Saturday, May 3, 2014

Trending in Bathroom Decor: Colorful Chevron Patterns

Add energy and a touch of class to your bathroom with chevron stripes! This trendy pattern isn't going away anytime soon; its elegant, timeless look has been in vogue since the Middle Ages. Here are our current bathroom obsessions featuring this bold design, starting with this chic bathroom floor and wall combo featured on Lonny Mag. 
black and white chevron pattern bathroom with artwork
The chevron pattern adds a lot of movement to interior designs but looks especially chic on bathroom walls. The hand painted emerald green tiles below add a shabby chic vibe to the bathroom below from Coastal Living. On the other hand, this white and light pink bathroom nook via Decor Pad shows that chevron can have a softer, more feminine side. Not only does it look trendy, chevron itself has an added psychological bonus: the pattern can draw your eye up the wall, making the ceiling of your small bathroom look higher than it actually is! 

hand painted green and white chevron pattern wall tiles as bathroom vanity backsplash
white and light pink chevron pattern on walls of small bathroom
There are tons of chevron DIY painting tutorials online. Our favorite is this chic black and white chevron accent wall from the blog Two Zero One! Keeping the patten on one wall keeps the bathroom from feeling small while the pop of color from the bright red mirror frame and hand towel look high glam and very editorial! 
before and after image of DIY black and white chevron stripes on bathroom wall with red bathroom accents
Chevron patterned floors is another fabulous way to introduce the pattern to your bathroom because it psychologically draws you into the space. The color combination in the bathroom below from House Beautiful is a unique take on the traditional pattern, while using natural stone to recreate the chevron pattern like in this bathroom via Accent on Design is simply lovely! You can also easily introduce the pattern to your bathroom with a stylish bath mat, like this white, gray, and black Sebastian Bath Mat from West Elm.

brown and white tile chevron pattern bathroom floor
natural stone floor in chevron pattern in luxurious bathroom
black, white, and gray chevron striped bath mat

And don't forget about stylish chevron shower curtains! There are loads to choose from on the market. The springtime colors and unique twist on the chevron pattern makes this fabulous bathroom from Ramblings from the Burbs our absolute favorite. The classic light gray and white chevron shower curtain via Decor Pad looks fabulous in this dark bathroom while the shower curtain from Suburbs Mama below adds an unexpected pop of color and style to the otherwise plain bathroom. 

teal, pink, and orange chevron pattern shower curtain and bathroom towel with artwork
gray and white chevron pattern shower curtain in a luxurious black bathroom
Light blue and white chevron pattern shower curtain in white bathroom
What do you think of the chevron pattern? Have you incorporated chevron into your home decor yet? Tell us in the comments section below!

Feng Shui: The Ultimate Bathroom Guide

Make your bathroom stylish while reaping the benefits of positive energy with feng shui! This ultimate bathroom guide to feng shui will leave your space feeling more spa-inspired, relaxing, and balanced while leaving your more prosperous in the process! This bathroom below from Interior Alchemy looks luxurious and peaceful because it follows the rules of feng shui.
Feng Shui: The Ultimate Bathroom Guide from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
We've all heard of feng shui, but what is it? Essentially, feng shui is a way to balance the Qi, or energy, of a space to promote health and good fortune for its occupants. Water represents prosperity, wealth, and career in feng shui so the bathroom plays an important roll in the system. Believers are concerned that their energy and wealth are literally being flushed away via bathroom drains!
Feng Shui: The Ultimate Bathroom Guide from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Don't worry, there are easy and fashionable ways to get your Qi back on track. First, fix any leaks or drips in your bathroom and consider keeping the toilet lid down. If you have the space, you can also invest in a chic partition or curtain to place between the toilet and the rest of the bathroom to prohibit energy from being sucked down the drain, like this bathroom featured on Tapja. Next, give your bathroom a good cleaning as grim and clutter can block Qi. Plus, who wants to use a messy bathroom???
Feng Shui: The Ultimate Bathroom Guide from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod 
Feng Shui: The Ultimate Bathroom Guide from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Earth and wood elements like house plants, natural stones, and fresh cut flowers will liven up your bathroom decor and add balance to your Qi. Wood accents especially will help draw your energy up towards the sky instead of down through the pipes! Floating wooden shelves like the ones above from EncircleDesign Build help balance your energy and psychologically create a larger bathroom space by drawing your eye up towards the ceiling. Wooden mirror frames are another great (and easy!) way to incorporate wood into your bathroom, like these from Southern Living via A Refocused Life above and Home and Garden below. 
Feng Shui: The Ultimate Bathroom Guide from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Adding extra mirrors to your bathroom is very trendy right now but also helps circulate energy. Just make sure they do not reflect the toilet! Feng shui-ers believe that reflected energy will just end up right down the drain. The bathrooms below from Kasey Buick and House look beautiful and balanced. 
Feng Shui: The Ultimate Bathroom Guide from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator RodFeng Shui: The Ultimate Bathroom Guide from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
For more in-depth information about feng shui in your bathroom, check out this fabulous video from feng shui consultant Dana Claudat over at The Tao of Dana!


