It’s that time of year when everybody wants to breathe a little holiday decor into their home. The good news is that you can do this with just a few simple tips and tricks. You don’t have to spend a ton of time or money to give your house that warm and cozy holiday feeling. Here are a few simple tips to get you started.
To help you narrow down on decorations, choose a theme that you love. Not only will this give your home more flow, but it’ll make the decorating process a little less hectic. Consider what you love most about the holiday season and then incorporate that into each and every room.
Sometimes, people try to decorate around their normal everyday décor. However, you may need to pack it up for a couple of months to make room for your seasonal items. If you try to decorate around the existing décor, it may end up looking and feeling unorganized or cluttered.
Red and green are certainly holiday decor favorites, but don’t be afraid to play up your space with other colors. This time of year can easily incorporate other color schemes such as blue and silver or even loud, vibrant colors. Choose colors that suit your personality and help you get into the holiday spirit.
Candy is one of the easiest (and most delicious!) ways to incorporate holiday decor into the season. You can fill various holiday bowls with your favorite treats or use candy to make arts and crafts you can display. Candy canes are always a holiday favorite for many people.
Holiday music can bring it all together! If you’re having a gathering, don’t underestimate the benefits of a quality holiday song. Choose a few of your favorites and play them quietly in the background at your next social gathering.
A wreath is the first thing that people will see as they approach your home. The wreath can be a simple store-bought one, or if you’re the creative type, then you can make your own! Use pops of holiday colors to bring it all together. You can focus just on weaving in green and red, or you choose your favorite holiday character. Try to stick to a theme that matches the décor inside.
You don’t necessarily need to buy new holiday décor every single year. Instead, choose a theme and add to it periodically. You may also have everyday items that can be pulled out and put on display. For instance, the red mixing bowl that your grandmother gave you may now be a festive candy bowl that you can leave out during the holiday season.
The fireplace is a great focal point of any room. You can add poinsettias and sprigs of greenery to the mantle for a quick holiday pick-me-up. The fireplace is also a great area to display your favorite holiday knick-knacks for everybody to see and enjoy.
Pine cones are an excellent addition to any holiday decor scheme. It’s an easy way to incorporate a bit of nature without overwhelming the space. You could add a few to your holiday wreath or just place them in a decorative bowl. It’s really that simple!
Be mindful of the fragrances you use this time of year. Choose scents such as pine, cinnamon, or clove to help create the ambiance you are looking for.
Don’t forget to add a little something to your light fixtures! This is an excellent opportunity to incorporate garland and holly in a subtle yet effective way.
While the mailbox isn’t inside the home, it certainly adds to the overall feel of it. Add a bit of garland or even a string of lights to your mailbox to bring a little more holiday cheer to the outside of your home.
You don’t have to go overboard with holiday decor. Instead, keep it simple by incorporating a few holiday-inspired touches throughout your space. Reuse, recycle and revamp as many products as you can to save some valuable time and money.
The holidays mean that your home is likely to have a lot of company. This may be the perfect time to consider a remodel of the space that gets frequented the most: the bathroom. Adding a little more storage space or updating the look will go one step further in making the most of your holiday décor.
If you’re considering an update to your space, get in touch with us at Columbus Bath Design. We’re more than happy to help you create a space that you can enjoy all year long! Give us a call at (614) 907-4558 to get started.
Going back to school can be a stressful time. There’s so much to prepare in all of your family’s life, like new clothes and school supplies. Your bathroom should remain your oasis of peace in the evenings, and the clean, fresh awakening in the mornings to get your kids up and out! So we’ve compiled our top tips for getting your bathroom ready for back to school time, making the space feel bigger and better organized, and making it easier to manage multiple people in and out in the mornings.
Over the summer, the first thing you can do is clear out anything old or unused from your bathroom — and all over your house! Getting old items out of your hair is the first step to a more stress-free lifestyle, opening up your time from finding things and stressing, to worrying about the more important things in life, like encouraging your children in their schoolwork! Homework, papers, coats, and backpacks might pile up, but make sure you have designated laundry baskets in the bathroom so everyone knows where their items go — whether it be sweaty sports clothes or used towels. This will help you when you’re cleaning and doing the laundry, and will help keep your bathroom clean and tidy throughout the year.
Everything should always have its own place, and everyone should know where that designated place is, meaning that the whole family can help you keep on top of everything. The kids can even have their own designated baskets, toothbrush holders, towels, etc. to help encourage them to learn how to tidy, and keep this habit up throughout the school year! This means it will be quicker to get ready with the kids in the mornings too, as you’ll never have to spend time looking for things, and they’ll be able to find and use their own stuff easily when they’re older.
Get a wicker basket or storage space to hold books to read to your kids in the bath. If you read to or with your children throughout the summer, it will help get them ready for going back to school. Awaken their imagination, and teach them new vocabulary! Kids whose parents read to them are far more likely to succeed in school; bath time might be just the time to do it – if they’re not too excited!
