by Scott Gray
Did you know that bathrooms are probably one of
the easiest and least expensive rooms in your home to decorate? Shocked, well
don’t be, for many, decorating their bathrooms is always left till last. This
is mainly due to the fact that very few people actually see your bathroom and so
it becomes the neglected room. On the contrary however, it is wise to remember
that your bathroom really is an important room, after all it’s the first place
you visit when you wake, before you go to sleep and on numerous occasions
throughout the day. So take the time and make it an inviting room.
The majority of bathrooms lack character, feels
cold, and quite simply is uninviting. It doesn’t have to be this way, with a
little thought and imagination you can transform your bathroom into a luxurious,
stylish, and comfortable sanctuary.
To Start With Your Transformation
– Choosing the color for your bathroom can be
quite daunting. Too much color can look terrible, while too little can leave
your room feeling sterile and unloved. For a warm and cozy feel why not choose
pastels such as peach, apricot, or creams. For a more calming effect, blue is
the chosen color and can give your bathroom a feeling of tranquility. If you
are looking for a more restful, quite feel green is an excellent color. Of
course you can always choose neutral white and add color using towels and
– when it comes to bathroom decorating ideas, storage is vital. Bathroom
vanities are ideal for storage and these can include bathroom vanity cabinets,
vanity sinks, and vanity tables. Storage can help hide all those additional
bathroom accessories such as extra shampoos, soaps, toilet rolls, and of course
if you have kids, their bath toys.
– the correct lighting can make all the difference when decorating your
bathroom. There are two types of lighting that need to be included and these
are ambient lighting for setting a relaxing mood and a dimmer switch is ideal
for this. The second of course is task lighting for grooming. For large
bathrooms ceiling lights can provide ambient lighting. For grooming you should
place lights around your
bathroom mirrors. Lights on both sides of the mirror will prevent shadows,
which is important for women who wish to apply
up. Using interesting light fixtures can also help to give your bathroom some
– Mirrors are always a welcome addition
especially in small bathrooms. Decorative frames can help to add glamour whilst
wooden frames can add warmth. Mirrors reflect the light and can make a small
space appear larger and brighter.
– Accessories for your bathroom can include
towels. Towels can create an entirely new look for any bathroom and the use of
colors can add warmth and ambiance. Shower curtains are another accessory that
can instantly transform a bathroom and they are inexpensive. Your choice of
toilet roll holder, toothbrush holder, soap dish and dispenser can also add
style. You should ensure though that the style you choose fits with the overall
look of your bathroom design. Finishes for these accessories can include wood,
metallic, and chrome.
– Rugs can add a touch of softness for your feet
and can also add texture to your bathroom. Vanity stools or benches can create
an area to relax. Towel warmers are another luxury touch, perfect for those
winter days. Plants and flowers are also a good idea as they can add natural
beauty and provide a calming effect. Scented candles are also becoming very
popular and can help to create a relaxing and romantic atmosphere.
Now that you know how to transform your
bathroom here are some definite no’s when it comes to bathroom decorating
Avoid the use of bath mats that look
like mini-shag rugs
Never put a colored seat on your toilet
as it will only draw attention to the toilet and take away from the overall
appearance of your newly decorated bathroom.
Common sense of course should always prevail when decorating your bathroom and
if you have small children glass accessories are probably best avoided.
Its up to you now, you have the knowledge and you have the ideas, now all you
have to do is put them to use.
Scott Gray is a freelance author and web site publisher who provides useful
information and money saving tips about
bathroom vanities, vanity sinks and vanity sets