My small bathroom project has been completed. You can see a photo below of what you see as you walk in.
If you are looking to update your bathroom without breaking your budget here's a list of five ideas that work well.
I added the photograph to the walls and invested in new towels. I haven't done so yet, but I am thinking a plant is something I want to add.
I decided to start my journey of 2017 The Year of the Home with my bathroom. Does it seem like an odd place to start? Here's my reasoning.
Like everyone I need to live and work within a budget. Since the bathroom is small I will be able to complete this room more quickly. I think that satisfaction of completion of a small task helps when working on a year long project. So I am starting small.
Since I am currently living in a rental I can't paint my walls. So white is my canvas here. I also have a glass door on my tub/shower. Which means no shower curtain for adding color or texture. So these are my limitations and challenges in this room.
I really want to add some color since color has the ability to affect our moods. After much deliberation I have chosen the photograph featured above to hang in the bathroom. Gardens make me feel good. They relax me and take away the worries when I spend time there. I also like the colors so it is a good choice for me.
I can also add color and texture with a choice of towels. I am leaning towards a dark green and a dark mauve color for towels. I enjoy therapeutic baths in the evening and I know those colors will add to my relaxation. So this is where I am starting.
I will update you from time to time with posts as to how this is all playing out.
What? You've not heard of the year of the home? To be honest it is a 'my thing'. This is a focus for me this year. Here's what year of the home means to me.
When I get home I shut the door on the world. Last year seemed to be a year filled with hate and contention. I don't want that in my home. Home is my sanctuary. It is a place where I go for peace and to relax and refresh.
So this year, room by room, I am going to create that atmosphere to be even stronger than it already is. I will be reinforcing the elements of peace, love and laughter. I want it to be something you will be able to see and feel as you enter each room. I have used my photographs in the past to speak to this theme. But I hope going forward that the voice of my photography will be even stronger in this language.
Will you join me on this journey? Will you make 2017 the year of your home? Stay tuned for post throughout this year that will focus on this journey.
Hi. I am Cheryl of Cheryl Day Photography. Stay tuned for my regular blog posts to keep you updated on what I am doing.