The vibe: Happy and warm. Bathrooms tend to be neglected when it comes to decorating, thus leading to a sterile vibe. I wanted the complete opposite, for this to be a warm & happy space you don’t mind spending time in.
The style: Asian tropical with a touch of vintage. The tropical energy comes from the batik shower curtains (custom-made by yours truly), the warm wood tones, the capiz windchimes, and the plants. Small vintage touches come from the mini-stool used as a plant stand and the cut glass jars on the shelving unit.
The palette: Pale yellow and salmon. Since this is a rental home, I had no control over the wall color. But the pale yellow walls ended up pairing nicely with my last apartment’s bathroom palette, plus some of my previous bedroom’s decor. Both of these colors together make for a warmth that just feels good.
What I love about this room: The storage. You can’t see it, but there’s recessed shelving (with doors!) next to the doorway. That’s been a godsend for storing towels, cotton balls, and other items that are best covered. I also love the size. Even with the shelving, I still had room for a shelving unit, so I placed this in the corner to fill the space.
What I don’t love so much: Having more natural light would be great. But I’m happy just to have a window—it’s great for additional ventilation and, ahem, odor control.
The bathroom is L-shaped so it has a bit of an entrance, per se. My recessed shelves are on the right and on the left I placed this shelving unit from my former makeshift linen closet. And that cool little plant stand is actually a stool I scored at a consignment store for less than $10. (It had me hello with its taper legs.)
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Since I’m not reliant on this for all my storage, I was able to combine decor and function. The top shelf houses a DIY tray with bamboo reeds glued to the inside. The cut glass jars were thrift store finds and hold Q-tips and cotton balls. Below these are our toothbrushes, as I don’t like storing them on the sink (right next to the toilet–BLECH.) A few TP rolls are stored below that in a whitewashed basket, and the very bottom holds some plastic bins with toiletries I don’t use everyday.
To the left of the shelves, I hung an abstract piece I painted a while ago for my last home’s bedroom. These colors play so nicely together, which is swell since I switched up the palette in my new bedroom.
Because of this smooth transition, I didn’t have to buy anything new for this bathroom (except plants). The windchimes, soap holders, towels, and shower curtain are all the same, complementing the buttercup walls exceptionally. You can check out my last apartment bathroom here.
I’ve never been a big fan of pale yellow in the home, but I like this bathroom much better than my last. The pairing of the pink and yellow is just too good to be true. Although, after having a mint green bathroom, I could handle just about any color challenge from a rental home.
- Paint: unknown, but Sherwin Williams Friendly Yellow #6680 is a close match.
- Dual panel shower curtain : DIY/Joann Fabrics
- Wood curtain rings: Home Depot
- Wind chimes: World Market
- Soap dish: World Market
- Soap dispenser: Target
- Towels: IKEA
- Bathmat: World Market
- Glass jars: secondhand
- Candle holder: DIY/secondhand
- Tray: DIY/Home Goods
- Plant stand: secondhand
- Artwork: DIY
Do you have an unexpected color duo in your home? Have you ever decorated with yellow and pink together? Does your bathroom feel homey or sterile?