In today's post we're going to look at adding a touch of sparkle to your bathroom in two ways! One with the décor and soft furnishings you choose and the other being along the lines of keeping your bathroom sparkling clean!
Tiles are the most favoured types of flooring and as we've discussed before fitted carpets in bathrooms are not the most hygienic of floor coverings to use! Easy to clean and far more hygienic are tiles or the latest water resistant wooden laminate flooring. If you feel the need to use a bath mat than opt for the types which have anti-slip backing.couch cushion covers diy
Plain painted walls， floor to ceiling tiles or a combination of the two are the most common methods to use for bathrooms. If you use wood panelling ensure you use the types which are resistant to hot， humid and damp atmospheres. Wallpapers are also being introduced into bathroomspersonalized newborn baby gifts， but again make sure that they are styles which have been specifically designed for bathrooms otherwise you may find that it peels away from the wall or produces damp patches.
Light and airy combined with privacy Venetian window blinds are the ideal choice. White Venetian blinds coordinate with modern and traditional baths and basins to give a crisp， clean look. If you have wooden flooring wooden blinds are an ideal choice， with the natural beauty of the wood bring a warm look to the room. Combinations of blinds and curtains are on-trend， especially in large bathrooms. You can make your own Roman blinds easy by choosing curtain fabrics online to use with Roman blind kits. If you have a chair in your bathroom or you'd like to include one， use the same curtain fabrics to make padded seat cushions to bring a sense of organisation and chic styling to your bathroom.
Safety has to be a priority， therefore unlike our neighbours across the Channel we are unable to have electrical plug sockets in our bathrooms， so table and floor lamps can't or shouldn't be used to create soft lighting for when you're relaxing in the bath. Candles， plain or scented are a good alternative but must also be used with care. Spot lights placed in the ceiling offer plenty of light as well as a modern alternative to a central light fitting.
Include accessories which compliment the style of your bathroom. Use wicker storage baskets or pretty china bowls to store everyday bathroom essentials so that your bathroom looks clutter free. Keep mirrors and surfaces spotlessly clean to add a real sparkle!
We all love hand-making for the holidays, and each Friday since the end of November we’ve been?sharing some of our favorite seasonal sewing projects – from decorations that brighten your home to projects that make great gifts.
Next up on the docket in our Summer Sewing Series is Melissa (what a great name *wink*) of Melly Sews. She’s sharing with us a free scalloped shorts sewing pattern.
1. An overview of the sweets table. The tablecloth is 3 yards of Anna Maria Horner Little Folks Dobby Voile Pastry Line Lilac. It makes a pricey tablecloth but since we just trimmed the very edge of the cut ends with pinking shears, the fabric will live a second life.2. A late-night buttercream catastrophe left us with no pretty flowers for Miss Quinn’s cake. I went to bed feeling defeated but woke up with an idea! One of the cute hairclips we had made on a lollipop stick added just the touch it needed! 3. A classic glass milk bottle, borrowed from my sister-in-law.4. Apothecary jars filled with Milk Duds, Rock Candy lollipops and whoppers. Get the DIY for the “Sweets” jar here.5. Country Store Old Fashion Taffy was a perfect 5&dime touch.6. A little wooden sign (less than $1 at Michaels) which I sprayed with chalkboard paint invited guests to fill a bag of goodies.7. Cupcake liners held leftover molded farm animal chocolates that didn’t make the cake. I have some pretty great tips for making molded chocolate. Should I share them as a DIY?8. Mini cupcakes featured more molded chocolate animals. This might be my new go-to dessert for birthday parties. Insanely easy and so theme-friendly!9. A full-body shot of THAT cake again. How about tips on building a tiered cake? interested?10. And lastly the big debut of the Mod Podge Vase that we shared last week. New favorite project. Has anyone tried one yet?