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From Design Milk: 5 Ideas to Revamp a Boring Guest Bath

Guest bathrooms tend to get neglected, as they’re not always used on a regular basis. If you’re going to do renovations, you’re probably looking to spend your money on a room you use all the time. But with a few simple updates, you can quickly add some much-needed life to that boring room you’ve been ignoring, and make it into the perfect modern bathroom.

An Unexpected Mirror

The Cage Mirror from Menu A/S pops off the wall with its wire frame, which offers a bit of storage while adding a unique + modern spin to your everyday bathroom mirror.

Functional Displays

Towel racks don’t have to be attached to the wall–you might not have the wall space, or you may not want to drill into your tile. Either way, another option is the freestanding variety, like this modern option from Blomus. It’s sleek and cool, and brings a versatile functionality to the guest bath.

Something Fun

And now it’s time for the flair. Whether you go for bright colors or something with a little personality, the Submarino Bathroom Accessory Set from Seletti adds functional storage for small bathroom items in a lighthearted, yet practical, modern package.

Luxe Linens

When it comes to drying off, skip the plain, white towels and go for a modern graphic print like the ones that designer Cristian Zuzunaga does so well. The Route Black and Red Towel Set from Zuzunaga features a modern print inspired by pathways.

Add Just-Right Light

The Monocle Wall Sconce from Rich Brilliant Willing is a great way update your bathroom lighting, as it comes in a few different finishes and it’s available with a plug or as a hardwire fixture. If your bathroom isn’t wired for sconce lighting, you can easily plug these in to add additional brightness.

And with that, you have a revitalized guest bath. See how easy it is!

(Updated version of a post originally published in September 2015.)

Jaime Derringer

Jaime Derringer

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk is a Jersey girl living the laid back life in SoCal. She dreams of designing textiles, running more than 8 miles + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, and drawing.

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