What do you think about feng shui in the bathroom? Will you give it a try? Tell us what you think in the comments section below!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bathroom Inspiration in Rotation: April Edition

The Rotator Rod team is very passionate about scouring the globe for anything that will elevate a stale bathroom experience into something lush and memorable. We are interested in everything from bathroom-related products, poignant editorials, funny products, beautiful photographs, and eye-catching interior design! Here is an assortment of unique bathroom links that serve as our most recent inspiration. 
Bathroom Inspiration in Rotation: April Edition from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
◇   My next dream vacation will be relaxing in the gorgeous bathroom above at the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa in the Maldives!

◇   Guys, have you noticed a fly infestation in mens bathrooms around the globe? Did you realize those flies are actually stickers? This NPR article about the phenomenon explains the curious trend!


◇   We are obsessed with this video above on how to take the perfect bath from Racked.

◇   Some space-starved New Yorkers are doing their best to find extra room while raising a family... by converting their bathrooms into nurseries! via Gothamist.
Bathroom Inspiration in Rotation: April Edition from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
◇   Our latest Pinterest board might contain more towel storage solutions from the bathroom than you can handle! One of our favorites is the bird bath repurposed into a chic bath-side table from Better Homes & Gardens above.

◇   Germaphobes rejoice! ABC 22 in Cincinatti is reporting that Procter & Gamble are testing soap dispenser alarms in public restrooms to increase hand washing.

◇   Check out this remodel featured on Apartment Therapy that takes a small bathroom from generic & outdated to sunny & spacious.
Bathroom Inspiration in Rotation: April Edition from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
◇   Finding a lot of springtime inspiration from this lively bathroom featured on Lonny Mag.

◇   Want to get in the mind of an award-winning bathroom designer? Read this great interview with Ada Pagano from the Tampa Bay Times.

What do you think of these unique bathroom links? What is your current bathroom inspiration? Tell us in the comments section below!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Small Bathroom Chic: Tranquil, Spa-Inspired Accessories

Did you know that it's not necessarily the size of your bathroom that makes it feel relaxing? Little, spa-inspired touches can easily create a luxurious atmosphere in even the smallest of bathrooms. Use these tips to make your small bathroom feel like a relaxing & luxurious oasis no matter what the square footage is!
Small Bathroom Chic- Tranquil, Spa-Inspired Accessories from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Crisp & clean white paired with natural accents makes for a zen-inspired spa experience. Fluffy light-colored towels, wood bathroom accessories like these Amazon, and a small potted plant are an easy way to make your bathroom feel tranquil and serene without having to move or remodel. Just look at how serene this small bathroom featured on Ranzom is!
Small Bathroom Chic- Tranquil, Spa-Inspired Accessories from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Small Bathroom Chic- Tranquil, Spa-Inspired Accessories from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
The perfect way to make your bathroom feel spa-like is to leave little reminders to yourself and your guests that a luxurious soak in a bath could be just a few minutes away. Leave several luxurious spa treatments in glass jars on a bathtub ledge or next to the bathroom sink. Do not clutter your small bathroom space; it will make it feel even smaller. We love these ideas from Pottery Barn and The Idea Room!
Small Bathroom Chic- Tranquil, Spa-Inspired Accessories from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Small Bathroom Chic- Tranquil, Spa-Inspired Accessories from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Aromatherapy is a natural, therapeutic practice that can enhance your mood and promote physical well being. It can easily and instantly help elevate your next trip to bathroom into the epitome of relaxation! A few lavender or vanilla smelling candles, a small jar full of potpourri, or an oil diffuser can be beautifully displayed in your small bathroom. Of course, candles also double as a lovely alternate light source, as seen in these photos from Giant Candle Co. and Creative Little Daisy!
Small Bathroom Chic- Tranquil, Spa-Inspired Accessories from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Small Bathroom Chic- Tranquil, Spa-Inspired Accessories from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
A bathtub tray is a luxurious way to store items while enjoying a bath more fully. Lately, you can find them in any style from a plain wood board to metal, like this tray below from Pottery Barn. You can even find compartmentalized trays that can hold your wine glass favorite book and other bath essentials, like this couple's bathtub tray from Red Envelope.
Small Bathroom Chic- Tranquil, Spa-Inspired Accessories from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Does your small bathroom feel like a spa-inspired oasis? Do you have a great tip on how to make your bathroom feel relaxing and tranquil? Tell us in the comments section below!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Never Drill Into Your Bathroom Walls Again with Rotator Rod's No Drill Adapters

