Image credit: ArchiVIZ/Shutterstock.com Many of us dream of designing our own home but things can take a drastic turn for the worse. There are a lot of technical processes to consider when it comes to designing a bathroom, but before you get started, you’ll need to have a clear vision of what it’s going to look like. Mood boards are essential and online versions such as Pinterest are great for gathering inspiration. The next step is to make some drawings. Either sketch a rough plan of how you imagine the room or get some professional help. Once you have these designs, you can move on to actual plans. When it comes to bathroom designs, décor can be tricky. To begin with, think about colour, texture and pattern. Remember that there is a high chance that you’ll have this bathroom for years so if you’re looking to add a statement feature, be sensible. Sticking to one colour for the entire room is a no-no as it can make a room look bland. Instead, mix up complimentary colours. Formal bathrooms make it difficult to create a relaxing space so you should aim for elegance and beauty as well as comfort. If you’re keen to stay on trend and create a bathroom that remains stylish for years to come, it’s worth doing a bit of research about what’s set to become popular over the coming years. Dark colours are huge this year but if you have a small space, it’s best to stick to a feature wall or dark accessories, as anything more will make your bathroom seem smaller. The use of metals is still going strong but instead of glossy and shiny finishes matte textures are key. Plants in bathrooms are becoming more fashionable too and not only are they on-trend, they’re perfect for cleaning the air and love humid conditions. Like with any room, there are some practicalities you need to consider. If your bathroom has a tricky layout, look at small fittings. There are a variety of small sinks available as well as slimline toilets that will fit into almost any space. You may also need to think about storage and utilise any extra space you have. You could create storage underneath the bath and hang slim cabinets on walls, as well as installing a basin that has built-in cupboards. If you want to achieve a bright and airy look, use pale colours. LED lights are much brighter than standard bulbs and more energy efficient too. Consider using spotlights dotted around your ceiling and mirrors to reflect more light around the room. Light colours and simple fittings create the minimalist look whereas formal interior touches and elegant accessories are more traditional. If you want to create an art deco look, go for bold splashes of black and gold, alongside wall-mounted sconces. Whatever the look you go for, it’s attention to detail that will bring your vision to life and always remember that the more time and effort spent, the better the final piece.
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