When the craziness of school starts, it’s nice to plan some family time — if they’re young enough, a bath together could do the trick. Some games to play in the bath which are educational are useful too, or invent some games with the toys they already have! Toys could be stored in the bathroom in a bag, so your child can keep it in their room. That way they won’t be distracted with things that remind them of playtime when they’re getting ready for school in the bathroom.
Whenever you’re designing or re-thinking the layout of a room, it’s essential that you think of how you and your family members use it at different times during the week and year. Remember how you felt at back to school time last year, and let it influence your decisions. Did you all crowd around each other last year, stressed out in the mornings, trying to find something? If so, maybe think about clearly labeling your boxes or storage containers with labels in an attractive font.
Maybe getting ready for back to school last year was a really stressful time for you. Remember to take time for yourself and relax. A simple, chic, well-designed bathroom will help you to switch off and recharge your batteries. Make sure you’ve planned in all your appointments, after school meetings, parents’ evenings, clubs and hobbies on a calendar, so you know you have a solid plan for the future. And then relax!
For a family bathroom, it’s recommended to get large multipurpose cabinets, as your bathroom has to do so many things for so many people. However, if you’ve already designed your bathroom, and you’re looking to diversify your storage options, there are many extra things you can add to your bathroom to better utilize the space. Think about investing in drawer dividers, extra storage, such as wall or corner shelves, and extra hooks on the walls – maybe one for each member of the family!
If you’re struggling to fit everyone in the bathroom in the morning, work out a schedule, so everyone gets enough time before you all have to leave. Instead of a stressed, last-minute morning, have a planned, relaxed, fun one! Layout the breakfast table before you sleep, make sure everyone’s towel and supplies are ready in the bathroom, make sure your children’s clothes are clean and laid out in their bedroom to come back to after their morning wash.
Come and visit us at Columbus Bath Design to find the perfect bathroom to suit all of your family’s needs, or call us on this number: (614) 907-4558.
Decorating does wonders for the mind and soul. Sometimes just seeing the decorations that you put time and effort into is just what you need to turn your day around. Why limit it to just the front of your house? You spend most of the time inside, so why not add the flavor of the season indoors for you and your guests to enjoy?
It can be hard to know where to start if you haven’t taken on projects like this before. That’s probably why you’re online looking for some ideas! Well, let’s not wait around anymore, Spring has sprung and it’s time to give your bathroom that touch of warmth and growth as well.
Check the condition of your bathroom first. If your spring cleaning hasn’t hit your bathroom yet, then it may be time to start scrubbing. Also, be sure to check if everything is working correctly, or if it’s starting to wear down. Maybe it’s time to fix that squealing sound your showerhead makes? Regardless, if you don’t regularly keep up with cleaning and maintaining your bathroom, then your decorations become a fresh coat of paint on a broken car.
I know it might be hard to get into or seem like way too much to handle right now, but trust us– you got this! Start to separate certain parts of the bathroom into sections such as bath, shower, counters, floor, lights, mirror. This way you will know where to start, and you can take them on one at a time. Starting here is an important step because it sets the foundation for future decorating.
Take some time, and start to create a vision board for what you’d like your bathroom to look like. Get some magazines, or if you prefer to make a Pinterest board, and start collecting ideas that speak to you. Take some time before you do this step to clear your head the best way you know how. This could be meditation, mindful walking, talking, exercising, napping, stretching, etc. Whatever works best for you so that you can get into your creative space.
Step 1. Explore Your Home
Now that you have a better picture of the vision for your bathroom it’s time to explore your home for creative ways to start turning your bathroom into a Spring Explosion. Since some of the items you discovered might be outside your price range, you need to come up with some creative ways to make it at your home. Search your home for anything you can use, and make this step FUN! It’s crafting time, so why make it boring?
Step 2. Time To Shop
Anything you could not craft at home you’ll need to buy. Go as affordable as you can. Unless you want to go for luxury, then be our guest! This is also another place of discovery. You might find some new ideas you never thought about before. Be open to your ideas changing, because that’s just a part of the creative process.
Step 3. Create The Room
This is the hardest but most fun step (if you let it be!) of decorating your bathroom. You might run into corners and feel creatively drained, but just do what you need to do to clear your head and get back to it! This is where everything comes together. If you persist, then eventually you’ll have something close, if not better, than what you previously envisioned.
Step 4. Enjoy The Room
Sometimes in life, we forget to stop and smell the roses, maybe you’ll actually have roses in your bathroom. Really stop and appreciate what you created no matter your feelings about it. It’s work you put into creating something new. You have the power to change whatever you like, and you know it’s possible because you did it before!
Well, if you don’t have the time, know-how, or desire to do those steps, then there are some short-cuts in this process. Maybe you’re just completely tired of the bathroom you have now and want something totally new and unique right now. Columbus Bath Design is a brilliant place if you’re looking for a professional who will help you create a gorgeous bathroom. They are experts that do this every day, so they are ready for your questions and any issues you may have.
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