Making a Small Bath Come to Life
From her book “Debbie Travis’ Decoration Solutions”, Debbie states that bathrooms are her favorite area in the house to decorate because they are small and don’t take long to embellish. She offers some simple solutions for those on a budget for that drab looking bathroom.
If the house is old or you are renting, it may be a lot cheaper to simply paint the walls rather than replace the tiles which could be a much more expensive and time consuming proposition. Interesting looking walls can draw the attention away from an otherwise dull or outdated looking bathroom.
You can use large patterns or a stucco effect to bring new life to your walls. Additionally, several coats of varnish used to paint the walls in the shower area should be moisture resistant and durable and would hold up well to the wear and tear of daily bathroom use.
Paint is the Ultimate Remodeling Tool
By painting your bath walls you can also imitate much more expensive natural materials like marble or faux glass, just remember to use realistic colors and shapes. To get the affect of tile or faux glass blocks draw a grid system on the walls and use multiple mylar stencils to represent the blocks.
Fill in stencils with a glaze and using crumpled paper texturize the glaze. Now smudge the paint by rubbing your finger around the inside of the perimeter of the block. Finally with a stencil brush, use some grayish paint to create the effect of the grout between the stencils.
Remove the stencils and repeat the process across the wall. Creating these effects can be a lot of fun and you get to use your creativity to create the illusion of light and space, how cool is that! If your bathroom has no windows, the use of a translucent glaze on the walls can help open up the space by reflecting and spreading the light more evenly around the room.
Whether your bathroom is new or old or you just want to mix it up a little, it will benefit immensely from using even just a few of the great painting effects from “Debbie Travis’ Decoration Solutions” book.