6 Ways to Brighten Up Your Bathroom for Summer
As the summer weather settles in, it’s only natural to feel the urge to bring a bit of sunshine into your indoor spaces. Since summer always feels like the shortest season of the year, bringing the outdoors in allows us to make the most of this beautiful time of year. While we recognize that completely renovating your bathroom with each seasonal change may be a tad unrealistic, redecorating sure isn’t! These tips will help brighten up your bathroom so that you can feel like you’re on vacation all summer long.
Experiment with A New Color: Nothing says summer quite like the sound of waves crashing along the shoreline. While most of us are not lucky enough to live on the coast, we can fake it by creating a coastal atmosphere in our bathrooms. The easiest way to breathe a bit of summer into your bathroom is to switch up your color scheme. Swapping out a bold, dark, or even outdated color for a fresher shade can instantly transform your space; no contractor needed! To instill some ocean vibes into your bathroom, we love a pop of turquoise! Regardless of the shade, adding a splash of turquoise into a water-filled space naturally inspires thoughts of relaxing oceanside. If you’re not ready to fully invest with colorful paint, you can get the same exotic vibes by selecting an aquatic-inspired bathmat or towel set as well.
Accessorize with Exotic Greenery: Although putting plants in your bathroom might not be top-of-mind when it comes to a summer refresh, it absolutely should be! There is no better indoor place for tropical plants to thrive than your bathroom. Where you place them is entirely up to you and should reflect how you use the space. If you enjoy relaxing in the bath after a long day, surround your bathtub with tropical, large-leaved plants. You can also place some exotic florals on your countertops or along your windowsills to provide the same effect. It’s all about bringing the outdoors in to celebrate this beautiful time of year.
Play with Patterns: Every time summer fashion comes out, the fun, floral patterns breathe life into our tired, winter wardrobes. So, why not incorporate the same summer patterns into your bathroom refresh? We love the idea of installing a patterned tile feature in the shower, selecting a fun textured bathmat, or simply updating your shower curtain. While florals are the most obvious choice for summer, a bold geometric pattern can also instantly modernize and refresh a tired bathroom.
Recreate Your Favorite Retreat: It is often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and we couldn’t agree more. Pull some bathroom inspiration from your favorite summer retreat. Think clean lines, luxurious materials, and fresh scents! Adding hotel-style luxuries to your bathroom is one of the best ways to transform a space without getting your hands dirty. Pick up some new candles, fresh towels, and summer-inspired soaps to instantly bring chic, hotel vibes to your space.
Rethink Your Organization: Another great tip for recreating a luxurious holiday retreat is to rethink your bathroom organization. One of the reasons hotels provide us with such relaxing vibes is because there is no clutter! To bring hotel minimalism into your space, swap out brand packaging for clean, clear storage solutions. Store cotton pads in glass jars, display your favorite perfumes on a chic tray, or pour your soap into a fancy dispenser. This step is all about minimizing clutter, so don’t be afraid to get your Marie Kondo on!
Let the Light In: Summer wouldn’t be summer without endless hours of sunshine, which means your retreat definitely needs some light. Although natural sunlight is the best for brightening up a space, you can also work with what you have by incorporating a few design tricks. Using light décor colors, bright light fixtures and reflective surfaces like mirrors can give the illusion of a larger, brighter, and even cleaner space.
We hope you’ll incorporate some of these changes into your space and leave your phone off the hook while you’re at it. We all deserve a little R & R and there’s no time like the present!