Dark Bathroom Ideas: Design Board & Budget
Create a dark & vintage inspired bathroom with these design ideas & accessories
Guess who’s back, back again, the One Room Challenge is back, tell a friend (sorry I needed a little intro music)!
Well, y’all we did it again, signed up for another season of the One Room Challenge.
If you have followed along with us for a while you know that occasionally, I like to get crazy & sign up for this 8 week room makeover challenge.
We have yet to do one in our new farmhouse & this round seemed like the perfect opportunity!
Plus we have a really hideous space that needs tackling so I thought why not 😉
If you are unfamiliar with the ORC, it is an 8 week room renovation/makeover challenge that a bunch of really talented bloggers, designers, & DIY-ers participate in.
The goal is to completely transform one space within 8 weeks!
For this round we will be tackling a space that honestly I am shocked we haven’t touched sooner, the half bathroom!
It has been completely untouched since we moved into our forever home a little over a year ago & definitely needs some attention.
The photos you are about to see might be disturbing for some audiences, myself included 😅
I told you, it is not ideal…
The lime green is not really our jam & the tile isn’t in great shape for starters.
Also there is the whole popcorn ceiling situation that needs to be dealt with as well.
Luckily everything that needs to be handled appears to be purely cosmetic.
The only uncertainly is the tile… I am not 100% what condition it is in because some of the tiles around the sink seem loose.
So once we remove the sink we will inspect that situation further.
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Dark Bathroom Inspiration
You can find my complete bathroom design inspiration board on Here!
I have been in big puffy heart love with the dark, moody, & wallpapered bathrooms lately!
Let me show you some I found that are absolutely swoon worthy:
The black vertical trim in this is perfection & I am also a huge fan of a wall mounted faucet.
Adding the dark wood mirror centers the whole space & accents the wallpaper perfectly!
Lynzy used Cafe Ole by Benjamin Moore on her trim & I am saving this color for a future project for sure!
It’s the perfect balance of feminine & sweet without being overwhelming.
The green paint is here to stay y’all, variations of this deep green have been everywhere lately & I am here for it!
Adorning the olive walls with vintage fixtures & brass gives the space a classic vibe that feels cozy & classic.
Can you tell I have been loving the vintage wallpaper lately 😅
I just installed the most gorgeous pattern in our IKEA built-in & this one is just as swoon worthy!
Bathroom Design Board
This is what I am thinking for our half bathroom design:
Contrary to popular belief, painting your walls or ceiling black does not make a room look smaller.
It can actually make the ceiling look taller than it is like on our front porch.
I have been team paint it black ever since we built our arched built-in bookcases & painted them Black Magic.
For our bathroom we will be trying out Licorice from Beyond Paint, it is a rich & true black that hopefully covers the lime green in one coat 😅
We will also be adding tall board & batten throughout to give the space dimension.
Adding trim is a really simple way to level up a room & give it character.
It is my go to wall accent (along with wainscoting) because it has survived design for decades & will remain being a classic for years to come.
Wallpaper is perfect for adding character & pattern to a space.
For this bathroom I am going with this Black & Cream Hawthorne wallpaper for the top section of the wall, above the board & batten.
This wallpaper will add a vintage element to the bathroom & keep the black from taking over the room.
Ideally I would love to just rip this tile up & install a patterned tile with a dark grout…
But I am trying to keep this renovation in a budget, which we will talk about in a minute & if I can achieve a look I like with paint instead that will save me BIG time!
The plan will be to use the same Licorice black & a bright white to create a clean looking floor with a simple stenciled pattern.
The one above is real tile, but I think something like that would be simple enough to paint.
For this renovation we will be replacing the toilet with this Swiss Madison 1-piece toilet.
One piece toilets look a little sleeker & are so much easier to clean because they don’t have all the round curves & crevices a regular toilet has.
I would also love to add a wooden toilet seat but that will have to be a last minute call depending on where the budget is.
The sink will also be replaced with this bathroom sink!
I had to order it in the Rose Gold option because the brushed gold is out of stock but, I think when I add a little rub & buff I will end up with the finish I want.
To save money we are actually using this light that my mom gave me!
She recently redid her bathroom & now this gorgeous chandelier is all mine.
All it needs is a little clean up & we will use this embellished medallion with it!
I would also love to add these vintage sconces around the mirror for a little accent lighting.
We don’t have hardwired electricity here so I will probably have to use the LED puck light trick so that they function, unless I can convince Adam opening up the wall is a necessity…
Home accessories are a huge part of any makeover, they button up the room & tie in all the design elements, even in the bathroom!
The mirror we will be using is also a second hand find that just needs a little rub & buff magic.
Its ornate & the perfect size for the space, follow along on Instagram to see its transformation!
The bar soap dish is one of the first things I purchased for the space & honestly it was a bit of a splurge as far as I’m concerned.
This is the toilet paper holder I am leaning towards, I really like that it has a spot to set my phone, because lets be honest we all take it in there 😉
There is a matching towel holder but I am worried that will be too matchy matchy, what do y’all think?
Alright y’all my least favorite part of a project… the budget.
Before we take on any major/minor renovation I create a design board & a budget because it’s best to know what you are getting into before you start.
It’s also good to decide on your budget before you start the project so that you can know what you can splurge on, what you need to find a deal on, & what needs to DIY-ed or repurposed for the space.
So here we go:
My goal budget for this bathroom is to stay under $1,200.
Replacing the bathroom fixtures is where the majority of this budget will go but that has to be done.
Some prices I know for sure & some are estimated but this is what I think we are looking at…
Bathroom Vanity(in rose gold) – $311
One Piece Toilet – $313
Wood for Trim/Molding/Door Frame – $250ish
Paint – $60
Chandelier – Free
Sconces – $114
Mirror – Free
Accessories – $200
Total – $1,248
I know what you are thinking, you are already over budget.
That is usually the case so now what I like to do is raid my house for items to sell to put towards this budget.
Everything I sell will go towards the accessories because those are the non must have items.
Now the only question is can we create the dark & moody half bathroom of my dreams in 8 weeks on this budget…
Stay tuned to find out & follow along with us on Instagram for behind the scenes renovation action!
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