I’ve received a few questions about our master bathroom recently, which made me realize I haven’t shared this space since we moved in 2 1/2 years ago! Since I know not all of you have been around that long and I’ve made a few changes in here, I thought it would be a good time to update! I also have a new favorite organizer – is that not the dorkiest adulting sentence you have ever read? :) Welcome to age 36 where bathroom organization is exciting! A new shower head filter is saving my hair too, so let’s dive in.
First, I’m still loving our fun blue cabinets. It’s hard to believe these are the same color as our kitchen island, but this is one of those colors that looks so different depending on the light and time of day. You can see it in these photos because, in typical Michigan fall fashion, it went from sunny to thunderstorms in the 30 minutes it took me to shoot this room.
I swapped out the tray in here for a smaller white one to give me a little more counter space. I really don’t like to have clutter on my counters, so one trick I rely on a lot is using a pretty tray to corral the things I like to keep out.
I do this in the kitchen for bowls of fruit and napkins, etc…and on our coffee tables to hold remotes and coasters too! It feels more like a decorative choice vs. a practical necessity that way.
I keep a few products on the counter that I use every day plus a magnifying mirror and candle to pretty things up. I also keep a Trader Joe’s orchid here all year long. They usually last me a good 3 months or so and for $14 that is a great value. I love the little pop of color it adds. If caring for orchids scares you, the best trick is to put a few ice cubes in the container once a week and that’s all they need!
I also recently snagged these foaming soap dispensers off amazon, and I’m not sure why I waited so long for us each to have our own soap dispenser.
I like having these little stools over by my tub to set a book or glass of wine on. I also end up perching on one of these to rinse Charlie’s paws off too. That’s his towel hanging over the tub. This time of year it seems like he spends more time relaxing in this tub than me, but white furniture plus muddy paws don’t mix.
Oh and I should mention that we have cellular shades from Budget Blinds that you just pull down to cover these windows, I get that question a lot!
I’m still loving our IKEA linen cabinet tucked in this corner. Originally this was just supposed to be a closet, but I’m so glad we swapped it out for a piece of furniture to add more character to the bathroom. The Mr. even put this one together, but I don’t think they carry this exact style or color anymore.
Another swap I made was adding a taller shower curtain. We have 9-foot ceilings in here, and it felt a little dinky having such a short shower curtain.
I’ve talked a few times about how hard our well water is and that was one of the reasons we decided not to do a big tile shower with a glass door. It was also an easy spot to cut our budget when we were over in other areas (like our living room ceiling and all the board and batten trim). I’ve had a lot of emails asking if I regret this choice. Yes and no. Well, first this is an easy upgrade we can add down the line someday (once we finish the pool house and a few other dozen projects that are more pressing).
Do I think a gorgeous tile shower would be pretty in here and make more of a statement? Yes. Do I want to constantly be battling the hard water and rust stains? No. I also still hate glass shower doors. Especially with how open our bathroom is to our bedroom. I still don’t want my 543 hair and bath products on display (remember how I hate clutter?). You can see this is just my half of what is currently in my shower, so you know what I’m dealing with. I will never claim to be low maintenance when it comes to hair products! I love the ability to pull the curtain closed over the mess.
Here’s a view looking into the bedroom so you can get a better feel for the space. Our closet is the door on the left and the little toilet room is to the right.
You can see the shower filter head I added to this shower above, it just screws right on no tools required. I bought it 6 months ago and it has really really helped with our hard water. It has great reviews on Amazon, and I can tell it definitely cut down on the brassiness my blonde hair tends to pick up from our water. I just changed out the filter cartridge this week and look at all the gross stuff it filtered out!
Even my hairstylist mentioned a difference. It’s really reasonably priced and you can change the filter out every few-6 months depending on your water. And yes, we do already have a water softener and filter system. We also have a reverse osmosis system for our drinking water and fridge hookup. This is just one of those little downfalls of living out where we do. I’ll link it below if you want to try it for yourself!
Ok, let’s talk organization a minute. I got this organizer a few months ago and I love it! It’s the perfect size to fit underneath the bathroom sink and I just pull the whole thing out and plop it on the counter when I get ready. Then when I’m done I tuck it right back under the sink again. Rather than searching through a makeup bag for mascara, I now have it organized by foundation & concealer, bronzer & blush, eyeshadow & eyeliner, mascara, and lipstick/lipgloss. I swear this has cut down on my routine a ton just knowing everything is in the right spot. Also if you are curious about my fave makeup products you can read about them here.
So that’s our little updated bathroom tour!
I’m in a little bit of limbo land right now with blog posts. I have a million DIY projects to tackle (painting our wet bar cabinets, finishing my daughter’s bedroom, wallpapering my son’s bathroom and planning the pool house reno), but I also have a Thanksgiving tablescape set up in the dining room and a Christmas tree in the basement. Ah, the life of a blogger ;) I have no idea what I’ll be sharing next, so if you have any requests leave me a comment!
SOURCE LIST: (Disclosure- contains affiliate links)
Water Filter – find it here
Makeup organizer – find it here
Wall Paint colors – Silver Strand and Extra White by Sherwin Williams
Cabinet Paint – Blustery Sky by Sherwin Williams
Wood Stools – Find them here
Rug – Find it here
White tray – find it here
Faucet – Delta Cassidy Single Lavatory Faucet
Flooring – BuildDirect Salerno Porcelain Tile Wilderness Series
Cabinet – Ikea
Mirrors – Hobby Lobby
Countertop – Misterio quartz by Vicostone
Bathtub – Signature Hardware
Lights – Quorum