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Bathroom makeover in minimal time with stylish home decor

Bathroom makeover completed with adding art
Image by Andrea Campbell

It's makeover time. Who doesn’t love to do a bathroom conversion from basic and boring to Wow, we love it!?

Home and Living just recently designed a bathroom with the help of FLOR, famous for carpet tiles; and added some much needed pattern using a Pottery Barn shower curtain, along with a terrific border pattern from Wall Pops!

Take a look at what we’ve done in a short afternoon on a weekend. See the list below for the step-by-step transformation.

Plain unadorned bathroom
Plain unadorned bathroom Image by Andrea Campbell

Plain unadorned bathroom

This is a typical bathroom of the type you would see in a rental or small home. It does have a tub and shower combined and standard fixtures.

Back wall
Back wall Image by Andrea Campbell

Back wall

The back wall leading to a standard fixture, but with some very nice textured towel sets: bath, hand towel and wash cloth. The brown towels here have multiple textures and a sheen finish.

The cleaning
The cleaning Image by Andrea Campbell

The cleaning

The floor was steamed with a Black & Decker; then followed a light Swiffer go-over. For a more lasting effect, a wax can be polished into the white porcelain floor tiles but ours are already well sealed.

Some of the supplies
Some of the supplies Image by Andrea Campbell

Some of the supplies

We selected one shower curtain from a bin of three; the preferred one is in the next frame. It is from Pottery Barn.

Try to add favorite objects--ours will go into the wall rack. There are a couple books, a photo frame, along with a toilet paper roll and tissue box. You will see them in later pictures.

Adding floor style
Adding floor style Image by Andrea Campbell

Adding floor style

We begin the layering by moving to the floor and installing FLOR's pattern Spot On, a teal-hued leopard pattern. The tiles can be moved around to create a pattern that is unique to you. Then they are secured at the corners with FLOR's special dots.

Pattern play
Pattern play Image by Andrea Campbell

Pattern play

We love the juxtaposition of these three patterns. Don't be afraid of using multiple patterns with similar hues--here turquoise or shades of teal are the key color element.

Finish the counter
Finish the counter Image by Andrea Campbell

Finish the counter

We've used matching and quite metallic bathroom accessories--these by Donna Karan Home. For a more eclectic look, you don't have to have matching toothbrush holder, soap dish, cup etc. It's a little more bohemian to mix things up.

FLOR tiles
FLOR tiles Image by Andrea Campbell

FLOR tiles

The FLOR leopard pattern adds a lot of style and panache to this bathroom. Tiles come in several sizes and we could have altered the pattern. On the back of each tile are arrows to indicate pattern direction--but don't be afraid to do your own thing.

The wall border
The wall border Image by Andrea Campbell

The wall border

The pattern of the wall border is from Wall Pops! by Jonathan Adler, one of our favorite designers for this type of happy pattern. This particular motif is from the Elephant Paisley Stripe collection.

Back wall
Back wall Image by Andrea Campbell

Back wall

We've continued the patterned peel & stick wall art border on the other side of the room to pick up the print. This border is repositionable, removable, easy to apply and safe for walls. We added gold decorative nail-heads to secure the paper in the event of steam and just to add some metallic accent.

Closer look
Closer look Image by Andrea Campbell

Closer look

Here is a photograph of texture and pattern playing nice for a total look.This bathroom has been taken from bland and boring to one that is homey and filled with pattern and texture--and without breaking the bank. We love the finished product, don't you?