Your bathroom is not only a space for cleaning yourself. It’s a space to retreat at the end of a long day to relax, wash away the stresses of the day, and relieve any tense muscles that have built up through the day. A relaxing bathroom doesn’t take much to achieve, and can set apart the difference between a room you simply clean in, to a room you look forward to having some personal time in. Here are some great tips to declutter your mind, body and soul with a zen bathroom renovation.
Marble is a perfect addition for any bathroom to add class and sophistication. If you have the money to spend on sinks and countertops made of marble, then your investment is certainly worth it. However, if you can’t afford to spend a lot of cash on these kinds of stuff, DC-Fix is a great alternative that will have the same effect. This is simply sticky back plastic that you use to cover the countertops. It is heat and water resistant (providing that there are no air bubbles) and costs almost nothing to apply.
Consider having marble effect wall panels to give your bathroom the luxurious, expensive hotel feel if you have freestanding furniture and still want to use marble in the renovation of your bathroom. Marble can always make a space feel cold, but in your bathroom, you can add warm coloured accessories that will complete your look.
You don’t necessarily need to store many things in your bathroom, but having personal items such as your toothbrush, hair brush and make up bag on display can make the room feel cluttered, therefore preventing you from creating the zen space you’re after in your bathroom. Even if your bathroom is fairly small, there are plenty of storage solutions for bathrooms available such as under the sink cabinets. Or, if you’re feeling creative, you could custom build storage for your bathroom to store everything from your bamboo bath towels right down to your toothpaste and floss.
Your bathroom is somewhere you can go to take a bath and relax, and adding greenery in the form of flowers and draping plants can really help your bathroom to add the “spa” element. If you have a fairly neutral coloured bathroom, it can really help to add a splash of colour by adding potted plants and greenery, not to mention adding a zen feel to your bathroom.
If there’s a colour that you absolutely love, then why not use it in your bathroom? A massive trend right now is painting large portions of the room in one block colour. You can get tonnes of ideas on colours and inspiration from Pinterest, but let yourself go and paint your bathroom in your favourite colour! A great tip is to paint your “feature wall” in block colour and the remaining walls in a neutral colour. Pair this with complementary accessories and your bathroom will look as good as new. You can buy waterproof paints from most DIY stores, but if you’re looking for colours that pop, try out Frenchic paint for their incredible range of colours.
Eye catching details
Small details can really help tie a room together and can completely change the look and feel of your bathroom. If you’re having a new bathroom suite fitted, consider opting for a freestanding bath! Or, you could buy some new and unusual faucets for your sink and bathtub. Little details make the world of difference, and don’t have to cost the world either! If you’re renovating on a budget, you can buy paint especially for smaller details like your faucets.
In your bathroom, if you’re looking for a way to make a statement, then wall murals are the way to go. They are fairly cheap to buy, or if you’re feeling adventurous, you might paint one yourself! It is basically sticky back plastic, just like DC-Fix, that you can apply to a dry, clean wall. They can help add a colour pop, and even be used for any room as a focal point! So you might go for a wall mural that has popping colours of green or turquoise when designing a zen bathroom space, but it’s really all down to your choice!
Dots, dashes and bold colours
At the moment, dots, dashes and bold colours are trendy – particularly in bathrooms! Trying this kind of thing out would be an inexpensive idea for your bathroom. All you need is a few tins of paint and some time to build your bathroom’s unique yet trendy feature wall. The “dalmation spots” impact on walls is one of the largest trends at the moment. This is basically where, depending on your choice, you paint the feature wall in white or off white and “dot” black around until the wall looks like it’s from 101 dalmations. This can be an incredible addition and brighten up any bathroom in need of a spruce, combined with a pastel colour on your other walls.
At the moment, metallics are becoming increasingly popular – and they look beautiful! Metallic accessories will pair great with neutral colours and greenery in the room to create a wonderful zen space to relax in. There are several simple ways to do this, whether you’re looking for a more rustic feel, or you like the concept of gold plated faucets:
- Substitute your faucets for those with a metallic effect. You should be able to pick them up from your nearest DIY store relatively inexpensively.
- For a cheap and simple way to spruce up old faucets and other fixtures, use waterproof metallic paint to give them an awesome new look.
- If you have a freestanding tub, consider painting your feet to give your bathroom an awesome rustic look.
As you can see, there are a plethora of incredible decorating ideas that you could try out to create a zen space in your home! And, you don’t have to spend the earth to achieve a classy, elegant and sophisticated look in your bathroom. Spend some time thinking about colour combinations and how you can complement them with different accessories. Hopefully this article has provided you with some inspiration! What was your favourite part?
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