Well, the answer is YES!
Here is the bathroom before:
A bit bland and definitely lacking some personality and fun. When my son first started going over to spend the night, he would cry and scream at bath time and didn't want to spend anytime at all in this bathroom. I don't blame him! (I have to add a disclaimer here and state that my in laws did not build this house, so they just inherited this blandness.)
So, after some thought we decided to give this bathroom some personality and make it a fun place for my son as well as a comfortable place for guests.
My first task was to find a rug that was playful but not too kid-ish to cover the old, beige tiles on the floor. Since we were working with a small budget, ripping out floor tiles was just not an option. I think I accomplished my goal when I picked up the this rug from SelectRugs.com.
I balanced the playfulness of the rug with a serene "spa-like" blue on the walls, a monogrammed shower curtain from Ballard Designs and some framed artwork. We also spray painted all of the cabinet knobs and hinges, installed a new light fixture and installed a new faucet. All for about $250!
Now, my son laughs every time he sees this rug and points at it while making a "woof woof" sound. He enjoys his bath time at grandma and grandpa's house and my in laws feel that the space is great for overnight guests. Overall, I think this decorating project was a success.
What do you think?