If you feel the same as countless other people who consider their bathroom as nothing more than a dazzling glare of fixtures and fittings together with tile, try rethinking how your bathroom could be. It is not that difficult, since all you want is your imagination to work out exactly the look and feel that you would prefer. Here are several design tips on small bathroom accessories that will give your bathroom that all important warm feeling in no time at all.
Bathrooms, similar to every other room in a house, should be themed since it gives the space a mood and brings your personality to your little corner of the world. It is where you can say, by choice, what is most important to you. There are hundreds of design ideas to choose from, including country, dolls, ocean life or even villas on the Mediterranean. The choice is yours, so choose the theme that you want. It is a good idea to pick a theme that matches, or at least correlates with other design styles in your house. By doing so, it will not be overly fussy, or out of tune with other areas of the house.
If your bathroom is a little on the small side, you are not out of line with a lot of other homeowners because bathrooms in older houses were quite literally carved out of small unused closets. Even if you are one of the many unfortunate folks that have inherited a smallish bathroom, you can nevertheless decorate for color. Bear in mind though, that with smaller bathrooms, less is often better. Your color scheme can be paint or wallpaper, but if the space is small, a neutral paint or wallpaper color can be used on either one wall, or as an accent on a chair rail. You can opt to paint a conventional white, and accentuate with color utilizing different decorating accessories like framed prints, shells, baskets, rug throws, and window treatments to name but a few.
Warm rusty tone of paint or wallpaper work very well with plants in the bathroom. But, select plants that like steamy warm conditions, and that can endure the different chemical substances. Some plants simply cannot take the mousse, hairspray, and perfumes that are used regularly in a bathroom. It will gum up the plants leaves and they will end up in your compost bin. If your bathroom is big enough, you can hang up plants from the ceiling, or position them on the back of the lavatory. Large garden style tubs have enough space on the rim of the tub to place small plants, and together with bath soaps and baskets, they look beautiful.
Rugs and towels play an important part when accessorizing your freshly decorated bathroom. For a feeling of sheer elegance, you will not go far wrong with hand woven or deep sumptuous throw rugs. Nevertheless, when buying the rugs, take into account the type of floor covering you are laying them on since they can present a slipping danger when placed on bathroom vinyl flooring. To prevent this, look for rugs that have either a non slip or rubber backing. Try coordinating your new rugs and toilet mat in either matching or alternate colors. When blended with a neutral backdrop, assorted textures work well to make an inviting, homey warm feeling to your bathroom.
Towel racks are another way to apply a little zing to your bathroom. Ornamental racks with colorful towels make a bathroom stand out. You can find towel racks in different tones of wood, bronze, silver or gold. Some folks paint their own wooden racks, and match their baskets and picture frames with them.
Contemporary bathroom lighting is just as important as the decoration and accessories. As a matter of fact, lighting can make or break the mood of any room. Because water and electricity do not mix very well, your initial consideration must be safety. If you have youngsters in the home, I would suggest that all lighting should be fixed and unreachable to little wet hands. That aside however, you can leave night lights on when the bathroom is not being used and if counter top space allows, a small lamp. You can then fit lamp shades that match your general theme.
Finally, take time and read a few decorating books on bathrooms. Look at their designs and see the numerous unusual ways to theme your bathroom. Use their designs for inspiration so your own creative juices will get flowing. It is okay to be uniquely you when decorating your bathroom, so go for it! You will never know what other themes take your fancy until you check them out when attempting to decorate your bathroom at home.