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Ideas On How To Decorate a Bathroom

Article By: Isha Tandon (Guest Post)
Last Update: May 2023


The bathroom is that sacred corner of your home where you purify yourselves in body and mind. Sometimes after a long, hard day, all you need is a piping hot shower that washes the day away and that leaves you fresh and rejuvenated.

There is a famous saying that it is very easy to make a house, but you need to add the right amount of love and effort to make it your home. This applies to every room in your home, including the bathroom.

In order to make it an elegant and refreshing space, you need to see the bathroom beyond it being a functional space and add your personal touch through your vision and taste. Here are some interesting ideas that will help you succeed through your project-Bathroom Makeover!

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Pick a Colour Scheme for Your Bathroom

This is one of the first most important decisions to make for a bathroom makeover. What colour scheme should your bathroom adapt to? The answer is simple; go with your instinct and your choice.

Sometimes all we need to do is to use the vast ocean of data that is available on the internet and skim through apps like Pinterest and other designing websites to just get a feel of the various kinds of bathroom designs that are in trend today. If anything clicks, then there’s your answer. If all of this data pool is also leaving you confused and perturbed, then it’s best to bring on board an expert who can ease things up for you.

The conventional white and muted shades are famous even today for those who like it classic and simple. The market has a whole lot of options to offer for different shades and hues of each shade. Green (in powdered tones) is known to add a zen feel, soft pinks exude a romantic vibe and blues make the bathrooms more lively. You can also play around with colourful patterned tiles or even terrazzo for that rich, elegant feel.

Cover your bathroom from floor to ceiling with Tiles

Bathrooms are the most wet and humid rooms in your homes. There are a lot of factors that come into play when it comes to maintaining this one challenge of dampness in the bathroom; proper ventilation, well functioning drainage systems to name a few.

But if you want long lives and good health of your bathrooms, then a great way to achieve that is by covering all the walls and floors of your bathrooms with tiles. Not only is it a cost-effective way of giving your bathrooms a facelift, but it is also a better choice for the life of the bathrooms. The surface of the tiles make it a lot easier to clean them. Tiles have low porosity so it prevents the water from seeping in and damaging your walls.

You can choose different tiles for the walls and floors to make them more attractive. There are some great options in bathroom tiles with the latest trends and colours that you may find in the stores to pick from.

Use wallpapers with cool graphics

Another cool way of decorating your bathrooms and beautifying those bathroom walls is by putting up wallpapers. Again, the sky’s the limit when it comes to the variety of wallpapers that one can find in the market today.

If you want your bathrooms to look like a vintage garden, then you can go for pastel shades and floral designs. If you like some abstract geometry, then you can choose patterned wallpapers in geometric designs. You can also customise your wallpapers to have the designs of your choice in your bathrooms.

Installing wallpapers is super easy and inexpensive. There is no denying that wallpapers do come with a shelf life. For those of you who love to change things up every now and then, wallpaper is the best way to go; whereas for those of you who want it to be a one time hassle, then the preferred choice would be that of tiles.

Decorate with Plants

Sometimes you may not need an all going remodelling project for your bathrooms. All it may need is some minor changes and refreshments here and there. Adding indoor houseplants is a great way to add a pop of colour in the bathrooms, not to mention that it will also purify the air! This is again a super inexpensive way to enhance the look and feel of the bathroom. Elements of nature will also bring about a sense of calm and composure in the bathrooms and will make you feel more at peace and relaxed.

Experiment with Swap Out Lighting

An underrated way of immediately changing the look and feel of the bathroom and to make it look luxurious is to change the lighting in the bathroom. Instead of the good old LED lights, install some niche and elegant lampshades or even small chandeliers that would instantly make them look luxurious. If your bathroom has harsh bulb stripes around the mirror or around the ceiling, you can replace them with sleek lighting. You can also add a controllable dimming feature to adjust the brightness of the bathrooms, so that you can have the right setting for a nice long soak in the tub.

Use Curved Mirrors

The importance of having mirrors doesn’t just end at showing us our face, but it does more than that. Bathrooms are typically smaller spaces compared to the rest of the rooms in a house. Mirrors create an illusion and reflect light. This means that it makes your bathroom look bigger and brighter. Curved mirrors are especially better since they give you a 3-dimensional effect and optimise the look of the bathroom.

Use Rugs

The smallest of details sometimes make the biggest impact. Outfit the bathrooms with bespoke soft rugs that blend in with the design aesthetics of the bathroom to add elements of elegance and sophistication. Having rugs will not only keep your bathrooms cleaner, but they will also add a certain warmth to the look of the bathrooms.

Redoing the bathroom doesn’t always mean spending a fortune to make it look perfect. Sometimes all you need is a vision and some inspiration to make minor changes that could have a lasting impact. These ideas will certainly help you make your bathrooms look beautiful and elegant.

Pro-tip: Bathrooms don’t only have to look beautiful, but they need to be a safe haven too. Safety in bathrooms should always be perennial, regardless of the other elements. Bathrooms should be designed bearing the safety of the inhabitants in mind, especially if the house inhabits kids and elderly. The bathrooms must be constructed to be safe and anti-slip.

Author Bio

Isha Tandon has worked within the architecture and interior design industry as a flooring consultant expert – specializing in tiles, stones, and terrazzo. She has worked with Orientbell Limited, a leading tile manufacturer in India, as a product development manager in the design team and has recently joined the marketing team as their digital content expert. Her experience comes in handy in understanding the audience as she creates value-driven functional & informational content for the readers. She creates lifestyle pieces that focus on interior design products, trends, and processes. She loves to travel to historic places with rich architecture.