Top 7 Ways to Decorate Your Bathroom and Stand Out

Top 7 Ways to Decorate Your Bathroom and Stand Out

Decorating a bathroom can be hard work, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. From farmhouse chic to chic and stylish, there are plenty of themes that can add character to your bathroom, and there are even some tips that will make your small bathroom seem larger than it is. Some of the tips below can help you get started on designing this room so that it reflects your unique style and impresses your guests.

Top 7 Ways to Decorate Your Bathroom and Stand Out

Go Rustic
Designing your bathroom to have a rustic feel can make your bathroom stand out from the crowd. A simple claw-foot tub (which can often be acquired from vintage stores or even garage sales for a low cost) can add plenty of character to the bathroom and conserve space. By adding in little accents like a colorful stool or a vintage tray displaying country-scented toiletries, you can totally transform your bathroom overnight.

Get crazy with patterns
The bathroom doesn’t have to be boring! Whether you choose a loud wallpaper, bright, eye-opening colors or a bold pattern with which to style the walls, it is sure to add personality to your bathroom. You can get artsy with it too, and create your own designs. Try designing the walls with a unique style by using sponges to press airy designs on the walls.

Move around the furniture
Sometimes you don’t need to make very significant changes or replacements to add a new character to the bathroom. If you have lots of storage cabinets or containers or shelving, try rearranging it all. Not only can this mix up the look a little bit, but it can also make a small bathroom appear larger.

Go classic
You can’t go wrong with a classic bathroom that uses white subway tiles and a splash of marble or granite throughout. The white tile goes especially well with silver accents and fixtures, so be sure to take that into consideration when looking at where you want to store towels, toiletries and the like.

The simpler, the better
Just because you’re looking to redecorate your bathroom doesn’t mean you need to upend everything and start from scratch. Sometimes detractive design can be an appealing alternative to overdoing it. Ditch the oversized, ornate mirror for a simpler one with a basic frame. Install simple wire shelving on which to place your bath towels. Keep décor to a minimum and focus on clean vanity and counter tops to widen up the space a bit and create some visual breathing room.

Add some color
For whatever reason, white bathrooms tend to always be popular. Step away from the norm and take some risks when it comes to your bathroom! Even if you do decide to go mostly white with the design of your bathroom, a splash of color throughout the room can actually make it appear bigger than it really is. Add in a deep blue vase or a neon green piece of art to draw the eye to the center of the accent, causing the walls of the room to seemingly expand.

Do it Yourself
You don’t have to be a professional decorator or artist to add your own personality to the bathroom without breaking the bank. You can do many projects yourself to add extra flavor to the room. If you opt for the farmhouse look, repurpose mason jars into vases (you can paint them to fit any color scheme, too). Create your own focal point by framing a part of the wall and then adding 3-D wall decals within it.

Now that you have some great tips on how to redecorate your bathroom, you can decide what style you want to go with and get started right away. Many of the items mentioned above can be procured at your local dollar store, garage sales, estate sales or secondhand shops. You don’t have to spend a fortune to decorate a fantastic bathroom that employs top tier design elements. Creating a budget first can help guide you as you choose which styles and techniques you want to mimic. These tips will work no matter what the size or style of your current bathroom, and some of them can even help your small bathroom appear bigger than it really is.

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Weight Loss Surgery Discussed

How Is Weight Loss Surgery Performed?

When people become overweight or obese, they are generally told to eat less and move more. However, it is now quite clear that this is not realistic advice for someone who is morbidly obese, having a BMI (body mass index) of 40 or more. People like this have areas of fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise alone if they can exercise at all that is. Furthermore, they will develop a number of health conditions that make it even harder for them to work out and eat less. For them, weight loss surgery is often the only available option out there.

How Bariatric Surgery Is Performed

There are around eight different accepted types of weight loss surgery, with the gastric balloon being one of the most popular ones. Although different surgeons will have personal preferences in terms of which procedure they prefer, they can only perform all of them in one of three ways. Those are:

  1. Restrictive methods, whereby the size of the stomach is surgically reduced to limit food intake.
  2. Malabsorptive methods, whereby the small intestine is diverted so that the body isn’t able to absorb as many calories.
  3. Restrictive and malabsorptive methods, whereby the two options are being combined. A smaller stomach is first created, and this is then rerouted to the small intestine.

