A Dated Half Bath Gets A Bohemian Style Upgrade

A Dated Half Bath Gets A Bohemian Style Upgrade

Posted by Lynda Houston on 18th Apr 2021

When I moved into my little bungalow in 2016, I took a step back into the late 1980s. My house had good bones - it just needed updating. The half bath was done in sky blue with builder-grade fixtures and a coastal theme. I feel a coastal theme in a house in the landlocked Ohio Valley is well....no. Anyway, below is one of the listing photos.

Renovating A Dated Half Bath To Bohemian Style

Here it is during demolition days. We had not yet removed the old floor tile.

.How I renovated my half-bath to become a warm boho space.

Here you can see where we installed the sink faucet inside the wall. I did this because I was using a vessel sink over an adorable bohemian style cabinet I found while thrifting.

Renovating a dated half bath to boho style.

Here is a shot of the sink and cabinet after I hung the boho wallpaper. I used Aleksei Moroccan wallpaper from Wayfair. I got the vessel sink at a builder thrift store.

Boho wallpaper and in-the-wall sink faucet for boho half bathroom reno.

I used Armstrong Alterna engineered tile called Hint of Gray, which is warmer on the feet and can be installed with or without grout. It was a lot less expensive and required much less labor and wait time. I found the cozy rug at the At Home store here in Cincinnati.

Close up of Armstrong Alterna flooring in a half bathroom renovation  with boho vibes.

And here is the final photo! I found the pendant light from Bicycle Glass Co. The mirror was given to me by a friend. I also had the window framed out, which greatly warmed up the space. The wallpaper makes this space feel more Moroccan/Bohemian. The colors are light, yet warm, which is what I was going for.

How I updated my half bathroom with a warm bohemian vibe.

Here's a photo from another angle. You can see more of how the window was trimmed out. The ceiling moulding was already there - I just painted it the color of the ceiling. I did the walls, ceiling and trim in Sherwin-Williams Rice Grain. I painted this way in an effort to make this little half-bath seem bigger. I also plan to paint the small floor vent in the wall trim color to help it blend in, but overall, I think I did a pretty good job pulling off a warm bohemian style half bath.

Boho Style Half Bath Decor Ideas

That's it for now. I'm off to pursue another boho bungalow project!