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How To Style :: 5 Looks For A Spring Bathroom Refresh!

Last week we showed you a roundup of runners to change up your hallway, and it got me in the looking at other places in my home where a few quick changes could go a long way. So, this week we're tackling a spring bathroom refresh!

You guys know I love restyling, so I've decided to be the guinea pig and show you just how different a bathroom can look, simply by trading textiles. I spent a day shooting my main bath five different ways to offer up some real life inspiration...

Bathroom Refresh :: 5 Ways

For the first look, I decided to keep it simple with a neutral shower curtain and a geometric bath mat for a fashion forward vibe. A lucite stool allows for towels to be propped by the tub with minimal visual impact. This style is clean!

Next, I decided to bring in a fun vintage rug for a pop of color. Paired with turkish towels and a leather ottoman, it certainly has a global appeal. I love that it brings out the warmth of the wood mirrors.

Bathroom Refresh :: 5 Ways

A simple white shower curtain allows for the other elements to really sing!  And, did I mention how much I love this versatile little sling stool? It has a folding copper base, tanned leather top, and has been floating all over my house- it goes with everything! In the bathroom, I stack towels and toiletries on top of it (hello, my favorite bubble bath).

Bathroom Refresh :: 5 Ways

The following look is one I've been wanting to attempt for awhile. I've always wanted a teak bath mat, but hesitated because of the warm toned mirrors. It actually works very well! I like that it adds dimension, keeps things simple, and is very practical.

Bathroom Refresh :: 5 Ways

Pair this with any minimal black and white shower curtain and you've got a winning combination.

Next I tried an ethnic print curtain with the perfect tassel fringe. It has a bohemian feel and I love the light look of cotton for spring.

Bathroom Refresh :: 5 Ways

Here, I opted for a side table to place goodies on - a wood bowl adds a nice natural texture to the space here - greenery is good too!

The last look is ultra feminine, with a blush pom curtain and a brass side table. I added a graphic berber bath mat for pattern and texture. I like the softness it brings to the room, plus I'd rather stand on a plush rug than cold tile each morning while getting ready.

Bathroom Refresh :: 5 Ways

Sometimes mixing metals can be intimidating, but once you go for it and keep it to a couple consistent finishes, you'll see that it works well and looks curated. I didn't mind pairing the antique brass piece with chrome fixtures and hardware- it totally works!

Bathroom Refresh :: 5 Ways

See how the space completely changed each time I updated the shower curtain, towels, and bath accessories? Isn't that crazy?! It's the classic rule of keeping permanent fixtures and furniture neutral, so you can easily swap textiles, accessories, and paint to update your space as needed. The same goes for shower stools, bathroom friendly ottomans and storage pieces... update them seasonally or swap them every once in awhile for a refreshed space! You'll be surprised at the difference.

Guess which look I kept... which is your favorite? xo, Sarah

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styling and photography by sarah gibson for coco+kelley