Merlyn Bertille April 15, 2021 Bathrooms
Bathroom renovations and restorations require a considerable amount of time, energy and resources. Sometimes even a simple re-tiling job can takes ages, and then there is the endless lineup of choices on offer for those looking to add a new vanity, bathtub or even a glass shower zone. It does help though if you have an understanding of what you want, what works in your bathroom and what are the hottest trends in bathroom design at the present time.
How smart is it to give an already ‘limited’ room a color scheme anchored in black and white? The answer to that question would be ‘very smart’, if you can get the balance between the two hues right and the lighting spot on. No matter what color you use in the powder room, poor lighting can give this small space a dark and dreary look. This could very well start you off on a cycle of constant redecorating and repainting without ever realizing that the real issue at hand is poor lighting. A sparkling chandelier coupled with clever ambient lighting is the ideal way forward in the black and white powder room.
The easiest way to add freshness, style and a relaxed ambiance into the bathroom (or any other room of your home) is by adding a potted plant or two. Indoor plants do not often require meticulous and constant care, and a light-filled bathroom with slightly damp conditions is perfect even for cool air plants or a scintillating living wall. With bathrooms going down the path of seamless indoor-outdoor interplay, it definitely is now far easier to usher in a healthy dose of natural goodness.
A beautiful chandelier adds glamour and brings a sense of opulence to the room without altering its color scheme. Styles such as Victorian, Art Deco, Hollywood Regency and even eclectic definitely need this sparkly touch to really give the black and white powder room that unmistakable allure. Add in a couple of chic sconces next to the mirror, and you have a powder room with a ‘high-end’ feel!
For those who are still unsure about how to craft a dream powder room, one of the best ways to start is by looking for a style that is distinctive, striking, beautiful and completely different from the rest of the home. This turns the small powder room into a delightful escape that is unlike anything else in the house, and Victorian splendor perfectly fits this billing. The style not only brings pomp and the ‘wow factor’, but it also promises other great powder room essentials like walls that come alive with either textural beauty or splashes of color and ornate fittings that add to the oomph.
If we have to sum up the direction of current bathroom design trends in a single statement, then it would be “a desire among homeowners to find a relaxing, revitalizing and nature-centric retreat at home”. Timber definitely fits this billing, and it has made a grand comeback in 2018. Incorporating wood into the bathroom is no longer a taxing affair that keeps you constantly on the edge because you are perpetually worried about damage from moisture and infestation. Contemporary solutions even provide space for cheaper and eco-friendly reclaimed wood accent features that will serve you well for years to come.
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