I live in a rental home at the beach. Which means two things: I can't change the paint colors and all of the rooms are very small. Especially my bathroom. This is the master bathroom. One small sink and a tiny counter space area. I think because of the size I haven't really tried to make it look nice.
I added a whale weather vane (isn't he adorable?!) and a glass container with shells and driftwood I already had. I added a lamp (as she suggested) for more cozy lighting. I would not have even considered a lamp until I read Nester's post. I guess I didn't think I would have room on my counter. I used a small buffet lamp. It fits perfectly in the corner where it is.
I added a pretty silver tray to my counter to put my jars on and just used hemp twine to bundle a stack of washcloths together with a tiny starfish.
To keep the extra cord together and out of sight (as best as I could) I grabbed a piece of scrapbook ribbon with adhesive on the back and wrapped it around the cord. Looks kind of pretty.
I added a shelf I had in another room to the wall behind my toilet for a nice visual display. I added some candles, a vase and a topiary I had in the attic. I plan on adding small sea shells to the topiary later. It looks so much nicer than just the ship painting alone.
I will be honest and say it took a little longer than 10 minutes to get from the before to the after, but I am the type that works on a room in several steps. I like to walk by and see how it looks each time I add a few things. I will change something or think of something else I can add "here" or "there".
Thanks to Nester and her endless inspiration and experience, I am now working on my guest bathroom downstairs.
Be Inspired! -Karol :0)