There’s always something we all wish we could change in our house – i.e. carpet, cabinet color, tile backsplash, etc. Mine is this yellow & brown (just…why?) bathroom. Whether it’s too expensive to change right now or you simply have no choice b/c you rent, you’re stuck with making it work. My husband & I have rented numerous places & have lived w/many interesting finishing throughout the years. We are still renting & thus, stuck w/these yellow countertops. Here’s some tips on how to embrace the ugly & turn it into livable space…
1 – Accept the unchangeable
No house is perfect. And most people aren’t endlessly rich to make it perfect. So why spend energy being annoyed at something you can’t change? I have to admit, when we first moved in I could not get over the yellow (did I mention it’s one of my least favorite colors?) – but I realized if I didn’t, I’d have one heck of a time living here running to the bathroom every hour since I’m expecting. So I decided to accept yellow & brown as the theme & go from there! Here’s the BEFORE:
2 – Bring in an eye-catching element
By itself, an “eyesore” immediately demands attention from a room. Find something beautiful that ties into this sore, but demands its OWN attention & creates distraction & a new focal point. For me, I chose a shower curtain that had yellow in it, but is very busy & introduces another bold pop of color. Now, the eye goes straight to the curtain & the counters are the accent.
3 – Accessorize to match
Decorate & complement the eyesore you don’t like, as if you picked it out yourself. Create a room around it & you may surprise yourself that the end result isn’t so bad. For example, since I can’t change the brown, I brought in more brown to balance the room! Then I tied the room together w/accessories that matched other colors in the curtain.
Even though I would have never chosen yellow & brown (especially for a bathroom), I actually like this room now! So in the end, I surprised myself & am a believer in making anything work into a design. Do you have any eyesores you embraced? Please comment below!