Thursday, March 23, 2023

5 ‘TikTok Made Me Buy It’ Must-Haves from Decor Planet

Modern blue wall hung bathroom vanity with white countertops and silver fixtures.

We all know that there’s no shortage of items to purchase online – which is why several trends have emerged, mostly via social media, to help shoppers navigate the newest and most popular items more easily. 

One of these trends is #TikTokMadeMeBuyIt, a phenomenon where people share products that they discovered through TikTok and then decided to purchase. This trend started when users of the social media platform started sharing videos of themselves showing off items they bought after seeing them on TikTok, such as clothing, makeup, gadgets, and more.

From easy-pour spouts for cartons of milk to robotic gadgets for cleaning your pool, the products made popular by #TikTokMadeMeBuyIt are usually quite eclectic. In a similar fashion, we put together a complete list inspired by this fun social media trend to share our must-have items from Decor Planet. 

Whether you’re looking for a simple way to freshen up your vanity, or you’re undergoing a full-scale bathroom remodel, these are some of the best things on offer at Decor Planet that will have you saying: The Blog Made Me Buy It!


1. Blue Wall Hung Bathroom Vanity

Looking to incorporate the hottest color trend into your bathroom? This year, it’s all about blue. Keep things cool with this moody blue wall hung double bathroom vanity, which is perfect for any modern bathroom. Complete with beautiful quartz stone counters, this vanity will be the envy of all your friends, as it elicits an immediate sense of classic luxury. Show it off in your next TikTok video, but be sure to spruce it up first with some charming plants or chrome soap dispensers.


Single piece white toilet by Fresca with dual flush.


2. Fresca Dual Flush Toilet

Toilets are no longer meant to be boring. Instead, contemporary models like this Fresca dual flush toilet have a trendy aesthetic quality that makes them stand out! With its curvy lines and top button-style flusher, the shape of this toilet is inherently sleek. Plus, it’s more eco-friendly than your average toilet, making it a great investment for your monthly water bill – and for the planet. Who knew there was such a thing as toilet-envy!?


Tall bathroom mirror with LED lighting.


3. Tall Bathroom Mirror with LED Lighting

We can all agree that good lighting can make or break your bathroom selfie. If you’re getting ready to post on TikTok, this bathroom mirror with LED lighting will instantly up your amount of glow. Whether you’re shaving, putting on makeup, or styling your hair, having a mirror with built-in, high-output lighting is essential. Offering the perfect union of sleek design and modern technology, the magnificent halo of light this mirror expels will make getting ready so much easier – and extra glamorous! 


Wall mounted toothbrush holder in chrome with space for four toothbrushes.


4. Wall Mount Ellite Toothbrush Holder 

The last thing anyone wants to see in a makeup tutorial video on TikTok is a cluttered vanity. Our bathrooms should be clean and pristine, making items that are designed for organization (and style!) a must. Instead of crowding up your vanity with all the things you need to brush your teeth, get your toothbrush off the counter entirely with this wall mount Ellite toothbrush holder. Finished in a sleek and shiny chrome or brushed nickel, this toothbrush holder will easily hang on the wall, freeing up space on your vanity. In an immaculate space, everything should have a home – even your toothbrush!


Shower panel with massaging jets.


5. Pavia Shower Massage Panel

There’s no reason you can’t turn your bathroom into your dream spa retreat, especially with products like this luxurious Pavia shower massage panel. A shower panel can really take your morning cleaning routine to the next level. Instead of just having a basic shower head with one setting, this panel gives you four different outputs: a large shower head that creates a rainfall effect, a handheld shower wand for hard-to-reach places, four swiveling massage water jets, and a tub filling water spout on the bottom. Nothing says relaxation quite like a rain shower!


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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Modern Bathroom Vanity 101

Blue vanity with  modern styling and white countertop.

Your bathroom has many important features, but your vanity might be the most underrated. While the toilet, shower, and sink are the central pieces, a modern bathroom vanity is essential for storage, style, and the tone of your bathroom’s interior.  

The right vanity transforms your bathroom, and thanks to D├ęcor Planet, it’s incredibly easy to pick the right one. Match your interior design with one of these modern vanities. 


Minimalism 

Over the last decade or two, minimalism has exploded in popularity, defining the interior looks of residential and commercial spaces alike. With its emphasis on the calm and decluttered, a minimalist space is free of distracting colors, textures, and features. You’ll instead find many grays, blacks, and other similar colors elevated to a feature role. 

The bathroom is a spot that naturally needs calm and comfort, so a minimalistic vanity is a perfect fit here. Two excellent choices to consider include: 


Fresca Lucera vanity in gray with silver hardware.

Fresca Lucera 48" Gray Wall Hung Modern Bathroom Cabinet with Top & Undermount Sink: This sophisticated vanity features a marble or quartz stone countertop, solid wood cabinets, and a chic gray finish for a sleek, modern look.   

