Chic and stylish are seldom the first words that come to
mind when you think of your bathroom. For most people,
bathrooms are more functional than aesthetic—after all,
you don’t use it as much as your bedroom or living room.
But modern design is slowly changing all that.
Modern bathrooms have evolved from the basic
shower-and-toilet setup to luxury rooms where you can
relax for hours. Think of it as a luxury spa, except that
it’s right in your own home. But the best news is that
it’s not as lavish as it sounds. Here are some trendy
touches that can take your bathroom from drab and dated to
Vessel sinks are placed completely above the counter so
that they look like separate pieces. This is a fresh
change from traditional sinks, which are often built or
integrated into the countertop. The modern look of vessel
sinks comes from their sleek designs and bold colors. Look
for bright colors that match other elements in your
bathroom, such as shower curtains and area rugs. Modern
materials such as glass and stone offer excellent wear and
will last years of constant use.
Set off your sink with a matching bathroom faucet. Modern
design is about combining function and style, so look for
one that’s both stylish and easy to use. The taps that
come with most sinks are usually of low quality. Look for
one that can withstand everyday abuse. Metals such as
brass, copper, and stainless steel are fairly durable and
will fit in with the modern theme.
Traditional bathrooms use overhead lighting, or a single
large bulb that lights the entire room. While this is
certainly convenient, it doesn’t do much in terms of
aesthetics. Modern bathrooms favor subtle lights that work
on smaller parts of the room. Use a separate light for
your vanity, tub, and shower areas. This makes for a more
relaxing mood and a more flattering reflection. Use yellow
or white area rugs to help disperse the light.
The vanity is an important element in modern bathroom
design. What was once a simple dressing table is now a
personal armoire complete with a sink, counter, shelves,
mirrors, and carefully planned lighting—all matching a
single theme. Vanity sets are available from most home
supply stores, but you can save money by putting your own
set together. Pick a modern countertop as your base and
let it set the theme for the rest of your setup.
Flooring has evolved more
than any part of the bathroom over the years. If you’re
still using ceramic tile, consider updating by using
modular carpets, cork, or even hardwood. Use area rugs to
protect your floors from damage and provide warmth in the
cold season. Just avoid natural materials such as wool
area rugs and jute area rugs, as they won’t hold up well
to moisture. If you have a small floor space, use kids
area rugs—they’re smaller and add a more welcoming look to
Bathroom On A Low Budget
Are you having a little
difficulty decorating your bathroom without spending too
much? Fret no more because I am just about to share some
ways on how to do so without spending chunks of money.
First of all, consider what and how you like your bathroom
to look like. Do you visualize a clean and sleek look?
What about a feminine and relaxed style? Or perhaps, an
eco-friendly design? This way decorating your bathroom
will no longer be as hard as it should be because you have
the foundation to work on.
Now that you have picked your choice, next step is to
start being more creative. Putting in some small pots of
plants does not only demonstrate an eco-friendly look, but
it’s also a nice décor to achieve a spa-like ambiance.
Couple the look with some small candle holders with
scented candles and you likely created a spa-like ambiance
in your bathroom. Meanwhile, if you are off to this idea,
get a nice-looking vase and put some fresh flower on it.
They are surely going to be a nice sight to place in one
corner of the area.
You may also put a small but nice-looking art wall décor
to transform a boring wall to a livelier one. If you love
traveling, check out the souvenirs shops in places for
some small tokens you can buy and make use as an accessory
to hang on your wall. Again, this doesn’t have to be a
hundred-worth of painting because it will only defeat the
purpose of bathroom decoration at a low budget. Think
cheap in price, but beautiful in quality!