When it comes to interior design plans and discussions, rarely anyone remembers giving the bathroom the importance it deserves.
Sometimes it’s because we consider it a useful space, but more often because it’s small and not as crowded.
What we all neglect is that a good bathroom can do more good for our positive mood and hospitality than any other room in the house. The stylish design of your bathroom should be a priority and not a second thought.
Another problem is that by applying the “modern interior of a stylish bathroom” most of us refer to making it more practical instead of making it interesting and stylish.
Colors, shapes and patterns deserve special treatment in the bathroom too: read our tips on how to create a stylish bathroom design and ideas will spring to mind!
Change the colors
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Take some bathroom paint and change the scheme yourself. Use neutral shades to make it feel fresh and spacious, and pour in some darker hues here and there for a dramatic look.
Don’t forget: Darkness doesn’t get so boring if it is lit with a few scented candles. So why not inspire a romantic setting?
Soil colors also play a role
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Why keep that monochrome and boring floor when you can benefit from exciting solutions like Moroccan and Spanish-embossed tiles?
The bathroom is not the place to store your creative ideas. So choose a pattern that will cheer you up every time you walk into the bathroom.
Shower heads are more than just large water sprayers
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It doesn’t have to be the luxurious waterfall you’ve seen in a 5-star resort catalog, and it doesn’t have to have massage settings.
All it has to do is work right and look good so that your regular showers turn into invigorating spa-inspired moments.
Change the countertops
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The best way is to have a professional install a new veneer or granite countertop. Prices are usually low, but if you think you can’t afford it, cover your worn countertop with laminate.
Plus, the market is piled up with wood, stone, and other natural finishes that look too sophisticated for their price.
Think carefully about the lighting
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Do not skip the necessary overhead lighting, as bathrooms are one of those spaces where visibility is imperative.
For styling purposes, you can always install chandeliers, candles, or even vapor-proof downlights at the bottom of your shower stalls.
The bathrooms are usually small. So try not to overdo it with fittings. Instead, choose an accent that can really add to the mood.
Decorate walls with art
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Who said framed art is only for living rooms and bedrooms? Hanging pieces in your bathroom is a unique solution, but you need to keep it simple, relaxing, and make sure it goes with the rest of your decor.
Update the mirrors
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Most bathrooms have dull glass mirrors that have been damaged as in years past and are therefore the first sign that something needs to be changed in your bathroom.
We recommend replacing them with larger, framed alternatives, either ones you would buy at a store or you would make them yourself.
There are many attractive frame styles that you might consider depending on which one you can discover the ideal piece in places like thrift stores, flea markets, antique markets, etc.
Make the bathroom soft with window treatments
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Bathrooms are meant to be hard and solid and there is little you can do to make them break up. However, a more recent design practice has proven very helpful – treating windows with interesting and sound absorbing fabrics!
Of course, you are free to choose the color or pattern you like, but make sure it is a moisture-proof material that will protect your privacy and still manage to diffuse the light in the right way. This is why dark window coverings are rare in bathrooms.
Replace the shower curtain
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Aren’t you bored Also, little can be done to protect shower curtains from damage as they leave streaks even when washing your hands.
If your budget allows, install sleek shower screens, but keep in mind that these are far less practical.
Bring nature inside
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Flowers can freshen up even the darkest and most serious room. So why should you keep them away from the bathroom?
They will definitely rejuvenate it and add a welcoming flair every time you walk in. So take a simple vase and fill it with fresh flowers. The difference will be felt immediately.
Think outside the box
You can’t change the list of basic features your bathroom needs, but you can play with their design. For example, you can replace the traditional towel rails with colorful or heated racks, or choose ones that go with your faucets.
Ring holders are a great catch for simple and discreet bathrooms.
Coat the walls with cement
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If there aren’t any tiles that will protect your walls from moisture, consider cement instead. You can even go as far as completely removing the tiles and redecorating them with colorful wall coatings that can withstand high levels of humidity.
You can do this yourself or hire an experienced contractor instead.
Don’t forget to store it
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As with kitchens, bathrooms always have serious storage issues to deal with, and fixing them can often break the bank. The good news is that you can skip trending things and choose an inexpensive option that can save you respectable sums of money on your account.
For example, you can hang floating shelves for your towels and cosmetics and decorate them with candles, colorful boxes or similar personal knick-knacks.
Background images are also an option
The mistake many people make when decorating bathrooms is simply mistaking it for boring. Why not use wallpaper when it’s easy? You can always pick a favorite pattern to add a pizza touch to your otherwise simple bathroom.
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As useful as you may think, reflected light creates nothing more than flattering shadows and an unrealistic picture of what you look like.
Side lights are much better at adjusting the amount of light. If cabling is no longer possible, you can replace the lamp with a lamp with two or more lamps next to each other.
Once you’ve chosen a topic, stick with it. Your bathroom is your personal space and you can literally do anything with it!
That is why we recommend hunters to hang up their animal cups in the bathroom. In all honesty, this is one of the most interesting and personal bathroom solutions we have ever come across.
Use carpets to define areas
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Carpets can play many important roles in the bathroom. First of all, they can cover an ugly, damaged floor and add a soft wool surface to your bare feet. Wool is the only fabric that should be considered in this case as, unlike synthetic materials, it can resist mold and other moisture effects and does not show dirt.
All you have to do is hang it up while it is wet. When you put it back in, it’s absolutely the same.
Baskets can make a bathroom feel warmer and more inviting, and they can also be used to store toilet paper, towels, or other useful tools.
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Painting is an instant way to refresh your vanity, and it’s the most cost-effective option compared to anything we’ve mentioned here. The ultimate goal is to make it look newer, especially if handled by a creative person who can paint wood grain or similar motifs.
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Experts advise avoiding authentic wood in the bathroom, as the water can cause severe damage over time.
This is what makes laminate so beautiful though: you can simply install it (even over your existing floor), paint it, or choose a pre-made one that looks classy and elegant. Laminates come in so many styles and colors that it’s almost impossible not to find the perfect one, complemented by the fact that they are extremely durable.
Colored and themed towels
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Remember that because of the size of your bathroom, even the smallest details can make a big difference. That means your towels can easily become the center of attention. So make sure they match the overall palette you applied in the bathroom.
The devil is in the details
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Again, small changes are the most powerful generators of big differences that make even the shower curtain rod an important detail that deserves attention.
Hence, renovating your bathroom may not require undue changes and replacements, ideally just new hooks, a vase of fresh flowers, and a few modern accessories.