From all the rooms a house or apartment has, the bathroom may be the most problematic, as it’s small and usually reserved just for sanitary purposes. However, when limited space doesn’t allow us to have the house of our dreams, a little inspiration and determination can help us transform our surroundings into a stylish, comfortable extension of our personality, and bathrooms shouldn’t have to be an exception. If you’re looking for a way to make your bathroom look cozy and nice, I have some decorating ideas that won’t have you break down walls or replace your furniture.
Colors are very influential in our lives, even if we don’t necessarily feel it. Numerous studies have showed that the color of the walls that surround us have a big impact on our state of mind. Painting your bathroom walls in your favorite color should be the starting point of your bathroom decorating spree. Of course, you should also consider the aspect of the rest of your house: rooms shouldn’t be too eclectically decorated, as a unitary look will also be a neat look. You can bring these two ideas together by mixing them a little:you can choose a striped or dotted wallpaper, or small, painted details to add the missing color to your walls.
A second trick I’ve pulled is to have my storage boxes and baskets match the color of the walls. You can buy them that way, or you can proceed to paint them yourself: this can easily turn into a fun family afternoon.
Mirrors are a must-have item for a bathroom. Big mirrors with thin frames can not only complement the appearance of your bathroom, but they will also induce the impression of a larger space.
If your bathroom has a large window, a curtain in a warm color will light up the atmosphere inside, and will keep you safe from outside glances. Should the window be small, you need to let the light come in, by covering it with a simple, colored veil.
Lastly, I’ve added a hint of personality by placing small decorations on the shelfs or on the edge of the tub: candles, flower vases and even a few of my favorite books.
My final tip regards redundancy: don’t gather too many objects, just let the space tell you how much it needs, so that your eyes feel rested when you’re taking that relaxing bubble bath.