A glamorous bathroom, no matter the size, can tremendously add to the overall design of any home. If your bathroom can hardly be called glamorous, you don’t need to organize a complete makeover. Sometimes just a few carefully picked items are all it takes to turn your bathroom from the beast into the beauty.
Keep it simple
Ever heard of Coco Chanel’s quote “When accessorizing, always take off the last thing you put on.”? Well, the same works for bathroom design as well, since simplicity is the key to elegance. Don’t try to put too many accessories and accent pieces into your bathroom, because you can achieve just the opposite effect: one of kitsch and clutter. Aim for functionality, and try to avoid introducing unnecessary decor elements, especially if your bathroom is smaller. However, that doesn’t mean you have to opt for minimalism, just be moderate.
Layouts to try
This is just the right time to be bold with colors and designs, and you can experiment with shower tiles, accent walls, wallpaper and floors. If your bathroom is mostly monochromatic, you can introduce a splash of color by creating a tiled accent wall. You can apply accent tiles to the back wall of the shower or opt for a more tame option and make a single border that wraps around the shower walls. You can also steal some design tricks from your kitchen and create a bold backsplash behind your faucet. Another way you can play with the layout is your bathroom floor. A gorgeous tile pattern with an interesting mix of colors, tones and tile shapes will add charisma to your glamorous bathroom.
Designers all over the world love using wallpapers in bathrooms. Yes, bold colors tend to look glamorous, but statement wallpapers simply scream luxury. If you keep the rest of your bathroom tame and simple, wallpapers will give your space a dramatic yet classy look, and that’s what glamour is all about.
If you’ve always been inspired by antique pieces, then you simply must invest in a freestanding bath. They work wonderfully as focal points of a bathroom while also adding a touch of elegance and personality to the space. Opt for a clawfoot bathtub that will instantly attract the attention of everyone with a good eye for aesthetics. Freestanding bathtubs usually have a strong vintage vibe, so they fit perfectly in every space inspired by the traditional bathroom design.
If you want to further improve your bathroom’s look, then shift your attention to the sink. Elevated sinks will also elevate the look of your bathroom. They come in all shapes, sizes and materials, and they will provide a beautiful sculptural element in your bathroom. However, if you don’t want to replace your old sink, you can enhance its beauty with a unique faucet. An intricate vintage faucet will perfectly complement your other stylish bathroom elements.
Bathrooms need good light more than any room in the house, so settling for basic lighting is a true waste of perfect design opportunities. Here you must go with layers: ambient lighting, task lighting and even accent lighting have to be combined for a maximum effect. For instance, you can go with soft light for a soaking bath, choose some beautiful wall sconces for either side of the mirror for grooming, opt for a glamorous chandelier for ambient lighting, and finish up with a small lamp on the dressing table area. Different layers of lighting add to the overall impression and make your bathroom look dramatic and luxurious.
If you’ve always dreamed about a relaxing and glamorous bathroom, now is the perfect time to make that dream come true. You only need to make a few changes, add some statement details and soon it’ll turn into the most beautiful room in your entire home.
About the author:
Chloe is an art historian and recreational ballet dancer. She is passionate about photography, dance and music. Her biggest dream is to travel the whole world with her husband and take stunning photographs of beautiful places. She also enjoys learning and writing about home design, since she is crazy about aesthetics.