Redecorating a bathroom? Here are some first considerations
Whether your bathroom is large or small, when it comes to design, the space should reflect your personality and style.
Simple design elements in the bathroom can create an oasis in an otherwise chaotic world. Whether you choose to renovate or update, with so many options for fixtures and accessories to choose from, creating a look you love – contemporary or traditional – is achievable regardless of your budget.
Jacqueline Glass, interior decorator ( Jacqueline Glass and Associates Inc.) advises that when redecorating a bathroom, it is important to first determine the overall look and feel you want for the space, before deciding on color, fixtures or accessories.
For many home owners, creating an elegant and traditional bathroom continues to be a sought- after look. Glass suggests using tones of white on white, such as ivory, cream and camel. Grey is also a fresh and popular alternative – think carrera marble for floors and counters, dove grey cabinetry and cool white walls. Also consider bead- board as a budget conscious wall covering that adds charm and style. Adding a beautiful faucet is an affordable way to instantly upgrade any look.
Contemporary design continues to be a popular trend for the bathroom. While purists insist on a solely minimal style, many people opt to soften the look by infusing warm materials such as wood, into an otherwise cool modern space. Stick with clean lines for your fixtures and add texture with accessories and wall finishes. Combine a soft round vessel sink with a contemporary faucet and set it off with a warm wood finish on the cabinetry or back splash. The effect can be stunning. But for those who want to stick to a strong contemporary design, nothing sets the stage like chrome in a crisp white space.
With today ʼ s increasingly busy lifestyles, the trend toward spa- like bathrooms is on the rise. Depending on the size of your bathroom, consider removing the bathtub to make room for an oversized, upgraded shower – and don ʼ t forget to think in multiples. Installing several shower jets, for example, is a tad indulgent, yet an affordable way to create a spa- like setting and it provides great functionality in a family household where there are adults and children of varying heights. Throw in some fluffy towels, brushed nickel accessories and accent with cool blues and greens to create a calm atmosphere.