Move Over Bathmat! Rugs in the bathroom…

I have wanted to snazz up my Master Bath for awhile now.  In all of its pink, blue, cracked tile 1920 glory…here is a photo from when the previous owners lived here to give you an idea.

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In the two years since we have lived here, the room sadly does not look much different.  Except I don’t have a TV.  I have long thought a vintage kilim or oriental rug of some sort would really help the space. (and help cover the sad floor tile)  While shopping for a client yesterday, I stumbled upon the perfect one.  I knew it instantly.  I was excited, I had that little thrill in my heart, but then, no price tag.  Argh!  The shop owner came back to tell me quite apologetically that it was not for sale, just a prop in the booth.    Boooooooooooooooooooo.

Nevertheless, I thought I would share some inspiration photos.  There are many styles of bathrooms here, and the rugs all look great, don’t you think?  Move over fuzzy bathmat, hello Character!

mona hajj

mona hajj

Crazy for this blue one!

mary watkins wood

mary watkins wood

kristen buckingham

kristen buckingham

sandra lucas

sandra lucas

phillip gorrivan

phillip gorrivan

source unknown

source unknown

livablemachine.blogspot.com

livablemachine.blogspot.com

via simply smitten

via simply smitten

architectural digest

architectural digest

via simply smitten

via simply smitten

natalie clayman via decor pad

natalie clayman via decor pad

Betsy Burnham

Betsy Burnham

I know this is supposed to be a beautiful photo, but it still makes me chuckle.  I bathe my four babes all together, and I am a sopping wet mess after every bath time.

jenna lyons

jenna lyons

This cute little striped number works, too!  This bathroom is having a party!

house beautiful

house beautiful

Does practicality trump beauty here?  Do you prefer a bathmat you can throw in the washing machine over a rug you would need to have cleaned once a year?  I will say though, these types of rugs (especially if they are older) can take A LOT.  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

Written by Grace

 

 

6 Responses to “Move Over Bathmat! Rugs in the bathroom…”

  1. Tiffany March 19, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    Love the idea of a antique rug in the bathroom. Naomi from Design Manifest did this in her new washroom and its beautiful, as are the images you share here! Too bad about the rug you saw…why do booths insist on taunting us with these props! Your bathroom has some serious potential. Work your magic girl.

    • Grace March 19, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

      Hi Tiffany, ooooo, I will have to check that out! And I kno what you mean, as a former booth owner, I would have NEVER done that! Such a tease. 🙂 And it will take a TON of magic for that bathroom! 🙂 xoxo, G

  2. Emily Clark March 19, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    Love this look. Currently on the hunt for one for our boys’ new bath.

    And, that pic of Jenna Lyons cracks me up. That’s exactly what I look like when I give my kids’ baths 🙂

    • Grace March 19, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

      Emily, your comment made me laugh. 🙂 I know, right? I mean, I think if they had suggested it, I would have been like, “you want me to what??!!” Ahhhh, real life. Thanks so much for your comment! G

  3. Susan March 19, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

    Great post! I was just checking out the Design Manifest blog where she’s done the very same thing in her new bath. Fabulous!
    Susan
    simplymodernhome.com

    • Grace March 20, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

      Hi Susan, oooo! I need to check that out! I so appreciate your comment! G