People mostly look at bathrooms from a practical perspective – how easy they are to clean, whether there’s good ventilation, whether it be heated well during winter, and so on. However, just because a space is functional doesn’t mean it must be boring. There are plenty of ways that you can add personal touches that will make your bathroom feel like somewhere to relax in. Here are just a few of them…
In order to make a bathroom feel more spacious, it’s best to keep the colours on the walls and floor very light and neutral. However, you can still inject a little of your personality into the décor by adding little pops of colour and fun here and there.
It could be a colourful shower curtain, cool novelty soaps or even the towels hung on a funky-shaped radiator, but it all helps to create a more inviting atmosphere.
You probably won’t want to change the light fittings or the bulk of your bathroom furniture if you’re just looking at adding some personal touches, so what about one of the mirrored bathroom cabinets that are lit around the rim?
You could go sleek and modern with a single bar of light, or you could take inspiration from Hollywood, and have lights put all around the rim of your vanity case mirror.
When you walk into a bathroom, the first thing that hits you is the smell. It instantly gives you an indication of how clean it is and how appealing it is to use. If you walk in and smell one of your favourite scents, it’s more likely to feel like your own and be a place for you to relax with a bath or pamper yourself with a face mask.
Add some scented candles to the sink area and around the bath if you like to light them while you soak away your worries. If you’d like a constant smell though, leaving an open flame isn’t the best idea, so pick up the same scent in a reed diffuser instead.
Adding your favourite plants to your bathroom is a quick and cost-effective way of personalising your space, but it could also have a lot of health benefits. Make sure these plants have plenty of natural light, and always include a variety.
For example, the peace lily is elegant to look at with glossy leaves and beautiful white petals that would be at home in any five-star hotel, but it also thrives in low light conditions, and the constant humidity means you won’t need to water it often. The fern is a pleasure to look at too, but it’s also a good bathroom plant, helping to purify the air of toxins.
I hope you found these tips on bathroom design useful – how do you add personal touches to your own home? Let me know by leaving a comment in the section below.