Bathrooms provide the opportunity to create a quiet, private retreat in your home as they rejuvenate your body and mind and relieve stress, helping you feel more energized throughout the day. The bathroom can serve as more than just a bathing space and can also serve as a relaxing retreat after a demanding day.
If you want your bathroom to feel like a spa oasis, it’s important to have materials that resonate with the serenity and tranquility one is looking for. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Ramesh Bhandari, Director at A-Class Marble, suggested the following bathroom decorating tips for revamping bath spaces:
1. Unique lighting schemes
If natural light isn’t prevalent in your bathroom, strategically spaced LED lights can brighten the space. One can enhance the ambience of the bathroom to reflect the radiance with the help of dynamic lighting schemes. Additionally, natural stone floors in shades of white, beige, etc., especially marble, can help reflect light and make the space appear brighter. Install mood lighting in the form of backlit mirrors or recessed fixtures when renovating the bathroom. In a tiny space, more sophisticated fixtures can produce an intriguing interplay of light and shadow, adding to the dramatic impact one might be looking for.
2. A warm Flamboyant decor
It’s all about the little details when it comes to aesthetic bathroom design. For example, murals, glass enclosures, backsplashes, faucets, and hardware add to the mood board of a bathroom. Mirrors have countless applications, which is precisely how they transform a room. They can be mounted on ceilings, moldings, walls, etc. If your bathroom has no window or is very compact and dark, hang several smaller mirrors to add depth, reflect light and create the illusion of a larger space. Floating shelves are practical and attractive when coordinated with the rest of the design, such as cabinets, vanity, and even the mirror. These shelves can be installed at different heights or as free-standing units, adding functionality and aesthetics. Open shelving can be decorative if positioned correctly, but it needs to be organized and clean to look good.
3. Natural finishes for a makeover
During the bathroom makeover, change the tiles on the backsplash, wall or floor. Although bold patterned tiles work best with neutral hued walls, one can always try an eclectic combination of layered energizing hues. If you’re looking for a durable and sturdy tile option that also exudes elegance, marble bathroom tiles can weave magic into the mood. They come in a variety of natural finishes that can match any style, whether traditional, transitional, or contemporary. You can further enhance your interior design with intricate geometric patterns and shapes for visual interest. To accentuate a specific section of the bathroom, such as the sink or vanity, the user may suggest redesigning the bathroom floor and replacing the tiles in that region.
Anil Ahuja, Managing Director of Colston Bath and Spa Pvt Ltd, recommended:
1. Upgrade Lighting Schemes
Lighting is often overlooked in bathroom design, although it’s well known for changing the overall mood of a space. Warm hues in lighting can have a lasting effect on a user’s mental state and make the space more relaxing. Another affordable yet attractive addition can be pendant lights with trellis or jaali designs that cast intriguing shadows in a small area and bring a refreshing vibrancy to the bathroom.
2. Let nature intervene
Adding natural elements to bathroom designs can bring a soothing and comfortable ambiance to the bathing space by incorporating a little piece of nature into daily routines. For example, plants can be used as hanging units and on countertops for an awesome look and feel. Adding delicate indoor plants is the easiest and most affordable way to spruce up a bathroom.
3. Cast Monotone Colors
Pastel or neutral colors can be used in the bathroom to create a soothing ambiance. For example, soothing colors like light green or pastel blue can be used in the bathroom for a more soothing environment. Additionally, removing distractions and unnecessary items can help create a pleasant environment.
4. Incorporate aromatherapy
Diffusers and humidifiers are some of the instruments used in aromatherapy to diffuse natural scents in an area and produce a peaceful atmosphere. Additionally, natural herbal aromas, such as rose, jasmine, or lavender, have been proven to reduce stress levels, soothe discomfort, and even relieve pain. A simple and affordable way to include aromatherapy in the bathroom is to light candles infused with essential oils.
Focus on materials, shapes and finishes when selecting bathroom accessories. Simple, clean shapes work best as modern accents. With these little tips, you can turn your bathroom into a rejuvenating zone.