Seeing as how most of us cannot afford to redo our bathrooms every couple of months, it’s only normal to get bored with its look after a while. Our bedrooms and living rooms are much easier to redecorate because we can usually come up with a new layout or swap out some of the focal pieces. Unfortunately, the bathroom fixtures are not as easy to replace and there are not many elements that we can simply move around to create a new layout.
This is why we have to carefully think things through when we decide to remodel our bathroom. The funds are most often not limitless which is why this room’s design has to stand the test of time. In case you are looking for some interior tips for creating a stylish bathroom, keep on reading to see our suggestions.
Get rid of all unnecessary things
First of all, regardless of whether you are starting from scratch or are just redecorating, you need to get rid of the clutter. Planning is crucial and if your bathroom is on the smaller side, you cannot allow unnecessary things to make the place seem overcrowded. Decide on the elements you need and purchase and install them accordingly.
If you don’t need a tub, go for a simple shower. If you need plenty of storage, figure out a way to make it happen. If you’re just looking for a simple way to switch things up, get rid of all products you no longer use, those that are expired and shabby old towels. A stylish bathroom cannot be messy and worn-out so keep that in mind.
Choose the best flooring option
If you happen to have the luxury of starting from scratch, the first thing you will have to decide on (after making sure the plumbing is functioning properly) is the type of flooring you will install. One problem you might encounter here is having to pick just one option seeing as how there are so many amazing alternatives for you to choose from.
First, you need to keep your aesthetic and vision in mind and second, you need to find the right shade and material that will really make the space look stylish. One approach you can take is opting for a dark floor while you keep your walls and fixtures light. For this, you can install some charred-looking timber tiles that will go splendidly with crisp white wall tiles or choose dark natural stone tiles. Concrete tiles are another option that is quite simple but stunning as they come in many colours while they can also be kept neutral.
Pick the colour scheme
Deciding on the right colour scheme can be a bit tricky seeing as how there are so many different opinions out there. You’ll see people claiming that only white or beige bathrooms are stylish and that bright colours shouldn’t be placed here. However, the truth is that you can basically do whatever you want.
If you choose a dark flooring option, you should probably keep the walls and fixtures light as you don’t want the space to seem too cramped but it doesn’t have to be strictly black and white. For example, you can have one statement wall in whichever colour you find interesting. It can be dark so to match the floor or it can be a bold green, yellow or pink. On the other hand, you can also choose to keep it neutral with grey, off-white and beige tones if that is what you like. The only thing to keep in mind is that you should not go overboard as then the bathroom can look too busy and overwhelming.
Decide on the elements you need
As we mentioned multiple times, you do not want your bathroom to feel too cramped which is why you have to carefully decide on the elements you need to install. For one, think about whether you actually need a bathtub. This decision will depend on your needs, habits and space available. For instance, if no one in your household takes baths, there is no need to install one. It will just be taking up precious space.
On the other hand, if you like both showers and baths but have little space at your disposal, you can get a combo that will allow you to save space and experience all benefits of the two fixtures. When it comes to tubs, the choices are numerous – from free-standing round and square baths to various spa baths with jets. If you opt for the combo alternative, getting a shower screen would be best and luckily, experts like Acqua Bathrooms know how important elegance is so they offer different models that can easily match your aesthetic. Another great way to save space is by installing floating elements. A floating vanity or toilet can create the illusion of having more room simply by keeping the floor clear.
Come up with clever storage solutions
To have a stylish bathroom, you should also look for some sleek storage options that will help you make the space less cluttered. Besides the aforementioned floating vanities, you can also get some cabinets that are not too bulky. Perhaps you can get a built-in version that will be hidden behind the mirrors.
This is a good idea as mirrors will make space look bigger. Another option you have is getting a hidden tank for your toilet and using the space it would usually occupy for wall nooks where you can keep your towels and toiletries. You can do a similar thing in your shower or above your bathtub. Finally, you can also add more open shelves to the room – make them metallic or wooden, whichever style matches the style of the bathroom.
Introduce greenery into the room
Greenery is always an easy way to make a certain space seem more stylish. Fortunately, there are many varieties that can thrive in a bathroom environment, such as aloe vera, cast-iron plant, croton and even peace lilies and orchids. Regardless of the size of your bathroom, you will surely find some that will fit. Moreover, the way you display them can also do a lot for the look of the room.
For instance, you can hang them from the ceiling in a knitted plant holder, place them on a wall in unique-looking metal planters or get a huge pot in a striking colour that will stand out in a corner. Of course, you can also place them on the vanity.
Think of the details
Lastly, the details play a huge role in having a stylish space. We’ve said over and over again that you need to avoid clutter and that is why your décor pieces need to have a role. The best way to achieve this is by thinking of the hardware as your decoration.
For instance, the faucets, showerheads, light fixtures, towel holders and so on can all be just what you need to take the look of the entire room to a whole new level. They can be silver, black, rose gold – it doesn’t matter as long as they match the overall look but still draw the eye to themselves. Furthermore, add quality towels, a soft rug and nice curtains if you have a window.
Depending on the size of your project and the goal you have in mind, some or all of these seven tips can be of great help. Look for some inspiration online, come up with a plan and create a bathroom you’ve been dreaming of.
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