A space should always be designed and decorated according to its function. When you think about the function of a bathroom, it’s easy to see why tranquility and a spa-like atmosphere are the first concepts that come to mind. If nothing else, the bathrooms in your home should be comfortable and polished with surfaces that are both simple and easy to clean.
It’s no coincidence that most high end bathrooms are created using materials such as marble, granite and porcelain. In addition to gleaming with a glossy shine, these surfaces are extremely easy to clean. When it comes to a bathroom space, it is imperative that it is cleaned as often as possible. Cheaper surfaces such as carpeting and vinyl are slightly more difficult to clean and will not hold the same polished look. This is why luxury bathrooms generally boast glass shower doors rather than fabric curtains that can quickly mildew.
Another thing to keep in mind is that most successful bathroom designs employ nature themes and neutral colors. For example, natural wood, bamboo, soft beiges, stone gray, glossy blacks and bright whites are always a safe choice. If these colors seem too plain, mix things up with interesting textures and unconventional bathtub or shower designs. If you have a need for additional color, consider a mosaic tile or brightly patterned rugs and wall art.
Another element in which you can infuse your personal taste is in your choice of fixtures. Today, there is a wide range of bathroom sink and bathtub faucet designs that can add a great deal of personality to even the most sparsely decorated bathroom. Additionally, you can select from one of many different colors and finishes of metal – from modern brushed chrome to elegant gold-tones brass, there is an option for nearly every type of bathroom imaginable. Indeed, your bathroom can be as stylish or sedated as you wish.