I wish my home didn’t have a bathroom-said no one ever. Not being able to design the bathroom of your dreams because you live in a rented apartment or you simply don’t have the budget for a bathroom renovation is simply not cool or fair.
Your bathroom isn’t just a room that you visit to do your special business. It is a reserve, where you should be able to unwind and let everything that’s weighing you down go. A room where you can be completely yourself. A space where you can go to escape the stress of having kids (bless their little hearts but kids can drive you mad).
Kitchens used to be the most important rooms in the home, but those days are quickly fading. Kitchens may be all about bringing friends and family together but the bathroom is slightly more indulgent than that particularly where master baths are concerned. Bathrooms should be all about relaxation and privacy but they should also be filled with all your favorite things.
Lucky for you, it is entirely possible to transform your old and drab looking bathroom into a cool one that will be the envy of all your family and friends. You don’t need a huge decorating budget to create a luxurious space. To help you out, here are sneaky ways to make your bathroom cooler:
Add a shower speaker
Singing in the shower is a time-honored tradition for many individuals. Singing in the shower is a great way to de-stress particularly before or after a long, tough day. The great thing about shower music is that it allows you to deliberately set the tone for the day ahead.
And when you come back home, some relaxing jazz or spa music can help you unwind and chill as you prepare to turn in. Listening to music in the shower used to mean risking your expensive phone or tablet my leaving it teetering on the edge of the sink or tub.
However, those days are long gone. Today, there is an array of innovative products that ensure that listening to shower music is painless, safe, and carefree. And all you need is a quality waterproof shower speaker to get started.
Invest in a statement shower curtain that you can’t stop looking at
Shower curtains can be the focal point in your bathroom. It might not seem like it, but a humble and inexpensive shower curtain can make all the difference in your bathroom décor. A statement shower curtain, whether classic or whimsical can elevate the look and mood of your bathroom.
It’s hard to argue with the versatility of a plain shower curtain but a statement one, with great graphics and outstanding prints, will make you happy every time you step into your bathroom. Don’t be afraid to go for a bold design- a quirky and cool shower curtain can help you add a touch of playfulness in your bathroom.
Incorporate touches of white
Adding touches of white perhaps with your cabinets and countertops can help you create a simple and elegant backdrop for your bathroom. If you want to recreate a high-end hotel bathroom, consider using a light neutral paint for your walls and bath linens to add a hint of elegance to the design.
Your casual bathroom can also look more luxurious if you splurge on high-end rugs and towels. Remember to pair your white linens with accessories that are neutral to avoid clutter, as well as tie everything together with ease.
Add fresh flowers
Fresh flowers can help to add some color and life to an otherwise ordinary bathroom. Fresh flowers instantly add personality and they can also give your bathroom a homey and relaxed feel. If you do decide to add flowers to your bathroom there are some important things that you have to keep in mind.
For instance, bathrooms don’t always receive sufficient natural light, which many plants require to thrive. The high humidity and the warm temperatures inside the bathroom also means that you have to think carefully about which flowers to use. Some flowers that would work well in a bathroom include orchids, begonias, peace lilies, azaleas, and Christmas cactuses.
Try covering your walls using a statement graphic wallpaper. Not only will it help your bathroom to stand out but it will also help to distract anyone from noticing any outdated fixtures, poor lighting, or accessories that may be out of place.
Sadly, wallpaper isn’t always the first choice when it comes to bathroom décor but it is an excellent way to achieve the ideal look without the aggravation and the expense of adding tiles. To decorate your bathroom using wallpaper, go for splash-proof wallpaper that will give you years of service without worrying about peeling or bubbling.
Frame your bathroom mirror
Take your bathroom décor and mirror selfies to the next level by framing your bathroom mirror. There is nothing as uninspired than a boring floating bathroom mirror. But that can be fixed easily- all you need to do is frame your current lackluster mirror and your bathroom will feel refreshed instantly.
And you don’t need a huge budget to upgrade your boring mirrors because framing a mirror is an easy DIY project that can be tackled even if you’ve never built anything in your life.
Your bathroom should be a sanctuary; a place that you can go to escape the stresses of family life. Not being able to create the bathroom of your dreams is something no one should ever have to deal with. Your home is your place of safety and you should be able to make every square inch of that little room pleasing and comfortable.
Lucky for you, these doable ideas discussed above should help you pull the plug and finally create the bathroom you’ve always wanted. Your bathroom may be boring and dreary, but if you follow the tips and suggestions given, you should be able to transform it into a cool, inviting, and warm place no muss, no fuss.