Smart Bathroom Decorating Tips and Ideas

published On Jan 12 2017

Bathroom is one of the essential space in a house. The space is used by multiple people but it still carries that private and personal essence to it. Therefore, decorating a bathroom can be quite a challenging task. A lot can be done in this small a space. A few points to keep in mind while decorating it are –

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Light it up

Any space livens up by simply administering the light. It is important to take care of the natural light source. The natural light should be enhanced by the use of light coloured walls. The other aspect that needs to be kept in mind is the artificial source of lighting. The fixtures should be placed such that, one they create a statement about the space, second, should be placed on, over and around the mirrors so as to improve the reflected light. There is a wide choice available in the market today. The use of the type of the fixtures can help determining a theme if one is being followed.   

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Colour Palette

The colour palette of the bathroom should be neutral. It also depends to a large extent on the size of the room. For instance, to have a feel of a bigger space in a small bathroom one needs to prefer white and bright palette. Whilst, if the bathroom is quite big, then it could have a gray, brown or darker colours as its palette.

 

Sink it right

The basin is one of the primary elements in the modern bathrooms. Apart from the design, colour and material, one should choose the sink in accordance with the bathing area. If the bathing area is separate or has a Jacuzzi or shower plate, then one can go in for a sink with under the sink cabinet or vanity. But, if the sink is right adjacent to the bathing area one should go in for a pedestal sink or a wall mounted sink.

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Patterned tiles

The walls can be clad with tiles with patterns, theme, cartoons, 3d tiles, etc. These days there is a vast variety available over a large extent. For a rustic feel, one should go in for the traditional cement tiles or exposed pointed brick work. The tiles help in adding a character to the space helping in breaking the monotony of the space. The patterns should accrue to the size of the bathroom, like a small bathroom can have a feel of a bigger space, if the tiles on the floors follow a vertical pattern while, those on the ground follow a horizontal pattern.

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Partitions

The space can be divided by means of glass or fabric depending on the size of the bathroom. The curtains or glass partitions can be left in solid colours or can have quotes printed or etched onto them or with some graphics like comic strips, a caricature depicting the activity of the space, a natural scape and whatever the users relate to. The base should be kept translucent in order to maintain visual lightness. Partitions should be avoided in small spaces.

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Accessorize it

One can give life to this boring space by giving a hint of greenery to it. Plants can be kept on sink platforms or near the bath tub to add colour to the space and give it a sense of light. One can experiment with the various accessories in the bathroom like the unconventional tissue holders, soap dispensers etc. The other add-on could be fragrance diffusers, to give the space a personalized effect.

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Mirrors

Mirrors hold importance in two ways – one its usual use to reflect light and also whatever comes in front of it; the other reason is that it helps giving the space depth, a small room starts looking bigger if a full height mirror is used in the room. Mirrors can be put as it is, with a frame or be installed as an art piece.

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Smart storage

People can use smart storage ideas to avoid the shabby and clumsy look of the space. The storage can be conventionally made in an under the sink cupboard. The ladders could be used to hang towels, clothes instead of the pegs. A shelving system can be devised out of a simple metal wireframe over the cistern, which can then house the products as it is or by the use of wooden or wicker crates.

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Recycle and Upcycle the Junk

This is where one can be creative to decorate the space by recycling the things at hand, things lying unused or discarded. For example, the waste GI pipes could be used to create lighting fixtures, empty bottles to make soap dispensers and reed fragrance diffusers, old baskets to create storage racks, etc.  

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Though a minuscule space as compared to the entire house and the time spent, the bathroom space has a lot of scope for décor work. Lighting is one of the primary aspects that should be taken care of while decorating the space. One needs to be careful while decorating it, to maintain the balance amongst all the elements. The decorations, if done wisely, can help add elegance to the space.

 

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