The bathroom is one of the most necessary places in the house, since in addition to being functionally essential, it can give us the pleasure of a relaxing bath, those days that our body asks for. That is why the decoration of bathrooms is of vital importance to feel at ease, and that is why we present various design ideas for this intimate space.
The bathroom is undoubtedly one of the most used places in the house. Through it the inhabitants of the same pass, as well as guests and guests, so that nobody likes to have it badly presented. Decorating the bathroom in a simple way is quick, it is something that can be done in a weekend and you can leave the bathroom in tune with the rest of the house.
- 1 How to design the dressing table
- 2 Bathroom decorating ideas
- 3 Trends in bathroom decoration
How to design the dressing table
The design of a bathroom requires careful planning and paying close attention to detail, especially the sink area, since it is the most important because it is the focus of attention. There are many decisions to make, design, style and even the types of sinks and countertops. This six-step process that we show you below offers you a plan to design this space.
Before deciding on colors, finishes and accessories, you should know where the dresser is going and how big it will be. The dressing table can only be for washing, or also for sitting. This will depend on the available space and on what use you want to give the bathroom
Many bathrooms have horizontal vanities with cabinets below. These dressers are efficient and take full advantage of the storage space and counter possible. They also ensure clean lines and an aerodynamic bathroom design.
L-shaped dressers can also be designed, particularly in main bathrooms. While they don’t always maximize space (corners are rarely efficient), they offer ample space to move around. Unless used in small bathrooms, L-shaped dressers do not feel tight.
You should choose a dressing style that can accommodate the amount of toilets you want. If you have enough space, double sinks are very comfortable, so you should keep that in mind. Unfortunately, there are often space restrictions.
If you are only going to place a sink, it can be in the center, on the right or on the left. The closet under it can have standard drawers or doors.
Once you find the design that best suits your bathroom and determine how many sinks you want, the next step is to decide on the design of the sink and the bathroom cabinet. Do you prefer traditional cabinets? An antique piece of furniture? A pedestal sink?
If you want traditional cabinets, there are several factors to consider:
- Do you want to paint it or leave it as factory?
- Which color do you prefer?
- What kind of door style do you want?
- Do you want drawers or doors?
The independent dressers are not attached to any wall and may have open shelves instead of doors. It can also be a floating dresser, which is mounted on the wall and has open space underneath. If you don’t need storage space and are looking for a minimalist design, you can give up the cabinets and simply install a wall-mounted countertop.
If you are buying a pedestal sink or restoring an old piece of furniture, you may be able to skip this step. Most other designs, including refurbished cabinets or furniture without a top, will require some type of countertop.
There are a number of materials available, including granite, quartz, marble, laminate, concrete or wood. Granite and quartz are very popular options for bathroom countertops. Both are durable and high quality materials with beautiful design patterns. Granite must be sealed every one or two years because it is a porous stone.
Softer stones such as marble scratch more easily than granite and quartz and have less moisture tolerance. Wood and laminate do not always get along with moisture, but they can be cheaper than stone.
The next step is to determine the type of sink, for example, its type of assembly. After that, choose the color and material, be it porcelain, natural stone or something else.
It’s time to finish the design with accessories. You must pay attention to the furniture finishes, but you must also select the faucets, the lighting and the mirror. Most importantly, these should be coordinated with the rest of the design and colors.
Do you want wall lights, wall mounted lighting or recessed lighting? Do you want a built-in mirror or a decorative mirror that can be easily replaced? What kind of knobs and handles do you want? Do you want a detailed taps design or something simpler and more modern?
You must also define the materials of the accessories: bronze, nickel, chrome, stainless steel. And you must also choose a style (traditional, contemporary or modern).
Bathroom decorating ideas
Regardless of the style chosen for decoration, an element that we see repeated in the vast majority of bathrooms is the bathtub. This element is gaining more popularity every day, given that nothing better after the extensive working hours to which we are subjected today, than taking a pleasant immersion bath. The bathtubs can be decorated with candles, and if your design allows it, vases with flowers or branches, photo frames, figurines, or any other decorative element can be placed on it.
On the other hand, more and more, natural light is also committed, since no light is warmer and more comfortable than this.
But you can also use lighting lamps that match the style of the bathroom.
And in some styles you can find even baths decorated with plants, since there are many who enjoy contact with nature, and that is why we include in our relaxing space elements that allow us to feel the contact with nature.
The first step before all is to get rid of all kinds of things that are off a shelf; The countertops must be clean. Then choose a color for the bathroom and take the first big jump that is that change of air, by bringing new tones to the house. Following this, something that seems little, but always plays its important role, is to buy new sets of towels, which combine with the new wall color; surely it will be noticed by everyone who enters the bathroom.
We recommend you do the same with the shower curtain. Find one that adds to the combination of towels and wall.
It is very neat to have a special coat rack to put on the robes and not that they are hanging from the door as often happens. The most common decorative elements for a bathroom can be vases, candles, or houseplants, baskets.
Trends in bathroom decoration
If you are in the process of rebuilding your home and among these reforms, you will find the bathroom, you may want to know what the main construction and decorative trends of today will be. If you are not one of those who like to follow fashions, we tell you that these trends in particular are quite classic at the same time, so they can last over time without problem.
In this image we see a bathroom that seems made of combinations of wood and tiles, both on the floor, as on the walls, but nevertheless, it is more than a coating of wood veneers, with different formats and with a protective layer, against the humidity that is generated in the bathroom.
Anyway, the tiles will be the order of the day for decoration, as they not only give that magical touch of yesteryear, but also provide rough surfaces, which prevent us from skating.
If you want to lean to other types of materials, such as marble, we recommend that you do not keep the first options you find. Today there are excellent options, such as this one, which gives luminosity to the bathroom and is ideal to combine with natural wood furniture.
And speaking of furniture in natural wood, here we have the pleasure of showing, as despite the years, designers continue to find how to delight in this noble material.
It is also very common today, to do in a corner of the bathroom, a space tailored to children, in order to achieve this, that they adapt to different hygiene standards and that it is not something that they are lazy to do.