Don’t underestimate small bathrooms—design wise they can pack some punch!  I had fun playing with patterns and color accents to create a French-inspired aesthetic starting with some Jelinek Striped Wallpaper on the walls. The large, soft stripes add dimension and sophistication to the space.

For the floors we installed Florentina Gray Ceramic Tile from Floor & Decor. The gray of the tiles plays off the wallpaper stripes while adding another layer of pattern. Don’t be afraid to combine patterns when decorating. Staying in sync with colors helps to pull it off.

Our wall-mounted Alape Bucket Sink anchors the bathroom with its vintage look and helps keep the feel of the space open and relaxed. I felt a bulky vanity could have taken away from the soft French aesthetic I wanted to create.

Guest baths are perfect spaces for taking decor risks.The Abstract Watercolor Hanging Light I found on Overstock was an intentional bold move in the small bathroom.

In French Country decor you often find a balance between rustic and sophisticated elements.  The tiered crystals of the chandelier bring in some elegance while the colorful shade adds a fun modern contrast to the casual backdrop. 

Limiting the doses of contrasting elements of color, texture and pattern helps maintain harmony in small spaces.

To tie in with the deep blues of the chandelier and the sink’s trim, I spray painted these Moonkist Wall Sconces  in Rustoleum’s Slate. For a vintage look, I added hints of metallic aged brass wax with my gloved finger.


I really liked how the sconces came out and at night their glow is simply beautiful.

Garden clippings are my go to decor boosters.

Nothing makes a design impact like a vase, basket or bucket stuffed with fresh flowers or foliage. When we entertain or when I need a pretty pick me up, I bring in something from the yard. Clippings from my Bleeding Heart Vine were perfect to show off on the window sill. They instantly brightened up the bathroom.

The $6 thrift store vase with distressed grapes was perfect for adding a French touch.

I love mirrors with personality. But finding the mirror whose style is going to radiate best in the space is important. This hobby lobby mirror fit the bill. It’s curved lines resembled a French Provincial aesthetic.

The distressed wood and muted colors fit with the casual and effortless style of French Country decor.

Guest baths are special nooks of the home that can add big design impact.

New paint, updating light fixtures, adding a stylish mirror or an accent rug are just some of the simple ways you can transform the entire look and feel of a guest bathroom or small space.

Thank you for visiting our guest bathroom. I’d love to hear what you think. Stay tuned for more home decor inspo!

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