Tips of Creating a Posh Bathroom - 10  Easy Tips

Tips of Creating a Posh Bathroom - 10 Easy Tips 0

Take your bathroom from predictable to picture-perfect with our ten tips for creating a magazine-worthy space like this one.

 

1. Strip Bathroom of Anything That Sticks out From Walls
"Avoid having anything that sticks out from the walls especially in very narrow bathrooms. This means that maybe you forgo a towel bar and mount one on the back of the door. Go with built-in toilet paper holders and magazine racks. Even try to avoid decorative shelves. All of this takes away precious square footage." - Dawn Falcone Lifestyles

2. Install Clear Shower Enclosures to Emphasize Visual Pass-Through
"To give the illusion of more space eliminate as much visual clutter as possible when selecting fixtures and materials: Clear shower enclosures with minimal hardware; swinging doors rather than bypass if possible." - Faulkner House Interior Redesign, LLC

3. Get Creative With Storage By Using Every Available Nook
"Storage must-haves: towels, toilet paper, daily supplies (teeth supplies, cleansers, makeup, etc.). Wasted space: Pedestal sinks (beautiful, but not functional if you have limited space). Consider: Behind the door hooks for towels and robes or over the door pouches for holding small suppliers (hair, makeup) and medicine cabinets and/or shelving set inside the walls, in between the studs." - Storage and organizing expert Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO

4. Uplight Your Ceiling With Sconces to Create the Illusion of a Taller Ceiling
"You can use design tricks through lighting to visually enhance the space in a small bathroom. To make the room appear larger, try up-lighting the ceiling with wall sconces or cove lighting. It will create the impression of higher ceilings and more expansive space. For a narrow room, illuminating one wall with light will give the illusion of a more open area." - Pegasus Lighting

5. Limit Yourself to Two Paint Colors (More Than That Feels Busy)
"Keep it simple. Busy wallpaper, too many paint colors, patterned fabrics and accessories will make the room feel cluttered and smaller. Two colors will work great in a small bath. One for wall color and another for accessories." - Dawn Falcone Lifestyles

6. Replace Shower Curtain With Glass Door
"Open up the room with glass. If your bathroom only has a shower stall consider not only a glass door but partially taking out another wall & replacing it with glass. Even a small tub area will benefit from some clean, clear glass doors. If the glass is not an option then use clear shower curtains that will allow light in." - Dawn Falcone Lifestyles

7. Big Tiles Look Best in Small Bathrooms
"Select larger floor tile to open up space. Lesser grout lines give the illusion of a bigger space." - Bloom Designs

8. Emphasize Texture Over Color
"Bring in texture, not color, to add interest without it getting too busy. Add one unique element --a cool mirror, a unique piece of art, a funky sink. One carefully chosen focused piece can transform it from small and boring to cute and chic. " - Workshopapd

9. Layout: Push Bathing Facilities Against Farthest Wall
"Depends on the space - I've even designed powder rooms to tuck in under a stair - but, if you have a typical rectangle space, have the tub/shower area on the far wall. This allows you to make maximum use of the space. Try to have a window on this wall. Have the sink as you come in and the toilet between." - Emme Levine

10. Install a good showerhead - you can get the water streaming out like natural rain when you install a rainfall shower in your bathroom. In this way, you can get to relax when you are having your daily baths. Gone are the days of having painful water jets sprouting water at you.

