Bathroom looking a little dull? There’s no reason why it can’t be as fabulous as you are. From adding just the right type of lighting elements to choosing the perfect paint color, these simple additions and styling tips can help to give your bathroom the fresh new makeover it so desperately deserves.
Let There Be Light
There’s nothing worse than a poorly lit bathroom. Well, that may be exaggerated, slightly, but you’re not doing yourself any favors with a bathroom that lacks good lighting. Luckily, there’s a fix, and it’s not only affordable, but simple, too. Keep in mind, a good lighting plan requires some layering. This means incorporating a series of different lighting styles including task lighting. Bathroom vanity lighting is considered task lighting.
The most common mistake most people are guilty of is placing recessed vanity lighting directly above the mirror, which ultimately creates shadows. Instead, mount vertical fixtures or sconces to each side of the mirror, this is best for casting even light. Flanking the sides of a mirror is not always an option, though. If this is the case, overhead lighting is simply unavoidable. When choosing an overhead fixture, look for a style that is at least 24-inches long, and place it 75 to 80 inches from the floor for the best light.
A little color can go a long way. Especially in the bathroom. The color palette of your bathroom is entirely your choice, however, designers have come to a consensus that paint colors in the bathroom space should be light. Why? Most bathrooms are relatively small spaces. And when you add dark, weighty colors to a small space it can make the room feel claustrophobic. Now, this doesn’t mean that you have to settle for a white bathroom. Colors including light blues and light yellows almost always work. Darker colors can work in a bathroom, but proceed with caution. If you do opt for a darker color in your bathroom incorporate additional elements such as a white wainscot or light-colored cabinetry. Paint manufacturers offer paint that is primed for bathroom spaces, as it’s water and mold-resistant. If you don’t want to splurge on special bathroom paint be sure to choose an eggshell or gloss paint option for best results.
What’s one of the best perks about visiting a chic resort? Make your bathroom even more fabulous by going the extra mile and adding comfy, plush, oversized towels to your bathroom. Because nobody likes an old scratchy, too-small towel. When selecting your top-of-the-line towels, keep your color choices in mind. Ivory and white coordinate with any bathroom scheme, and these two hues never go out of style. But if you want to add a little interest to your bathroom space choose light colors, as light colors do not show as much fading as their dark-colored counterparts. Pull your linen look together with a shower curtain and bathmat that complement, not match, your towel selection nicely.
You are fabulous. And your bathroom should be, too. Whether you opt for luxe linens, paint your walls with the perfect color or refresh your vanity lighting, these easy improvements can take any boring bathroom from drab to fab.