Beautify Your Bathroom: Tips from Decorator Alana Firestone

While limited in terms of space and logistics, washrooms are actually the easiest places to spruce up. We’ve teamed up with Toronto interior decorator Alana Firestone to share her top tips on how to update and beautify your bathroom.

1) The Vanity
The vanity is often the only piece of furniture in your washroom. So when looking to alter or upgrade, it’s one of the most significant things to consider. For those with time restraints or limited budgets, painting to give it a modern, updated look is an excellent idea. Another great option: add new knobs (think of them as jewellery that can bring it all together).

2) A Statement Mirror
Add a statement mirror. It doesn’t even necessarily have to flow with the bathroom! Pick something that has details or finishes that will delight you now and for years to come. For art lovers, this geometrics shelf & mirror is the “the one.” For those who prefer a more modern aesthetic, this rectangular border wall mirror is ideal.

3) Dress Up Your Vanity
Dress up your vanity with visually pleasing, functional pieces. Think glass canisters  to house Q-tips and cotton balls, a beautiful tray to group items like perfumes, lotions and soaps and lastly, minimize clutter with chic accessories like soap dispensers and tissue boxes.

4) Fresh Flowers
Never underestimate the power of fresh flowers. The smell and the pop of colour can do wonders. For those who can’t justify the cost, consider succulents. They last forever, require minimal maintenance and add a delightful dose of green. Showcase them in beautiful vases and substantially amplify the “wow” factor.

5) Wallpaper
For a punch of pizzazz, pretty or whatever it is you’re going for, turn to wallpaper. There are more options on the market than ever, one to suit every taste under the sun.

6) Update Hardware & Other Essentials
Don’t underestimate the improvement updating things like wall hardware, shower curtains, towels, and bath rugs can bring about. Make sure to stick to the look you’ve decided on, so it all ties in together.

Ready to update your bathroom? Start with one of these categories:



Bath Accessories

Shower Curtains





Wall Hardware

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Uncategorized Feb 6, 2015


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