A Home Project Perhaps Even I Can Handle: Mudroom Bathroom Update

The bathroom off of our mudroom is like design wasteland (ha, no pun intended but hey, I couldn't help myself). When we moved in to our home almost 5 years ago, I never really gave any thought to the details of this particular spot. Now, every time I walk by it (which is like 100 times a day) it bums me out. Beige and boring- two of my least favorite things ever.

We are currently doing a couple small projects in the house- which I will cover as they progress- and my husband is without a doubt the one in charge. And rightly so- he has an incredible instinct for interior design- which is great, but also kind of annoying because it means I don't get to make any decisions, ever. I am great at sourcing images of things I like on Pinterest and Instagram, and passionately proclaiming my love for them, but when it comes to translating the designs to work within our space, forget it- total disaster waiting to happen. 

But I am convinced I have gotten better as of late- and I am determined to prove that I can pick out things, and make it all come together in a way that isn't offensive to the eyes. I have decided to make the mudroom bathroom my pet project- and you heard it here first- I am going to be decisive and I am going to execute. I want a mudroom bathroom that reflects the personality of our house- colorful and whimsical, in a modern way. If there is any room that we can get a little silly with, it is this one- so, GAME ON.

Here are a few images currently inspiring my direction for the key components:

1- Statement Wallpaper.

This geometric pattern from MuralsWallpaper incorporates the two colors we have throughout the house- orange and purple- but also brings in other options. And since I am obsessed with super high gloss paint, updating the dark wood cabinet under the sink in one of the hues, with a mirror-like shiny finish, is definitely in the plans. 

This geometric pattern from MuralsWallpaper incorporates the two colors we have throughout the house- orange and purple- but also brings in other options. And since I am obsessed with super high gloss paint, updating the dark wood cabinet under the sink in one of the hues, with a mirror-like shiny finish, is definitely in the plans. 

The other option is something like this- found on Cuckoo4Design's Instagram account and her amazing must-bookmark design blog. I could go black and white- still geometric- and leave the color statement up to the high gloss cabinet and throw in a funky piece of art behind the toilet to be reflected in the mirror. 

The other option is something like this- found on Cuckoo4Design's Instagram account and her amazing must-bookmark design blog. I could go black and white- still geometric- and leave the color statement up to the high gloss cabinet and throw in a funky piece of art behind the toilet to be reflected in the mirror. 

2- High Gloss Cabinet.

Okay- I just spent 45 minutes trying to find the original source of this image, which about 2 or 3 years ago got me totally obsessed with painting every single bathroom vanity in our house. To date, I have yet to paint one- but that all will change soon. Anyway- I THINK I originally found out it on Emily Henderson's Instagram- but regardless- check out her insta (@em_henderson) because it is amazing. 

Okay- I just spent 45 minutes trying to find the original source of this image, which about 2 or 3 years ago got me totally obsessed with painting every single bathroom vanity in our house. To date, I have yet to paint one- but that all will change soon. Anyway- I THINK I originally found out it on Emily Henderson's Instagram- but regardless- check out her insta (@em_henderson) because it is amazing. 

Having a green moment lately- and this (spotted on HGTV's website), in a high gloss finish, could be so cool. Yes, kind of random as we have no green anywhere else in our house, but still, a girl can dream...

Having a green moment lately- and this (spotted on HGTV's website), in a high gloss finish, could be so cool. Yes, kind of random as we have no green anywhere else in our house, but still, a girl can dream...

Orange is most likely what the final pick is going to be. I just have to be careful that the shade leans more towards University of Texas than University of Tennessee #hookem.

Orange is most likely what the final pick is going to be. I just have to be careful that the shade leans more towards University of Texas than University of Tennessee #hookem.

3- The Details.

Well, let's not get carried away here. For me, simply choosing a wallpaper and paint color is pretty major. So, for now- let's just say, to be continued...