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Learn How to Decorate Your Bathroom

Decorating your bathroom is the easiest way to change the look and feel of the entire room. Even adding some of the smaller, more traditional little touches to your bathroom can greatly change the entire feel of the room. While the traditional options are fairly easy to come by, adding in unique, one of a kind decorative pieces can be slightly more difficult. When you get a little bored with your current bathroom, try some of these bathroom decorating ideas to reinvigorate the look of your room.

New towels can really set off the colours in your bathroom. Most of us don’t realise since they are used all the time, but the colour of your towels can either accent the colour of your walls and tiling or clash with it, making them stand out more. Older towels, which have thinned and are starting to lose their colour, can really bring down the entire look of the room. Plus, older towels don’t dry you off as well.

A New Shower head

Unless you go for something a little extravagant, like a water fall or multi head style shower head, this will be more about the function of your bathroom rather than the decoration. Only you and your family will see it in most cases, but there s nothing better than getting a shower with a brand new state of the art shower head.

Bathroom Vanity

The modern bathroom vanity still serves the exact same purpose as contemporary vanities, but they have an updated style and new, more advanced storage options. For a more modern feel, darker colors tend to be used in the wood stains, glass or marble is typically used for the vanity surface, and the vanity surface is can be set up for a vessel sink. Vessel sinks sit on top of the vanity, rather than the traditional recessed sink you commonly see. This will require additional plumbing to make up the difference in height between the recessed sink and the vessel.

Vessel sinks come in a variety of styles and materials. The most popular are glass and porcelain, which look like large bowls sitting on the top of your vanity. Colored glass and porcelain means you can match your sink color to the color scheme of your bathroom. The vessel sink is one of the new standards of the modern bathroom.

Pictures and Artwork

While this may seem like a great idea, you don’t want to add anything expensive or anything that can be damaged by water. Condensation from your shower can easily develop inside frames, and airtight frames can develop moisture on the inside, trapping it near whatever you have inside. Cheaper prints and posters work well in bathrooms, and they can make normally bare walls come back to life. For half baths (ones that do not have bathing facilities), adding artwork is one of the easiest things you can do.

Baths

If you must have a bath tub (some people love their baths), the modern bathroom tends to use either a claw foot tub or a recessed tub. Recessed tubs are larger bathtubs, typically whirlpool or jet tubs, that must be enclosed in a frame. Most of these tubs are only tubs, and do not have a shower attached to them.
Marble

Kaldewei Steel Baths

Probably the most expensive part of the modern bathroom, marble should be used if possible. Marble tile floors and walls can easily replace tile work for a better look and a more effective surface covering. Most modern bathrooms tend to go with a darker green or black marble to provide a sharper look and feel.

Colors

The color scheme of the modern bathroom is one of the most important aspects. While the contemporary bathroom tend to go for a lighter and more pastel color scheme, modern bathrooms take color in the completely opposite direction. The modern bathroom tends to go with a darker scheme involving stronger colors with strong contrasting colors and feels. Modern bathrooms will never have just plain white walls. Typically, the modern feel is achieved with the inclusion of a dark color (red, grey, black, browns, and blues) with a very bright contrast (a green, orange yellow purple). Everything in the bathroom will then work with this color scheme.

Copper Baths

The Minimalist Bathroom

The color scheme of the modern bathroom is one of the most important aspects. While the contemporary bathroom tend to go for a lighter and more pastel color scheme, modern bathrooms take color in the completely opposite direction. The modern bathroom tends to go with a darker scheme involving stronger colors with strong contrasting colors and feels. Modern bathrooms will never have just plain white walls. Typically, the modern feel is achieved with the inclusion of a dark color (red, grey, black, browns, and blues) with a very bright contrast (a green, orange yellow purple). Everything in the bathroom will then work with this color scheme.

Shower Curtain

This is the largest space in the entire room that can involve a different color or pattern than the usual wall color. The shower curtain can easily become the focal point of the room if it incorporates colors to compliment the existing wall and and fixture color. If you can find a shower curtain you like, then make your own. The liner can be a plain clear plastic shower liner, and you can make the outer curtain by using any type of material you want. Bed sheets tend to work very well with the proper tailoring.

Soaps And Salts

Where else would you put decorative soaps. Placing these tiny soaps in a dish on the vanity or toilet lid can add for a nice little accent in the room. In addition to decorative soaps, potpourri holders and jars of bath salts can make for additional accents in any bathroom. With the salts, make sure the container they are in is air and moisture tight. This will prevent the salts from being ruined.

Candles

OK, it may seem a little standard and plain, but nothing can add more to the room than throwing in several candles. Candles now come in several different styles, shapes, and colors, providing you with more options than you will know what to do with. Just as important as the candles themselves are the candle holders. If you are going for a more relaxed bathroom, candle plates tend to be the best choice aesthetically. These allow you to create a large display that can quickly become the focal point of the entire room. If you have space issues, use an easy to remove adhesive and attach the entire plate to the top of the toilet tank or the vanity.

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