Whether your bathroom is small or large, there are often challenges in decorating this important room in your home. Bathrooms are often decorated in the same overall style as the rest of the home, such as in a traditional, contemporary or eclectic style. Although there's a lot to be said for remodeling a bathroom, you can also make a big difference in the overall look of the room simply by utilizing some creative bathroom decor ideas.
Create an Elegant Bathroom
There is currently a trend in bathroom design towards a more elegant approach. Bathrooms often include luxurious touches such as crystal light fixtures, fine wood cabinets and vanities, high end sinks and fixtures, and showers that provide relaxing spa functionality. Although these features are easy to add to today's larger bathrooms in newer homes, it can sometimes be challenging to create an elegant look in an older small bathroom.
One way of adding an elegant touch even in a small bathroom is to hang a small chandelier over the vanity area, instead of using traditional vanity lights. This one change can add a whole new look to your bathroom. Other touches which are easily achieved include replacing your towel bars with luxurious new ones, perhaps even adding a heated towel bar for an extravagant touch.
Existing shower areas can be retrofitted with spray jet fixtures and raincan shower heads for a more enjoyable shower experience. Replacing a standard bathtub with a whirlpool tub is also an option even for a smaller bathroom, since some models take up the same amount of space as a standard bathtub. Add a shower curtain in a rich tapestry finish, and update the overall look of the bathroom with a glass mosaic tile backsplash area. For far less money than a major bathroom remodeling project, your bathroom will have an elegant look with luxury features that you will truly enjoy.
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Simplistic Bathroom Designs
At the other end of the decorating spectrum, there is also a trend towards a very simplistic and minimalist approach in bathroom decor ideas. Bathrooms decorated in this fashion often mimic Japanese style bathrooms, with their simple, functional and natural style of decorating. With a focus on the bathroom being an area for relaxation, simple lines and less clutter promote a restful atmosphere. Colors are generally light, with an emphasis on colors from nature, such as cream, light blue, light green, beige and pale yellow. The centerpiece of this style of bathroom is generally a large and luxurious bathtub, inspired by the traditional Japanese soaking tubs. Of course, not all people prefer a bathtub, so this might be replaced by a luxurious spa-quality shower.
Accessories are kept to a minimum with this style of decorating, with an emphasis on only what is really needed. Luxurious white towels, candles for soft lighting, a natural fiber bathmat, plants and simple window treatments are common in this style of bathroom. However, updated features such as a sound system or even a television are sometimes blended in with this simplistic approach, adding a modern but relaxing extra touch.
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