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It’s a new year, and as my mom told me when I was young, “how it starts is how it will typically end.” It is for this reason, I do my best to start the new year off like most people, with a fresh start. For me, this usually means evaluating my spaces and changing what hasn’t worked for me over the last 365 days. Whether it’s the functionality or how I can approve upon a space in our home.
I’ve come up with a fail-proof way to re-vamp a space and I wanted to share what I’ve learned with you!
The simple truth is, we all work hard and spend a large amount of time trying to get ahead each day. At this stage in life there just isn’t any room in life for the things we don’t love. In order to work this step, you have to walk through the space and be honest with yourself about what doesn’t work. Is the toilet paper holder in an inconvenient spot? Is the space functional and inviting? Are you avoiding this room for any particular reason? If so, remove what makes you uneasy and fill in the gaps later on. It’s a lot easier to work with a blank canvas (besides minimalism is all the rage). I find that by removing all art/pictures from the walls and changing the paint color (sometimes to a plain white so I can think clearly) helps make the big picture seem more attainable. So walk through the space and toss everything you can live without or has been an eyesore for you the past twelve months. This is especially easy to decipher in a house with children. If it doesn’t meet everyone’s basic needs, it’s finito.
A room like the powder bath should be nothing if not personal. Consider it your calling card. It is likely the only bathroom some folks will get to visit in your home. It should speak to who you are; a room to step up and greet you upon returning home while providing a glimpse of your personal style and personality.
I have a mid-century/boho style and a flair for the naturals. I thrive off of inspiration, and as a self-professed bookworm, I likely can prescribe a book for any issue you face. So it’s natural that reading materials are the focus of our powder bath. My choice in books is eclectic, yet I like to think I’ve got a little bit for everyone in a little “book nook” I’ve created for myself. A lover of poetry and self-improvement books, I stocked my basket with my favorite inspiration reads. Including my newest addition, “The Woo Of Poo.” I may be a lover of the arts, but I’ve also got a good sense of humor. Something you need to have in order to get ahead in this world, according to Suzy Batiz, the CEO, and creator of Poo~Pourri Before-You-Go® Toilet Spray. She and her “Poo Crew” penned this awesome little book filled with real life lessons with a twist of crappy humor (pun intended).
Great design doesn’t have to come with a heavy price tag. Most of my household decor is thrifted or re-purposed. It also doesn’t need to appeal to the masses. It’s your creative space, so act like it. Stop worrying about what other people think and focus on how you make them feel. People can sense when they are getting a true depiction of who you are. There’s no need to re-create every Pinterest board powder bath, or Target showroom display. Start thinking about what it is you love, and how that fits in this space. I keep my favorite cactus in my powder bath because it reminds me of Palm Springs and how I would love to visit.
I love the different positive messages weaved with humor in the “Woo Of Poo.” There’s is no reason you can’t soak in a little positivity whilst visiting the porcelain throne each day. Injecting these pockets of positivity each day helps keep me focused and present, why wouldn’t it provide that to friends who have common interests? Besides, I really love all of the fragrances from Poo~Pourri.
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