How to Give Your Bathroom A Complete Makeover
Bathrooms tend to be the smallest room in the house so it is easy for them to look cluttered. They are also neglected because they serve a utilitarian purpose and aren’t a place where we spend quality time.
Transforming the bathroom presents its own unique challenges. Not only is space often an issue but decorating can also be time-consuming because of all the tricky corners. If you’re thinking of repainting your bathroom, you can save time by using different tools. Paintsprayer is an option that not only allows you to reach those inaccessible spots but it also gives your paint job a professional smoother finish than a brush or roller.
A crisp white is a popular choice for a bathroom as it can make cramped rooms appear larger. Don’t be afraid of using other bolder colours as an accent to completely transform the bathroom. This accent colour can then be accentuated by choosing bathroom accessories (such as the mat, shower curtain, blinds and towels) in the same shade. A bold colour can make the room more stylish and eye-catching.
Apart from painting, how can you go about transforming your bathroom?
De-cluttering and organising the bathroom
Before you even attempt to redecorate the bathroom, it’s essential that you declutter. We’re all guilty of holding onto old bottles and jars ‘just in case’. If you haven’t used toiletries in a while, the chances are you won’t in the future so get rid of them. Also, remember that because of the humidity, the bathroom isn’t the best place to keep makeup, nail varnish and perfume.
Once you’re left with your essential toiletries, storage is the key to ensuring a sleeker look to your bathroom. Depending on the space you have, you could purchase floating wall shelves, wall-mounted shelves, a glass shelf over the washbasin and/or a cupboard fitted under the washbasin. Instead of leaving bathroom accessories in piles, buy some wicker baskets or glass storage jars so that everything is organised.
Flattering bathroom lighting
Not only does old fluorescent lighting cast uneven and unflattering shadows but it is also less energy-efficient than LED lighting. Getting the right lighting fixtures can completely change the atmosphere in your bathroom. What you buy depends on the effect you are trying to achieve. Hanging pendants and light bars can ensure light is diffused more evenly while fixtures above the bathroom mirror or in sconces next to it can create the illusion of space.
As it is a utilitarian room, householders often don’t hang any artwork on bathroom walls. Canvas prints, enlarged family photos and/or posters can be treated and/or laminated so that they are impervious to the effects of humidity. Choose artwork that picks out the accent colour of the room or you could choose a theme to your bathroom – whether that is country cottage or nautical.
Colourful shower enclosures
For many years white décor and tiles were the go-to style choice for bathrooms, but times have changed, and bursts of colour are becoming more and more popular. Thankfully you do not have to pay a fortune and can make this transformation yourself. Plastic cladding is a versatile option for the bathroom that helps you to quickly add some brightness and colour to your walls and shower cubicle. Not only is it quick and easy to mount, but acrylic is both easy to clean and waterproof.
Plastic Sheets Shop can prepare the sheets, cutting them to your size and thickness requirements so they arrive ready to assemble. From opaque to high gloss, and with so many colours available, acrylic sheeting gives a you a great opportunity to refresh the room with some of your style and personality, brighten the dark corners and make things feel fresh.
Your bathroom might be the most practical room in the house but a few simple changes can turn it into a stylish haven. A place which invites you to spend time there. After all, there is no better way to relax after a stressful day’s work than a bath or shower.