Before & After: Come for the Old Parrot Wallpaper, Stay for the Charming Makeover

Before & After: Come for the Old Parrot Wallpaper, Stay for the Charming Makeover

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Well, this sure is something. We strongly suggest you hit the zoom on the wallpaper...we'll wait. Now that that's out of the way, Sophie's bathroom was dark and crowded but after smartly adjusting the layout and changing basically everything about the "before" room, she now has a light and adorable space.

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From Sophie: When we bought this house, seven years ago, we felt in love with its potential. Its layout and location are fantastic. I can't say the same about the decor decisions the previous owner made. Not my taste, to say the least. The master bathroom was no exception, plus the layout was far from perfect. This big shower blocking the light from the window was an eyesore. To solve this without reducing the shower footprint, we decided to remove one of the two closets placed each side of the doorway since we already had enough storage space in our bedroom. Though the room is south-facing, the window is pretty small. So bye bye jewel tones parrots wallpaper and hello nude pink paint to improve natural lighting.

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We chose rather simple ceramic tiles for the floors and walls mainly because it's low maintenance. I had this herringbone pattern in my mind for so long and I think it turned out so well. Our fanciest pick was the mother of pearl mosaic for the backsplash.

(Image credit: Submitted by Sophie )
(Image credit: Submitted by Sophie )

The vanity, stool and cabinets are from IKEA. To make them our own, we added feet, a slate looking laminate countertop and oak wood planks. The lounge chair is from House Doctor, sconces are from French retailer AM-PM.

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In the end, I'm so happy with the result! I love the serene vibe of this room and my husband loves that the shower is even bigger than the previous one (and so easy to clean). This project is a total success to us.

Thank you, Sophie!

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