A beautiful bathroom is an easily attainable luxury when you use these great decor ideas. Whether you make simple, cheap changes to update what you already have or more extravagant additions for an opulent escape, there are many things you can do to turn your water closet into an oasis. You may be surprised at how quickly and easily you can impact your space.
ECONOMICAL CHANGES FOR BIG EFFECT
Painting the walls may sound like the most basic way to decorate your bathroom, but bear in mind it is a formidable one. Your bathroom is a room that you don’t spend the majority of your day in, and that guests briefly visit, so strong choices with paint can have an amazing ‘wow’ factor that won’t get old fast. Cranberry, purple, canary yellow, and navy are just a few of the strong choices you can use to make your bathroom impressive.
Light fixtures are a great opportunity to show your style, but do not forget the importance of an appropriate bulb. When you, or a guest, enters the bathroom, you do not want to click on the light switch and be momentarily blinded. To pursue an environment of relaxation, choose light bulbs with soft light, and lower wattage.
Knobs and handles are easy to update and add a remarkable touch. There are marvelous unique knobs and handles at antique stores, or if you are an Anthropologie fan there are a myriad of choices to be had at their stores. If you are a decorating beginner, buy the same knob for all of your drawers. However, if you are brave you can try mixing and matching with several different unique choices. One thing to keep in mind when selecting details like this, however, is to be consistent about style. If, for example, you are aiming for a French Country feel, then pastels, particularly blue and white should be a consistent theme.
Designer candles have two immediate effects on a guest’s appreciation for your bathroom. Candles imply intimate luxury and romance, giving your guest, or your overworked self, a feeling of a vacation merely by visiting the bathroom. Candles can also help keep the air fresh in an unobtrusive fashion. Consider a scented candle to create a welcoming environment, or you can arrange a trio of simple, unscented candles to add intimacy without a specific scent. And remember, you have just as many opportunities for style with your candle-holder selection as you do with the candle itself.
If you have a window in your bathroom, then you have a marvelous opportunity to dress up the glass. You can use traditional cloth shades from any linen store, or you could try fun alternative designs to show your personal style. Consider pots of tall, green bamboo that won’t need much attention to look great, and will add a natural, earthy feel to your window. Or if you want to splash a little more money on the design, a stained glass window is always a beauty to behold, and during the day lets in attractive colored sunlight.
Your towel choice is the last opportunity for an impression. Do not skimp when it comes to bathroom towels. A thin or non-absorbent towel can turn the memory of a peaceful soak into a sticky, clumpy nightmare. The secret to a good bathroom towel is that the fabric must be just a little rough to do the job right. Some recommended luxury towels include Embrace towels and FairTrade Towels by Christy, Milagro towels by Matouk, Paradigm Bath Towels by Restoration Hardware, Hotel Collection Towels by Macy’s, and Bamboo Bath Towels by CB2.
LUXURIOUS CHOICES FOR THE EMBODIMENT OF DECADENCE
If you are looking to spend some serious dollars to create that perfect bathroom environment or impress your friends, one of the most important selections will be your sink. There is an incredible range of styles of sinks available, from one faucet to multiple faucets. Faucets themselves can pour, spray or waterfall, depending upon your style and luxury preference.
The Bathtub itself is the often undervalued, but extremely important, design choice of the bathroom not only because it is the largest, but also because your selection determines your comfort. The deeper the tub, the more luxurious the feel, and the more impressive the appearance. New bathtubs range from $200 for a conventional tub to $10,000 for a ‘walk-in’ tub. Also, remember that installation will set you back another $2,000 to $3,500. If you want to improve your tub’s appearance without replacing the entire fixture, consider simply having it re-caulked for far less money.
Regardless of your budget, there are a wealth of choices available to create your small (or large) bathroom of luxury.