With the New Year comes tips on organizing, decluttering and remodeling. Just like New Year's resolutions, many vow to get organized, live simpler and start over. I know I would like to remodel our bathrooms. Both were updated when the prior owners sold the house but they are still the builder grade bathrooms from twenty plus years ago.
This got me thinking that there may be others of you who are considering doing the same. There is a style to suit every taste. So, if you are considering remodeling your bathroom here are some examples of differing styles to spark your inspiration.
If you are looking for something really different, break out of the traditional with a fun wallpaper pattern. This one in pink and brown is unique and stylish. Keeping all the other elements white allow you to change things up without having to redo the entire space. Afraid of wallpaper? Try stenciling the walls instead.
Want a spa-like space? Go with travertine tiles and woods in browns and espresso. Choose clean lines and keep things visually open (achieved here by the glass shower enclosure). Add greenery and keep clutter to a minimum. Also, keep the colors uniform for a restful space.
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If you bridge between styles, transitional is for you. Here a faucet and vanity that stray on the traditional side meld beautifully with a more modern tile. Gray is "on trend" and, I believe, is here to stay. The mix of different tiles, a mirror in a different hue and modern lighting over the more traditional vanity, are key elements to this design style.
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If traditional is more your style, go with more detailed cabinetry and a unified color palette. Putty colored cabinetry paired with ornate hardware, marble counters, jewel like mosaic tile and nickel faucets all add up to a traditional space. Smoky glass cabinet doors and a vanity paired with a cushy chair complete the look. Moulding on the walls and cabinets really bring the traditional style home.
Rustic more your style? Then natural stone and reclaimed wood are your go to materials. Keep the other elements white so the natural elements stand out. Accents of copper or metals also compliment this style well.
Do you like shabby chic? Stick with mostly whites dotted with soft colors. Distressed wood, claw foot tubs, chrome hardware and small hexagonal tile floors. Vanities with glass knobs and traditional detailing add to the design. Crystal chandeliers add the final touch.
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Modern more your stye? This space is a classic example of modern style. Loads of glass, floating vanities, vessel sinks, wall mounted faucets and glass tile are hallmarks of this style. A simple color palette completes the look.
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Love coastal style? Use colors found at the beach. A palette of soft blues and greens, along with sand and white all combine to create a beachy feel. Accents of driftwood, beadboard and chrome help round out the decor.
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If a remodel is in your future, first choose the style that best matches the look you are attempting to achieve. Create an overall plan that includes your layout as well as materials to round out your design. Sticking to the key elements of your chosen design will ensure you achieve the look you are going for. Finally, choose a style that compliments your overall house design (unless you plan on taking your entire home in a new direction). That way your new design will blend in seamlessly.
This will be it for me for a few days, but I will be back soon with more great decorating and design tips.
Happy Holidays from my house to yours.