'D' for Decorating Bathrooms

Some Affordable Bathroom Update Ideas

I’ve been sort of planning a little redo for our main bathroom. Not in any real, concrete way, mind you. More of a “gee, we’ve lived here for five years and have never touched the space, aside from hanging up a shower curtain” kind of way. (I’ve never even showed it properly, other than this shot.) So I’ve been looking at affordable updates, and I put a whole roundup together of bathroom decor under $50. I think a new shower curtain may be in order at the very least.

Sources: shower curtainBotticelli Angel paintmirrorwall vaseswashing machine hamperbath matcartmore here

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  • Adriane
    May 10, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    That shower curtain is perfect. I NEED IT.

  • judi
    May 10, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I really wish I had an IKEA close by. I want that cart in turquoise.

  • Allison
    May 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    That laundry hamper is genius! Although I’m a bit disappointed you didn’t find an under 50$ machine machine.., I was so excited! ;)

  • Fiona
    May 10, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Love the shower curtain? Is it navy or black? I wish it was black (because my bathroom is black and white), but it looks navy.

  • TieDye64
    May 10, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Okay, I’ve seen so many bathroom ideas/updates along these lines that I really didn’t think I’d be seeing anything that would get my attention. Girl, was I wrong! You killed it here. You have such great taste and I am seriously loving the shower curtain, rug and cart. Navy, orange and pink. YEAH!

  • Jessie
    May 10, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I love, love, LOVE that cart in turquoise – I think I actually squealed when I saw it in the store – and I’m desperately trying to find a place in my tiny apartment for it.

  • casacaudill
    May 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Shower curtains are a slippery slope for me. I have way too many.

    • Making it Lovely
      May 12, 2012 at 12:50 am

      I don’t know how it is that I only have exactly the number I need (2).

  • Anna
    May 10, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I love the shower curtain–I have a Mamie pink bathroom, and I think the curtain and rug would update it so well! Thanks!

  • Adrienne
    May 10, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I want to marry that cart. I seriously love it, might but one in blue for the kitchen and another in gray for our bathroom as well. Love it on your mood board too.

  • Marisu
    May 10, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Love those new Ikea trollies! Really want the blue one…

    Can’t wait to see your tweaks. Xo

  • Brianna
    May 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Nicole, you totally did the work for me. Thanks! I don’t know what it is but I am seriously in love with this color scheme lately. I want to do the master bedroom in it, so I might as well do the bathroom too!

    • Making it Lovely
      May 12, 2012 at 12:50 am

      I’m glad it was helpful! I’m loving this color scheme too lately (obviously).

  • jbhat
    May 10, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Those are very cute items–but now I am super curious to see your bathroom in its “before” state!


    • Making it Lovely
      May 12, 2012 at 12:51 am

      I’ll have to show it soon. It’s not terrible, not great. The fixtures are all really old, but in a charming retro kind of way.

  • Constance
    May 11, 2012 at 8:18 am

    I not only don’t live near an IKEA, but when shopping online IKEA doesn’t ship this item and all states that all stores are out of stock as well. This is a horrible tease! This cart is on every design website and impossible to actually obtain. (Pouty face and a foot stomp!)

  • Gaby [The Vault Files]
    May 11, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Gorgeous rug, love the colors!

  • Jess
    May 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Love this! I am seriously obsessing over everything Kate Spade lately!

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  • Tracey
    August 14, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Love, love, love the shower curtain. Thanks for helping me find it. What is the name of the paint colour?