Bathrooms are similar to bedrooms in the fact that they are private, safe rooms in the home where people are at their most vulnerable. While your living room in a place to entertain, the bathroom is a place to unwind in a warm shower or bath after a long day. Bathrooms are consistently one of the most popular rooms in a home to redecorate, and it is easy to breathe new life into your bathroom with a few simple changes.
Before making any structural changes, it is vital to consult a professional. Aesthetic changes can be carried out without a professional, but it is important to know whether the materials you plan to use will be able to withstand the conditions in a bathroom. Because bathrooms can get humid, some materials may wear or become damaged.
Before beginning, it is important to decide on a theme and colour palette so that the style is congruent throughout.
One of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to renovate your bathroom is to repaint it. The most popular colours for bathrooms are white, pastel blue and beige. Colours such as white and blue have a luxurious feel – something that makes the bathroom feel clean. This is why you seldom see bathrooms with a green or brown colour palette. Lighter colours also help to create the illusion of a bigger space, but bright splashes of colour can add an interesting, modern feel to your bathroom.
Adding mirrors in another effective way to reinvigorate life into your bathroom. Mirrors can help to open up the space in your bathroom, making it seem bigger. Another way to make your bathroom design feel more spacious is to add large windows. Adding windows means that you will need to consult a professional in order to ensure your planned placement of the windows does not interfere with the plumbing in the bathroom.
Small items such as colour co-ordinated towels, mats and mixer taps can add a fun and modern touch to a bathroom and is very cost-effective. Plants (fake or real) also add a fresh atmosphere into the bathroom.