We visit a restaurant or a hotel and fall in love with a bathroom, but when it comes to the bathrooms in our homes, we pay little attention to the design that goes into its decor. As one of the most trusted residential interior designers in Bangalore, we can’t emphasize enough on the significance of a good bathroom design. If you wish to redo your bathroom or if you are in the process of building your dream abode, here are some tips that will help you create a bathroom that is dreamy and highly functional.
- Colour theory
Understanding what colours work best for each part of the house is of paramount importance when you are doing up your home. Colours associated with nature, water, cleanliness and sterility are preferred when it comes to bathroom designs. Shades of blue, green or metallic colours like silver can be used. White is also highly preferred in bathrooms and nowadays one can also see black as a hot favorite for bathroom decor. You can create a mood board with different shades of your choice put together along with different textures and patterns that you have in mind and slowly implement them in different parts of the bathroom.
- Safety measures
As one of the best interior designers in Bangalore, we constantly work to prioritize the safety and wellbeing of our clients above everything else. Especially in bathrooms, the safety of the user should be the most important factor and your design should take care of that. Right from antiskid flooring to electrical switches and connections that are safe to use in wet places, every element should be verified for the safety of users. If you are giving switches inside the bathroom, the placement should be appropriate to prevent the entry of water and care must be taken to install them in the dry part of the bathroom. Similar precautions must be followed while adding gadgets like blow dryers or any other equipment to prevent shocks or any untoward accidents. The glass and mirrors used must be of top quality to prevent easy breakage and accessories and fittings must be installed properly. If there are children or older inhabitants, relevant fittings must be added to ensure that your bathroom is safe at all times.
- Optimizing the space
This is where a lot of lack when we envision our bathroom spaces. Optimizing the space to make it sleek, stylish and highly functional can be a game changer for you. Adding under the counter cabinets in the dry areas, sleek wall mounted cabinets and many other storage elements can be added and must be strategically placed to ensure that your bathroom isn’t cluttered and messy. Often, the bathrooms may be compact in size, hence, adding mirrors, flushed storage spaces and sleek fittings can make it more spacious. Using minimal patterns or smaller patterns and brighter colours and making it well ventilated and well lit can further enhance the appeal and make it appear large.
- Choosing the right fittings
While the aesthetics and appearance are all taken care of, the primary function of the bathroom must be met. One must choose superior quality fittings that are manufactured by a trusted brand and which will stand the test of time. They must be sturdy and rust free to ensure that they are long lasting. Using unbranded products that are not from a trusted brand drastically impacts the functionality of your bathroom and you may end up having leaks and other unwanted instances very soon seeking out plumbers’ time and again.
- Accessorize optimally
Accessories and additional fittings are something that will really set your bathroom apart. It could be any unconventional lights or faucets or framed art or it could be addition of low maintenance plants- there is a lot you can do which will beautify your bathroom space. Each person is different and based on their aesthetics, the accessorize can be chosen accordingly. The market is full of smart accessories that are suitable for bathrooms and the same can be used to perk up your space in varying budgets.
- Aroma therapy
When you choose to have a relaxing bath after a long day at work, the finer nuances that you work on while designing your bathroom come to the fore. Don’t underestimate the power of aroma therapy and the impact it can have on our wellness. It can help us relax and unwind and adds to the overall appeal of the space. Whether you choose to add room freshners, candles or diffusers, the one factor that you must ensure is the safety while using them and you are good to go. Often, earthy, citrus, floral and aqua based fragrances are preferred and scents like cinnamon, vanilla etc are avoided and best suited for dining areas. Pair this with good natural ventilation and a trusty exhaust system to make sure that your bathroom smells clean and fresh and is free of any unpleasant odors.
There are many options across a broad price range to enhance the decor of your bathroom. An eye for detail and your ability to optimise your space can take your bathroom decor to the next level. We hope that these tips help you create a bathroom that is elegant and highly functional.