If you find yourself having to hurdle over lumps of dirty towels or have even experienced stepping onto some foreign grime you can’t even recognize as you enter your bathroom, the area may be lacking some very important, functional accessories. To help put some things into perspective, assess the current situation of dysfunction before applying the necessary accessories. You can also make a stylish and salubrious impression by furnishing your bathroom with unique and helpful items.
No one likes to enter a bathroom filled with lingering and unpleasant mysterious odours, so be sure to have plenty of air freshening supplies on hand. Choices can be based on packaging style to suit decor, product convenience and effectiveness, or simply for liking the fragrance it delivers.
So what will it be? An anti-bacterial ocean breeze scented spray that allows you to combat odours and germs, or the dual functioning benefits of a fragrant toilet paper holder that releases a pleasant scent with every spin?
Ozone friendly aerosols and ornaments filled with scented potpourri or droplets of your favourite essential oils make wonderful environmentally safe fresheners. Or for a more lasting effect opt for an automatic wall-mounted freshener with timing features capable of delivering bouquets of pleasant aromas every hour. Whatever the choice in freshening devices, a bathroom’s first impression is greatly measured by its welcoming odour.
If caught in a situation of unexpected company arriving and your air freshening resources have suddenly depleted, simply place as a small cupful of scented fabric softener in an inconspicuous area to quickly freshen up the room.
Clean and Tidy
Place necessary accessories such as waste baskets and towel racks in plain view. This will help to avoid and divert potential sloppiness from happening in the first place. In the event that plain view tactics do not improve a messy situation, stop mess culprits in their tracks by using a visual aid, such as placing a large sign on the door that says; “Slob Prevention Training Program in Effect Until Further Notice”, and then removing the sign once the situation has improved.
Wall mounted soap dispensers keep your favourite cleansers and soaps neatly organized and hygienic and keep counter tops free from product clutter. For easy clean-ups of toilets, sinks, door-handles or any other bacteria breeding crevasses, furnish the bathroom with a stylish dispenser containing some handy disinfecting wipes.
Adding functional and stylish accessories will keep bathrooms looking clean and smelling fresh, which will benefit everyone.
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Is your bathroom looking somewhat plain? If so, there are a few simple, well placed touches that can add style to your bathroom. Typically, people only concern themselves with obvious items that are found inside the bathroom while disregarding other more subtle parts. Let your imagination run openly and think of innovative ways to improve the overall décor of your bathroom. One place to start is by merely installing bathroom towel bars and hooks.
Choosing and Installing
Divert from your usual ideas and discover the lesser explored options for your bathroom. Decorative towel hooks do not only have to serve their purpose as a towel holder but they can also make your walls more lively and appealing.
Placing your towel hooks in a planned place should be your first concern. They need to be placed out of the way so they are not disrupting the design of your bathroom but also in a convenient place in order to reach them. The best spot then is to place them beside your shower and sink. Even consider installing a towel hook on the back of your bathroom door if you prefer.
Decorative Towel Bars
After you have decided what types of hooks you want, it is time to move onto towel bars. There are many designs to choose from and depending on your taste, you may prefer a simple colour and style or go for a more intricate and unique design. You can also choose from a single pipe or double towel bars as well. The advantage of having a double towel bar is that it serves two purposes; it hangs your towels and your garments alike while reducing the clutter in your bathroom.
Installing suitable towel bars can really boost your bathroom décor. It is important that you find one that will best suit your taste and will also compliment the overall style of your bathroom. Ideally, the perfect height for a towel bar is about 48 to 50 inches above the floor, but it all depends on your preference.
When decorating, you may pay more attention to the larger rooms of your house, but you should also remember that bathroom décor is an important part of your decorating as well. Having a tasteful bathroom will enhance the elegance of your house and make it more inviting. Even if your bathroom is the smallest part of your house, it still offers you a space where you can pamper and rejuvenate yourself.
Themes For Your Bathroom
There are a lot of accessories for your bathroom that you can choose from. However, before making your choice, it is essential that you have an idea of what you want your bathroom to look like overall. There are many designs and styles where you can utilize your own creativity. One way of getting started is first analyzing the overall interior design of your house and imagining if such a design will also work for your bathroom. There are different things that you need to pick out such as sinks, toilets, showers, tubs and also furniture. In order for all of these fixtures to have consistency, you need pick a general theme that you want to pursue.
You can add accessories for your bathroom if you are into a more contemporary look. What you can do is replace your old railings with new stainless steel towel and shower rails. In addition, you can also replace the lighting inside your bathroom for a more softer and subtle lighting system. Lighting is essential because it makes your bathroom look more appealing. Another modern approach is using either earth colours or bright palettes for your bathroom, which creates a striking appearance. Make sure that the colours of your bathroom accessories, like your sinks, toilets and bathtub are balanced as well.
Mirrors are a staple piece in a bathroom because they create a more elegant and inviting atmosphere. In order to find the perfect mirror, make sure that you pick one that is big enough to reflect at least half your body.
