Take Your Bathroom To The Next Level With These Tips

If you’ve lived in the same house for several years, chances are you think you’re done decorating your bathroom. Many people stop decorating rooms at a certain point, thinking that it looks ‘good enough’ and there’s no need to improve. … but we’re positive that it could look even better! Why settle for ordinary? Any room can always be tweaked, changed up, or upgraded not just for others to see, but also for your own well-being – after all, it’s you that will be looking at these rooms the most!

We want to focus on the bathroom, as it’s often perceived as a room of necessity rather than one geared toward aesthetics or comfort. After all, unless you do things very differently, you’re probably not hosting dinner parties in the bathroom! It’s usually a place you go into and then out again of in a flash. With the right style and embellishments, however, the bathroom can turn into a place you look forward to visiting and somewhere where you feel peace and contentment.

Think about the lighting

Every bathroom mirror should come with vanity lighting (lights on the side and/or above), as anyone who needs to inspect their face up-close for makeup, shaving, etc., needs bright and pure white lighting to ensure they can actually see what they’re doing! This lighting should ideally be controlled by a separate switch next to the mirror, as there will definitely be times when you don’t need to see your face so lit up – like when you need to pay the bathroom a visit at 3 am!

Ideally, your bathroom should be lit by natural lighting from the windows during the daytime, but for when it gets dark, you can choose a soft and cozy feel for your overhead lighting. An LED bulb from 2200 – 2700K provides a warm glow that makes your bathroom feel welcoming and serene. A trend of late has been to add a chandelier into the bathroom, which is unusual to some, but could be just what you need to lend the room a bit of character. Add some candles for when you take a bath or shower, and you’ve completed the perfect lighting for the bathroom.

Sink faucets and shower heads

A morning shower doesn’t just have to be something quick to wake us up and get clean before we run to work – it can be so much more! A shower should feel luxurious and comfortable at all times, but it certainly won’t be that way with a weak and spluttering showerhead. Find one that provides a good amount pressure yet feels soft on the skin. You could update your bathroom even more by installing a completely new shower, with concealed, exposed, and tailor-made options becoming increasingly popular for 2019 and beyond.

Sink faucets are not to be underestimated, either. You’ll be using the bathroom sink several times a day, so you might as well choose a faucet that combines a cool, vintage look with modern installation, giving you the best of both worlds. Check out some fantastic sink and faucet ideas for your bathroom and don’t settle for anything predictable!

Hide electrical items and add some flair

For all those hair styling tools like blow dryers, curling irons, etc., make sure you put them into some decorative storage containers so that your bathroom doesn’t look so messy! The same can be said with products like hairspray, deodorant, and so on. These things aren’t exactly adornments in your bathrooms, so when they aren’t being used, store them away!

When it comes to adding flair to your bathroom, the chandelier is a good start, but you can also think about switching from tiles on the floor to hardwood flooring. This looks and feels so much better and is a deviation from the norm. Once you add a rug, tasteful soap trays, and even a new lick of paint (calming blue, for example), your average bathroom will have turned into the bathroom of your dreams.


Tags: bathroom, interior design, lighting, showr head, sink faucets, tips

Author: Maja Markovski


A 35-year-old female architect with a passion for innovative, sustainable design. I blend creativity and functionality to transform spaces into beautiful, practical environments.


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