Interior decorating is not my strong suit. I don't have much of a clue about it, really. But the other night I considered having friends over and realized that my guest bathroom is less "guest bathroom" and more "stuff that won't fit in my bathroom storage annex" and "place where I can leave my pedicure stuff out all the time". Since I will also have an actual overnight guest shortly and I had a coupon for 10% off on a day of shopping at Target, it was time to hit the aisles of my favorite shopping consortium to render my bathroom guest-worthy.
A few months ago I had already purchased a set of matching towels, in my favorite color, purple. I wanted to have green to complement the purple, and I tend to like tropical and beachy themes, so I thought I'd have an easy time of it.
Such was not the case. Apparently a green that I would like to go with my purple is not an "in" color this season. I also learned that they make a lot of fussy fancy stuff for bathrooms. I couldn't imagine throwing a dirty kleenex in some of those trash cans, and you would totally ruin the look if you put a plastic liner in it. Also, I think I don't believe in tissue paper covers. The boxes themselves are so small; why do we need giant ornate covers for them? My bathroom is very small, so I wanted to keep the scale small also. And if I bought twenty matching palm tree pieces and put them all in this tiny room you'd feel like a coconut fell on your head as soon as you entered. I'm not a big fan of the Matchy Matchy. I also didn't purchase a soap dish. I haven't purchased an actual bar of soap since I was in high school, and I definitely don't believe in having pretty soaps sitting there that no one should use. Maybe if the bathroom got more traffic, and I had a maid to dust the soaps, but I don't.
So it's not a HGTV-worthy makeover, but it shows effort, at least.