a room with a loo: simple art ideas for your water closet

NookAndSea-Bathroom-Art-Mat-Board-British-Flag-Rustic-Simple-Wash-Room-Sink-Floor-LampWhen we first moved into the apartment, I had this grand idea to land some vintage-style signs for the bathroom (like so). Of course, I already have way to many accessories laying around the house, so this idea got stuffed under the rug (that is – until I find “the one” – which I’m pretty sure I discovered up in Oak Glen last fall, but tossed it aside for a jar of apple butter). Going the alternate route, printables and easy DIY projects have become the talk of the town (or, at least, the internet). Some of my picks:


A colorful and contemporary selection for the kids (or grown up’s) in your home, these posters are easy to order and simple to set with professional mat boards. Group them in your bathroom for a refreshing reminder on washroom etiquette. You may never forget to brush your teeth again.


This oar + signage combo is smart and crafty (I would have used an old spigot knob instead of the flower to hang it though, but I love the arrangement)! You can make your own wood sign and hunt up other beachy treasures at your local flea market or antique shop. Other ideas: drape a piece of rope end-to-end along a pegged shelf and hot glue starfish and other shells to it for a hint of seaside bliss.


If you love working with your hands (and don’t mind the smell of stinky spray paint), a combination of empty turquoise, navy and grey frames is perfect for larger spaces. We actually have a family of these above our bed, and they’re such a neat element to showcase over the usual family portraits. Try hanging beach glass or seashells from the top with string and place near your mirror, or use an old window pane with starfish. You’ll be smiling every morning!

Do you have any art displayed in your bathroom? Happy Tuesday!

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