Bathrooms are not just for utility purposes in today’s lifestyle. This is the place you can set your mood for the day ahead or comfort and relax you at the day’s end. Depending on your decorating style this room can be sleek, polished, sophisticated or sparkle like a diamond.
There is a vast array of decorating ideas and techniques to make this room shine with your personality. Before you get started, take a good look at the size, shape and the decor that is already in the room. Decide what needs a fresh new look and what items can stay. Now take a look at your budget. You can make the most dramatic statement by changing the look of your walls. The walls are where the eyes are first attracted to. Here are some ideas that will certainly get those creative juices flowing.
Painting the walls can be the least expensive way to change the look of the entire room. With a pale soft color scheme it will give you the illusion of more space and tranquility. By adding wall sconces it will open up the room and give you a feeling of warmth that you might be trying to project. With paint there is also a rubber stamping technique that you can apply with a wide variety of designs to choose from. Faux finishes are widely popular and easy to apply with simple instructions and a few basic tools. This can jazz up your walls in no time at all.
A wall mural painted on the wall can be a very practical and also less expensive way to change your walls appearance, but it does require some work and talent. Using your imagination, draw out the design on paper and then transfer the design to the wall using stencils. Select your paint colors and complete your work.
If you prefer wall coverings, your choices are almost unlimited. Wall coverings are a brilliant way to add decoration to the bathroom. For a contemporary look to your bathroom walls put the emphasis on a sleek streamlined look. This will give your bathrooms walls that simple and clean appearance. The wallpaper adhesives that are now available are far superior to the adhesives we used in the past. You need not fear or worry that the wallpaper may start to peel or come off the wall. With the new materials and durability this just does not happen. Wall coverings are easy to maintain and keep clean and come in a limitless array of colors and patterns. Some bathroom wall coverings will mimic paint techniques like stucco. They definitely create a mood and theme as well as adding texture to the walls.
Bathroom wall tiles are another good option for decorating and revitalizing your walls. Wall tiles for the bathroom are waterproof, easy to clean and have protective surfaces which enhance the beauty of the tile. You can mix and match styles, colors and patterns, turn tiles on their sides, add borders or tile the entire bathroom wall just to eye level. You can design your own style with wall tiles that will truly be unique and stunning.
There are bathroom lighting fixtures that you can either have bright light for applying make-up or you can add dim soft lights for mood lighting. These fixtures are available in all colors, shapes and sizes. By adding one or more mirrors will make your bathroom look larger and will also reflect additional natural light to the room.
Framed posters and artwork with a combination of sconces and mirrors can be an elegant touch that gives your bathroom a romantic and spa like atmosphere. Art in a bathroom is a real lift and should be something that you enjoy seeing daily. Wall tapestries accented by wrought iron wall decor can be a striking focal point of the room. This can make a casual bathroom space into a sophisticated, warm and professional looking designed room.
In today’s modern decorating style, open shelves are a natural choice for storage and decorative displays. Open shelving for walls is now being integrated into the bathroom design as another architectural element. A wall shelf is easy to attach to the wall and they come in a variety of styles, sizes and finishes. Keep in mind that what you display on these shelves is out in the open, so the items you display should have a neat and tidy appearance.
There are also a variety of wall mounted cabinets. These will enhance any bathroom and offer a variety of storage options. Some come with one or more shelves or drawers below. They also bring a touch of elegance with glass pained door features and a brushed nickel finish.
If you still need more ideas take a look on the Net. There are plenty of web sites to help you. You can always check out a few decorating design books and magazines. Remember, whatever you finally choose, make it a custom fit that will make you smile every time you walk into the bathroom.