When it comes to home decor, the bathroom often gets overlooked. Combining creative design ideas, your favorite colors and stylish textures, mixed with a personal touch and unique details, you too can create a gorgeous bathroom with character and that one-of-a-kind look.
Modern Classic Style
A traditional classic home constantly evolves and it is the combination of old and new that gives it character. From the wealth of pattern and detail to a rich cornucopia of styles, you can evoke a feeling of heritage built up over generations without having to wait for centuries. No matter the size, any room can become a masterpiece with the right planning.
Simple Colour Palette
You can start with a simple two-colour palette, which may initially sound rather plain and you may feel the need to indulge in ornate shower curtains or furnishing fabrics. However you will have a much more successful and flexible interior if you let your possessions, such as your art, collections and furniture, provide the detail and richness. If you do fall in love with elaborate fabrics, use it on cushions or on a small make up chair.
Pull colours together with a pattern. However, solid colours don’t date as fast as patterns and too much pattern can look busy, so use it on accents rather than on large expanses. You can also use art and antiques to create pattern and texture in the room. Changing the countertops, rather than replacing all the cabinets, will personalize your bathroom at a relatively low cost.
Create a Timeless Space
To create a sleek modern look and avoid a cold, hard one, you can choose a soft color for the walls. Purchase bathroom fittings that combine the flowing lines of traditional shapes with cool, clean, modern design. A freestanding bath or a classic claw-foot tub and pedestal basin, create an almost timeless feel to the room.
Accessories Make the Difference
A collection of antique decanters for your perfumes creates a lovely sense of history, as if acquired over generations. Combine this with a richly etched silver and gold ornamental accessory box to hold your hair pins and clips, effectively pulling the theme together.
Maximize Visible Floor Space
Never neglect the opportunity to add storage, even in a very small room you can tuck a wall of full length cupboards sunken into the framing. Shallow, glass doored wall cupboards are invaluable for storing toiletries and grooming accessories. Also freestanding fittings make the room seem larger. Remember, the amount of visible floor space is what is important, the more floor you can see, the bigger your bathroom will look.
Add Character with Architectural Details
Embrace your room’s size, shape, quirks, and details instead of fighting them. Interesting architectural elements are a thoughtful way to make your master bath unique. An arch-topped shower can add architectural character to any master bath. Add dimension and charm to your bathroom walls with beaded board. Likewise, selecting the right materials for the room is an important element to creating a pleasant and relaxing room that is interesting and original.
Making the Space Stand Out
Unique details and architectural features, beautiful ornaments and mosaic tile designs can make your bathroom stand out. Modern wallpaper patterns and painting ideas can add a unique look to your half-bath with creative decoration. Although it’s true you can’t switch out tiles at a whim, nothing is really forever, so let your creative juices flow and go for the colors, patterns, and fixtures that add character and interest to your bath. You only live once so go for it!