Chandeliers For Every Room: Using Classic Lighting Fixtures Elevate Your Decor

Lighting design has come a long way since the invention of the light bulb, but while these days it’s possible to find lighting fixtures in almost any shape or size, sometimes sticking with the classics is the best way to make a statement. Crystal chandeliers with old-fashioned, candle-style bulbs have their own iconic charm, and […]

White Bathroom Vanities: Choosing The Right “White” Finish For Your Bathroom’s Lighting

White bathroom vanities are a tried-and-true staple of bathroom design, and a go-to way to get a clean, timeless look for your space. But white can be a deceptively finicky color to work with, because it can change dramatically based on the quantity, quality, and color of light in the room. White paint picks up […]

Get The Look: Using A High Contrast Color Scheme To Create A Sophisticated Guest Bathroom

Guest bathrooms and powder rooms are among my favorite spaces to experiment with new styles. They’re relatively small, which means you won’t need a lot of time or materials to totally transform the space. They’re also less frequently used, which means you can be a little bolder with your choices than you might for a […]

Six DIY Projects To Update Your Bathroom (For Less Than $200!)

We spend a lot of time here on HomeThangs talking about large-scale bathroom renovations – replacing and updating big-ticket items like your vanity, bathtub, or shower. But there are plenty of ways to update your bathroom even if you aren’t planning a major remodel, and spending a little money on some of the smaller details […]

Get The Look: Lessons To Learn From A European Small Bathroom

In many parts of the world, living space is at a premium. That means no big, sweeping kitchens and no sprawling master suites. But while a shortage of square footage can feel like a huge problem here in the States, densely populated areas around the world have turned small space living into an art form, […]

Get The Look: Big Style In A Small Bathroom (And A Little Optical Illusion)

Working with a slightly-too-small space is one of the biggest challenges of interior design, and in a room that sees heavy daily use like a bathroom, it can be tempting to abandon aesthetics in favor of functionality. But a small bathroom that works well can also be one that looks good: you just have to […]

Six Simple, Affordable Ways To Beat Your Bad Bathroom Lighting

More than almost any other room in the home, bathroom lighting has a tendency to go wrong. On the surface, it seems simple – just mount a three-light fixture to the wall above your vanity and call it a day, right? But the most ubiquitous bathroom lights are also the exact kinds that set you up […]

Get The Look: A Rustic Twist To Warm Up A Cottage Bathroom

Of all the many different bathroom styles out there, cottage bathrooms are easily the most common and the most iconic. Clawfoot tubs, pedestal sinks, subway and hex tile, and maybe some beadboard all combine to create what you probably think of when you think “bathroom.” But wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling white porcelain interrupted only by the occasional […]

Get The Look: Squeezing Big Style Into A Small Bathroom

The layout of this bathroom by Shanade McAllister-Fisher is a designer’s nightmare: it’s small, cramped, narrow, and without a single window to help brighten up the space. It’s literally too small to be photographed from inside the room. And yet, the smart use of contrast and light not only saves this small bathroom from feeling cramped and […]

Under Cabinet Lighting: A Simple, Subtle Way To Beautify Your Home

I’ve spent a lot of time on this blog talking about how important it is to have lighting fixtures that look good as well as providing the light you need, but today I want to talk about lighting fixtures that work best when you don’t even realize they’re there at all: under cabinet lights. If […]