Today I am very excited to reveal my little girls bathroom design! My 5 year old daughter has even put some work into her bathroom and I couldn’t be happier with how this little space turned out. Since this bathroom belongs to my 2 youngest girls, I thought a little “Just Be You” sign was appropriate.
I’ll get to the full tour in a minute, but first lets address the phrase “Just Be You”. Easier said than done these days, but what an important value to instill in our young ones and in ourselves. I have to admit since I started this blog and social media page that there have been many times that I didn’t want to be “Just Me”. It’s easy to get distracted and to compare ourselves to others – especially in areas we feel we aren’t good enough or that we just don’t compare!
When I was a new blogger, I def made the mistake of trying to act like the others- Constantly searching to see what was working for others. It was exhausting trying to keep up with all the different styles and talents of those who have perfected their brand and craft. It did not bring me happiness. I felt busy, but unfulfilled. I lost my authenticity and myself for a bit.
There are times in our lives when we do this more than others. Sometimes we are confident and sometimes we are timid. I don’t doubt that those feeling won’t arise again from time to time, but I do know who I am and what I am capable of. Do you know what the greatest thing about it all is… Nobody else can BE ME, and no body else can BE YOU! So “Just Be You”!
This uplifting message is the one that I want my girls to see every day as they are getting ready in their bathroom. “Just Be You”, because you are not only good enough, you are great!
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Girls Bathroom Design-Reveal
I realize that not all my readers will “love” this bathroom or “love” all of the design elements I put into my home. That’s the thing about design, it is subjective to the taste of each individual. We all have different styles and that is Okay! So on the the bathroom reveal!
To begin with, all of the walls in my home are painted Simply White by Benjamin Moore. I knew I would be adding my own flair little by little. With the help of my 2 oldest kids, I painted the stripes on the girl’s bathroom walls a pretty lavender gray. The color is called Swanky Gray by Sherwin Williams. Click here for the tutorial on how to paint perfectly straight lines – my method is game changer!
So let me explain the details:
- Striped walls – painted BM Simply White & SW Swanky Gray for a classic look.
- A soft and dainty cement tile for the floors – I chose this gray and white star-like pattern (Estrella gray from Riad Tile)
- Custom vanity with trough sink
- Brass faucets, towel bars, and sconces for a little bling
- Amethyst Knobs for an unexpected and girly touch
If you plan to do cement tile just be aware of the thickness. This will affect transitions from hardwood or thinner tiles. To accommodate for the thickness you can either build up the subfloor under the other floor surfaces or use a transition piece like I did. Just some helpful notes.
Designing the girls vanity was a fun one. I love the floating middle that spans from each drawer bank. I hung a long towel bar there for easy reaching. It’s an especially nice little niche for storing a step stool and extra towels. The purple crystal knobs give off a royal feminine fair without being too juvenile. The vanity is also painted BM simply white.
I went with one large trough sink instead of 2 separate sinks, but gave each girl their own faucet. The trough sink has a matte finish and the brass faucets are from Delta Faucet. I absolutely love the sleek look of the Delta Trinsic line. Let’s be honest, any shared girl’s bathroom needs two faucets and a large mirror! I had my cabinet maker build the mirror. I painted the frame gold to match all of the other hardware. This way I could maximize the mirror size and mount the sconces right on top.
These sconces are fun too. They have a marble base (matching the counter top). I love the exaggerated bulb size for a modern touch.
I kept the tub surround simple and used a classic subway tile with gray grout. It’s clean and classic. I really brought in the frills with the shower curtain though . What an easy way to change the look as they get older and no longer love ruffles and butterflies.
Instead of a towel bar I opted for some cute brass hooks. Another easy way to bring some personal flair into a bathroom. I hope you like my little gals bathroom design. Make sure to comment below for the free “Just Be You” cut out and remember when designing your own home to always stay true to yourself! All bathroom sources linked at the bottom of this post!