How to Make Your Bathroom Look Expensive

How to Make Your Bathroom Look Expensive 0

Well, who doesn’t want to have a luxury bathroom? Aside from our bedroom, bathroom is our relaxation space; it’s probably the only room in your house where you can properly relax.  Also, many people see your bathroom. Think about it, when you have guests over, where are they most likely to go? They’ll probably be in your hallway or living room, maybe even your kitchen/dining area if you’re having a dinner party. But then there are the few brave ones that decide they don’t care or really have to go, that sneak into your bathroom. Everyone needs to use the toilet at some point, and you need to ensure your bathroom is in tip-top shape. So your bathroom really isn’t the one space that you should neglect design-wise.  
These days we don’t need a huge amount of money for a bathroom make-over. Here are some tips that can help your bathroom looks straight out of Pinterest.
1. Invest a Good Shower Head - Rain shower head is always the best choice. The sound of raindrops pattering is universally soothing, and it’s no coincidence that so many relaxation music tracks involve the sound of running water or that spas are overflowing with fountains. And what’s more relaxing than standing under a waterfall? 
You can bring those feelings into your bathroom so that you can enjoy it whenever you want (and with no need to rely on weather forecasts!). A rain shower head will turn your mundane daily shower into a de-stressing experience akin to frolicking in the jungle.
2. Bath Tub Caddy - It will make your personal bathing time even more enjoyable with this Bamboo Bath Caddy.
Luxe Bath has an Expandable Bamboo Bathtub Tray Caddy  Specially designed extension arms fit over the bathtub and put the tray at a convenient level. Built-in wine holder holds tumblers, wine glasses, or your favorite soothing tea or coffee – within easy reach while you soak and enjoy. Side tray with raised ribs holds your face wash, razors, or even your smartphone.
3. Candles - Light plays an important part in relaxation since we're biologically designed to have more energy and adrenalin in bright light conditions, such as day time, and then to calm down and relax as light decreases. And, of course, scented candles will produce a beautiful scent.
Aubert & Amandine Luxury Candles has a wide variety of scents depending on your moods. The brand boasts the quality of their candles as it all made with high quality, all-natural ingredients of soy wax and cotton wicks. No petroleum products that you’ll get in less expensive candles. This means your candle burns cleaner and more evenly. No “hollow” candles.
4. Plush Bath Mats - Non- slip shower mats are necessary, so always make sure to buy the quality one. 
Luxe Bath offers luxurious microfiber bath mat - 11.5% denser than others, with 11.5% more threads per square inch.
5. Good Towels - Hang some good fresh towels. Quality ones are always better.
 
6. Lastly, Plants - Don't underestimate the importance of putting plants in your bathroom. It can make a big difference! It can brighten up your bathroom instantly.
Design Trend Alert: Decorating With Blue Rugs

Design Trend Alert: Decorating With Blue Rugs 0

Do you know that in ancient cultures, including Egyptian and Chinese, practiced chromotherapy, or the use of colors to heal. In Chromotherapy color blue was believed to soothe illnesses and treat pain. Today, some interior designers used chromotherapy to help their clients. From pale ice blue to deep indigo, blue decor is having a moment. Here’s how some of our favorite designers decorate with a whole range of watery hues. - HGTV

 

 

There are several different ways to decorate with a rug, but we will start with ten of them:

Use Rugs to Define Areas
Use a rug to define or separate areas, such as seating or dining areas, and foyers.

Create Variety
You can use rugs to create variety in a space. When you use two rugs in a room, be aware that the same sized rugs can visually cut the room in two. Use different sized rugs to create a sense of variety.

Create Harmony
When using more than one rug, it's better when the rugs complement each other in style. If not, you could end up with a jarring or unpleasant effect. Too many "warring" patterns in a room will do away with any sense of harmony.

Get Ideas for a Color Scheme
Use a favorite rug as the basis of the color scheme in a room. On the other hand, if you add it after you have your furniture in place, you can use the rug to accent or tie in your existing colors.

Control the Volume
Use a rug to visually quieten a room or turn up the volume as needed. If your upholstery or wallpaper has an ornate pattern, choose a rug that is more subtle. When walls and upholstery are fairly subdued, you can try a busier pattern or bolder colors to add more interest to the room.

Create a Focal Point
Use a rug as the focal point of your room, as rugs can make a huge impact. To do that you can create contrast by painting your walls a hue that echoes one of your rug's accent colors.

Dress Up a Wall
Use a rug as a wall hanging for another way to display a rug, or to create a focal point.

Play Around With Shapes
Don't assume that a rug has to be a rectangle. Let the way you group your furniture dictate the shape of your rug. Try figuring out which shape would look best, and then go with a square, round or oval shape if that seems to complement your furniture arrangement better than a rectangular one.

