Hello! It’s Kristin from Postbox Designs back again this month to share another budget friendly Mood Board to inspire your inner designer! At my own home we are finally eyeballing our ugliest bathroom (it is a doozy) and coming up with a plan for a remodel. In the new space I want something neutral and polished – traditional but with personality. Sound good to anyone else? So as an inspiration I put together this mood board filled with neutral elements that is full of shine and texture.
I love trends as much as the next designer, but I’ve been designing baths for over a decade-I’ve seen a lot of things come and go. So when you are investing in a bathroom, you want to spend most of your money on fixtures that are timeless and won’t be out of style next season. The places where you can have some fun with trends are: artwork, towels, cabinet hardware, and accessories. But for the biggies, stick with a style you are going to love for ages.
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Keys to Designing a Classic Gray Bath
1: Floor Tile
I’m in love with the look of these marble hex tiles-they are traditional and classy, but also go with a myriad of different styles. And did I mention they clock in at under $10 a square foot? If you are on the hunt for affordable tile, read on, I created a round-up of 8 Tiles Under $10, starting at under $3 per square foot!
This polished nickel Pottery Barn faucet could be your newest family heirloom. It is one of those rare styles that is masculine and feminine at the same time: simply timeless.
3: Striped Rug
This soft gray and white striped rug would be cozy underfoot and still coordinates with the neutral gray and white color palette.
4. Round Mirror
This beauty is from our favorite one-stop-shopping: Target! The simple silhouette and brass frame adds some shine to the space. And at only $50, it is as budget friendly as beautiful.
5. Wall Color
One of my favorite gray paints in the world is Benjamin Moore’s “Gray Owl”, it provides a soft backdrop to every other element in the space.
I would frame out your new brass mirror with one of these polished nickel sconces on either side. Plus I love that they are adjustable! You can also try this similar one that is rated for bathrooms in dry areas.
For all of you non-morning people out there, this cheeky art might help bring a smile to your face first thing!
If you are on a tight budget, or a tight time-line, a pre-made vanity is your new BFF. In the real world, it takes a long time to template and install a marble top, but this furniture style beauty is a cabinet and top all in one. It even comes with the sink and hardware-all you have to do is add a faucet. And I already took care of that for you!
If you are falling for this gray and white scheme, check out some more gorgeous bathrooms that show off this neutral tradional style. Keep an eye out for loads of marble tile, polished metals, and gorgeous neutral color palettes:
Need even MORE inspiration for your future bathroom remodel? While on the hunt for my own bath, I came up with my round-up of 8 Tiles Under $10! I would put ANY into my home, but I’m leaning towards #1 for my new bath:
8 Budget-Friendly Neutral Tile Options
There has got to be something for everyone in that list! Whether it is one of these tiles, or another favorite, I hope this inspired you to start your dream list for your bathroom. Find oodles more ideas right here at Remodelaholic, plus you can follow me on Facebook where I’m always sharing free design tips and ideas. Would you rather get sneak peeks into my house or other Real Postbox Projects? Then let’s be friends on Instagram! And finally if you ever need design advice, contact me HERE and we can chat!
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Kristin is an interior designer, wife, and mom to three cuties. She started Postbox Designs E-Design so she could be at home with her kids while still doing what she loves. She is obsessed with wingback chairs, gray walls, and anything herringbone. When she's not chasing around her kids or her Labradoodle pup Jasper she's sharing budget friendly designs at postboxdesigns.com (instagram.com/postboxdesigns, instagram.com/postboxdesigns).