Decorating bathrooms is a home-owner’s dream and nightmare. It is often the smallest and most common room in every house which might be the reason that it is experimented with the most. The most important factors to be mindful of while decorating your bathroom are utility, storage space, cost, and resale potential.
Being one of the smaller rooms in any house, the most important design parameter is space. Large bathtubs may be unwise as they take up much space. Walk-in showers are in vogue nowadays. These cater adequately to the needs of space, comfort and aesthetics. For large common bathrooms, the basins should be separated from the bath and WC. This allows multiple people to get ready simultaneously.
The essence of bathroom spacing is optimizing the storage space available. The ever increasing demand for toiletries has led to larger sizes of vanity sets with double vanity sets becoming more and more common. Naturally available storage spaces like windowsills should be exploited to the fullest. Towel racks are more spatially economical than rods. Shelves take up little wall area and can be tucked away into corners. This makes use of wall space that previously had no other purpose.
Appearance and Accessories
The appeal of any bathroom lies in the details. Bathroom fittings can be cheap and utilitarian, or they can be exquisite and expensive. However, making a bathroom look good does not have to mean shelling out fat wads of cash. Some smart adjustments can spruce up your bath with little expense. Use a decorative toilet paper rack to add spice to your WC. Even using attractive wastebaskets or laundry hampers can make your bathroom more impressive. Instead of spending fortunes on a new faucet, a small amount spent on a flashy towel rack can work wonders. Using baskets made from cane or wood adds a quirky but appealing contrast to the ceramic tiling. You can try experimenting with themes like all metal accessories in a stone lined bathroom.
Tiles are the most common surfaces used in bathrooms. They're sturdy, easy to install, easy to clean, and the range of tiles available is almost limitless. A catchy combination of tiles can light up even the most humble of bathrooms. Mosaic tiles are common in showers, but these can be bothersome to clean. Large tiles or stonework are much easier to keep, but, if not done properly, may give the whole space a drab appearance. Sinks and basins offer a multitude of choices when it comes to materials including ceramic, steel, stone, wood, granite, and glass. Also, keep texture in mind when choosing flooring materials. Avoiding surfaces that become slippery when wet or choosing the right padded bath mats and rugs can prevent accidental injuries.
Planning and designing a bathroom is a sizable undertaking. But considering the flexibility it affords in design and price; it's a task that can bring out the best out of your creativity. Aesthetics and utility are by no means incompatible.