How to create a unique bathroom space

Regardless of the size of your bathroom, there’s no reason why it can’t be a stylish, pleasant place packed with great interior décor ideas. You might not even need to do much – sometimes just a few tweaks is all you need to make your bathroom the place perfect for soaking in the tub.

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Read on for some great tips on how to create a unique bathroom space which you can be proud of whenever you have visitors around!

Crafty paintwork

If you’re considering renovating your bathroom, think carefully about your choice of colours. As a rule, plain pastel colours work best, as do ever trusty shades of white. Highlighting certain areas by using a different shade or hue can make your bathroom look more airy and spacious. It’s usually best to avoid excessive dark colours.

For some redecorating inspiration, this article gives a good guide on painting the bathroom.

Drapes or blinds

You probably have frosted glass on your bathroom window, but why not add an extra splash of excitement with a coloured blind?

The general rules of thumb are to choose light, pastel colours while avoiding rich colours such as red. If the window is small, blinds are the best option. If you prefer drapes, make sure they are thin rather than heavy as this will maintain the light feeling of the room.

The little touches

It may sound like a simple job, but keeping up with your colour scheme can make a big difference when it comes to the way your bathroom looks. And we’re not just referring to tiles and painted walls! The small things such as the colour of your towels or the flowers you choose for the windowsill can often make a huge difference.

A good rule is to stick to one colour for your small accessories, although switching and swapping between shades of that colour can be effective. Treat yourself to some new towels of the same colour and try to keep trinkets of the same shade.

Accessorising

There’s no real need to completely overhaul your bathroom – it may be that you just need to make a couple of minor décor changes.

If you want to make the room a little brighter, consider under cabinet strip lighting to highlight your bathroom cabinet or mirrors. If you are feeling especially artistic, some small fairy lights wrapped around reeds look great in a corner.

It’s not difficult or especially costly to install new taps and the effect can be very striking. If you want to completely change the style of your taps, you don’t necessarily need to get a new sink fitted. Designs such as freestanding or waterfall taps are simple enough to install and will give your bathroom a contemporary feel.

Shower fittings are also important and aren’t as boring as you might think. These shower fittings by Mira showers come in all sorts of styles, some of them being very innovative.

Artwork

The bathroom is one of the few rooms in the house which is often overlooked in terms of décor, so it’s probably unlikely that you have any pictures gracing the walls. While the plain shades of a bathroom don’t always lend themselves to big hanging pictures, there’s no reason for you not to experiment.

When it comes to pictures and artwork in the bathroom, less is more. Don’t choose overly complicated designs, but instead go for block colours and simple, curvy items such as vases and ornaments.

 

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4 Comments

  1. June 25, 2014 / 8:49 am

    I have just done my bathroom and I had to do it on a budget but I still wanted it to be stylish. I spent time trying to pull the right things together to make it look good. Thanks for a few more tips.
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