Moving into a new place outside San Francisco was an exciting adventure, but as I settled in, I couldn’t shake the feeling that something wasn’t quite right. While I attempted to fit my belongings into the new space, it felt like I was recreating my old apartment rather than creating the ideal living environment.

However, I soon realized that redecorating the entire place was the key to making it truly feel like home. Yet, the prospect of overhauling everything was daunting, and I knew I needed a plan.

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Where to begin?

When it comes to decorating your home, beginning with the bathroom might seem counterintuitive, but it’s actually a strategic move. Here’s why:

1. Size Advantage:
Bathrooms are typically smaller spaces compared to other rooms in the house. Starting here allows you to experiment with decor ideas without feeling overwhelmed by the scale of larger rooms.
2. Comfort-Centric:
Creating a comfortable atmosphere is crucial in every home, and the bathroom is where you start and end your day. By focusing on bathroom decor first, you set the tone for a cozy and inviting ambiance throughout the house.
3. Establishing a Theme:
Starting with the bathrooms gives you an opportunity to establish a theme or decor style that will guide your choices for the rest of the house. Whether it’s a minimalist look or a bohemian vibe, having a clear theme ensures consistency and harmony in your decor.

In summary, starting with the bathroom is a practical and effective approach to decorating your home. It allows you to tackle smaller spaces first, prioritize comfort, and establish a cohesive theme that sets the stage for the rest of your decor journey.


1) Redecoration Plan.

When decorating, it is best to start with one room at a time. Trying to personalize multiple rooms at one time can be confusing and overwhelming, and frequently leads to a job being left uncompleted.

When someone initially moves into a home, it is important to get things into working order, so regular activities can proceed on a day-to-day basis. Once the basic workings of a home have been established, then it becomes an opportune time to begin decorating each room.

In a full bathroom, the central design element will generally be the bathtub and shower. A shower curtain provides the perfect opportunity to highlight the main theme of the room.

Shower curtains are like large canvases that easily display the basic concepts that will define the entire bathroom.

Many people will buy a shower curtain they like and then base the rest of their design on that one item. This strategy can provide for a lovely bathroom design, but it is generally best to have an idea of what one would like the final product to look like, before even looking at shower curtains.

This should be the case when decorating any room. Finding one piece and building around it can be a fun way to decorate, but it can be more rewarding in the long term to find many pieces that suit the overall style of the room and decorate around that.

2) Accessories

In addition to shower curtains, there are countless items available for decorating a bathroom. Cute rugs, counter decorations, and a whole host of decorative towels can add charming touches to any bathroom.

Finding the perfect bath accessories will be easier when the room already has an established theme.

In addition to following a basic theme, choosing a color or two to use in decorating a room makes it even easier to determine accents. If it is difficult to choose a color, basic black and white is a classic approach that provides simple elegance.

Many designers do not just limit their color selections to their bathroom accessories, but they also paint the walls or cabinets in a home to blend with these primary colors. Gentle background color can help to round out the design of any room.

3) Shaping Out Your Style

After the theme of your room has been selected and the primary focal point has been filled, one will have laid the foundations for beautifully decorating a room. Finding the perfect accents to match the overall flavor of the bathroom can sometimes be a challenge.

Many people feel pressured to finish decorating as soon as possible and will purchase the first thing they find that even remotely fits in with their decorating theory. As time goes by, they might realize the mistake of their hurried purchase.

When someone realizes that they no longer like the decorations in their room, the next redecoration project might come a bit earlier than previously anticipated.

Decorating should never be rushed. 

The longer it takes for someone to decorate a room, the more likely they will be to like the final product.

With a little patience and planning, it is possible to build the same kind of home environment. Taking the time to truly develop a room into the perfect sanctuary can provide years of comfort to the person, who has patience enough to do it right the first time while exercising real patience in the process.

4) Final Touches

Now that you have chosen the paint for your walls and cabinets, shower curtain, rug, and main accessories step back and take a couple of looks. You can also take some photos and look at them like you are looking at your favorite design magazine.

What’s missing?

Go online and start looking again for Bathrooms you love but now instead of looking at the whole picture look at details.

Lighting, Curtains, Handles, and if you have a larger budget faucets, fixtures and main finishes.

“Be faithful to your own taste, because nothing you really like is ever out of style.” BILLY BALDWIN

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Sometimes decorating can seem to be the most natural thing, with everything just magically falling into perfect order. At other times, it can seem as though the only thing you can find for a bathroom is a shower curtain and a couple of hand towels.

It takes patience to design the perfect room and fill it with a masterful blend of assorted accessories. 

Choosing a simple plan and building around it as you find the perfect items allows you an unlimited amount of time to decorate your home.

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