Never Drill Into Your Bathroom Walls Again with Rotator Rod's No Drill Adapters from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator RodWith the Nie Wieder Bohren No Drill Adapters wall mount adapters exclusively created for Rotator Rod, you never have to drill into your shower walls again!
Never Drill Into Your Bathroom Walls Again with Rotator Rod's No Drill Adapters from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator RodThis innovative technology combines a high-performance, single component adhesive with a patented adapter custom designed to fit the Rotator Rod. It provides a secure attachment – without drilling, without mess, and without causing damage to the surface. The adapters work on almost any hard surfaces, including tile, natural stone like marble and granite, concrete, brick, glass, metal, fiberglass, and even wood.Never Drill Into Your Bathroom Walls Again with Rotator Rod's No Drill Adapters from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod The bond between wall and adapter is strong and permanent -- until you decide to take it down. Just follow the simple (but specific) instructions included with the Nie Weider Bohren adapters to remove it completely. These adapters are amazing because they hold strong and cannot be removed without the intention to take it down. Any residual adhesive that may be left behind can be removed with acetone.

The Nie Weider Bohren wall mount adapters are only available for the Rotator Rod curved shower curtain rod. The adhesive bond is non-toxic, for indoor or outdoor use, and is unaffected by UV, water, humidity, and temperature. 
Never Drill Into Your Bathroom Walls Again with Rotator Rod's No Drill Adapters from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
We will soon unveil a new line of bathroom accessories that use the patented No Drilling Required adapters. You will be the first to know when they are released!

To purchase a pair of No Drilling Required Adapters for your Rotator Rod, the curved shower rod that rotates, please visit RotatorRod.com. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Spruce Up Your Bathroom & Rotator Rod Shower Rod with Springtime Shower Curtains

The weather is a little warmer, the first flowers are in bloom, and it's finally beginning to really feel like spring! A new shower curtain for your Rotator Rod curved, rotating shower rod is the perfect way to celebrate the change of seasons. It's an easy yet dramatic way to update your bathroom decor while the Rotator Rod allows you the luxury of a curved shower rod in the shower without eating up precious bathroom space! Check out our favorite springtime shower curtain finds below.
Spruce Up Your Bathroom & Rotator Rod Shower Rod with Springtime Shower Curtains from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Spruce Up Your Bathroom & Rotator Rod Shower Rod with Springtime Shower Curtains from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Floral patterns are beautiful choice for welcoming spring into your home. The natural designs and cheerful colors in the shower curtains above from Bed Bath & Beyond are perfect examples because they announce spring has sprung in a serene and sophisticated way. One of the great things about the Rotator Rod curved, rotating shower curtain rod is that even though it dramatically changes your bathroom space, you can use any standard-size shower curtain you want, so these will be perfect!
Spruce Up Your Bathroom & Rotator Rod Shower Rod with Springtime Shower Curtains from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Spruce Up Your Bathroom & Rotator Rod Shower Rod with Springtime Shower Curtains from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
If you're looking for something a little funkier, head on over to Urban Outfitter's bath section. The brighter, more modern patterns above and below will add a fun, trendy vibe to any bathroom without overpowering the space. They would look very fashionable hanging from a Rotator Rod shower rod!
Spruce Up Your Bathroom & Rotator Rod Shower Rod with Springtime Shower Curtains from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
And we absolutely love these shower curtains full of bold colors and patterns from DENY Designs below! The white in both the leaf and polka dot designs breaks up the pattern and prevents it from becoming overwhelming.  
Spruce Up Your Bathroom & Rotator Rod Shower Rod with Springtime Shower Curtains from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod

