Bathrooms The Victorian House

Neutrals Plus Pink for the Downstairs Bathroom

I usually keep a few plain white towels on a Thonet chair next to the sink in our downstairs bathroom, but I loved the stack of coral towels that the stylist swapped them out for during our shoot last week. She also hung one of my own pink towels (number three, below) on the wall to cover an outlet. Think it’s safe to do that for real life? Wet hands + kids + electricity… it doesn’t sound like the smartest idea. Would it be overkill to use a weatherproof outlet cover (they’re ugly, but it wouldn’t be seen), or would we just rely on the gfci outlet to do its job? Either way, I’m planning on picking up a few new towels for the bathroom to bring back in some more color.

Pink and Coral Towels for the Bathroom

  1. Fouta Bath Towels (Juice), Serena & Lily

  2. Fouta Color Block Towels (Coral/Melon), Serena & Lily

  3. Honeycomb Tassel Hammam Hand Towel (Rose Bisque), West Elm
    These look great, but they are very thin.

  4. Threshold Textured Floral Bath Towels (Coral Island), Target

  5. Woven Ombré Towels (Coral), Anthropologie

  6. Channel Pink Towels, CB2

  7. Threshold Textured Damask Hand Towel (Pink), Target

A reminder: This is what our bathroom looked like when we moved in. Perfectly neutral and vintagey and lovely.

Bathroom, First Floor

Bathroom, First Floor

The room doesn’t need much, but while I’m at it, I figured I’d make a few other changes too. The extra-long silk shower curtain there now has seen better days and it’s time for a replacement, along with a new bath mat. Everything but the towels will be neutral, but I’m not against bringing in a little texture or pattern.

Bathroom with Neutral Accessories

  1. Painterly Stripe Shower Curtain, Schoolhouse Electric

  2. Vintage-Washed Belgian Linen Shower Curtain, Restoration Hardware
    Comes in tons of colors, including many neutral shades.

  3. Iron Shower Curtain Rings, Anthropologie

  4. Black and White Apothecary Bath Accessories (Wastebasket), Pottery Barn

  5. Black and White Apothecary Bath Accessories (Soap Pump), Pottery Barn

  6. Antique Thonet Chair

  7. B&W Wall Hook, Anthropologie

  8. Ella Hook (Antique Brass Finish), Pottery Barn

  9. Fringed Hand-Loomed Rug (Taupe), Pottery Barn

  10. Cotton Woven Bath Rug, Restoration Hardware
    Again, many colors (including plenty of neutral options) are available.

Which combination of shower curtain, rug, and towels would you go for?

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  • judy
    April 13, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    As usual all of your choices are lovely. I hadn’t thought of pink for our hall broom but I am going to look in that color…It seems spring/summery to me and I am really looking forward to warmer weather.

  • judy
    April 13, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    make that Bathroom………

  • Kim
    April 13, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    I have a towel hook positioned over the sink-side receptacle. It works great! I don’t have kids, so no outlet cover, but I don’t think its necessary unless you think they will stick their wet fingers in.

  • Megan
    April 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    I think any combination would look beautiful! I think that I would choose towels #1, with the linen curtain and woven rug. Or #2 towels with the striped curtain and white rugs. Anyway you do it, it will look great!

  • Marcee ... ILLINOIS
    April 15, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Believe it or not, the towels from Target are looking great to me! Each and every color is really lovely ….. thinking about getting yellow. Perfect for summer! Nice decor board Nicole!!

  • Jennifer
    April 16, 2015 at 3:07 am

    I also like the #2 towels with the striped curtain and the white woven rug.

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