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All You Need to Know about Bathroom Decorations

By Tim / April 2, 2017

The bathroom is a highly functional room in the house. This does not, however, mean that it cannot be spruced up to add a little pomp and flair into this room that serves to relax our bodies, especially at the end of a tough day. You can decorate your bathroom to suit your style and taste using different bathroom designs and decorations. You can opt for designs ranging from traditional, modern, and country design. The color scheme, tile designs, flooring, fabrics, fixture styles, cabinetry and vanity also all play into the decoration aspect of your bathroom. Additionally, there are many DIY tips for decorating your bathroom without spending a lot of money.


When it comes to bathroom design, you can opt for traditional, modern, country and even cottage design for your bathroom. Each of these has characteristic features that define it using colors, fabric, fixture styles, tile designs, vanity, and cabinetry. Traditional bathroom design incorporates classic silhouettes and many refined details. Tile flooring is very common in the traditional bathroom design because of the wide variety of colors to choose from. In modern bathroom decorations, sleek, spacious, simple, and focus on function and organization without no clutter is emphasized. Clean lines in architecture, furniture, and sculpture feature dominantly. Country bathroom design, on the other hand, features vintage fixtures and bold wallpaper patterns.


With the design, comes the need to factor in the layout of the bathroom. The layout of the bathroom substantially comes into play in determining bathroom decorations. It gives the floor plan which determines what you can and can’t fit into the bathroom. It dictates the vanities, cabinets, shelving and sinks that you can fit into the room.

Color Scheme

Your bathroom color scheme screams decoration more than anything else. How can you go about choosing the most suitable color scheme for you? To begin with, look for the color wheel. It will help you identify which colors complement each other leading to a relaxing effect. From here, choose three colors to work with; one neutral, one accent and one rich color. You can always mix two neutrals or contrast two bright colors depending on the mood you are going for. Additionally, do not be afraid of experimenting with dark colors. Most people believe that dark colors make the room look smaller yet most of the time, they only make it darker. Using mirrored lamps and mercury glass should neutralize the effect of the dark color. You can also choose to go organic using naturally inspired hues such as robin’s egg blue to soften hard edges within the bathroom. Needless to say, you can look to the rest of your house for inspiration to maintain the color scheme across the house for aesthetic.

Decoration Items

Many items can be used in bathroom décor. Matching and coordinating soap dispensers, waste baskets, toothbrush holders, floor rugs and towels all add to the aesthetic of your bathroom. Fresh flowers, intricate vases, mirrors, and paintings can also be used to decorate your bathroom space. If you prefer a natural feel in your bathroom, you can throw in several potted plants to bring nature indoors. You can also add different colored, patterned and textured fabrics to complete your bathroom decorations.

DIY Bathroom Decorations Tips

By now, you must be wondering if you have to hire a professional and cough up a lot of cash to remodel your bathroom to what you have always desired. Do not fret. There are DIY tips that can get you started on turning your bathroom into your ideal space. Repainting your walls is one of the obvious DIY tips to bringing in a new feel to any space in the house, including the bathroom. The good thing about painting is that it can be done within a relatively short time (less than a day) and it also goes easy on your pockets. Installing a stained or painted wooden accent wall adds character to your bathroom and works impeccably well in awkward sections of walls such as above a jacuzzi bathtub. Additionally, you can also stain or paint your old vanity to bring a new feel to it, especially if you do not have money to purchase one immediately. It’s also amazing how just framing your old mirror can give your bathroom a whole new feel and groove, during an afternoon, without spending a lot of time on it. Changing the lighting in your bathroom will not only give your bathroom a new ambiance, but it also costs as little as $100, making it very affordable. Lastly, you can opt for new accessories such as towels, shower curtains, and wall art.

About the author


Hi, I'm Tim. I write about all things dream house, from curb appeal to the backyard swimming pool. I believe everyone has their dream house in mind and I hope to do a small part in inspiring ideas that will help you turn your dream into a reality.