The project mission? To decorate my client’s blah guest bathroom on a budget. The tricky part – decorating it without changing the paint color (the veeeery muted dark-ish wall color). Oh, btw the ceiling was also painted with the same color (yeah, just a lil claustrophobic). My solution: simply add (2) decorative elements. All economical, of course, since that’s how we rock and roll over here! We added (1) fun decals and (2) artwork.
Let’s take a look at the very scientific process ….
(1) stare at the space until a design pops in your head. Think of the “what you want to hide or un-accentuate”. For this room, it was the color of walls. Here’s a BEFORE PHOTO …
(2) draw a design (a draft) and start pulling materials (sourcing).
(3) Implement the design. These are the days that I don’t go to the gym. During decal installations I tend to have to stretch a lot (up and down, up and down), kinda like yoga. Hmm, it’s like doing yoga warrior poses and instead of a mat I use a ladder.
RECAP: The dark wall color is a bit overwheming for the small bathroom especially since the ceiling was painted as well … the solution … instead of repainting it we added a BIG SPLASH OF white DECAL FUN and white matted photo framed to lightened up the walls. Did you notice how I extended the decal from 1 wall to the other … yeah, I’m cRaaaZy like that, thankfully my clients like my kind of crazy, wink!.
My client loves the ocean so I recommended an ocean / water theme and purchased (4) cool photos online (I think it was from 2 different etsy stores). Did you spot the turtle that wants a kiss? Smooooches.
We joked around that my client’s guests may take a loooong time in the bathroom simply to admire the art. With the help of my design intern, Nicole, we also added another SPLASH decal to the door, kinds gives guests a sneak peek of the design before they enter the powder room:
Here’s a closer look at the door with the decal. And remember, you don’t need to add a lot (or spend a lot of money or time) to a space to make it feel or look HUGELY different.