There isn’t a single person on this earth that doesn’t dream of a beautiful bathroom. It is a space that should be our personal oasis, which is a reason enough to invest in its aesthetics. Nevertheless, a complete remodel is not always within reach of our budget. Thankfully, it’s also not always necessary.
If you plan right, beauty and function will go hand in hand for a low cost. Sometimes, all you need is a bag of tricks to make on-point aesthetic updates that will enhance the overall beauty. And we’re about to open that bag.
A starting point
Deciding on the style at the very beginning can be overwhelming, and changing our minds in the middle of it is what many of us can’t afford. To avoid confusion and possible mistakes, it’s best to start with a statement piece. It can be anything, from some family heirloom to an antique you ran into on sale. For example, a vintage-style mirror always works. Once you decide on that piece, it becomes your aesthetic foundation. It will provide you with style in terms of colors and essential angles, helping you make up your mind and proceed following it.
If you don’t have any statement piece at hand and have some extra money to spend, you can conjure it up from the queen among the bathroom elements – the tub. Freestanding tubs are not only a growing trend, but they can also make a statement like no other aesthetic improvement. To ensure the best functionality that will complement the beauty of the tub, choose the high-volume valves that have the IP65 rating.
Following The Lines
When you decide on the shape of your tub (or any other statement piece), all you have to do is to follow the lines. It’s up to you how far you’ll go with it. You can stop at the similarly-shaped tiles, but matching other elements in a similarly-angled way could result in a kind of futuristic and otherworldly beauty.
Small Area For Big Statement
If you have a relatively small bathroom with no room for a freestanding tub nor a bigger statement piece, the solution lies on the floor. Implementing a bold and interesting tile pattern just in the floor area will add style without overwhelming the place. If you think that the floor is not enough, try to add more patterns with some bolder blind designs. This is also an opportunity to inject some additional color to the scheme that will contrast the walls. This trick can also work in larger bathrooms – maybe it won’t create such a statement, but it will surely improve overall elegance.
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Even if you have a larger bathroom, you don’t want old medicine cabinets or big shelves hanging around. This intrusion destroys not only the aesthetic appeal but also the feeling of peacefulness and tranquility. So you need to go with customized vanities that will match your chosen style and provide plenty of storage at the same time. To boost the serenity even further, choose natural materials such as stone or wood. They can be easily arranged and matched, providing you with a simple combination of beauty and calming effect.
Let it Bloom
Talking about Nature, you can do more than borrowing materials – you can invite Nature inside and make it a part of your design. All you have to do is to choose a couple of indoor plants and let them bloom, creating beautiful patterns in front of your eyes. This simple trick will instantly turn your bathroom into a welcoming, sophisticated, and elegant place. Since you have plenty of humidity at your disposal, you can build a whole exotic living wall that will be truly unique. If you add some freesias, peonies, or sweet-scented roses to the mix, you’ll also have a soothing fragrance.
These are all the tricks you need to make a beautiful bathroom. Decide on the statement piece right at the start and go from there. If you have space, the freestanding tub is always the best option but not the only one. Allow your creativity to flow without going overboard. Find geometrical patterns and use small contrasting surfaces to make a bigger impact. Keep functionality and storage in mind, and accept Nature’s helping hand.