Cottage Bathroom Decorated on a Budget
When I wrote the post about the closet makeover in our upstairs bathroom, I realized that I never wrote a whole blog post about this room.
I knew I had taken more pictures of it but couldn’t find them.
Well, I found them! So here is a little more information about how I decorated our bigger bathroom.
Yes, the room is small, but it’s still the “big” bathroom. We have a tiny powder room downstairs.
You’ll see that decorating a bathroom doesn’t have to cost $10,000.
When you walk up the stairs in our home, you see the bathroom straight ahead.
Vanities can cost $1,000, but I think that is overkill. Our vanity is an inexpensive Project Source White Traditional Bathroom Vanity that only cost $330.
Here is a similar vanity:
There weren’t many choices for what would have fit in that spot, and I wanted a white vanity, since this room is so small.
I’m really happy with the vanity and love the Style Selections Dune Solid Surface Integral Single Sink countertop ($210). It’s made out of material that doesn’t scratch or show water stains.
Here is a similar one:
I’m not a fan of marble and wanted something really easy to take care of, knowing the three of us would be using this bathroom together.
I don’t mind that our vanity doesn’t have two sinks, but we’ll see how it goes when Landon is a teenager.
By then it might be time for a new vanity anyway, and then we’ll install one with two sinks.
These sand-colored Del Conca Roman Stone tiles ($2.30 each) coordinate perfectly with the sand-colored countertop, and Don installed them in both bathrooms.
For the shower enclosure, we used inexpensive square white tiles.
This pink wall color was not what I had planned initially. I painted it a much darker color, a dusky rose, with the help of Don’s mom, but it was way too dark for such a little room.
So I mixed a lot of the white paint we had from painting all of the downstairs white into the rose paint, and painted the room again.
I might repaint it the color of our bedroom at some point, which is a very light baby blue.
This one is under $50:
I really like this look and don’t mind that you have to open both levers to make warm water.
That would a small price to pay for a cute faucet that fits perfectly into our cottage bathroom, but I’ve actually never found the need to mix the water — I just turn on the warm water side.
By the time the water gets too hot, I’m finished with washing my face or hands anyway.
The white mirror sat in a closet for years, and I honestly don’t remember where or when I bought it.
It ended up in this room because it is white. I’m still on the lookout for just the perfect mirror, maybe something vintage and bigger, for this spot.
Update: I did update the mirror to a bigger one with this kind of look:
The little wooden table is a thrift store find. It adds a little bit of farmhouse/rustic decor to this room and usually holds the toilet paper roll.
I didn’t want to install a toilet paper holder on the wall — which saved us a bit of money again.
And I picked up the vanity decor items from different tag sales.
The two art pieces, the one with the birds and the flowers, I bought at HomeGoods for little money.
I found the Threshold Home Grid shower curtain at Target, and it was an affordable $20. I saw it and immediately liked the color and the design.
The best feature? It’s made out of super-soft cotton instead of polyester. I paired it with a non-toxic plastic liner from Kohl’s so it doesn’t get wet.
That’s the tour of our upstairs Blue Cottage bathroom decorated on a budget!
How did you decorate your bathroom?