Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : November 29th 2015 Contents Bavina Sookdeo
It is that wonderful time of year again and you're all
ready to decorate - the tree for the living room, the
brand new curtains for the kitchen, the greenery and
the lights for outside. It seems as if you have planned
your decorating rendezvous for the entire house but
what about the bathroom?
You should decorate the bathroom too. That is one
place you are certain guests will venture to so why not
add some Christmas warmth and cheer in there? We
have put together some ideas that may help you feel the
Christmas spirit even in the loo.
While I have issues with those miniature Christmas
trees that you see on everyone's desk, these can actually
come in quite handy when decorating the bathroom. In a
wicker basket, fit your Christmas tree and include your
soaps, lotions and maybe a rolled hand towel. Now, if you
are going with a colour scheme, you can get trees of dif-
ferent colours -- blue, green, white and even red...don't for-
get to colour code the towels too.
If there is room in the basket, you can throw in some
balls or beads -- it may be better to use just one colour of
balls or beads since the packaging on your items are al-
ready colourful. Another great idea is to take one of your
old glass jars and throw in some crystal balls, and orna-
ments. If you choose to use balls only, you can use differ-
ent sizes or one size...both look great. You can either set
this down close to your sink, at the top of your cabinets or
even on the toilet's tank but ensure that you stick it to the
Now, I must mention this again -- if you're like me, and
you have issues with the miniature trees, you can go a
size larger depending on the space you have in the bath-
room. The medium sized trees can be placed in a corner
on the bathroom floor. Just get an old basin or bowl (large
enough to fit the tree) and decorate the outside. If the
tree is close enough to your toilet you can throw in some
magazines and books so guests who are avoiding the
other guests can relax and read while sitting on the
There are several ways you can make your boring mirror
come to life. You can add greenery and lights around the
frame or you can spray on some snow. One beautiful way
though is by adding some drapes to it. Yes, sheer drapes
can be added to the sides of the mirror and hang a crystal
(a snowflake or a turtle dove maybe) down the middle
where the drapes meet. These sheer drapes give your
bathroom a dreamy feel...guests may feel like they're in
the movie, Frozen.
Most of us have some sort of shelving in the bathroom.
To make these boring shelves look great, the first thing
you can do is to add some greenery and lights around its
edges. Hang some crystals, balls or even bows from the
greenery. On the shelves themselves, you can add a minia-
ture tree, maybe even a jolly old Santa Claus.
To your lighting fixtures, you can hang crystals, or even
use some artificial flowers and sort of intertwine them
between the fixtures. If you have windows in the bath-
room, small hollies can be used. Candles are a brilliant idea
too since they can add a breath of fresh air in there and
they're quite pretty. For Christmas, there are many scents
available that add to the season.
Napkins and hand towels can simply be wrapped
loosely with a ribbon and at the top tie in some balls and
berries. Around the sink, by just wrapping some greenery
and a few coloured items like balls and bows, you can add
a whole different vibe to the room. Mats, toothbrush hold-
ers, toilet paper holders, soap dishes and shower curtains
with Christmas patterns are also available in most stores
this time of year, so invest in a set and put them away
after Christmas so you will have them for next year.
When decorating the bathroom, remember that it is a
part of your home that is visited frequently so whatever
you do, try to add some Christmas spirit in there too.
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Seasonal Bathroom Décor
Try switching up your usual bathroom decor (like inset at right), for a warm Christmas-themed option.
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