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5 Decor Ideas for A Bodacious Botanical Bathroom

It's finally starting to feel like spring here in Guelph, like really, truly. Branches are budding and flowers are blooming! I wanted to share my current picks for spring inspired decor to incorporate this fabulous season's trademarks into your bathroom!



From Designers Guild

Put up some subtle floral wallpaper for a dash of spring all year round. Revitalize your perspective on what may have been “your mother’s or Grandma's style” – what’s old is new again, and what’s vintage is valued. Why? Because I think we can all agree, it looks fabulous. Make your grandma or mom jealous with a hip new age floral print wallpaper.

2. Blush and Blue Leaves Shower Curtain

From Society6 by PrintProject - $68.99

A shower curtain to swoon over. Blush pink leaves contrasted by teal blue leaves. Perfect for those who don't like anything "too floral." It's not exactly floral...its botanical!



3.Ridged Terracota Pot

From Anthropologie - $12.00 –$34.00

You can actually just put a real plant in your bathroom, because well...hmmm... let's see (1) it's one of the most simple options, (2) real plants will always be one of my top decor items because it is so refreshing and (3) some plant pots are just so darn cute! Alternatively, you can arrange some of your favourite flowers in a vase.

Tip: Go for fake flowers and plants if you don't like the upkeep





From Desenio

Desenio is one of my favourite places to get affordable and eye catching prints. Check out their botanical prints and you'll surely fall in love with at least one poster. 




5.JAZZ MIX Tile (6" X 5.7")

From TilesInspired - $26.99 per sq. ft. | $145.21 per box 

These ceramic scallop or fish scale tiles, whatever you want to call them is the perfect love child of nautical and botanical design. The box comes with a mix of decorative patterns that is sure to be a showstopper.



Well, thats five! There's probably a million more ideas, but I'm not here to drown you in those ideas. Will you be sprucing up your bathroom decor for spring? If you are let us know what you're doing in the comments, we always love to hear your doing

Get The Look: Mid Century Modern

The layering of mid-century furniture with modern design details creates an intriguing, intentional space that balances old and new. Mid-century modern inspiration draws from the mid 1930s through the 1960s, a span when design was sleek, elegant and functional, contributing to it's enduring popularity and appeal to today's homeowners.  Read on for tips on how to achieve the look in your bathroom and one way we would put together a Mid-century modern bathroom.


Key Elements

(Image credit: Marc Heldens)

(Image credit: Marc Heldens)


Furniture from this era is characterized by an understated look. Clean lines, curves, and smooth surfaces. It's about geometric minimalism. It plays up the natural beauty of the design with little fuss. Design is usually far from being heavily embellished or ornate. Instead, it is light and airy, boasting neat proportions and functionality. Form definitely follows function in this style.


If there is one type of design that puts a spotlight on wood, it's mid-century modern. Wood detail is the unifying element. 

(Image credit: Damon Liss Design)

(Image credit: Damon Liss Design)


Mid-century modern design showcases quality pieces of furniture or accessories rather than decor on the walls. White or neutral colour palettes are typical on the walls, but your space comes to life with accessories, bright colours, various patterns and textures. In a bathroom this can mean mixing fixture finishes, decorative tiles, towels and rugs.


One of the hallmarks of Mid-century modern design is freely mixing materials. The post-war surge of new materials meant the exploration of combining different and contrasting materials. The old adage that you can't mix metals is totally out the window. Get creative and combine different materials like classic wood with a beautiful quartz or marble top. Have fun with it. 


Lighting usually resembles abstract art pieces adding drama and interest to the room. Think sputnik style lighting with unpolished steel and brass metal work, classic of 1960s mid century modern style. Geometric shapes, globes, hourglass and rings were the dominant shapes. 

In the end design is all down to personal preference. Sometimes you may just want a touch of the style style, while sometimes you want to go all out and truly vintage. 




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Here is one way we would style a Mid-century modern bathroom with a neutral colour palette and just a dash of blue. Click on the each number to know more about each product. Want to know how we would finish off this design or want us to personalize a design just for you? Shoot us a message and let's chat.