If you really love the French country style, why not use it for your bathroom? I refreshed my bathroom and decided to go for a French country feeling. But I had a very small budget, so no remodeling. I only changed a few small things and I think it made a big difference.
This is the before and after.
All of the changes were less than $500. I already owned the mirror, but I’ve found some affordable look-alikes.
What makes it look more French country? I think it can be done with just three small changes: the paint color, the mirror and the lighting. You don’t need to change everything, just a few things CAN make a big difference.
I started with a mood board to see if my ideas work together.
Blue Paint – I chose Sherwin Williams Inky Blue for the paint. There is nothing that makes this color exclusively French country, but blue is a very popular color in many French country designs.
Curved Mirror – I knew that I wanted to include wood in the room and since I didn’t have the budget for a new vanity, I decided to use a mirror. Vintage mirrors can really give a space a more French vibe.
If you are looking for similar wall mirrors, you can see a few here. The style is a Louis XV.
I saved the best for last. If you haven’t heard me say it before, lighting can really transform any room. A light fixture is the equivalent of jewelry in interior design. You might not think bathroom lighting can make a difference, but it does.
One of the easiest ways to transform your lighting is to add a bathroom vanity light that has curves and a feminine look to it. I really wanted a French chandelier, but not sure my husband love that. If I had my own bathroom it would definitely have a chandelier.
I added a few wall mount sconces with a French flair since I couldn’t get a chandelier. Here are a few similar sconces with a French design. You’ll notice all of the similar fixtures have a curved look and the shades are not clear glass shades, they are misk colored glass.
I love it when I can get what feels like a brand new room to me just by tweaking a few things. For me, those things are always lighting, usually a rug and paint.