You’ve never seen my bathroom. You’ve seen glimpses of my W.C., which is conveniently located in our kitchen (sigh), but never the bathtub/shower area itself. Want to know why?
This is why. Gorgeous, right?
You have to open the door (which is off of the hallway between our living room and our office/music room – another room I’ve never put up photographs of, by the way, because it basically serves as Kendrick’s den) to even get out of the shower. And the floor space?
Holds one person and maybe one small dog. No more. Which makes for some interesting ballet moves when Kendrick and I try to brush our teeth at the same time.
But such are the perils of NYC apartment-dwelling, and other than the bathroom situation I love our apartment madly.
I’ve thought about trying to fix it up, but it seems like a totally lost cause. I’ve re-caulked the sink and the tub, but that made them only marginally less gross-looking. I’ve scrubbed at the tiles to no end, but they still look like they’re about 60 years old (they probably are). And the bathtub? It’s a clawfoot, which sounds exciting, but it is also not something that I would ever want to bask in, both due to the peeling enamel and the fact that the room itself doesn’t exactly scream relaxation.
So I’ve been thinking about ways to make our bathroom a bit prettier, and here are some of the perk-ups I’m considering:
- A bright wall color (this Apartment Therapy article on choosing the right yellow is a great one).
- A fabulous shower curtain (click HERE for fun suggestions).
- A pretty box to hide away our bottles, potions and whatsits.
- A non-dilapidated bathmat.
- Something on the wall. Anything.
- Some beautiful, feminine touches, like colorful glass jars.
But honestly? I can’t imagine that even these additions would transform the bathroom into somewhere I would want to spend any appreciable amount of time.
I really want to know: what do you think? Is overhauling our bathroom as best we can worth it, or is it just never going to be particularly attractive, making this a shut-the-door-and-pretend-it-doesn’t-exist-because-hey-it’s-a-rental situation?
Clockwise from top left: Farrow & Ball color swatch; Bustled shower curtain from Anthropologie, $118; Glass footed candy dish from Urban Outfitters, $10; Gold Circles Mirror from Pier 1, $149.99; Sunkissed Chenille Shag Bath Mat, $19.