Making The Most Out Of A Small Bathroom

Interior decor consists of more than just beautifying a room. You need the right colors, fixtures, and lighting to make any room look its best. This is especially true for smaller bathrooms. Counter space, mirrors, and storage can also make a huge difference in how the small (or half) bathroom looks and feels. So, what can you do when your house contains the smallest bathroom in the universe? You can maximize your storage and make the room look bigger with a few design tricks of course!

Create The Illusion of Space & Get Organized

Choose a light or pastel color, as it will make the walls feel larger. Lighting helps because brighter rooms look bigger as well. You can create the illusion of space by keeping visible objects to a minimum. One of my favorite space hacks is the towel rack above the door (you can see an example in the video below). Use fixutures that are even lighter than the walls, and make sure you have a large vanity mirror. You might think a smaller bathroom calls for a smaller mirror, but you’d be wrong. A large mirror reflects space and light, making the room bigger.

As previously mentioned, you want to keep anything non-essential hidden. Pinterest is your best friend here. Watch the video below for a few great ideas on how you can keep your belongings out-of-sight, but easy to obtain. You can do so much with just one cabinet and the back of your door! Check it out and be sure to share any of your favorite ideas in the comments section!

Sherrie Carter

Creating A Unique Patio Decor Theme

Do you dream of life on the beach? Maybe you’re obsessed with nautical designs or rustic themes. Some of us are drawn to Bohemian and Moroccan styles, while others prefer the crisp, modern look. We all have different tastes, and our personality is reflected in our music tastes, clothing style, and home decor. The patio is the most common congregation area during the warmer months, so this is your chance to shine. Sun rooms, decks, and patios are versatile, meaning they’re work with almost any decor theme.

When you choose a theme, you make it easier to shop and blend your decorations together. This doesn’t mean you’re tied down to ONLY that theme though, you could add some modern pieces to a nautical design (etc). This is how you make it uniquely yours. First, start by choosing a theme that represents YOU. Once you get the main design down, add some wall art and maybe a few table toppers that speak to you. No matter what you decide, it will be your own creation… and I have no doubt that it will look amazing. To get you inspired, I’ve created examples of some themes. Browse the photos below and get started on your summer party setting!

Bohemian Patio Decor Theme Ideas Moroccan Patio Decor Theme Ideas contemporary decor themes

Bright & Happy

Yellow and Teal Patio Decor

beach patio theme Rustic and Industrial Patio themes

Nautical Seaside Home Decor

2016 Poolside Summer Playlist [Spotify]

Make your pool parties even better with another great playlist from Christmas Central! We share a playlist for every holiday and season, so you better believe I put together an awesome song list for chilling by the pool. Get ready swimmers! I’ve combined recent hits with throwback favorites and everything in between. You’ll travel to the 90s, stop in the mid 2000’s and come right back to 2016. You’re sure to find songs that will make you laugh and make you dance. Give this a listen during your next swim and let us know what you think! Remember to follow us on spotify!

Poolside Playlist

Are You With Me – Lost Frequencies

Get Up! – Technotronic

I Took a Pill in Ibiza – Mike Posner

Fast Car – Tobtok feat. River

Radioactive – Imagine Dragons

I’m Gonna Get You – Angie Brown

One More time – Daft Punk

We are Young – fun. feat Janelle Monae

Good Vibrations – Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch

Save Tonight – Robin Schulz feat. Solamay

Faded – Alan Walker

Around the World – Daft Punk

Shooting Star – Juanjo Martin

Summer Girls – LFO

It’s Time – Imagine Dragons

What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction

Ignition Remix – R. Kelly

I Knew You Were Trouble -We Came As Romans (Taylor Swift Cover)

California Girls – Katy Perry

Gangnam Style – PSY

Neon Lights – Demi Lovato

Telephone – Lady Gaga

Glad You Came – The Wanted

Barbara Ann – Beach Boys

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Friends in Low Places – Brooks Jefferson (Garth Brooks Cover)

Sherrie Carter