 

Fresca Allier vanity in gray with long nickel handles.

Fresca Allier 72" Gray Oak Modern Double Sink Bathroom Cabinet with Top & Sinks: Combining elegant form with casual function, this modern double sink bathroom vanity adds a slight touch of warmth to complement its sophisticated design. 

Both vanities are slightly different, but you’ll still stay on trend while adding more amenities to your bathroom. 


Natural Aesthetic 

Another trending look is the natural aesthetic. Like minimalism, a natural look emphasizes calm and comfort through decorative elements. Unlike minimalism, natural interiors make use of light, earth tones like blue and green, and outdoor materials like stone and wood. 

Bringing the outdoors into your bathroom begins with your vanity. To get you started, here are two vanities that fit a natural design scheme: 


Blue modern vanity by Fresca with white countertop and sink.

Fresca Lucera 72" Blue Wall Hung Double Undermount Sink Modern Bathroom Vanity with Medicine Cabinets: With a classically simple construction, plenty of storage space, a quartz stone countertop, and a dark blue finish, you’ll add a touch of nature that’s completely comfortable. 

 

Natural wood modern vanity with shelf at the floor by Native Trails.

Native Trails Solace 49" Freestanding Single Bathroom Vanity Base with NativeStone Shelf in Sunrise Oak: This special, standalone vanity combines light wood, sold wood, and concrete materials for a touch of nature. 

Many of our vanities feature natural colors or materials, so you’re you’ll have a broad choice if the natural look is what you crave.  


Coastal Interiors 

A coastal interior is a variation of both minimalism and a natural aesthetic. Blending bright whites and blues and mostly neutral textures, coastal designs are a timeless choice that never go out of style. 

Whether you’re renovating a beach house or your suburban home, these special vanities are the right choice for coastal bathrooms: 


Sleek white modern vanity with silver faucet by Fresca.

Fresca Mezzo 59" White Wall Hung Single Sink Modern Bathroom Vanity with Medicine Cabinet: Combining smooth lines and a sleek white finish, this special vanity adds a modern touch to any coastal bathroom. 

 

Wall hung single vanity with modern industrial look by Robern.

Robern Cartesian 30 1/8" Wall Mount Bathroom Vanity with Single Glass Drawer: This simple, single-drawer vanity comes in a variety of blues, whites, and other coastal colors. 

Check out our full list of vanities for even more styles to choose from. 


Mid Century Modern 

Mid-century modern dominated the 50’s and 60’s, but it’s coming back into style. With simple, uncomplicated features and made from natural materials like wood and copper, mid-century modern furniture is perfectly retro and on-trend, finding new life among Millennials in particular. 

If you love the mid-century look, you’ll love these wooden bathroom vanities: 


Dark wood double vanity with plank styling by James Martin.

James Martin Linear 58 3/4" Freestanding Double Bathroom Vanity in Mid-Century Walnut: With spacious storage options and a timeless birch and poplar wood construction, take a trip back in time with this classic vanity that’s also fully modern. 

 

Dark wood single vanity with drawers on two sides by James Martin.

James Martin Addison 45" Freestanding Single Bathroom Vanity Set in Mid-Century Acacia with Eternal Jasmine Pearl Quartz Top: This single-sink vanity set features three drawers with a brushed aluminum finish, English dovetail joinery, a slim and simple silhouette, and other retro/modern features for a full mid-century look and feel.  


No matter what design style you choose, these modern vanities—and anything from the Fresca Torino line—will elevate your vanity to a key bathroom feature. Want even more bathroom vanities to look through? 

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Thursday, March 9, 2023

Rub-a-Dub-Dub, a Roundup of the Best Tubs

White freestanding soaker tub with sloping sides.


Is there a bad time for a little self-care? Not really. All you need is some scented bath salts and a beautiful tub you can sink up to your nose in. Here are a few of our most spectacular tubs.


Bain Ultra Evanescense

This freestanding bathtub can be customized with various therapy options. The Hydro-Thermo Massage system offers air jets, heating zones (backrest, headrest), and chromatherapy.  It has thin walls so it’s easier to get in and out of as well. Control all the perks effortlessly with DOT control.

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White, rectangualr soaking tub with wide lip all the way around the outside edge.


Neptune Ametys

Comfort comes first in this bathtub’s design. Minimalist but premium, it offers elegant angles, electronic controls, and adjustable jet direction. The combination of Active-Air and Mass-Air systems provide champagne-like bubbles and aerated currents that make for a complete massage experience. 

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Rectangular tiered freestanding tub in a bathroom with natural wood and white tile.


Hydro Systems Designer Donatello

Classic looks with all the modern trimmings, this tub stands out among its peers. Acrylic construction and freestanding style on the outside with Hydrozone ozone water purification system under the hood, you’ll never have to worry about the quality of the water or any by-products.

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Oval freestanding white bathtub in an upscale bathroom.


