What is the most neglected room in your house? Mine is the upstairs bathroom. It's small, old, and has weird, bright blue tile. I've gone through a few different color palettes and decor styles in this room and I haven't been able to settle on any one. No matter what I've done, it always feels off.
I had just given up and didn't feel motivated to try again. If I couldn't get it perfect then what was the point? I figured inspiration would hit me eventually. And so, the shelves in the bathroom were left sitting mostly empty for months.
It wan't pretty.
A few weeks back we were planning on a full house for the weekend. This is the only bathroom that has a tub so anyone that stays overnight usually ends up using it. Sometimes it takes such things to get you going. Before everyone arrived and after the kids went to bed, I went to work on the bathroom.
First, I completely cleared the shelves so it was a blank slate, even though I knew half of what was there needed to be there. Hand towels, toilet paper, and small toiletries (like cotton balls and soap), all the things that would be nice for guests to have on hand. Things always look much neater when you have container to put them in so I just used what I already had.
After arranging the necessary items, I added in the art and decorations. Not a lot, just enough to avoid overloading the shelves and making them look cluttered. I moved the plant in from another room to add that finishing touch that only a plant can. It just adds that spa look to a bathroom.
Whoever came up with that saying, I love it.
All too often I put off things that could easily be done. I'm waiting for that perfect magic moment. That one styling idea that will make the room perfect. And if I'm being absolutely honest, what will elicit the most flattering compliments from my friends. But that's a whole different post.
Sometimes I'm just plain lazy.
It doesn't have to be magazine-worthy every time.
It's ok to discard an old style that doesn't suit you anymore. It's ok to change things every week. I'm learning that sometimes it's ok if it's not magazine-worthy on the first try. I have way too many places in my house that I've been putting off until perfection is achievable.
Do you have a neglected space that you just need to get done?
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