Enhancing your bathroom décor is important and although it may take time and effort, it is worth it in the end. Additionally, the more inviting you make it, the more it will create an atmosphere of relaxation. Bathrooms, although the smallest rooms in your house, do make for a great decorating project.
Indeed, the interior design of your house is just as important as how it looks outside. When possible, all rooms including the bathroom need to be coherent and consistent with their designs in order to achieve a much fuller effect of impressing your visitors. In addition, within your home even your bathroom needs to be decorated with bathroom accessories. This is done with the intention of making it more inviting and warm, not only for your family but also for your guests. There are different ways for you to modify your bathroom accessory set whose theme would solely depend on your own judgment and designing perception. You can use traditional themes such as woods and natural stone or you can move to more contemporary ones like metal and glass.
Colour Palettes and Sinks
There are five simple tips which you can follow for your home bathroom accessories to achieve not only functionality but also elegance and style. The first step is choosing an appropriate colour palette for your bathroom. You can base your judgment on the overall interior design of your house or perhaps you can make the colours on your own. Decide whether you’d like a specific set of colours, like earth tones that can subtly brighten up your bathroom. When you’ve picked colours, your next assignment is to choose the perfect sink. Nowadays, bathrooms may be a lot smaller and therefore the sink that you choose will not only need to complement the colour theme but should also provide both functionality and style. The best idea would be to choose a sink that already comes with a set of drawers and cabinets beneath for more functionality.
The third tip is looking for a mirror. You can choose one that follows the same theme and colour of your bathroom; however, you can also buy a borderless mirror which can give it a more elegant and sophisticated look. Also, it is important to note that your mirror should be large enough to provide not only for necessity but also for your family’s expected vanity. Furthermore, there are a number of shapes and sizes which you can choose from, so make sure that you find the most appropriate fit for your bathroom.
Metal and Lighting
The fourth tip for you to follow is installing the metal equipment inside your bathroom which includes the steel towel rail and bathroom shower accessories. Although you may simply put in the conventional types, you will definitely be amazed how much variety you can choose from if you shop around. Aside from the shower rail itself, there are a lot more bathroom shower accessories that you can add in order to enhance the look and feel of your bathroom. The fifth and last tip is to add a lighting system to your bathroom. This step is a very crucial one especially if you want to achieve a certain look for your bathroom. The lighting system needs to have at least two settings, one subtle and soft, and the other bright enough to let you fully view yourself even during the night.
Nowadays, people are much keener on the details of how to improve and decorate their bathrooms. With a bathroom accessory set that follows the previous five simple tips, it is certain that you will achieve the functionality and elegance that you have always desired for your bathroom.
Just like any part of your home, your bathroom is an essential area that you visit on a regular basis, so why not include the luxury of a five star hotel and make yourself a permanent guest! Accessorize your bathroom with a splash of the ocean, a touch of Victorian times or a lush forest feeling.
It is fairly typical to incorporate blue, but to make it more interesting you can have complementing colours to the lavatory look by hanging up pictures with a blue-green background and a pink seashell on the fore ground for brightening purposes. Additionally, you can purchase teal coloured shot glasses from the dollar store, fill them up with sea salt and place fragrant tea lights in them. If you’re feeling a little arty crafty over the weekend, you can also stencil out an ocean inspired design like a seahorse or a line of waves to embellish the walls with. Place some bath pearls and shell/fish shaped soaps for the finishing touches for this marine ambience.
Black & White with a vintage feel
If you enjoy new-age modern decor with the sharp appeal of black and white, yet also appreciate an era of historical art, then this is certainly the look for your bathroom.
- Choose a shower curtain with an intricate vintage design, be it with roman pillars, a paisley print or classic floral.
- To transform back to a Victorian period, a baroque mirror or decorative items like stone carved cherubs would certainly add to the classic sensation.
- The bathroom can be accentuated by black and white wall art of your favourite classic masterpiece into a black wooden frame with gray or white mounting.
Living the city life but craving nature on a cold winter’s day? Begin your day in the Brazilian rainforest by integrating simple changes to your bathroom for a zen state of mind. Refresh , Rejuvenate and Relax are the three words that will describe your new home spa.
- Besides having leafy green shower curtains, a great decoration piece is a simple flat plate with a scented flower candle over smooth stones.
- If space permits, add a plant or two, preferably artificial ones as there would not be much natural light. Fake foliage will certainly set the mood and bring out the refreshing green theme.
- Choose your towels, bath lilies and rug with natural tones like olive green, sky blue or an earthy brown.
Whichever theme you decide to go for, be sure to let it reflect your own personality and taste. Feel free to add fun bits and pieces like a mini bookshelf (if you do happen to be the occasional bathroom reader!), picture frames with appropriate bathroom quotes, towel ladders, a nice selection of miniature hand creams/ bath cubes and anything else that floats your boat. Happy Showering!
Supriya Arora, Writer STYLE.CA