Christmas is a time when we get to transform our living space for a couple of months into a festive ornamented home. Ribbons, ornaments, lights, and figurines all come out during this wonderful season. Scents of cinnamon and cookies mingle with pine and fir to fill our homes with holiday aromas. Some rooms in our home may become transformed by the additions of bright colors or whimsical decorations.
One room that we don’t want to forget in our holiday decorations is the bathroom. Bathrooms can be fun to decorate for Christmas because it doesn’t take a lot to go a long way in a small space. Also bathrooms are generally a contained area so it is easy to change the entire room’s look with a few changes.
Start with the textiles. Towels, shower curtains and rugs can all be changed for the holiday season. Changing your rug to a plush cranberry or deep evergreen is a good place to start. Add matching or coordinating towels. If you choose a red rug, you may wish to use a complimentary green for your towels or go with a winter white. Placing a dark colored rug on the floor will give your bathroom a more grounded feel. If you are using a brilliant color you should feel free to let the rug be as plush and as richly colored as the season suggests.
A darkly painted bathroom can be perked up with lighter textiles. A lightly colored rug, cream, gold, silver or even tan can give you a foundation for the rest of your decorations. Changing the towels and rugs can make a big difference in the appearance of your bathroom. Decorative towels can be tied with ribbon or raffia to give a more decorative appearance. Small ornaments can be hung from the ribbon or raffia. A wreath can be hung on the inside or outside of the bathroom to add to the holiday mood.
Bathrooms are an easy place to try out decorating themes that are different from the rest of your house. If you want to use different decorating colors but they don’t coordinate with the rest of your home’s decorations, try them in the bathroom. If your entire house is decorated in traditional colors but your wish to use pastel blue and silver you can easy carry those colors into your bathroom. If you have decorations that would highlight your bathroom countertops, let them stand side by side with your toiletries. Change the towels and shower curtain and look for an oval rug that has silver threads woven into it. If you wish to have a room that is party themed with jewel tones, fill a basket with bright ball ornaments and place it on your bathroom countertop then hang different colored towels, find a brilliant colored flokati rug and perhaps a holiday print to put on the wall. A brightly hued wreath will help pull this look together. Whether you choose to coordinate it with the rest of your decorations or if you choose to make it completely different, decorating your bathrooms will help enhance the rest of the house.