Make Sure to Get the Right Size
When you buy a room size rug, subtract 3 feet from the length and width of the room. Leaving the floor bare at the edges makes the room look a little larger. When laying a rug under your dining table, leave at least 24" of the rug from the edge of the table out on all sides. This enables the back legs of the chairs to stay on the rug, even when pulled out to let someone sit. Runners should be 4 inches narrower than your hallway and 18 to 24 inches shorter. Make sure they are wide enough to accommodate both feet on the rug when you walk.

Update a Room
Change out rugs and pillows to update a room for changing seasons, or as a way to introduce new color trends.

Bonus Tip:
Always use a liner to keep your rug from slipping or creeping. The rug liner should be appropriate for your floor type, and also be the right size to fully keep the rug from sliding. - thespruce

 

 

 

Making a Statement with White Rugs

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If you like to freshen up, brighten up your home nothing beats the color white. This versatile neutral works well in a variety of color schemes and design styles, and it's hardly sterile and boring. But do not take for granted the quality as well - as you don't want to keep on replacing your rugs especially if it's white. Make sure it's very durable, easy to maintain and will last for a long time.

If you are having a hard time finding that perfect white rug consider the Luxe Bathroom Rug/Mats, it's has a thicker microfiber cart compared to other brands with a thick soft shaggy pile of microfiber that makes it super absorbent, plusher and fluffier. Luxe Bathroom Rug/Mats has a natural latex rubber backing it secures the whole mat and make it non-slip and will always stay in place. Did I mention it's machine washable too? - well, it is! The Luxe Bathroom Mats have been tested and can be machine washed time and time again. 

 

 

Here are some of our favorite looks using white rugs for your home. All images are from Pinterest.

Bedroom. It gives a more feminine and romantic vibe.

Bathroom. It gives that luxury feel.

Dresser/Make-up Table. It complements the whole look.

Spaces/corner. It brightens up space.

 

 

 

 

Best Bathroom Design Ideas

Best Bathroom Design Ideas 0

Just moved into your new home, renovation or just in the mood to redesign your bathroom - you are in the right place. Here are some beautiful bathrooms for your inspiration.
 

1. Tiled Bathroom

Small minimalist 3/4 white tile and subway tile porcelain floor and gray floor wet room photo in Boston with flat-panel cabinets, medium tone wood cabinets, a one-piece toilet, gray walls, an undermount sink, engineered quartz countertops, a hinged shower door and white countertops —  Houzz

2. Small Bathroom

Image credit: I Spy DIY The bathroom may be your home’s most utilitarian space, but that doesn’t mean it’s immune to trends. (Case in point: The shiny brass fixtures and speckled granite counters that looked so cool in the early ’90s feel hopelessly dated today.) In the past few years, homeowners have gravitated towards marbledark grouthexagonal tiles, and stand-alone showers—but according to a new Houzz bathroom trends study, the times are changing yet again. While many of the design decisions I just mentioned are still going to be big, you’ll see them in the midst of these very-2019 updates. - via  Apartment Therapy

 3. Stylish Double Vanity Bathroom

Courtesy of Studio DB

This minimalist New York bathroom boasts plenty of storage space in a stylish double vanity with seamless blue-gray cabinets that features circular cutouts instead of hardware. The circle shape is used again in the round mirror above the vanity, making this space by Studio DB elegant and striking - via MYDOMAINE


4. Rustic Farm House Bathroom

Alyssa Rosenheck - Jennifer Robin Interiors

A white door with a single frosted glass panel opens to reveal a beautifully appointed powder room fitted with a stained oak sink vanity finished with a slatted shelf and a rectangular concrete sink. The sink is mounted beneath a matte black faucet fixed to a white shiplap wall beneath a dark stained wood mirror lit by iron and glass sconces - via Decorpad


5. Minimalist Bathroom

Courtesy of Studio Mcgee
A nice light oak vanity with multiple drawers for storage space and contrasted it with brass detail on the legs. The interesting shape and brass finish of the sconce plays beautifully with the nickel on the mirror and faucet via Studio Mcgee

