Wouldn’t it be nice to leave your bathroom in the hands of an interior designer?
Unfortunately, that’s not an option for everyone. So we borrowed expert planning and design advice from one! Here are some tips, via The Independent, to make your bathroom look like you had expert design help without the added expense of paying a designer!
Despite the trend for white or neutral bathrooms, don’t be color shy!
When designing a home for a client, I consider the bathrooms absolute gems of design potential. They can be patches of unexpected colour and vibrancy, tucked away behind a stairwell or an inconspicuous en suite door.
One new trend for 2018 is color-matching. Carry your color tones throughout the room for a sophisticated look and feel.
Try a striking pattern or mural for the bathroom.
When you place aesthetic importance on a largely forgotten room such as a cloakroom or small bathroom, you give it a new lease of life – a breath of fresh air for your home.
While you’re in the bathroom multiple times a day, you aren’t sitting there for hours like in your living room or kitchen. A bold or busy look won’t become tiresome if you’re only visiting briefly.
Instead of trying to decide between hidden or visible storage, choose both!
Install some stylish shelving alongside cabinets to create a mix of exposed and concealed storage. This way, all the unsightlies can be tucked away, and you can display beautiful bottles, soaps and even bathroom-friendly greenery like aloe vera or Chinese evergreen.
Store bulk items or linens in a closet – or in a separate room with more space to spare. This will keep the bathroom from feeling cluttered.
And finally… have some fun with it. It’s your house, and your bathroom. While expert advice is awesome, it will never replace designing a room that makes YOU happy!