I recently completed a bathroom renovation, and today I’m going to show you some of the tips and ideas I went through in creating the new design. Remember to subscribe and to hit the bell so you’re notified every Thursday when I release a new design video.

So I’m going to show you a before picture of this bathroom. As you can see, it looks dated. It was done in the 1990s. It had some old finishes and was really in need of a refresh. So, the first step in any design, decorating or styling project is a jumping off point.

So for this bathroom, our jumping off point actually came from the vanity. We found a vanity, and then the homeowner really fell in love with it. What we both loved is the color of it. It’s this beautiful, rich, navy blue and with pops of white on the countertop, and we thought that would give us a really jumping off point to play with the other materials.

Karla Dreyer: Once we had our vanity chosen, then it was about tile. So there’s a few different things you can do and ways you can go with tile. I’m going to show you what we did in this bathroom. We wanted a fun tile for behind the vanity.

Now you don’t always have to put a tile behind the vanity, but it can be a place where you can add a lot of fun. And in a small bathroom like this, it’s not a lot of square footage, so you can go with something a little bit maybe fancier or just something you absolutely fell in love with.

So we chose this small kind of little hexagon tile in the white. What we loved about it is the outline of the tile has just a slight blue in it, which really picks up on the color of the vanity. Karla Dreyer: So we had our vanity chosen.

We chose our really fun kind of focal point tile, I’ll call it, and then we want to add in your secondary tiles. So because the one behind the wall was our focal point tile, that was more of our so-called splurge in this bathroom, then we went with something really simple for the rest of the bathroom.

For the floor and around the tub we just went with a basic porcelain tile. What’s nice about it, it’s neutral, it’s got some veining in it, almost a bit of a marble look. One tip I want to give you about this is make sure your tiles are different sizes.

So what I mean by that is the tile behind the vanity is smaller, the tile on the floor is bigger. You don’t want them to be the same size. The reason is they be competing with each other and it could look busy.

Karla Dreyer: So then the next thing you want is the fun part, the accessories, the mirrors, and the lighting. So I want to talk about the mirror for a second. We went with this round mirror, it’s in a white wood and it looks perfect in the space.

A little tip with mirrors, I don’t usually gravitate towards mirrors that are specifically made for a bathroom. I like to go in home stores, or decorative stores, or source online. Just mirrors that you may be for a hallway or above the bed, and actually see if they’ll work in a bathroom.

I just find you have so much more choice with this and you find really more interesting mirrors and interesting shapes. You just want to make sure to measure that it fits above the vanity and the width and height of it works.

And last but not least is lighting. Karla Dreyer: I mean, I’ve said this before with projects, lighting is really the jewelry of a room and it really still is in the bathroom as well. One thing we did for this renovation, we kept everything in the same place.

That’s a real cost saving tip, so nothing really moved, including the electrical. So we kept the overhead light, but change it into something that was much more fun, much more fresh. This one’s got these white bulbs on it.

It’s got a gold base to it and just adds a more modern touch. I also just want to touch on metals as well, because the light itself has some gold in it. We’ve gone with white, we’ve gone with just a nickel here.

So it’s totally okay to mix your metals as well in your bathroom, or really in any space. Karla Dreyer: So I hope you enjoyed this bathroom tour of taking it from a really dated kind of sad looking space and just giving it a refresh.

If you liked this video, make sure to like it, make sure you hit subscribe, and head on over to karladreyerdesign.com, or you can take my find your design style quiz. We’ll see you next time. Thanks guys.

I recently completed a bathroom renovation And today I’m going to show you some of the tips and ideas. I went through in creating the new design Remember to subscribe and to hit the bell So you’re notified every Thursday when I release a new design video So I’m going to show you a before picture of this bathroom as you can see it looks dated.

It was done in the 1990s It has some old finishes and was really in need of a refresh So the first step in any design decorating our styling project is a jumping-off point So for this bathroom our jumping-off point actually came from the vanity We found a vanity and then the homeowner really fell in love with it.

What we both loved is the color of it It’s this beautiful rich navy blue and with pops of white on the countertop And we thought that would give us a really jumping off point to play with the other materials Once we had our vanity chosen then it was about tile So there’s a few different things you can do in ways.

You can go a tile I’m going to show you what we did in this bathroom We wanted a fun tile for behind the vanity. Now. You don’t always have to put a towel behind the vanity But it can be a place where you can add a lot of fun and in a small bathroom like this It’s not a lot of square footage So you go with something a little bit maybe fancier or just something you absolutely fall in love it So we chose this small kind of little hexagon tile in the white what we loved about it is the outline of the tile Has just a slight blue in it, which really picks up on the color of the vanity So we had her vanity chosen we chose our really fun kind of focal point I’ll call it and then we want to add in your secondary tiles So because the one behind the wall was our focal point tile that was more of our so-called splurge in this bathroom then we went with something really simple for the rest of the bathroom for the floor and Around the top.

We just went with a basic porcelain tile. What’s nice about it? It’s neutral. It’s got some veining in it Almost a bit of a marbled look one tip. I’m going to give you about this is make sure your tiles are different sizes So what I mean by that is the tile behind The vanity is smaller the towel and the floor is bigger.

You don’t want them to be the same size The reason is they’d be competing with each other and it could look busy so then the next thing you want is like the fun part the Accessories the mirrors and the lighting so I want to talk about the mirror for a second we went with this round mirror It’s in a white wood and it looks perfect in the space a little tip with mirrors I don’t usually gravitate towards mirrors that are specifically made for a bathroom I like to go in home stores or decorative stores or source online Just mirrors that you may be, you know for a hallway or above a bed and actually see if they’ll work in a bathroom I just find you have so much more choice with this and you find really more interesting mirrors and interesting shapes you just want to make sure to measure to measure that it fits above the vanity and the width and height of it works and Last but not least is lighting I mean, I’ve said this before with projects lighting is really the jewelry of a room and it really still isn’t that bathroom as well? One thing we did for this renovation.

We kept everything in the same place. That’s a real cost-saving tip So nothing really moved including the electrical so we kept the overhead light but change it into something That was much more fun much more fresh.

This one’s got these white bulbs on it. It’s got a gold Base to it and just adds a more modern touch I also just want to touch on metals as well because the light itself has some gold in it we’ve gone with white We’ve gone with just a nickel here.

So it’s totally pay to mix your metals as well in your bathroom or really in any space So I hope you enjoyed this bathroom tour of taking it from a really Dated kind of sad looking space and just giving it a refresh if you liked this video, make sure to like it Make sure you hit subscribe and head on over to Karla Dreyer design Comm or you can take my find your design style quiz.

We’ll see you next time. Thanks guys You