6. Space Maker Bathroom

Design: Lot 1 Design | Photography: Katherine Lu.
Space maker Glass screens and a floor-to-ceiling window give this bathroom a spacious feel while the raw, robust aesthetic creates interest. The white textured walls and light floor tiles are complemented by steel trims and industrial-inspired tapware via Homes to Love

7. Bathroom With Forest Wallpaper

 
Image by Ben Pentreath
This bathroom uses a bold black and white forest wallpaper. The use of lithographic and black and white art on the walls enhances the "etched" quality of this room. The small touches of blue brighten up the whole. Ben's London House by Ben Pentreath

8. Waterfall Style Walk-In Shower

Image by Sognare Tile
We've all dreamed of (and some of us even have!) showering under a refreshing waterfall in a tropical forest. This luxurious walk-in shower has that feeling of a special little grotto on some private tropical island, with one slate wall and another rough-hewn, natural stone wall. The waterfall is definitely a change from typical rain shower heads. Bathroom by Sognare Tile
   
Whether big or small bathroom as long as the materials, colors, style, and functionality are properly coordinated you can never go wrong. It's best to check out designs inspiration first before making a decision. What's your favorite design so far?

Relaxing Bathroom Color Scheme

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If you want to create a new look in your bathroom, but want to avoid a complete interior overhaul, consider tweaking your color scheme and decor. A few simple changes can create an entirely new vibe without going over budget. Design a bathroom with colors and styles that truly speak to you. Since it’s the room you spend time getting ready in the morning and preparing for bed, it’s important to create a space the boosts your energy and offers you a quiet respite from your busy schedule.

Sources: Ted Fotheringham Photography

Give your bathroom—and every morning—a big, bright energy boost. This cerulean blue is a refreshing color that can be balanced out with neutral features, such as the white and gray shades in the cabinetry, rug, and sink. These crisp blend of colors help to create a dynamic bathroom with a soft, rejuvenating side.

 

Sources: Dale Tan via High Rise Photo

Even if you don’t have large windows scaling your bathroom wall, you can introduce your fondness for nature in other ways. Stone or wood will emit a natural look, while mint green and white colors will ensure a refreshing feel. Clean lines will help reiterate the modern theme you’re going for—these square sinks work well in a rectangular shaped room and panel windows.

Sources: Laura Iverson Design

Adding color to a bathroom doesn’t need to be bright or showy. Choose a light mint color for a lush backdrop. If you pair this with white countertop and cabinets, you’ll have a clean look that lets you play with the floor design. Simple colors also give you the flexibility to accessorize with other pops of color in the guest baskets, towels, and decor.

Sources: International Custom Designs

Neutral colors, like an ash gray, give your bathroom a soothing sentiment. Pairing your grey walls with whites and browns will offer a welcomed contrast. For fully luxurious touch and to complete the look, install a freestanding tub, separate shower and vanity table.

Sources: Lake Country Builders

Blend a rustic look with a more modern shower, double-faucet tub and linoleum flooring. Play with natural tones of the woods by using oat and brown-colored paint to round out the room. White and silver accessories bode well with this rich color scheme, so the natural browns can take center stage.

Sources: Mary Jo Fiorella

You can begin your day in a serene bathroom by choosing a soft sky blue color for your walls and backsplash tile. To balance out the blue, white cabinets and countertops will preserve the tranquil look. Don’t forget to also consider upgrading the material of your faucet, shower heads and light fixtures—the touches of stainless steel help carry out the clean look.

Sources: Branca Inc.

To create a clean and refreshing yet luxurious feel, design your bathroom using a pale pistachio paint with delicate white complements. Make sure to add small accents to the color scheme with hints of darker greens and golds. Don’t forget to elevate the relaxation vibe by putting candles and bubble bath on display.

Sources: Laura Iverson Design

Don’t be shy to show your creative side when it comes to color. This mix of tangerine orange and white bathroom creates a space bursting with flavor. You can paint your favorite design or use wallpaper to mimic this look, but to balance it out, make sure to contrast the upper portion with solid-colored wainscotting below the chair rail.