Improve Your Bathroom Design With These Creative Suggestions

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While you may not think of your bathroom as being a particularly important part of your home, it’s actually one of the most used rooms in the house.

That’s why it’s important to ensure that it is designed in a functional and stylish way.

If you’re looking for creative ways to improve your bathroom design, keep reading for some great suggestions.

Improve The Flooring

No matter what you settle for, upgrading the flooring of your bathroom can easily elevate the style and look.

Lots of people get mosaic floor tiles for their spaces because of the combination of aesthetics and functionality, so consider starting from there.

This will ensure you can navigate your bathroom without too much hassle every time you enter it. 

Don’t be afraid to experiment and choose bolder finishes – instead of just plain white tiles in a boring design, consider an intricate pattern replicated through marble or even terrazzo pieces with small accents of color.

Cork is a popular eco-friendly and waterproof option that can easily fit any budget.

Taking time to research different materials will take you one step closer to improving your bathroom’s aesthetic appeal.

Add A Pop Of Color

Adding a pop of color to your bathroom design can be a great way to inject some brightness and fun into the room.

Consider painting an accent wall in an eye-catching hue, such as a bright turquoise, lemon yellow, or candy pink. 

Alternatively, you could paint all four walls in a soft shade for a spa-like atmosphere – add towels, curtains, and rugs that pull together the overall look of the room and make it cohesive.

Of course, accessorizing with items such as beautifully patterned soap dishes and pretty artwork can help to add color and bring the space to life!

Play With Lighting 

When it comes to creating a cozy and inviting bathroom, lighting can make a huge difference.

You have a lot of freedom to play around with how the light reflects off your surfaces and creates different moods in the room – from a selection of fixtures to types of bulbs and even the position of your luminaires. 

Natural light is definitely ideal, so keep an eye on how many windows or skylights can bring freshness into the environment.

With artificial illumination, you can use various tones and hues to highlight your design elements, such as wall tiles or artwork – don’t be afraid to experiment until you find a look that inspires you!

Having lighting that is both pleasing and functional will make any bathroom come alive.

This includes having the right amount of task lighting over your vanity and softer light to add ambiance to the space.

You could even opt for dimmable lights to adjust the mood according to the occasion. 

Mix And Match Textures 

Incorporating different textures is key when creating a bathroom with an elevated design.

Here are some ideas: 

  • combine materials 
  • add wood elements
  • incorporate natural stone
  • incorporate different metal finishes
  • use a variety of fabrics
  • use different shapes and sizes

A great way to make any space more interesting is by creating a mix-and-match from the various materials available to you.

From glossy tiles to warm cork flooring and woven bamboo baskets – each unique element can help convey the room’s design aesthetic.

Natural woods and stones often create a delightful contrast, while sleek brass fixtures add a timeless yet modern touch that never goes out of style.

Don’t be afraid to experiment and combine multiple textures for an extraordinary bathroom look!

Utilize Storage Effectively

An often undervalued element of bathroom design is effective storage.

Many homeowners overlook how crucial it is to put thought into how they’re going to store all their necessary items in the limited space – incorporating built-in shelves, drawers, and cupboards allows you to make use of awkward corners and elevate the style factor of a room. 

Utilizing cubbies in the walls can help store baskets and folded towels, while an open shelf system creates quick access to frequently used items.

You can also purchase hooks or hangers to hang robes and hand towels on the wall or behind doors.

All these creative solutions are especially useful when working with a small bathroom. 

For example, try using a rolling cart to store items you don’t use daily.

Over-the-toilet shelving is also great for storing supplies, extra toilet paper, and small décor pieces.

Lastly, it’s always helpful to have wicker baskets that blend with the room’s aesthetics and store anything from shampoo bottles to extra toilet paper.

Add a splash of color to brighten up the room and make it easy for everyone to grab what they need instantly!

Add Plants 

Add a splash of natural beauty to your bathroom design with plants!

Not only do plants add a touch of nature to any room – but they are also known to be stress reducers and can help purify the air naturally. 

Adding a touch of greenery in the form of small potted plants, a modern wall garden, or even hanging from your ceiling is sure to give your bathroom an elevated, spa-like look.

Plant stands and hanging planters are great options for adding more visual appeal to your bathroom design – endless possibilities!

For example, you can incorporate succulents and cacti in a minimalist design for an exotic touch or go for lush ferns for an earthy vibe.

You can even switch up the type of plants to suit your design style – from minimalistic to rustic – it all depends on what look you are going for!

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Taking the time to focus on the design of your bathroom is a great way to make it feel like a calm, cozy oasis.

Whether replacing the flooring or introducing some color, texture, and plants in soft hues, plenty of unique ideas can help refresh this space.

One tip to consider: mix and match different textures, as mixing wood with metal or stone can create an eye-catching look while still being inviting.

Improving your space through thoughtful, creative solutions is a great way to enjoy your home more and add character simultaneously.

Russell Jones

Russell, a native Australian and VP of Operations at Phyxter Home Services, is also part-owner of Vernon Air Conditioning, Plumbing, and Electrical Services. When he's not busy with work projects and renovations, Russell enjoys putting his vast knowledge of home improvement to good use by sharing his tips and tricks.

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