Open Surgery and Laparoscopic Surgery

Bariatric surgery used to always be performed as open surgery, with a single, large incision across the abdomen. This led to serious complications and pain in the patients, however, as well as a long recovery time. This is why more surgeons are now looking at laparoscopic procedures instead. When done laparoscopically, a total of five small incisions is made, through which the surgery is performed. The newest technique is the Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, or SILS, technique, whereby a single incision is made in the belly button. This technique is still quite new, and not many surgeons are able to perform it yet.

Overall, however, any type of laparoscopic procedure is always better than open surgery. This is because patients have much less pain after their procedure and recover much quicker as well. This means that the goal of the procedure, to make people healthier and happier, is achieved much slower as well. In terms of recovery time, open surgery usually takes several weeks. With laparoscopic procedures, by contrast, people can often go home the very next day, instead of requiring several weeks in the hospital.

As the world of medical techniques develops, so do the skills and knowledge of doctors. This is because they are committed to their continuous professional education. As such, it is unlikely that a bariatric surgeon has not yet been trained on laparoscopic procedures and they are most likely in the process of receiving training in SILS. However, do make sure you look into this before you decide to go under the knife, regardless of whether that is through a single large incision, five small ones, or one in the belly button.

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I guess you can tell from my title that I’m geeking out over UncommonGoods today. Before you head out to check out some of the most unusual and awesome products for gift giving or even to purchase something wonderful for yourself, I wanted to familiarize you with the story behind UncommonGoods. I love learning about the products I buy and I think it’s really neat that every product sold on has it’s own story. Whether the goods come from an emerging designer or a seasoned artist crafting each of his pieces by hand, you’ll be able to meet the designers and learn all about each item. I’ve been taking a little tour all over their site to meet everyone and to learn more about this company and what they offer, and I’ll post the link below so you can learn more as well. I think you’ll find the information very informative and worth your while to read. And of course, anyone that helps support and protect our American Forests has my vote. I’m a tree hugger and proud to be one.

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Let’s take a look at some of the goods starting with these stunning jewelry pieces because we all know what a Diva I am.  I like unusual and unique bling and lots of it. My favorite bracelet selection would be the “Story of the Earth Set of 7 bracelets.” They are so boho chic and so me. By reading the story behind the bracelets, I learned that they are made in Guatemala and that the designer is Lis Giròn. Isn’t that neat? I think you’ll agree that they would make a great gift for anyone on your gift-giving list or if you’d prefer a different style, there’s jewelry to fit everyone’s style and fashion taste. Do you have a favorite piece of UncommonGoods jewelry that you’d love to own or give as a gift?

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While I’m all about the bling, my oldest daughter prefers minimalist jewelry. She likes simple and clean looking jewelry like the ones seen on UncommonGoods. She’d really go wild about the Awaken Meditation Spinning Ring which is on sale right now BTW. I’m pretty sure she’d never want to take off the Pebble Stack Necklace. It’s so her, I’d swear it was made specifically for her taste. Even I’d love one of those. I think my favorite piece would be the Sea Glass Sterling Clasp Bracelet. I’m bad about losing jewelry if it doesn’t have a good clasp, but this bracelet does. Sterling and sea glass, oh my. I’d love to buy a few jewelry holders as well for my DIL and both daughters.

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While I’m all about the jewelry, I realize that not everyone likes to be adorned with beautiful jewels so you’ll be happy to know that UncommonGoods offers gifts for everyone. Him, her, home, office, furniture, jewelry, kids, fun and just about anything else you can imagine. I’ve even managed to find a couple of anniversary gifts for couples or individuals as well. My SIL would love to own a BBQ Briefcase for their anniversary coming up, and my sister would go wild over her own Personalized Wedding Bowl. I would love to own the Artisanal Bamboo Salt Chest for myself and I’m sure my mom would as well. I do a lot of cooking and baking and it would come in handy. Which anniversary gift is your favorite?

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