Maricela Walter February 23, 2021 Bathroom
People are very choosy when it comes to their bathroom decor. This is their personal space and hence they would want it to be the most beautiful place. But then once cannot ignore the functionalities that the bathroom has to provide too. There needs to be a healthy balance between the two. Bathroom is the place where you work a lot on your body hygiene and personal grooming. You will need more space in your bathroom for all these things along with other accessories and utilities combined with good aesthetics. In this section of the article we have not included the items and fixtures like sink, bathtubs, washbasins, accessories, shower etc. We have instead focused on the interior design and decor for the moment.
To jazz up its designs, set square tiles diagonally to create a diamond pattern instead of a classic checkerboard. Use a single color or alternate two neutrals of slightly varying saturation, for example a soft ivory and an almond. Its very important that you choose one that has some texture to it. Since the area is prone to water spills, a slick surface may present a hazard. A tile with a small amount of subtle texture will help prevent accidents. As well, for a luxurious touch designer bathrooms incorporate, you can warm up the cold one with electric floor heating. Turning your cold one into a warm surface will help you recreate the warm atmosphere of a comfortable spa. Your bathroom tiles can set the tone for the whole space. A dynamic flooring pattern or a deep wall color can make all the difference as you remodel a bathroom. The real key is not going overboard with tiles that make the room too busy.
Everything that is visible, from water cups to wastepaper baskets to tissue box covers can be matched to your color-scheme for the most beautiful appearance that your bathroom can possibly have. Prints And Solids You may also like to consider some prints in addition to the solid colors. If you have a special liking for them, you can find stripes, dots, paisleys, and other prints in a variety of colors that will look quite elegant in your bathroom. Prints are especially nice when they are used in combination with solid colors. For example, one small flowered rug or a set of striped bath towels will look absolutely great when the rest of your bathroom is in one basic color.
The honest answer is the one that most people do not like to hear - you truly "get what you pay for." Yes, a linoleum finish is extraordinarily affordable and can be installed quite easily, but do not expect to receive any lasting benefits from the meager investment. As with most other "value engineered" materials, it will quickly fade, yellow, stain, and curl over time - why spend roughly $800 every couple years to replace a cheaply-surfaced wall or floor when a seemingly-higher initial investment of, say, $4000 on a higher quality floor finish will result in many more years of satisfactory performance? Our recommendation for selecting bathroom materials is to quickly eliminate the synthetic and engineered materials. Select natural finishes wherever you can afford them - the initial investment will be high, but you will get many more years of reliable service.
Paint colors for bathrooms can be more daring then what youd use in the rest of the house. Bathrooms are contained so you wont have to continue the color scheme in a different room. Your master bath can be a room thats just for you. If you want a daring or darker color then just use it on half of the wall. Paint a lighter color on the top half or the top third of the wall and then separate the spaces with a wide molding or plate rail. This will compensate for a powder room or space that doesnt have tile. The best bathroom color is usually a cool tone simply because these colors recede. Bathrooms are often the smallest spaces in a house so cool or lighter colors will make it seem bigger. These include shades of purple, gray, blue or green.
Tile Patterns Not only color combinations but combinations of tiling patterns can be used. Such as diamond pattern followed by a border and then a simple rectangular arrangement. Floors can be equally creative with diamond, square, rectangular and brick work patterns. If using a rectangular tile, aligning the longer tile dimension with smallest room dimension tends to expand the perception of that room dimension. The reverse is equally true, and in this manner a bathroom can be made appear wider or narrower. How much pattern effect could be used to achieve an optimal result would depend to a large extent on the size of the bathroom. Tile Material Conventionally, ceramic and marble tiles have been used in bathrooms. Both materials are relatively cheap, widely available and easy to work with in the sense that cutting tools are readily obtainable. Tile material trend is fast changing in favor of porcelain as opposed to the more common marble and ceramic tile. With the projected sales of porcelain tiles to double within the next ten years. These tiles are nonporous, extremely hard, and show little signs of wear even in high traffic areas. So any bathrooms fitted with these tiles would maintain its as new look over many years.