When we bought our house, I knew I’d want to change just about everything, this bathroom included. A recent plumbing leak mandated that it was the next in line for a makeover!
A grouping of pieces different in size, shape, color or other attributes will work better in an asymmetrical arrangement. Such a grouping should be hung so that the visual weight of the objects appears balanced. One way to do this without making a lot of unnecessary holes in your wall is to lay out the arrangement on the floor first, adjusting the grouping until you have arranged the items in the most pleasing (least lop-sided) way.
Here is what the Master Bath looked like when the home was up for sale. It’s a very spacious room measuring about 17′ deep by 12′ wide. It has tall ceilings and a skylight. The main problems for the new homeowners was the short cabinet height, poor lighting, outdated shower and tile. The previous homeowners had done a lot of remodeling but had yet to tackle the bathroom. Our plan was to replace the vanities, the vanity tops, add lighting, put in a new tub, re-tile the shower and tub surround, paint and add trim molding, and add new hardware. We wanted to do all of this while keeping the same footprint of the bathroom.
I never expected or imagined that people were so gracious and caring. My friends gave their time and talents. The work took much longer than we had planned. But the people coming and going were welcome company. My plan was to cope with cancer. What I discovered was many good people wanted to help. They just need to know what needs to be done. I am thankful for the good people in my life.
Think about every accessory you put in a room. You want it to reflect your personality and taste, but not look cluttered. Consider the scale of the items as well as their colors, purpose, and shapes. Group them in odd numbers or creative ways, but keep them together. Aim for a small grouping of your favorites and either pack the rest away, sell them, or donate them to charity.