Are you thinking of decorating your bathroom? Thinking of adding some personality and pizzazz to the lavatory? You don’t have to spend a fortune to add elegance and ambience. Follow our suggestions and you can put the room back into bathroom
Converting your old bathroom into a blend of style and sophistication doesn’t have to break your budget.
Choosing the right mix of paint color, paint texture and selecting complimenting bathroom fixtures, including bath tub, sinks and commodes. The good news is that in doing all of this, you wont have to break the bank. If you do a bit of shopping, you can find deals, and more often than not, you’ll find a great discount on all three.
The first place you should start off with is your bathroom fixtures. Its not necessary for you to replace your bath tub, toilet or sink, however, special attention should be placed on their overall condition and color. Normally, your bathtub should be the same color as your sink and commode. If its not, it will stick out like a sore thumb. Next, look at the surface of your bathtub and sink. Should you consider reglazing them?
Some terms to keep in mind…
What does Close-Coupled mean?
Close-Coupled is used to describe a type or style of toilet wherein the cistern attaches directly to the pan.
What does W.C. mean?
W.C. stands for ‘water closet’, but is more widely known as a toilet.
What is a Cistern?
A Cistern is the compartment of a toilet that contains the water needed for flushing.
Varieties and styles of bathroom fixtures abound and if you are content with your choices of bathtub and sink, then let them be the basis for your interior-decorating plan. First, determine if there are any striking features of your tub or sink. For example, are they antique, does your tub have claw feet, what color are they, what are they made out of? Answering these questions will give you plenty of starting points to begin your decorating scheme. A good idea is to put all of the answers to the above questions down in a notebook. This may help you brainstorm some decorating ideas and strategies. By using the best features of the fixtures already in your bathroom, you can simply redecorate with items that will accentuate the undying fixtures that are already in place.
Since its the largest single item in your bathroom, let the bathtub help you make your choices. If you have an antique tub, then go with an antique motif and decor.
Lighting is one thing that is often overlooked in most bathroom decorating adventures. If the lights are too bright, they may highlight defects in your walls, and cast the wrong light on things. On the other hand, if you provide inadequate lighting, you’d find it will cast all the wrong shadows. Also, remember that the lighting will be different in your local paint store than it will be in your bathroom, so take samples, and have a good look.
You can add elegance to your bathroom by accenting with the use of glass, marble, brass, gold and crystal. Its important to remember though, that adding brass or gold will increase your budget, so be careful. As an alternative to having to tile the walls around your bathtub, consider either a tub surround, or, simply add a couple of decorative tiles. This will instantly add style, elegance and keep you within your budget.
If you think your bathroom is lacking enough light, consider using mirrors more effectively to reflect the light. This can often be cheaper than installing new lights. Even a chandelier can have the same impact, just be sure you have enough room. Another consideration is adjustable lighting. Then you can dim the lights, fill up the tub, and enjoy a soothing and relaxing bath without the need to light candles.
You should be able to decorate your bathroom without blowing your budget. It all depends on how much homework you do beforehand. Visit stores , look in newspapers and talk to friends who have recently decorated their bathrooms.