It’s that time of year again and Christmas is fast approaching! It’s time to get excited for festive holiday parties and enjoying time with friends and family. It’s easy to let the holiday season overwhelm you, especially if you’re the one who is doing the hosting. To be totally honest, you have to decorate if people are visiting. It just wouldn’t feel like Christmas without it! One of the trickier spots to decorate is the bathroom. Putting up a few decorations in the guest bathroom can tie your whole Christmas vibe together. But you can’t quite put a Christmas tree in your guest bathroom so you’ll have to explore some other options. That’s where we come in! We put together some holiday bathroom decorating ideas that should at least point you in the right direction.
Small holiday wreaths for your bathroom are a cheap and easy way to decorate your bathroom door or wall. Pine boughs are a classic holiday tradition that will never go out of style. They smell great, look great, and are super festive! Trader Joe’s has some inexpensive options that are small enough to fit into your guest bathroom but still get the job done. The only issue is that they can be a little messy. A quick sweep once in a while will fix that issue easily. The best way to hang them if you don’t want to put a nail or a tack into your door is by using a peel and stick hanger. They’re also super cheap and you can find them at your local target, home goods, or hardware store.
Using candles as a holiday bathroom decoration is great because they serve a dual purpose! They add an ambiance that is perfect for your guest bathroom and you can find ones with comforting holiday scents. Those same scents will also hide any unsavory bathroom smells, it’s a win win. The one caveat is that you have to remember to extinguish your candle at the end of the night. Soaps fall in a similar decorating trend because you can buy fun soap scents that will remind your guests that it’s the holiday season. Don’t go too crazy though, not everyone wants to smell like a gingerbread cookie.
We’re used to bathrooms and guest bathrooms alike being pretty neutral when it comes to their color palette. The holidays are the perfect time to get creative and spice up your bathroom decorating. Try to incorporate red and green in something subtle like your hand towels. If you spend an afternoon looking for some fun holiday themed hand towels you’re sure to find something that speaks to you. Hand towels are great for holiday decorating because you can use them year after year. They won’t get worn out very quickly either because you will only really use them for about one month out of the year.
If you’re working with a guest bathroom that has a shower you can always splurge on a fun holiday shower curtain. Switching up the shower curtain to something more festive doubles as a statement piece in your holiday themed bathroom. The shower curtain is almost always going to be the first thing you see when you walk into the bathroom. Try to use more subtle holiday colors so it works with the rest of the bathroom. A giant bright red shower curtain might be a little overwhelming for your guests. If a shower curtain feels a little too bold, you can always switch it up and go for a nice holiday themed bath mat. You’ll still capture the fun holiday vibe without hitting your guests over the head with holiday spirit.
Keep it Tasteful
There is a fine balance between having a fun and festive holiday themed bathroom and going way over the top. Sure, there are some crazy full Christmas bathroom sets that have towels, hand towels, shower curtains, bath mats, and even toilet seat covers. If you decide to go this route, more power to you, just be warned that it can be a little overwhelming. The last thing you want is for your guests to feel like they’re stepping into a tacky Christmas bathroom.
The key is to find a happy medium from some of the ideas in this article. Of course, this isn’t the end all be all of holiday bathroom decorating. Implementing every idea we suggested might end up being overwhelming. Mixing and matching a wreath with some nice candles and soap might be just enough holiday spirit for your bathroom. If you’re looking to upgrade your bathroom in time for the holidays, Tradewinds Imports has an amazing selection of vanities that are perfect for any bathroom.