Five Must Haves When Designing a Space

Whether you need an update or feel your room is missing something, here are my five must haves when designing a space.

Whether you need an update or feel your room is missing something, here are my five must haves when designing a space.
We recently updated our master bathroom. I wanted to up my design game and add a dark grout to my white subway tile. When I saw the workers finish the tile work, I panicked. It looked more like a trendy new restaurant and lacked any softness. I was so worried the space wouldn’t be as inviting, but I remembered my five must haves when designing a space.

The space simply was not finished. Once I found my five must haves, I quickly fell in love with my master bathroom. With just a few simple touches, you can be in love with your space too.

Here are my five must haves when designing a space:

  1. A feature color. For my master bathroom, I wanted a navy vanity. It was the center of my design. I also brought that navy color into the artwork above the toilet.
  2. Something green. I LOVE succulents. They are the perfect addition to a bathroom. Not to mention easy upkeep. You can also incorporate fresh flowers. That is a dream of mine. Fresh flowers 24/7 in all my rooms, but not alway realistic. Another option is high quality silk arrangements. Whatever you do, add a touch of nature.
  3. Art. Even bathrooms need a little art. This is where you can show your personality. I found this print in New Orleans when we visited this spring and took it to be framed to match the vanity. I also took the opportunity to hang a mirror that had an artistic flair. When I first saw this mirror, there was no doubt it belonged in the space.
  4. Decorative Candle. I love to always have a candle burning. Currently I am burning Voluspa Baltic Amber in my bedroom. Never buy a boring candle but make it part of your design. The candle I chose for our bathroom is a beautiful mercury glass candle.
  5. Monogram. This may be the southern girl coming out of me, but I love a good monogram. Whether it be a pillow, gold-pressed letter art, or a simple linen towel, a monogram finishes off a room in a classy way. I have a tea towel lying on our counter with a “G.” Believe it or not, this is always sitting there.

Whether you need an update or feel your room is missing something, here are my five must haves when designing a space.
Whether you need an update or feel your room is missing something, here are my five must haves when designing a space.
Whether you need an update or feel your room is missing something, here are my five must haves when designing a space.

Whether you need an update or feel your room is missing something, here are my five must haves when designing a space.
A little something else you can never forget is finishing touches. Don’t overlook an opportunity to add something unique. Lucite handles add a very classy and clean touch. I only needed 6, so I wasn’t going to break the bank buying them. Vanity love. Plain and simple. LOVE.

Where did I get it? Here are the links to the items in my post.

Whether you need an update or feel your room is missing something, here are my five must haves when designing a space.

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