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Bathrooms are too often neglected when it comes to getting around to planning and executing some fresh décor ideas in the home. But when you think about the time you spend in the bathroom and how relaxing a nice fragrant hot bath can be or the invigorating effect a shower can have, there is no excuse in not making the bathroom a top priority. Let’s take a look at some particularly exciting and effective ideas that can help make your dream bathroom.

Freshen up the tiles around the bath

One of the most potentially eye-catching bathroom features is the tiling around the bath. There are so many wonderful tile patterns and textures around that can make a dazzling impact, but one that really stand out is herringbone. Herringbone patterned tiles can make for a stunning impact and result in a luxurious spa-esque feel.

Backsplash feature

Perhaps you have been inspired by your travels to destinations like Turkey or Morocco, where tiling is more adventurous and spicy. As you can see in that particular example, they’ve even managed to match the floor tiles with the backsplash to give an even greater accent on the Arabic flair.

Blind vision

Let’s face it, most bathroom blinds are a little bland. How many times have you walked into a bathroom lately and had your eyes drawn to the window dressing? I doubt you can even think of one occasion. So, keeping up with the adventurous theme, why not add a splash of fun and adventure to your bathroom by opting for some truly spectacular zebra print blinds. Not only does the striking black and white go with nearly any other colour scheme you may have opted for, but it also stands out and draws the eye to the window – so if you do have a nice back garden view it helps you to make the most of it.

Unconventional sink idea

Right now quirky ideas of how to integrate unusual items that might seem out of place, but give a stunningly original feel to a room, is the hot topic in interior design. Why not source a farm trough sink like this one and pair it with some striking nickel or brass taps to tap into both the upcycling / repurposing trend and the slightly industrial look which is so fashionable at the moment.

Out with the new, in with the old

Why not embrace your inner salvager and go out to some auctions or boot sales or reclamation yards and try to find some objects that have perhaps gone out of fashion for their original use and integrate them with an ingenious new purpose or simply as found objects to add a vintage twist to your upgraded bathroom. Medicine cabinets, chandeliers, old picture frames, hat stands and basketry can all be looked at in a new light and given a fresh lease of life in the bathroom, with a little sprinkling of imagination.

Lighting ideas for Small Bathrooms

No matter what size your bathroom is you need to get your lighting right to make sure you end up with a room that is practical for everything you need to do in it as well as making it feel inviting enough to spend some quality relaxation time soaking in the bath or under a hot shower. And yet when you are blessed with only a small bathroom, you will need a few extra light bulb moments of inspiration to keep your room illuminated to your satisfaction. This is exacerbated by the simple fact that the darker the bathroom the smaller it feels. You will need to get your thinking cap on and get creative. Move away from the traditional and conservative and towards a fresh approach that includes lighted mirrors and maybe some floor lighting.

Either cleverly integrated downlights and spotlights will be an absolute must on the ceiling. If you have a low ceiling then downlights, which are integrated (recessed) into the ceiling are perfect as they maximise the height of your room. There is a disadvantage compared to the most flexible spotlights, however in that while there are downlights that can tilt to focus on particular dark areas of your room that need a bit of extra light, this level of flexibility pales when compared to full tilt and swivel varieties of spotlights. So, the choice must be made as to which suit your needs the best.

As mentioned, lighted mirrors are a fantastic option for smaller bathrooms – especially those that have light strips down each side, as these seem to create the illusion of opening up the space. Even better of course, is a lit medicine cabinet that doubles as a mirror – with storage space no doubt at a premium in the smaller bathroom.

Accent (under) cabinet lighting is another excellent option for bathrooms where space is at a premium as it helps defeat the dark spaces that can make it feel like the walls are closing in, not to mention make for a more pleasant ambience and make it easier to find what you are looking for.

This may seem like a bit of a cheat in an article where lighting is the focus, but small bathrooms do need the subtle helping hand of illusion and one excellent way to achieve this is by tiling your bath and the wall behind it in a dazzling geometric pattern – the same pattern – this has the amazing effect of making it nigh on impossible to work out where each begins, making your space grow to the mind’s eye. Similarly, using the same tiles on the wall and floor can have this effect as well.

Of course, when it comes to being innovative with lighting in the bathroom, you must always ensure that every addition you make is fire rated, with shoddy electrics being a major hazard in rooms where water is so commonly used. It is never worth risking health and safety for the sake of style.

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