The bathroom can often be one of our most under-loved rooms in the house. We tend to keep them very clean – as, after all, that’s where we wash ourselves – but fancy decor tends to be reserved for bedrooms and living areas. But remember how nice it is when you go to a hotel and you get to use a stylish, chic bathroom? Well, there’s no reason why you can’t have that in your own home. If your bathroom is looking a little worse for wear compared to the rest of your home, there’s never been a better time to give it a new lease of life.
Install a feature mirror
Mirrors are a great way to update any room in your home, but they are especially appropriate for the bathroom. Consider getting an extra large one, if you have the room. Big mirrors can make a room look bigger than it actually is, and it will draw attention to the vanity cabinet part of the room. If you really want to make a statement, choose one with an eye-catching frame. Pebbles always fit well in a bathroom, as do mosaics. You can even buy stick-on frames for an existing mirror if you don’t plan to buy a new one.
Change up your lighting
Old and dated lighting could be part of the reason your bathroom is looking a bit tired. Many bathrooms that were installed years ago came with strip lighting, which is the first thing to make a room look past its prime. Spotlights work well in a modern bathroom, but if you really want to make an impact, go for a glass fixture. The water from the shower, bath or sink will reflect in the glass lighting, refracting the light and offering a shimmering effect over your bathroom.
Get new cabinets
An easy way to upgrade your bathroom is by changing your countertops and cabinets. They fall victim every day to water stains and product spillages, so getting a new set can really update the look of your washroom. Get creative with different materials -for example, if you currently have wooden cabinets, why not paint them a different color? If not, bathroom remodel services can give you a completely new set, with more storage too.
Not got a strong color scheme in your bathroom? It might be time to get one. Matching your shower curtain to your bath mat to your soap dish might seem excessive, but it will create an overall polished look. Don’t feel you just have to stick to blues either; pinks, yellows and greens can work just as well in bathrooms.
Invest in decor
We decorate the rest of our homes, so why should our bathrooms be any different? Providing it won’t get damaged by water, installing a water-themed piece of art in your bathroom can instantly make it more homey and attractive. Plants also work well in creating a relaxing bathroom atmosphere. But, the moist air can often be bad for them, so stick to fake plants if you don’t fancy replacing them all the time.Candles are also a perfect addition to a bathroom, if you’re planning a relaxing night in.