Wednesday, March 18, 2015

HOME :: 5 Must Haves for a Tween Bathroom

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Today I am sharing a peek into another HOME project that I have in the works that I hope to be sharing with you soon. I am currently in the beginning planning stages of making over my daughter's bathroom and giving it a tween makeover! Her bedroom received a makeover a little over a year ago and she loved helping me pick out things and having a voice into what we did. I thought it would be fun to do the same and give her a tween bathroom!

She will be turning TWELVE next month (I can't even believe it) and she is in LOVE with teals and blues, like A LOT!!!! You will see those colors in her bedroom reveal as well, that I am (still) working on, so I was not surprised when she picked this color scheme for her bathroom. Like I mentioned we are in the beginning planning stages . . . meaning we have started shopping for things because hellooooooo, that's the FUN part and we've talked about what we are going to do, like paint her sink cabinets this super awesome color of teal BUT we haven't actually done any of the work yet. LOL No worries though as I have some time carved out soon to work on this project and when it's finished, since all of the shopping is pretty much done, it will get used quicker! We'll eventually get there and when we do, it's gonna rock! ;)

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In the meantime, I thought I would share my TOP 5 must haves for making over a tween bathroom! Can a lot of these tips be used on ANY bathroom? Sure these will be specific to hers but they can help in any old bathroom! Hope you find a tip for your next makeover! ;)

1. Amazing towels
Who doesn't love getting brand new towels? I mean they are sooooooo soft and fluffy, so when we ran across these on sale, we went ahead and snatched them up. One tip that I have always done in her bathroom that I love, is finding ONE patterned towel and then matching up solid colors with it, like we did here with this chevron printed towel that she HAD to have! Just grab a patterned one that you love and then coordinate matching colors from it and it will give you some variety in their bathroom that will keep it anything but boring! (wink)

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2. Storage
My daughter LOVES to organize items and I am pretty sure I can see a future with her blogging about it (kidding, not kidding?) so I am pretty sure that choosing storage items to fit what she needed was her favorite. Make sure to pick up storage in all sizes. This set of three blue baskets we found are nice and soft, so storing extra washcloths, towels and essentials that she needs everyday fit into them perfectly. Plus they are pretty to look at too so if you have the counter space to leave some out, do it! If not, under the sink they go to do their job! Try to find some smaller baskets too. We found these cute wire baskets in the dollar section of a store we were in the other day and they work so good for holding those hair ties, lip gloss and those bazillion bobby pins.

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3. Soap
We love soap. We buy a lot of soap. Both my daughter and I have a slight obsession with it. BUT we are picky about what we use, meaning if it doesn't smell good, it stays at the store! We are always on the lookout for a fun scent and we love foaming soap too, there is just something about it that feels good when washing your hands, so when we found these new Softsoap scents on our latest trip to Walmart, we were pretty excited! Plus we NEEDED to get new soap for the bathroom and did you notice how these will match her color scheme perfectly? Hmmm hmmm . . . love them. The best part is, this Softsoap Liquid Foaming Hand Soap is a premium product at a great price. And the smell. I mean these scents are perfect for the bathroom: whipped cocoa butter and jasmine and white cotton.

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4. Artwork
I must say that the artwork for a room makeover is MY favorite item to shop for. I love seeing what I can find that will fit perfectly in the space. I decided that I am going to do a small wall gallery in her bathroom and I wanted to find inspirational pieces that will uplift her as she is getting ready for school every day and make her feel good. I believe that artwork must do a couple things: match your room, make you happy looking at it, be well designed and be a little different. If it does those things, then it IS worth purchasing. Of course all of the artwork was approved by the girl, she loved what I found. YAY!

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5. Extra touches
For my daughter's bathroom, the extra touches would be items that a 'mom' thinks is needed to complete the space. Those extra touches that make the bathroom functional or safe or add that final piece to make it feel good when you walk in. 

A new bathmat so she doesn't slip because 'safety first'!!!!!! (wink) A new bath towel wrap for her to pamper herself with because ever since I introduced her to these she loves using them. And of course a bathroom is NOT complete without some sweet little flowers added by the sink or perhaps on a shelf!

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Hope you enjoyed seeing a peek into the beginning stage of her bathroom makeover! I have other things planned that I will save for the reveal but it's always fun to share along the way! 

By no means was my daughter the ONLY one to get something new and fun the other day . . .I made sure to pick up a new soap for me because I love soap too remember. Plus it's for the kitchen so it doesn't count as a gift, just something we 'needed'. ;)

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Which of the three new Softsoap Liquid Foaming Hand Soap scents do you think you would enjoy sitting on your sink? My favorite smell out of all of them is definitely the Whipped Cocoa Butter! Please let me know below as I would love to hear from you! ;)

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  1. My 11 year old daughter loves teals and turquoise, too! I love the accent towel you found. Ainsley would go nuts for the whole collection.

    1. It must be a 'thing' with girls that age huh? My daughter is 11 too. I always look forward to seeing what she picks! Thanks for reading! =)

  2. Oh my daughter would love the colors! I love all the eye candy & inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

    1. oh why thank you so much! My daughter's fave color right now is & has been teal, so I wasn't surprised! ;)

  3. I just love that color and all the goodies you found to update your daughter's bathroom!

    1. thanks - I can not wait to get started on this project makeover - it will be such a blast! =)

  4. I love the colors!!! Every thing would fit perfectly into my bathroom!! :)

    1. why thank you so much! Hope you got an idea for yours from reading this! =)

  5. I love the color scheme! The Softsoap bottles match perfectly with it all! #client

    1. thanks so much! We are having a blast decorating her bathroom & these go so well! =)


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