMore of my wallpaper inspiration: My DIY Map WallpaperSarah’s House WallpaperBird Wallpaper, Style Tips: In Defense of Wallpaper, Wallpaper for the Bedroom

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