Laufin Ilbagno Alessi One

Molded in one piece, this organic-shaped bathtub is a standout design element for the bathroom. Because of the single piece construction, the tub comes with a pre-installed lifting system that moves the bathtub so maintenance and repairs can be done.

Ilbagno Alessi One 


Drop in soaker tub with unique design features on the exposed side.


Neptune Daphne

Get all the luxury of  a customizable therapy in your alcove tub space. Ergonomic design makes this an exceptionally comfortable tub. Add on perks like your choice of jet system, chromotherapy lights, and accessories. Tonic therapy (jetted water and warm air jets) makes bath time a dream come true. 

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Large, oval jetted tub in a light bathroom.


Bain Ultra Essencia

Not only does this tub have ThermoMasseur technology that provides warm, even massage, it also has aromatherapy. Create the ultimate in relaxation involving all the senses. Also has top-of-the-line ergonomic design and functional perks like grab bars, footrest and armrests.

Essencia


Undermount bathtub with aromatherapy by Bain Ultra.


Bain Ultra Meridian

This undermount tub allows for some unique design in an application that still offers all the therapy additions you want: jets, aromatherapy, heating zones, chromatherapy, etc. Customize the flange, drain position, and finish for the perfect tub for your design.

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Hammered copper clawfoot tub in an upscale bathroom


Barclay Naples

A showstopper, this hammered copper soaker tub offers all the ambiance you need for a relaxing evening and style that keeps on giving every day all day. Select freestanding tub filler and accessories to match the vintage vibe. 

Naples


Shop all our beautiful bathtubs to find your perfect fit for a self-care oasis at home. 

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Thursday, March 2, 2023

How to Keep Your Toilet Looking Brand New: Cleaning Tips & Tricks

Person cleaning a white toilet.


Just got your new porcelain throne installed and ready for action? Are you already feeling stressed about keeping it looking this clean and shiny through the years?

Of course, nothing can ever look as good as the day it’s fresh out of the packaging. The good news is that there are many toilet cleaning hacks to maintain your toilet’s appearance.

If you’re like the majority of Americans, tackling the toilet is your most despised household chore. The reality is that your toilet and the area around your toilet is one of the dirtiest spaces in the whole house. It needs a focused and thorough deep clean regularly.

To really get that good-as-new sparkle, you're going to need a little more creativity. Here are our top toilet cleaning tips so it always looks clean, pristine, and close to brand new.


White Toto toilet.

TOTO Aquia IV

1. Take advantage of overnight treatments

One of the easiest toilet cleaning tricks, requiring almost no effort on your part, is to let your toilet essentially self-clean overnight. Certain treatments will do the dirty work for you, breaking down grime and mineral deposits while you’re asleep. 

The first treatment we suggest is an overnight soak with white vinegar. This will block off your toilet’s siphon jets and work away for hours at any built-up stains or grime. In the morning, sprinkle a little baking soda in the bowl, scrub with a toilet brush, and flush clean. The vinegar treatment is a surefire way to make any bowl return to that first-day shine.

The second treatment you can try is to pour toilet cleaner into the toilet’s tank overnight. All you need to do is add a few ounces of liquid cleaner or a dissolving cleaning tablet into the tank before bed. The cleaner will then incorporate into your toilet’s siphon jets and with every subsequent flushing, it will run into the bowl and eliminate pesky residue. This tactic will also help break down mineral deposits in the siphon jets over time.


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White Toto toilet.

2. Don’t neglect all that’s outside the bowl

Tackling the interior of the toilet bowl is usually what most people focus on, but every inch deserves care and attention. In fact, there’s no way your toilet will look brand new if you neglect the areas around the bowl – such as the seat, tank, handle, and base. 

Since all parts of the toilet will factor into how new it appears, start by liberally spritzing the entire exterior of the bowl, base, and tank with a disinfecting spray. Make sure all of those hard-to-reach areas, like the back of the base, are accounted for. You can also use baby oil to buff the toilet’s handle and the outside of the seat (this trick works great for all bathroom fixtures!) 


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3. Quickly attack stains with a helpful pumice stone

One of the most obvious signs of a well-worn toilet is staining. Annoyingly, it’s almost impossible to avoid stains from appearing in your bowl. If the stains are rust-colored in particular, this could be evidence of minerals in your water system, which may need to be addressed with vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. 

If you find yourself scrubbing and scrubbing with a toilet brush to no avail, experts recommend attacking tough stains with a pumice stone. A pumice stone is a type of volcanic rock that’s porous and is safe for use on toilet bowls, sinks, tubs, and tile. Opt for a pumice stone on a stick so you don’t have to get too close to the bowl itself while you clean. Despite its tough exterior, it won’t scratch porcelain as it works to magically remove all those rusty-colored water lines.


Are you an expert on how to clean your toilet? Maybe you're ready for a new toilet instead? Check out all the options at DecorPlanet.

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