Bathroom Design Ideas

After looking at the same bathroom for years, it’s time for a change. Here are some small design ideas that make a huge difference in any bathroom large or small. If you are thinking about a complete remodel of a finished basement, here are the small things to start thinking about to create the bathroom of your dreams and pull it all together.

Light up Your Bathroom: While lighting is key to any space, it is especially important to bathrooms. Proper lighting not only makes a space seem larger, it’s practical too. This isn’t to say that you can’t have a dark, moody bathroom either. If it’s a powder room, dramatic lighting can work, but if it’s your main bathroom or a guest bath, lighting is more than important.

Bath linens: Linens are an instant upgrade that will tie the space together. Be sure to have more than one set, and use linens to add color and pattern. Similar to pillows, you can swap out your guests towels, so don’t be afraid to be bold — they aren’t permanent!

Storage: There is nothing worse than a cluttered countertop. If you’re remodeling, keep storage in mind. For a more affordable update, style your bath with storage. Consider baskets, decorative shelving, and pieces that double as decor.

An element of art: Bathroom art is often debatable . . . after all, it is the bathroom. We say go for it. Just like any other room, art completes a space. But it doesn’t have to be a painting — try a molding, a mirror, or small, decorative objects.

Texture: Use bath mats, window treatments, and a shower curtain to soften your bathroom and add texture.

Color: Bathroom color is a personal preference. While some like crisp, white bathrooms, others aren’t afraid of color. It all depends on personal taste, but stick with a consistent palette, and avoid colored appliances. In other words, white toilets are often best.

Accessories: Bathroom accessories are decorative and functional. Yes, a trash can is considered an accessory and can be rather chic! Adding a pretty soap dish, tray, and tissue holder will also add style. Similar to an outfit, keep your bathroom’s accessories consistent using similar colors and finishes.