The reality about your bathroom is that it is functional and serves a specific purpose within your home but very few of us would want to take such a cold-hearted view of a room that we like to try and make as welcoming and comfortable as possible.
The problem you might have right now is that your bathroom has maybe become a bit boring and doesn’t really inspire you to spend time there enjoying a piping hot shower or relaxing bath.
Here are some ideas to liven up your bathroom and turn it into something that is beautiful by design and a pleasure to spend time in. There is a look at how mixing materials are right on trend, a tiling solution that never goes out of fashion, plus some design ideas for lighting and mirrors to lift your room in an instant.
Mix it up
The easy solution would be to tile your bathroom and leave it at that, but that would be a bit boring, to say the least, and if you want to create a bathroom that is right on trend the answer would be to look at using a mix of materials.
You might decide to go with a mix of wood that is combined with glass and stone or maybe incorporating some fabrics into your design scheme might be just the lift your bathroom needs.
There is no specific combination that is setting the trend so feel free to mix it up and go for your own chosen preferred mix of materials and finishes.
Back to the future
Staying on the subject of trends, if you are old enough you will probably be able to recall a number of trends that have come full-circle and having been in fashion and then out, to make another comeback at a later point.
This is definitely the case for vintage tiles, and some bathroom designers will argue that vintage is never really out of style completely.
So if you fancy some more traditional designs to adorn your bathroom walls, think vintage and find some tiles that fit the bill.
A new feel to your bathroom
A lot of homeowners can have the tendency to think about giving their bathroom a makeover and concentrate on changing the walls and the color scheme, but don’t give a thought to changing the fittings that have become such a permanent feature.
Even if your budget doesn’t quite stretch to replacing all the fittings when you do your bathroom makeover you could use something like bidet attachments to add a touch of luxury in an inexpensive way.
If you want to improve your bathing experience and would also like to enhance the luxury look of your bathroom the answer might be to install a freestanding tub.
It doesn’t have to be a clawfoot tub if you don’t like that idea as there are loads of different design options now available. These include something like a streamlined infinity tub or you if you want an ultra-modern look, bowl-like tubs held in place by a solid wood stand is a style that fits the bill for that sort of vibe in your bathroom.
Let there be light
Lighting is always an important factor to consider in any room and this is especially the case in your bathroom, for a couple of good reasons.
You need good quality lighting for the functional aspects associated with your bathroom like doing your makeup or shaving, but beyond that need to be able to see exactly what you are doing, you have some license to make a statement with your lighting.
Depending on the size of your bathroom and the decor you have chosen, there is bound to be a lighting solution that blends in perfectly, whether it is a glitzy chandelier that can be fun and stylish or some perfectly placed wall-mounted sconces, don’t forget to put some thought into your lighting options.
Simple but effective touches
There are any number of simple but effective ideas that you can use to transform the look and feel of your bathroom without spending too much.
Try replacing your boring old mirror with something more unusual and decorative. This could be a mirror that has a distinctive shape or has something like a rim that looks like it is encrusted with jewels.
If you are going to give your walls a quick makeover with some paint, try choosing a regal paint color that adds a real touch of class or something dramatic to create a contrast.
It doesn’t have to cost that much to turn your bathroom into a space that is far from boring and you will be pleased with the result each time you pay a visit to the room.
Ava Wheeler is an interior decorator who writes home decor articles when she’s not wielding a paintbrush!