It’s the room that everyone has in their house: the bathroom. How can you make your bathroom unique, while still making it user-friendly and functional? We gathered some experts who can help show you unique essentials for every bathroom.
Plan In Advance
Too often decorating a bathroom can create afterthoughts, so it’s important to keep your design in the back of your head so you don’t forget things. Jennifer French, interior design and colour consultant with Inside Out Colour And Design offers her design saving advice. “Too many times I have seen bathrooms where the towel rail was obviously an afterthought and so it has been hung behind the door, resulting in the door not opening to its full extent, or worse still they are hung above the toilet. A towel rail needs to be wide enough for a towel to sit flat and far enough above floor level so it doesn't drape on the floor and ideally close enough to reach when in the shower. If it can't be positioned adjacent to the shower then consider adding a robe hook near the shower so the towel can be hung there while showering.” You can find out more amazing tips from Jennifer by following her on Facebook and Instagram.
Maintain Your Privacy
How many people use your bathroom on a daily basis? One, two, seven? It’s essential that your bathroom can be used by everyone, and it can be used at any time during the day. Sometimes, it can take a little bit longer to get ready in the morning if you and those who live with you are hogging the bathroom, but Rory Hogan from Art Your Glass has the simple solution. “If every morning is a battle for the bathroom, Shower Screeners are essential for you. In days gone by, shower curtains allowed family members or housemates to "gate crash" the bathroom and brush their teeth without compromising the modesty of the person showering. Modern shower screens, however, don't provide any cover at all. Consequently, time sharing the bathroom is a common problem for non-intimate housemates. Art Your Glass has created an elegant, low-cost solution - Shower Screeners! These privacy screens act as a decorative addition to your bathroom while serving a practical purpose. It maintains your privacy while showering, gives a fresh look to your bathroom, and is completely DIY!” You can find out more about Art Your Glass by following them on Facebook.
Add A Touch Of Green
Sometimes your bathroom can look a little boring, tired or grey. It just takes a bit of green to add life to your bathroom. Laura Downie from Studio 1 Interiors has the perfect solution to a bathroom that lacks oomph. “There is no denying that greenery is an interior trend which just keeps on giving! And, while perhaps not the first room you’d think of when you think plants, I always make sure I include greenery in clients bathrooms before I complete a job. Why? Because plants are an easy & affordable way to add colour, texture and life to any bathroom. I always choose plants which are easy to look after and which will actually thrive in humid, often low-lit areas like bathrooms where the temperature can also tend to vary throughout the day. Think peace lilies, orchids and aloe vera as a starting point and watch how they immediately freshen up your space! If space is tight, no problem, opt for hanging plants, they can have a dramatic impact on a bathroom!” You can find more about Laura by following her on Instagram.
Try Something Different
Is your home one big shade of neutral? You can always add life to your home by injecting colour into your bathroom. Is it unconventional? Yes, but it can be a great way to upgrade your home. Whether you add some Moroccan tiles as an accent wall, or a funky set of taps, spicing things up in a room you use every day not only brightens up your home, it can also increase your property value. If you’re feeling a bit handy, you can change the taps in your bathroom, or even install a new water pump to make your shower a power shower.
Your bathroom is used every day, so why not make it look its best? A unique bathroom can be the perfect solution to a monochrome home, and all it takes to achieve a unique finish is some creativity.