Ideas on how to decorate a bathroom
Refresh your spaces with these ideas on how to decorate a bathroom:
1. Make it a spa-like dream
Choose a soothing palette to create a calming environment in the bathroom. We're talking white, off-white, cream and tan tones. You can also go pure white if you're feeling a crisp finish, using shiny hardware to reflect natural rays from the windows.
2. Go for the accent wall
Believe it or not, small spaces are actually the perfect place to use bold colors and patterns on the walls. What would normally overwhelm a large space looks phenomenal in your tiny powder room. Experiment with printed wallpapers or tile an accent wall. Offset the statement with neutral and classic fixtures.
3. Or walk on a statement floor instead
Tiles are the best way to achieve the statement floor look, whether they be patterned, a solid hue or a rustic terra-cotta. Good Housekeeping recommends protecting the tiles from water damage with a penetrating sealer that will preserve the vivid colors.
4. Mount it on the wall
Use floating shelves and wall-mounted sinks or vanities to free up floor space in bathrooms on the smaller side. You can also give your towel hooks an upgrade with a decorative shelf-and-hook combo piece.
5. Choose woven hampers
These decorative baskets are great for storage, but they're also are a super easy to way to add texture and warmth to the space, especially in bathrooms with plain white tubs, toilets and sinks.
6. Head for the ship(lap)
Shiplap walls are a quick and easy upgrade but result in mega intrigue. If you need a less permanent solution, The Spruce advises using removable peel and stick vinyl to create a textured finish.
7. Master crafty lights
The trick to lighting in the bathroom is being strategic. Good Housekeeping recommends installing sconces directly on the bathroom mirror. The lights will reflect off the mirror's surface to not only brighten the space, but also make it look much bigger than it actually is.
8. Get funky with fixtures
Combine different lighting fixtures for an eclectic yet totally high-style look. Better Homes & Gardens suggests using an old dresser with a vessel sink to add an even more unique touch to your bathroom.
9. Give your sink a skirt
No cabinet under the sink? No problem. The Spruce has a fashionable fix: Conceal storage and exposed pipes under a wall-mounted sink by hanging fabric from the base of the sink to the floor.
10. Remember mirror mirror on the wall
Upgrade the bathroom mirror to become a decorative feature. You can use pulleys and rope for suspended mirrors or add some glam with a floor-to-ceiling installation. If you have his-and-hers sinks, Good Housekeeping notes that two tall mirrors look far less clunky than one long one.
If your decorating calls for brand new everything, follow these DIY guides to install a fresh toilet or replace the faucets. When you're done, make sure your bathroom's function rivals it's fashion.
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