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How to refresh a bathroom style

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My clothing style has been shifting, along with the home projects, the dining room, kitchen, and so on (as in, more to come). I’ve come to realize sometimes, simply clearing out all the accessories and starting with a clean slate and adding in touches can really transform a room – and it’s also very budget friendly in comparison to a demolition.

For the bathroom project I ordered all of my bathroom goodies from Horchow, a beautiful home decor site that has everything from bedding, tabletop, bath, lighting, office, and furniture. Starting today, Horchow is having a Finders Savers Event (ends 9/28). There are different deals across the site from 20%, 30% to 40% and you won’t know the exact discount until you check out for your saving deal.

If you need a bed or bath refresh because items are tired or you’re itching for a new style in your home, dining room, bedroom, anything regarding home – this is the time!  Here’s our updated bathroom, you may notice we got new shutters for four of our windows, the bathroom included –

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I requested the shutters to have top and bottom shutters separated so you could close the bottoms for privacy but leave the top for natural light. I wanted this space to be clean, and thankfully the vanities I picked are pretty classic and should last a long time so decorating around it to transform the space is easy!

Here are some bathroom tips to redo your style on a budget – without making your husband cringe at the price tag.

  1. Remove everything from the bathroom. Rug, toothbrush, decor, towels everything you can see – curtains and blinds if removable.
  2. Consider the easy fixes. Replace paint color, knobs, fixtures, and curtains. Even a toilet handle would be a nice and affordable upgrade.
  3. Pick your style and theme.

I’ve lived with many different styles over the years, college, first three apartments out of college, first townhome to the house we live in now. Trends change, and so do your tastes as you transition to different stages of your life. Here’s how I decided to spruce up my bathroom, which guests use as well, it’s located right off the hallway.

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This Jonathan Adler zebra bath rug comes in 4 colors and I squealed when I saw it – I first fell in love with the Jonathan Adler zebra stacking dish so when I discovered the rug that can be flipped if you want soft or loop rug, I think I died. I also want to share that these accessories are incredibly affordable and especially so during the sale, so take a peek and see what you can find with this 48 Finders Savers Event – 20% 30% 40% sale!

I had to get the matching Jonathan Adler zebra stacking dish (this color combo exclusive to Horchow) to match the rug. This goes on the “guest vanity” with the La Boheme apothecary jars on the Jonathan Adler lacquer vanity tray. I decided to get a matching vanity tray for my side too.

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I love the cane embossed porcelain tumbler to hold my makeup brushes, the pattern was just fun. I think vanity trays are such a great place to designate your items, it kind of just feels more like an area instead of them randomly sitting on a counter corner. It also keeps your items dry incase of a splash from washing your face.

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I picked up matching Nest fragrances liquid soap in orange blossom and found these lovely towels. These are Scents and Feel Fouta herringbone hand towels and come in several versions – this is black.

Here’s a better look at my half glass shower door. I absolutely love it and I wanted one after my Ireland trip. It was so convenient getting in and out of the shower and it does swing out as well if you needed full tub access.

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I think these touches really updated my bathroom with the new window shutters. It also made me realize what I don’t have to leave on the countertop or on the bathroom shelving – I love how clean it looks!

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Be sure to take advantage of Horchow‘s  unique Finders Savers Event sale, 20% 30% or 40%  – it ends 9/28! I’m on the hunt for new dishes that can be sed for every day and fancy enough for holiday and can be microwavable. Meet you on Horchow!

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slim christmas tree ideas options coastal prelit white ombre

The case for the slim Christmas tree

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Too early to talk about Christmas? Nah. You’re talking to the girl who once put her tree up before Halloween.

I’ve been thinking about space, and how our small home doesn’t have much of it, and how our pre-lit Christmas tree demands it. We’ve kept it behind our couch, close to the window. It almost touches the back of the couch, you can’t walk around it. So presents are behind the couch – and considering there are only two adults who live in our home and we don’t need to take photos opening prezzies by the tree, this would be OK.

It is OK. But the scale, just seems enormous for space.

A wide tree would make sense if we had a giant foyer or a large space like stylist Angela Saban‘s house, like this shoot for Freely –

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I had a slim tree, similar but a little heftier than when I lived in my townhome. I sorta wish we kept it.

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I’m looking for a betweener of the two trees – tall, but not too skinny. Notice above is the realistic needles, which I’m convinced I now must have.

I prefer a pre-lit, it takes long enough to take the tree out of storage and get it up. I’m also considering ditching the small ornaments as they have become tiresome putting 100 of them up on individual hooks and are used for fillers, and I’m hoping with a slimmer tree there will be less space to fill and my traveling ornaments will be enough.

I’m also in awe of the variety of tree prices – like $1000, really? Back to trees with personality, an all white tree sounds pretty –

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Look at this ombre tree too – could you do it – very the Nightmare before Christmas?

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I like this flocked pinecone tree that looks like it just snowed.

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Then there’s a tree called coastal which is an icy blue green in which I so badly wish I lived by the coast –

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I have a table top pink tree that goes in my office and after Mr. Wonderful gave a little complaint that his space didn’t feel like Christmas, I ordered a small 4 foot silver tinsel tree for his office. So the search for our slim tree continues – if you have one I’d love to hear if you like it, or if you’re considering one. Now I’m really in the mood for Christmas!

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