I think blue and white is a timeless decorating combination that doesn’t easily date. This blue and white bathroom makeover is full of budget remodeling and decorating ideas for your own bathroom.
Three months ago, this bathroom wasn’t even on my makeover radar. I knew it needed to be remodeled (knew it since we bought the house nearly three years ago ?) but it was definitely at the bottom of the list. However, just like I’ve said about the guest bedroom, when I showed guests where their bedroom and bathroom was, it was quickly followed by apologies for how bad each space looked. Granted, they were clean, but neither was pretty.
I was finally spurred into action to makeover both the guest bedroom and bathroom when I found a piece of art that was the perfect jumping off point for the bedroom. I figured, “Jenna, you really can’t have a great looking bedroom and then crap for a bathroom.”
The Bathroom Before:
Told you it was bad.
And the bathroom now…
I love this space now. I think it’s pretty and timeless and would be welcoming to any guests.
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Blue and White Bathroom Decorating Ideas
The guest bedroom sports a blue and white color scheme, so I decided to carry that over to the guest bathroom as well, but with lighter tones of blue. When it comes to timeless, classic, never-fail color schemes, I don’t think you can go wrong with blue and white.
It’s also probably not exactly what you might expect from me. You might expect something like this at the farmhouse, but not the 70’s Landing Pad. The thing is that I really wanted whoever was staying here to feel comfortable and enjoy staying in the space. So, I opted for a more classic, neutral type design that just about anyone could relax in. You’ll see the same approach in the guest bedroom.
And I really do love this space, y’all. It’s nothing like our master bathroom, but I just love the classic feel it has.
So what all did we do? Well, we did quite a few things in here to really change the look of the entire space but without any big budget-busting changes.
Starting from the bottom up, we put down new flooring. We went with vinyl hardwood look planks that snapped together and installed over the old tile floor.
We kept the old vanity. I painted the entire thing and switched out the hardware though.
As soon as I found those gorgeous ring pulls, I knew they were the ones. They were such a steal too – only $25 for five of them. They make a big impact for not a lot of money. For the drawers, I went with simple oval chrome knobs. These complimented the ring pulls well but without taking away from them.
We got a new quartz countertop for the vanity as well as an under mount sink and new faucet.
The old countertop was just well past its prime. I tried to think of ways that I could incorporate it into the bathroom’s new design, but there just wasn’t much of a way to work with it. On top of that, the old sink/faucet that had been there also had five holes – three for the actual faucet, one for a sprayer and one for a soap dispenser. Trying to find a replacement faucet to work with all that was not something I wanted to deal with.
We did a single handle chrome faucet for in here. I’m all about the single handle because they are so much easier to clean around. I love chrome too because I always feel like it adds a touch of shine and dresses up a space nicely. I don’t think it dates easily either.
The mirror was a Home Goods find – only $30! It’s light gray wood finish is a nice compliment to all the white and blue on the wall.
Just about anytime I see one of these brass bamboo trays at a thrift store, I buy it and stash it away until I find a place for it somewhere. These are so gorgeous when they’re cleaned up and compliment just about any decor. This one worked perfectly on one side of the counter nestling together some hydrangeas, a thrift store elephant and a glass canister holding travel sized toiletries for guests if they need any.
One of the best deals I found for this bathroom was this white bamboo roman shade for only $20! They have other sizes and colors too and they are all on sale.
I continued the chrome fixtures with the hand towel holder as well. The large cabinet door just above it is actually the access to our electrical panel. To blend it in, I gave it a fresh coat of white paint like the vanity and also put one of the ring pulls on it as well.
The walls got a fresh coat of paint and a washed-out stripe treatment on one wall.
I wanted to create stripes that were pearl-like and sort of washed out. I love how they turned out and I think they add just the right amount of blue and interest to this wall. I’ll have a tutorial up on it soon.
I do kind of feel like every space needs a little touch of green somewhere – doesn’t necessarily have to be a real plant. ? I opted for this Ginger Jar + Fern Art Print. It kept with the blue and white theme and I think it has that classic, timeless feel like much of the bathroom does.
I went with navy for the towels and bathmat to keep with the blue and white, but to add a little more interest. We also had the bathtub professionally coated with a new finish to get rid of that yucky beige color it had been sporting.
The shower curtain has a pretty embroidered pattern on it that matches well with the blue on the accent wall.
I went with this towel holder because it had a touch of silver and the leaves were a fun addition to the space. The wood also went nicely with the mirror frame and frame the art is in. I don’t think it necessarily is a towel holder, but it worked perfectly for this space for just that.
So what do you think? Do you like my take on blue and white bathroom decor?
Looking for more budget diy and decorating ideas? You might also want to see…
Bathroom Remodeling on a Budget – Nine Ideas for High Style-Low Budget Bathroom Makeovers
Nautical Traditional Bathroom Makeover – classic colors you can never go wrong with!
Navy and White Kitchen Makeover – I’ve never met a good navy and white kitchen I didn’t like.
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