A Modern Bathroom Renovation


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When you ask me about my dream bathroom, I would say it has to have a masculine Scandinavian vibe to it. I love black, white and gray tones and a very minimal approach when it comes to decor. Hints of wood, a bit of greenery, but other than that all-white-everything.


This week, it’s bathroom renovation time as I told you. Yesterday, the plumbers came in early to rip out the shower and appliances. Right now, the bathroom is a gutted mess and I try to stay calm about it, but that didn’t stop me to clean everything last night while sliding around on my knees somehow… The new shower was just built in as we speak and tomorrow the new tiles are scheduled to make an appearance. I can’t wait for this mess to be over, and we’re only on day two. Oh my…


Still, good things come to those who wait! And since I am only renting, I am happy the landlord finally came to see that this is something that needs to be done. I might not get the bathroom of my dreams (see above) after all, but white wall tiles and dark gray floor tiles are a good start, I think. And now, the only thing I can contribute is browsing my favorite online shops to update my bathroom situation and tweak it into my kind of perfection.


White Towels

Believe it or not but upon moving into my very first own apartment (read: no family, no room mates), I was obsessed with tomato red everything. So I updated that dark bathroom back in the day with red towels and knick-knacks. These days, I am all for white when it comes to bathroom decor. Especially white towels give this luxe feel to me and if you take good care of them, they’ll stay white for years to come.


A little bit of marble

Marble is having a huge comeback right now and there’s nothing that can update a bathroom decor like marble can. This marble vanity set includes a pump dispenser, marble jar and soap dish and is too cute for words.


White baskets and storage

We all have those little bits and bobs roaming around and these little baskets are a great storage solution. The look cute and only you know what’s hiding inside. I like white fabric that’s washable, so it stays and looks fresh for a very long time.


Lavender, Coriander and Grapefruit

As much as I love earthy tones when it comes to my personal perfume choice, in my bathroom I like to have liquid grapefruit or coriander soap on hand (pun intended!) and also a whiff of lavender here and there. I believe a bathroom should be your sanctuary and a place for you to calm down, wash off the day and relax. Find out which scents will do that for you, it’s totally worth it!


Candles all the way

Speaking of scent, my friend sent me this The Beach People candle and I can’t wait to find a special place for it and its ocean air with notes of tropical florals and driftwood to work its magic. If that’s not perfect, I don’t know what is! Funny side note: I actually don’t care so much for burning candles, but just having quality candles nearby will spread hints of scent throughout the day without smelling overpowering. Give it a try ♥

(Image courtesy of Crate and Barrel)



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  1. Absolutely agree on the white towels. When I moved out I insisted on getting colorful towels because they’d make the bathroom more fun. Wouldn’t exactly choose that now tbh :D

    Love, kerstin

    1. Same here! In my first apartment, I wanted lots of color which wasn’t such a great idea since it didn’t get much of natural light. Now, everything is so bright, that the white pops even more. White decor and especially white towels only add to that! And it’s super chic as well :)

  2. That is a beautiful bathroom! I love those tiles and the flowers! I tend to forget to take my make up off before I shower at the end of the day and get mascara on my towels, so white towels wouldn’t work for me. Luckily I use navy towels, so it’s not as noticeable lol.