Island Inspiration: Bathroom Makeover Moodboard

Imagine this: after an 8-hour day of being a super customer service rep, a few hours of fun-filled blogging, and an hour of a kick-ass workout, you retreat to a secluded island, deep in the Caribbean. Ready to unwind and decompress, you head to your outdoor shower. You step into the shower and relish the coolness of the river rock floor on your tired feet. Surrounded by luscious, tropical plants, you surrender to the sensation of the water on your skin. After showering, you step onto a bamboo mat, allowing the rich wood to absorb all your worries from the day.

Right now I can only dream of having my own Caribbean outdoor shower/getaway, so the next best thing is to create my own version of it... from the sheltered comfort of my home in good ol' Ohio, :) Keep reading to check out my inspiration board for making over my new bathroom and view pics of my bathroom before the soon-to-be makeover.

These are the items I’ve selected as inspiration for my bathroom makeover. (See below the pic for links to where you can find these items.) Some of these items I plan on buying and some I will recreate in my own frugal, DIY way.

Island_Tropic/al Bathroom Makeover Moodboard MIRROR BAMBOO RIVER ROCKS BASKETS BATH MAT TROPICAL LEAVES CANDLES YELLOW AMBER The Decor GuruSources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Here are some photos I snapped of my bathroom when I first moved in. Since I’m a renter, I can’t make any renovations to the room. But no worries, as my last edition of Get Your Color On! unknowingly prepared me for decorating with yellow. Funny how the universe works, huh?

rental apartment vintage bathroom shower pale yellow buttercream ceramic tiles tropical makeover moodboard The Decor Guru

rental apartment vintage bathroom shower pale yellow buttercream ceramic tiles tropical makeover moodboard The Decor Guru

rental apartment vintage bathroom shower pale yellow buttercream ceramic tiles tropical makeover moodboard The Decor Guru

rental apartment vintage bathroom shower pale yellow buttercream ceramic tiles tropical makeover moodboard The Decor GuruThis vintage bathroom just wouldn’t be complete without some kind of funky design I couldn’t change, right? (Remember my mint green bathroom from the last apartment?) This is the pattern on the sink’s countertop:

rental apartment vintage bathroom pale yellow buttercream patterned formica countertop tropical makeover moodboard inspiration The Decor GuruAt first, I considered creating a similar design on a shower curtain to tie it together. But since the pattern is a bit faded, I decided not to attract more attention to it. It’s not as bad this way.

What do you think of my tropical bathroom makeover board? Would you ever use an outdoor shower? How would you decorate your fantasy bathroom? Or do you already have your ideal bathroom?

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11 Comments on Island Inspiration: Bathroom Makeover Moodboard

  1. Thank you for linking up to Frugal Crafty Home! I love the Island inspiration & I bet you can do a great transformation of your bathroom. Good luck & I can’t wait to see the results!

  2. I love all of our ideas, and of course, your attempt to complete them with a tight budget and some diy craftiness. I enjoy your posts so much. I can’t wait to see the transformation.

  3. ohioterp56 // 07/22/2013 at 5:21 PM // Reply

    Great ideas, of course! I have used an outdoor shower in Florida, with a little frog on the wall. Guess he liked the moisture there. You can come over and redo my bathroom…. I’m allowed to make changes here. Thanks for the blogging!

  4. I love your ideas!! And what a description of that tropical, carefree get-away! Some green plants will be a great start to your tropical bathroom – a cheap and easy way to get started on your dream bathroom!


  5. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life // 07/23/2013 at 3:02 PM // Reply

    Love your inspiration board, it looks amazing and you have a fabulous blank slate to work with. Now I really want to be on that island with the outdoor shower. Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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