Create the Look: autumn-inspired bathroom (Sponsored Post)

It’s getting cold outside. In fact, it snowed in Boston already (isn’t it illegal for it to snow before Halloween?) This is the time of year where staying in bed just feels like the right thing to do.

So, just how can wooden tones, soft neutrals and warm autumnal colours combine to make you feel like getting out of bed on those cold mornings we know are coming (and to some, already here)?

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Warm colors (oranges, reds, yellows) and natural textures bring warmth to a space. Wooden bathroom furniture is a really practical way to add a natural texture. Bathroom furniture is both useful and aesthetically pleasing. It provides you with a coordinated finish as well as plenty of storage space – meaning your surfaces will no longer be littered with everyday essentials!

Solid wood, freestanding bathroom furniture could be perfect for a traditional home, while a more contemporary space would be served well by some wood veneered, wall hung cabinets and vanity units. The natural wooden tones of your bathroom cabinets will reflect the hues of autumn and give your room a warm glow for the winter to come too.

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Think about your flooring early on. You’ll want something that feels and looks warm, and you’ll need to lay the floor before you install your bathroom furniture and sanitaryware. While you can’t use real wood flooring without risking water-based catastrophe in the future, you can think about opting for waterproof wood-effect flooring. Many of these flooring styles are beautifully produced and incredibly realistic looking; they also have the advantage of being far warmer underfoot than tile. If you do plan to install underfloor heating, you may prefer the look of a tile floor – in which case, adding rugs can soften the appearance of the tile and warm it to the touch on those occasions when your underfloor heating is off.

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The decor of your walls should complement your furniture and your flooring: soft neutral colours can be paired with russet accents for a really rich, warm, autumnal feel. Try pairing stone wall tiles with wooden tones elsewhere for a natural look that can complement a period or modern theme. Alternatively use ceramic tile throughout, interspersing your neutral scheme with splashes of warm colour – for a contemporary scheme, you could look at warm shades of bronze, gold, and chocolate. Finally, if you are a lover of pattern, try adding some bright botanical wallpaper to bring a little vibrancy to your bathroom: a botanical theme will look fabulous with wooden bathroom furniture.

Fabulous Sponsored Post: Fun & Fancy Storage

Hiya! My name is Jenn and I’m a member of the team at Arcadian Lighting, which is an e-commerce website that profiles top lighting trends from around the world. Every day I write about home decor, interior design, light fixtures, and more, and I spend hours pouring over amazing websites like Tchochkes, where the posts get my style juices flowing. I feel honoured to be guest posting here today – thanks for letting me contribute! [Our pleasure Jenn!]

Storage in a home used to mean big plastic bins and boxes piled in closets and stashed under beds, but with today’s fun and fancy storage options, an organized space with great light fixtures can be shown off instead. With an endless range of handy as well as stylish tools, containers, built-ins, and more, fun and fancy storage is easy to come by – as evidenced with these eight chic spaces.

Closet Space

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This closet could be a main room in a house, with its smart compartments and cubbies, full-length mirror, and bureau. The inset ceiling lights are subtle but do their job beautifully.

Storage Space

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An excess of dishware can make a dining room or kitchen feel overcrowded, which is why having a convenient butler’s pantry is so useful. Here, this space pulls double-duty as a home office as well as storage space for unsightly appliances like a coffee machine.

Children's Storage

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Fun and fancy storage is easy in a kid’s room, where vibrant bins and baskets can be mixed and matched. This unit not only houses toys but contains a bench and spots for boots or shoes.

Home Storabe

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A vignette in a casual den becomes a handy spot for a myriad of storage, from the built-in wood holder for the fireplace to a narrow custom-made cabinet and shelf that fits this nook perfectly.

Dining Room Storage

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A dining room is the perfect place to display gorgeous Chinaware in a stunning armoire, which is both an elegant asset to the space as well as functional in that it holds ample items. The inset light fixtures draw attention to each piece of furniture.

Kitchen Storage

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A kitchen always requires a variety of storage options, and here, a magnet board is used to hold important lists and reminders, while matching mini canisters of spices and boxes of tea create a seamless look.

Bedroom Storage

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Fun and fancy storage options are benches with built-in compartments, like this hallway gem, which has sliding doors underneath for footwear, winter accessories, and more.

Multi Storage

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Shelving doesn’t have to be relegated to straight lines – this boxy contemporary design becomes the focal point of the room, while a hanging ceiling light highlights the earthen ware on the dining room table.
Keeping your belongings neat and organized doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style when following these creative storage options, thanks to Arcadian Lighting. Discover more design ideas and brilliant lighting fixture solutions by visiting their website today!