In your home, it’s incredibly easy to find yourself focussing on specific rooms when it comes to interior design. After all, you spend the vast majority of your time in the kitchen, the sitting room, or your bedroom, so why wouldn’t you want them to be as pleasant as possible? However, there’s another room in your house where you spend just as much time as those others that often tends to get ignored when you’re thinking about bringing some life and personality into your home. That room is, of course, the bathroom. Most people tend to think of their bathroom exclusively in terms of function. You want to make sure that the facilities all work and that there are no leaks anywhere in the room. And yes, these things are obviously important. But why do people tend to stop there? Since it’s a part of your home, and one that you spend a lot of time in, why not make an effort to bring a little bit of extra life into your bathroom? Here are a few simple ways that you can do just that.
Light is probably the most important part of interior design that most people tend to ignore. This is probably because it can often be a slightly nebulous idea that is based more around how a room feels than how it actually looks. A lack of light can make a room feel cramped, dank, and dirty whereas a too much light can make it feel sterile and cold. There are few rooms where this difference is more pronounced than in the bathroom. You want the light to be bright and clean. If you use softer lights that would work better in the bedroom, then the bathroom is going to end up feeling incredibly dark and dreary. The best thing that you can do is to bring in as much natural light as possible.
A lot of people tend to assume that the bathroom is going to need the same old decor time and time again: walls covered in white tiles. And sure, that’s certainly a classic design. Tiles reflect a lot of light and are often very easy to clean. However, that’s not the only option available to you. Why not use some tongue and groove decorative wall panels to bring in certain parts of the bathroom in order to bring in a little more personality. .It’s a good idea to make sure that you find the balance between aesthetics and practicality. Things like shower screens might not be the most exciting parts of your bathroom, but you still need to consider them in this context Sure, you don’t want to go overboard with it, but it’s something that can stop your bathroom feeling overly bland.
Now, this is something that a lot of people assume will never be a part of their bathroom. They think of it as purely functional, and that style is the realm of rooms like the living room and bedroom. But your bathroom can be as much of a vessel of your own personal style as any other room in the house. Depending on the style of sink, bath, shower, and even lighting fixtures, you can evoke a whole host of different aesthetics and eras. Perhaps you want something modern and minimalist, with clean lines and a lot of symmetry. Or perhaps you want something a little more ornate, with stylish taps and a claw foot tub. There’s just as much room for expression in your bathroom as any other room in the house.
Sure, it’s easy to forget about your bathroom outside of its utility, but treating it like any other room in your home can make it a far more pleasant place to be.
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