Spruce Up Your Bathroom & Rotator Rod Shower Rod with Springtime Shower Curtains from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Don't have a Rotator Rod installed in your shower yet? Well, it's time to redefine your bathroom space! The Rotator Rod offers you the luxury of a standard curved shower curtain rod in the shower, then rotates into the tub -- and out of the way -- while you use the rest of the bathroom! The Rotator Rod is the perfect fix for small bathrooms or rental spaces, all with No Drilling Required! Receive Free Shipping on any purchase over $30 on our website!
Spruce Up Your Bathroom & Rotator Rod Shower Rod with Springtime Shower Curtains from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Which is your favorite spring-inspired shower curtain? Have you found a new shower curtain that reminds you of springtime? Tell us about it in the comments section below! 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Small Bathroom Chic: 3 Easy Ways to Make Your Small Bathroom Larger

Does your teeny tiny bathroom make you want to run away and hide out in a spa? We know your pain! Here are 4 easy tips to make your bathroom feel more spacious & luxurious -- without moving or remodeling! 
Small Bathroom Chic: 3 Easy Ways to Make Your Small Bathroom Larger from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Utilizing otherwise unused wall space is a great and fashionable way to display bathroom accessories and essentials, like this beautiful bathroom above featured on Sung Wiser. Cleverly using the space will draw your eye through the bathroom and up to the ceiling, psychologically making the space feel larger. Use narrow shelves or compact towel bars in places that would otherwise be wasted space, like corners, above the toilet, or behind the bathroom door, like these beautiful bathrooms from Martha Stewart and Park House Love below. On the other hand, if you currently have bulky furniture (like a large medicine cabinet) jutting out into your small bathroom space, consider swapping it out for a sleeker version or nixing it altogether to make your small space feel bigger.
Small Bathroom Chic: 3 Easy Ways to Make Your Small Bathroom Larger from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Small Bathroom Chic: 3 Easy Ways to Make Your Small Bathroom Larger from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Organizational containers are super trendy and a great way to keep small bathrooms clutter free and more spacious-feeling. First, go through everything in your bathroom and decide what needs to stay and what should be thrown out, donated, or put in another room in the house. Keep essentials like soap out but hide other items in stylish containers on display, like this fun bathroom from Finding Home, or under the sink for a more spacious look. Eye catching designs is a great way to introduce style to your bathroom while glass pieces will keep the space feeling light and airy. These wicker baskets from Home Made by Carmona and glass containers featured on Luxury Bath are beautiful examples.
Small Bathroom Chic: 3 Easy Ways to Make Your Small Bathroom Larger from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod

Small Bathroom Chic: 3 Easy Ways to Make Your Small Bathroom Larger from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Small Bathroom Chic: 3 Easy Ways to Make Your Small Bathroom Larger from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Another clever way to make your small bathroom look larger is to redefine your bathroom space with the Rotator Rod, the curved shower curtain rod that flips! This ingenious invention gives you the luxury of a curved shower curtain rod while you shower but then rotates into the shower -- and out of your way -- while you use the rest of the bathroom! The Rotator Rod is the perfect way to get the most out of your precious bathroom space and with the No Drill Adapters you don't have to ruin your shower walls to put it up!
Small Bathroom Chic: 3 Easy Ways to Make Your Small Bathroom Larger from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Small Bathroom Chic: 3 Easy Ways to Make Your Small Bathroom Larger from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
Do you have any easy ways to make your small bathroom look larger? Tell us your ideas in the comments section below!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Follow Us On Pinterest for Daily Beautiful Bathroom Inspiration

Do you scour the internet daily for everything from beautiful bathroom inspiration and the hottest & most luxurious spa trends to tips to make heavy duty spring cleaning a breeze and motivation to look & feel your best? Us, too! Thank goodness for Pinterest!
Follow Us On Pinterest for Daily Beautiful Bathroom Inspiration from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod
We love connecting with our customers and readers on social media sites, especially Pinterest. Whether you are certifiably obsessed with Pinterest (like us) or are just learning the ropes of this tool that helps you find and keep track of your favorite things, we would love to follow you!

We also have a fabulous group Pinterest board called Beautiful Bathroom Inspiration that we absolutely must invite you to join! Leave a comment with your Pinterest user name below and follow us on Pinterest and we will invite you to pin to our Beautiful Bathroom Inspiration group Pinterest board ASAP! 
Follow Us On Pinterest for Daily Beautiful Bathroom Inspiration from Bathroom Bliss by Rotator Rod