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4 Eclectic Ideas for Bathroom Decoration

Useful ideas for decorating your bathroom

Richly deocarated bathroom
Your imagination is the only limit when it comes to decorating your bathroom

It’s funny how the smallest room in the home and the one you spend the least time in can completely change your impression of the entire place. When leasing a new home, future tenants always first go to the bathroom. Some think this is just to see if the installations are in order, but there is much more to it.

Bathroom ducks
A great way to break monotonous white is to add some colours with decor

The appearance of the bathroom is so important that a lot of people base their decision of whether to take the place or not solely on the state it is in. So, if you aim to improve the impression that your home leaves, here are four eclectic ideas for bathroom decoration you might find useful.

Bath shower recess
Decorative metallic accessories can be surprisingly effective in the bathroom

Start with a Focal Point

Of course, it’s possible to both get inspired by multiple sources and use them all in your decorating efforts. However, you don’t want to end up just stockpiling random items you like, hoping for the best.

A more classic look for the bathroom
Well-incorporated vintage look for the bathroom with warm colours
and freestanding bath

The first thing you need is to set a focal point. In most bathrooms a vanity or a shower serve this purpose. Every item that goes along with this particular focal point will fit your bathroom as a whole. This is why it is good to pick something universal.

Smartly decorated bathroom
Well-chosen decor gives the bathroom a neat appearance

In other words, if you intend to make a colorful bathroom, make sure your focal point is rich in color. If you intend to go with dark wood, then choose this for your focal point. It really is that simple.

Bathroom feature wall
If you lack enough space in your bathroom, a feature wall could provide an interesting bathroom decor.

Old and New

Next thing you may want to do is try and combine vintage and contemporary styles in your bathroom. For example, nothing has a more authentic 21st century look than an all-white ceramic tub. However, you can always hang an art piece above it.

Decorative towel holders
Incorporate your bathroom features to be both decorative and functional

Keep one thing in mind, bathrooms are humid places and if you deem that a painting could be damaged from overexposure to such an environment, you may want to think twice about hanging it there. There are always materials made with this particular purpose in mind so going with them could turn out to be a smart choice.

Tiles Are Vital

Bright coloured bathrrom

Seeing how the largest surfaces in your bathroom are all covered in tiles, it might be a good idea to focus on them just a bit.

As we have already mentioned, it’s not the job of every item to match the entirety of your bathroom. Sometimes it’s enough that it matches anything else and with the right tiles, this can be a piece of cake.

For example, if you go with rainbow bead tiles or a beautiful glass mosaic, it will be quite easy to match any item rich in color with them.

A Bathtub of the Future

One of the greatest misconceptions surrounding bathtubs is that they have to go in the corner.

Free standing bath
Well, seeing how having a freestanding bath is very popular at the moment, it would be safe to claim that this idea is no longer valid. Another advantage of the freestanding bath is that you can place it in a shower area.

In this way, one of the greatest bathroom dilemmas of all time (bath or the shower) can be solved to everyone’s satisfaction. This is something really worth considering.

As you can see, all of these tips are both aesthetic and practical, which means you won’t have to sacrifice the comfort of your bathroom in order to make it look good. Remember that at the end of the day, it’s still your bathroom and no matter how impressed guests (or potential tenants) are with it, if you don’t like it, it isn’t good enough. You have one goal above them all, being comfortable in your own bathroom.

All above images courtesy of Creative Commons

Diana Smith

Author bio:

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls and a passionate traveler. In her free time she enjoys writing about home and family, pets and gardening.

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