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My Small Bathroom Makeover (Part 3 – The Mood Board)

Welcome back to my small bathroom makeover!

Navigate ‘The Small Bathroom Makeover’ SERIES:
– PART 1: Before Pictures & Ideas
– PART 2: Wall Color
– PART 3: You are here
– PART 4: The Reveal

Guess what!? The walls are painted!

Hubby was the tie breaker and he chose *drum rolllll* to paint both sides of the chair rail the same color. His reason was that it would give the color maximum impact. (For some background, make sure you read part 2 of this bathroom makeover where we discussed wall color).

Now that the walls are painted, we are on to my favorite part: decorating and accessorizing the room. YAY!

Whenever I makeover a room, I make a mood board. I like to do this because it lets me see how well the ideas I have in my head actually mesh together- both in style and color. Switching out clashing items on a mood board is MUCH easier than returning things to the store or to Amazon (though I still have to do that sometimes). I won’t be talking about how I make a mood board on this post, I’ll just be discussing what I included. If you’re interested on the ‘how’, comment below to let me know.

My go-to home decor style is a fusion of mid-century modern + bohemian. The rest of the house is decorated as such, so it only makes sense to keep it consistent for this bathroom. As discussed in part 2, the walls will be kept neutral (which is consistent with the midcentury style). The accessories and textiles will introduce the bohemian style into this room.

Now check it out: my bathroom mood board.

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My Small Bathroom Mood Board

a mood board for a small bathroom

Product Sources (visit links for prices):
Shower Curtain | Hanging Plant | Orange Faux Flowers
Gold Knobs | Stacked Apothecary Jars | Wall Art
Hand Towels | Safaview Runner Rug | Wood Platter

Bathroom Mood Board Details:

Front and center is that drop dead gorgeous vintage runner rug. Though this rug is available in several different colors, I chose green because I feel it to be warm, organic and I think it just may be my favorite color. I ordered it from Amazon and in real life, it remains gorgeous. I wouldn’t call it plush, but it certainly feels high quality. It came well packaged and after letting it lay out for a couple days, the edges lay perfectly flat.

Next is the shower curtain which has tassels GALORE. By the way, you may not know this but I am borderline obsessed with bohemian style details like tassels and pom poms. I even wrote a silly post about them, which against my better judgment you can still read HERE. I kept the shower curtain color neutral in order to let the rug shine and to let the textural details do all the talking.

Consistent with both the midcentury and bohemian styles, I will incorporate greenery and wood accents. Wood is being added by my countertop organizers. As for greenery, I’ll be adding a hanging plant and another smaller plant. I don’t want to overdo the plantage because even though I love the bohemian style, the midcentury aspect of my style likes to keep it clean and avoid clutter.

Lastly, to energize the space, I decided to bring in a pop of color in one of the minor colors from the rug (orange). I am hunting for an orange towel set that I like, to play nicely with my orange flowers.

So what do you think about the bathroom mood board?


In the process of creating this mood board for my bathroom, I came across a LOT of great alternatives. I couldn’t let all that hard work go to waste so, in case you’re in the market to makeover your bathroom, here are some additional options and links to find each item.

Shower Curtain Options

4 shower curtain options that can be incorporated in the bathroom mood board

Option 1 | Option 2 | Option 3 | Option 4

Vintage Rug Options for the Bathroom

4 vintage rug options that can be incorporated in the bathroom mood board

Option 1 | Option 2 | Option 3 | Option 4

Bath Towel Options

4 bath towel options that can be incorporated in the bathroom mood board

Option 1 | Option 2 | Option 3 | Option 4

I’d love to hear your feedback, so please comment below!

One more week until this makeover is done! I can’t wait.

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(SEE THE FINAL REVEAL HERE!)!

Navigate ‘The Small Bathroom Makeover’ SERIES:
– PART 1: Before Pictures & Ideas
– PART 2: Wall Color
– PART 3: You are here
– PART 4: The Reveal

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