We are well overdue for a hall bathroom update, aren’t we? It’s not “finished” yet but it’s getting a little closer. Last time we talked about the hall bath, it looked like this…

The day we closed on the house, it looked something like this…

Yuck! Back to the present…

We’re not ready for the full on “reveal” yet, but we’re going to show you a few of the recent details that have been added.

The faucets (finally) came in and we love them! We went with a 8″ spread faucet because we felt it fit the sink size better. We first fell in love with Delta’s Dryden Faucet when we came across it at one of our local hardware store chains. It was priced at a whopping $430 each. After a little shopping around, we were able to find it online here for $268. Yay for deals!

I love large pieces in small spaces, so it comes as no surprise that I love the large mirrors we got for our bathroom because they make the space look substantially bigger. We totally lucked out at Target when we found the perfect mirrors for only $55 each! That’s a fantastic deal for large mirrors like these. Score!

The addition of the mirrors makes a huge difference, and the bathroom looks much larger and more finished. The thick espresso frames tie in with the vanity and are a great contrast against the white Silestone countertop. We haven’t decided whether to hang them on the wall or not. At the moment they are just sitting on the countertop. We kind of like it like this because it brings in a certain laid back / casual feel to the space. On the other hand, it might look a little more “finished” if we were to hang them two or three inches off the countertop. Either way, they need to be secured somehow, so we’re going to live with it like this for a few days before we decide where to drill the holes in the tile.

As for the accessories, we’re getting there. There’s a few pretty pieces on the counter but we’re just playing around with them at the moment. It’s a pretty large area between the two sinks, but we don’t want to clutter up the space just because we can. There needs to be enough “working” counter space for hair straighteners, makeup, toiletries, etc.

We lived with the bare light bulbs in the wall for too long and it was time for some “real” light fixtures. After what seemed like an eternity of fixture-shopping and Googling, we finally decided to go to the “Lighting Bar” at Lowe’s. Well, that’s what I call it anyway. It’s the section where you pick out the rod and the globes to create your own light fixture combination. Pretty cool, right?

We liked these particular rods because they were pretty streamline without being too modern or “fussy”. After going back and forth between a few globe options, we finally settled on the simple waffle textured globes. After we installed the fixtures, we realized the glass’s texture actually mimics the white waffle shower curtain (which you can see a glimpse of in the photo above).

Overall, the bathroom seems very long, especially with all of the tile. Therefore, we decided to put down a mat in front of each sink to break up the tile on the floor. After a lot of scouting, we finally found a winner…

Simply put, I love these bath mats from West Elm. The zig zag pattern brings in a little causal fun and personality into a room that might be a bit sterile otherwise. It also mirrors the light/dark contrast going on with the countertop, cabinets and mirrors.

Slowly by surely, the bathroom is coming together quite nicely. After a few more decisions here and there, we’ll have a complete bathroom that’s not only functional but easy on the eyes as well.