2735 Bathroom Ideas
Bathrooms are such intensely personal spaces that every feature, fitting or furniture in them has the potential to create either an instant sense of comfort or displeasure. Never underestimate the effect a gorgeous bathroom has on your mood. It is, after all, the space that you go to early in the morning to get ready for the day, and return to for a good time of winding down.
As with designing other rooms, layout is king in the bathroom. This is an especially important step if you have a tricky space to work with, such as an L-shaped or a narrow bathroom. Start by creating zones: a ‘getting-ready’ zone for the vanity area, then the wet zone housing the toilet and the shower or bath (or both!). Next, consider the storage you need. In a particularly space-challenged bathroom, one useful tip is to consider ‘floating’ your vanity and cabinets to free up more floor space.
Determining the style of your bathroom is likely to be the most fun stage of creating your dream bathroom. Do you lean towards a more rustic country look or a contemporary beach house feel? The possibilities are endless, and to simplify things, bathroom styles tend to fall into three categories: luxe, nature-inspired and minimalist. There are of course many more styles that will be an amalgamation of these basic buckets but these three tend to dominate.
The materials you choose will result from your style choice. With luxe bathrooms, darker tones paint a glamorous image that is reminiscent of a high-end hotel. Tiles tend to take on a gloss finish and tapware would be made of nothing less than copper or bronze. Nature-inspired bathrooms showcase a lot of organic materials, so think warm timbers, matte tiles and pebble-lined floors. Minimalist bathrooms can go either the way of all-white spaces or act as a clean neutral canvas for pops of color to ring out. With an all-white bathroom, the textures and patterns, such as the hexagonal or herringbone patterns are usually the star of the show.