Designing and decorating a bathroom can be a delightful task and the results can provide happiness for many years but knowing where to start can be difficult. Although there are interior design experts who can help you on your way to a beautiful bathroom, their advice is often expensive to employ. The following four bathroom design tips however, should see you able to begin the design process unaided:
Get Inspired Before Buying for Your Bathroom
It might be tempting to begin buying fixtures and other items for your bathroom the very second you decide that it is time to give the room a overhaul but this is often a foolish move. People who do not take the time to decide on a colour scheme and/or layout for the room before parting with their cash will often find that they end up with items that they cannot use in their final bathroom design.
Excellent places to source inspiration for your bathroom include any luxury hotels that you have stayed at in the past (or are due to stay at soon), bathroom showrooms and the photo-sharing social network Pinterest. Taking photographs of any items that you might consider for inclusion at a later date is advised.
Consider Who Will Use Your Bathroom
Whilst glass and stainless steel fittings are no doubt attractive, they may not be the best choice for any bathroom that will see a lot of use from children for they are bound to soon become laden with fingerprints! If you happen to be the mother of a child that loves getting caked in mud a little too often, it goes without saying also that you would probably wish to avoid the colour white – and other light colours – in your bathroom (unless of course, you are willing to clean the room after every bath time!)
The age of those using your bathroom on a regular basis may also affect the chosen height placement of fixtures such as the wash basin and towel holder.
Match Bathroom Accessories to the Chosen Decor
Since the bathroom is often considered a space for relaxation, having too many different colours present in this room is not wise, for this could over-stimulate the mind of someone soaking in the tub.
Choosing bathroom accessories that closely adhere to your selected colour scheme then is advisable, though you should not be afraid to use a clashing colour should you be able to acquire all of your bathroom accessories in this same hue. For example; bright green bathroom accessories could work well with a slate grey and black colour scheme so long as there is colour uniformity across items such as soap and toothbrush holders, bathmats and/or shower curtains (etc.)
It might be the case that you have chosen a theme in additional to a colour scheme for your bathroom. Dolphins, sea shells or nautical anchors are example of themes with might be applied to a bathroom. Locating and including accessories that match a selected theme is too wise, though be sure not overdo it – dolphin embellishments on absolutely everything in the bathroom can really be too much for the eyes!
Think About Bathroom Storage
It is all too easy to forget to consider options for storage when designing a bathroom. This is problematic because even the most gorgeous of bathroom designs can be spoilt should it be the case that endless beauty products and bottles of shower gel litter the space!
You will likely need storage beyond that provided by your bathroom cabinet, since such fixtures tend to be fairly small in stature. Depending on the size and layout of your bathroom you might wish to consider glass shelves, tower storage units, bath/shower tidies and/or vanity units with built in storage space to ensure that your bathroom remains clutter free.
Whilst you could use simple plastic storage tubs to hold all of your lotions and potions this is hardly a stylish solution!