I am over the moon (or… sun?) to be sharing the newest finished room at #pastelsunriseplace – our sunny bathroom!
When I first saw this space, I was amazed at how much we’d lucked out on the basics: nice neutral tiling and countertops, plain white cabinets… it was basically a blank canvas BEGGING for a renter redo! The existing mirror and light fixture were my main concerns, but overall I saw so much potential in this little bathroom without having to take on a massive amount of costly work.
But before I got to the practical bits like paint, lighting and hardware, I started with sunny inspiration. I’d seen a geometric sun print wallpaper awhile back and had been waiting for the right room to use it in. Turns out, peel and stick wallpaper can actually be a bit of a nightmare on a steamy bathroom, so though I didn’t actually use the wallpaper in the end, it set the tone and colour scheme for this room and what I wanted it to become. First I found and promptly fell for Flax Home’s Linen Bath Towels – beautifully crafted, local, and in the perfect shade of blush pink? What’s not to love! Then I saw this sunset bath mat, which tied the same shade of blush with warmer yellow and peach tones, and from there the space really started to take shape. Eventually this room became a cheerful escape filled with all the colours of a summertime sunset. But what about the practical stuff?
I didn’t originally intend to paint this room, but the more closely I looked at the space the more I realized it was begging for a fresh coat of white paint. I went with Boomerang paint from RONA for this project, a small collection of eco-friendly colours that are made with recycled paint! The production of Boomerang emits four times less greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the production of any conventional paint – and honestly it worked great! I went with “Moonlight White” and at first I was a bit worried the paint was too thin and easy to wash off my hands/surfaces, it ended up exceeding my expectations with just two coats once dry. Highly recommend!
Next I focused on hardware, and for all of those bits and pieces, I turned to Lowe’s. I found the oval mirror first (initially I wanted to do an arch, but it just didn’t fit the space) and went from there, matching the finishes on the light fixture, knobs and towel bars to create a gleaming gold cohesive look. Lowe’s has so many incredible online exclusives, and most of what I chose was found on their site using keywords like “gold mirror” and “gold towel bar”. Once I found a collection that worked (in this case, the Moen Align collection), I shopped through all the items within it until I’d checked off every need on my list.
And finally, I circled all the way back to my sunshine wallpaper accent wall. I knew I still wanted to do something around the window, and these Sunscape decals from Urban Walls were just the easy to install, high impact touch I was looking for.
All in all, bringing this vision to life from takedown to tiny decor details was pretty quick and easy compared to some of my past projects, but it was definitely just as satisfying! What’s your favourite part of this sunny space?
Scroll down past the photos for shopping links and sources!
Flax Home Linen Towels here
Urban Walls Sunscape Decals in “Maize” here
Oval Mirror here
Vanity Light Fixture here
Gold Cabinet Knobs here
Gold Toilet Paper Holder here
Gold Towel Bar here
Gold Towel Hooks here
Gold Shower Curtain Hooks here
Off-white Shower Curtain Rod here
Sunset Bath mat here
Boomerang Recycled Paint in “Moonlight White” here
Gold Apothecary Pink Cedar Bath Salts here
Land of Daughters Girl Gang Candle here
Lady Planter here
Arch Candles (similar) here
Cactus Artwork by Cabin Journal here
Pink and Gold Ceramic Vase here
LOHN Diffuser oils here
Artifact Skin Co. Skincare here
IKEA Small Shelves here (small accent mirrors IKEA too, but discontinued)
MONDAY Haircare here
Detox Mode Shower items here
Umbra Corner Shower Shelves here
Disclaimer: Some of the product featured in this post was gifted to me in exchange for content.