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I LOVE the holidays! We love hosting little parties or having family stay during Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is the time of year that I make a list of things to get done around the house so I don’t have to think about all those little things right in the middle of the holiday rush. This year I wanted to fix up the guest bathroom a bit (which is the boys’ bathroom) because I hadn’t really done anything with it other than paint it when we moved in. I also wanted to make sure it was stocked for the guests now so I wouldn’t be running around trying to find extras at inconvenient times.
Late at night is my favorite time to make a Target run for house projects. The aisles are usually pretty clear and I can think about all the little things I want to get! One thing I pick up regularly in this house is extra toilet paper! Cartwheel has a 5% off Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong® Mega Rolls coupon (available 11/8-11/29) so I picked some up! I love the mega rolls because they don’t need to be changed out as often AND I don’t have to have as many out for extras.
It was my first trip seeing the holiday decor out and I seriously had to keep myself on task! I’m heading back today to pick up more though. LOVE all the new stuff! I stuck with my plan and got a few items to add a bit of storage and holiday decor to the bathroom.
Here’s the “before”:
I still love this shower curtain but I saw one that was WAY too cute and perfect to pass up so I’ll keep this one to swap out after winter! The bathroom needed a new curtain rod as well so I picked up one of those curved ones that gives you a little more elbow room. My teen will appreciate that since he’s just about bigger than Jared now.
My favorite addition to the bathroom are these 3 shelves.
They aren’t deep so won’t hold a ton but they add a lot of character and allow me to keep items that guests might need out and ready so they don’t have to go digging around the cupboards to find them.
I also added just a bit of holiday cheer. This is a fairly small bathroom so I wanted to keep it understated while still adding a bit of holiday fun.
A few fresh new towels and my mini holiday bathroom decor update is complete and I (and the boys) love how it turned out!
Some things to keep in mind when preparing your guest bathroom for the holidays:
- Keep it simple and easy to clean – not too cluttered.
- Keeping your linen color palette the same as the rest of your house means less washing loads (white and gray all over here).
- Hang on to the hotel samples and keep some in your bathroom for guests.
- Using the Quilted Northern Mega Rolls means less toilet paper rolls are needed in the bathroom and that you won’t have to check to switch them out as often.
- Keep a small bathroom feeling larger with light colors and lots of light.
- Before guests arrive make sure the water pressure is good, drains are clean and the fan works well. This bathroom has no windows so that’s super important in here!
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